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Should I submit bank statements when applying for a UK Visa? What do they say about me?

What Is the Purpose of Bank Statements? At first principles bank statements show that the applicant has the financial capacity to visit the UK. However there is a lot more to it and it's not just ...
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One of my friends deposited £42 into my account that he had borrowed previously. Will it affect my UK visa application?

Don't worry. 42 pounds is not a material amount of money when judging a visa application, and the officers are looking for regular income (salary etc), not one-offs. For comparison, an oft-quoted (...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

I don’t think the funds you have would be that much of a problem. Make sure you don’t look like a hippie and they probably won’t even ask. Have a letter from your friend explaining that they will host ...
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UK Visitor visa to visit my girlfriend refused under V4.2 (a) (c) & (e)

Lets deal with question set 1 first. All of the statements in the refusal are aiming to tell you "You are welcome to apply again, but unless you fix the problems the next application will be ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa refusal due to funds parking and deception. What are my options?

01) I am an international student, studying my Masters degree in Tallinn, Estonia. self funding my studies.I am in my final semester. what documents should i provide which satisfy the Uk visa ...
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UK visa refused due to lack of ties... how to reapply?

This letter is less clear than what I'm used to reading, but what I can read from this is: "I am not satified that the documents submitted demonstrate that you have strong economic or financial ...
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One of my friends deposited £42 into my account that he had borrowed previously. Will it affect my UK visa application?

I had the following kinds of transactions in my bank statements that I submitted for my UK Visa Application a few months back: 1) 200 euros from a friend who had borrowed money from me 2) Around 80 ...
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Can money orders written to myself be used as proof of funds at border control?

This doesn't really add much to chx's excellent answer. But... How can you possibly be in a situation where showing a money order is the only way to prove you have funds? Let's examine the ...
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Should I mention I own a car in my visa cover letter? Should I include monthly car payments in my monthly spending?

Having a car payment (or not) is highly unlikely to be material to your visa application. They're really looking for two things: Do you have a stable income that lets you afford the trip to the UK? ...
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How much cash do I need to enter Singapore?

I've never been asked how much money I had, as a fellow Frenchie, in the 23+ years I have been visiting Singapore (50+ visits). Knowing our dear Singaporeans, I bet this provision is a "just-in-...
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Travelling to Nebraska USA from the UK. I’m staying 3 weeks with a friend. My budget is super tight: will I get sent home?

To jcaron's sensible answer I would add... My parents as a surprise graduation gift bought me tickets Presumably, your parents will also be in a position to step in with emergency funds in the (...
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I withdrew a lot of cash every month so far, do I need to wait until salary day to apply UK visa?

You say you withdraw large sums in cash after receiving your salary, because the nearest ATM is inconvenient and your living costs are mostly paid in cash. This is reasonable in itself. But you say ...
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Can money orders written to myself be used as proof of funds at border control?

When you actually enter into the Schengen area, you have to show (on demand, not always) that you have the funds for subsistence during your stay. Usually that means a form which hotels, or ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa - what is the total amount of money you spend each month

This may not directly answer your question, but reading it I went "Ouch!", so some advice... I think it's important you remember that applying for a visa is not like applying for a passport. ...
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UK Visitor visa to visit my girlfriend refused under V4.2 (a) (c) & (e)

Question 1 (1) This really boils down to “you’ll be refused again unless you address the refusal reasons credibly.” UKVI will consider additional evidence, but IMHO a 6 page explainer letter is far ...
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Funds parking during Schengen visa application process

No. The embassy is looking for evidence that you have a steady income and can afford to travel, not that you have a lump of cash without a clear origin. "Funds parking", as used in this site,...
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Applying for visa uk

Will this be acceptable? Or it will be flagged as 'parking' of funds. The latter. Would a letter with a detailed explanation of why no account was maintained,have a bearing of getting a favourable ...
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Do I have to send money to UK company as evidence of sufficient funds before being hired?

This is undoubtedly a scam. It is illegal in the UK to ask job applicants to put money up front. Did they ask you to send a picture of the western union receipt? They will use that to pick up your ...
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I'm applying for UK Visit visa. Should I be worried about my bank statement that has a big deposit if its from myself?

This might be a problem, but the solution is simple. You should include the statements from the accounts you transferred the money from. This will give a better picture of your finances and clear up ...
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UK tourist visa for my younger brother

While you may add your financials to prove you are able to support their visit, your brother still needs to show evidence of this financial situation, which is required to evaluate his ties to his ...
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For a person who doesn't work but got the necessary money. How the bank statement should be when applying for uk tourist visa?

Your bank statements should obviously be the truth, so there is no question what is on them. To get a visa approved, your finances should show a stable pattern of reasonable income and expenditures, ...
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How to provide sponsorship for family members who have funds of their own?

You are a Brit who wants to provide sponsorship for two people. Even though the applicants do not have the capacity to travel, you want them to demonstrate a stable lifestyle and on-going solvency in ...
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UK Visitor visa refused due to unexplained bank deposits (V4.2 (a-c)). What are my options?

This is a classic case of 'funds parking'. They do not understand the movements of cash in your bank account and when this happens they make a tacit assumption that... the funds may not be truly ...
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Is this request for proof of funds for Russian citizen legitimate?

It clearly looks like the start of a scam. My guess is that she would ask to borrow the money to give a proof of sufficient funds. Such proof is sometimes asked but it is proportional to the intended ...
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Can I get UK visitor visa using personal loan?

This is a very bad idea and is 100% certain to result in a refusal. You’ll be wasting the £100 application fee, and a refusal on your travel history would make it (much) harder to get a visa in future....
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Appealing an Australian Visa Refusal (Tourist)

Can we use as additional proof of financial capacity an Affidavit of Support and Undertaking from her husband and credit card statement and ownership of a service vehicle to prove that she will be ...
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Applying for visa uk

Honestly, the odds aren't really in your favour. As explained by Gayot Fow in this question Genuine visitors to the UK fit a profile that is not entirely cash based. Moreover, you will find it ...
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Schengen Visa for Job Interview, Minimum balance in Account

There is no minimum balance requirement. What is required is: Proof of legal income. Proof of ties to home (such as property, steady job, income, investments, family) so that you are compelled to ...
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Unemployed person applying for UK visa

You have no official income, and would like to get a visa to come to UK to stay for six month, and asking which documents need to be submitted. Unfortunately, in my opinion, no document you can ...
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