Minimum Bank Statement Required for UK Visas (2024)

You always require a bank statement or proof of funds when applying for a UK Visa. Whether it’s a work visa, visit visa, or family sponsorship. Why Minimum Bank Statement Required for UK Visas? The straight answer to this UKVI wants to ensure that applicants can genuinely support themselves while in the UK on a work visa or a tourist visa. This also will reduce the risk of overstaying or relying on public funds.

Having a good bank statement will also have a positive impact on your visa application and increase higher chances of visa approval. The immigration officers take more time to study and review your financial assets. It is necessary to show an official bank statement because you need to state in the cover letter that you have the money in your bank account. Also, make sure to write the context for large deposits. I have provided a list of UK Visas that require proof of funds in your bank account.

Minimum Bank Statement Required for UK Visas in 2024

If you’re coming to the UK, you’ll need to prove you have enough money to support yourself and any dependents in the UK.

What is an Official Bank Statement?

An official bank statement is a document that you can collect from your bank where your account is maintained. It will prominently display the bank’s logo and branding elements, such as the bank name, address, and contact information.

Also, make sure that your statement is signed and has a bank stamp.

What is an Account Maintainance Certificate?

The Account Maintainance Certificate will display your account number, your full name, the Account type (savings, checking, investment, etc.), Account opening date, Current account balance (optional), Bank or issuing institution’s name and logo, and Date of issuance.

Also, make sure that your Account Maintainance Certificate is signed and has a bank stamp.

Proof of Funds Requirement for UK Work Visas

The following work visas are given below. You must have at least £1,270 in your bank account to show you can support yourself in the UK. Or your sponsor agrees to support you financially or pay for your accommodation.

  • Skilled Worker
  • Senior or Specialist Worker visa (Global Business Mobility)
  • Graduate Trainee visa (Global Business Mobility)
  • UK Expansion Worker visa (Global Business Mobility)
  • Secondment Worker visa (Global Business Mobility)
  • Service Supplier visa (Global Business Mobility)
  • Minister of Religion (T2)
  • International Sportsperson
  • Seasonal Worker
  • Creative Worker
  • Religious Worker
  • Charity Worker
  • International Agreement
  • Government Authorised Exchange
  • Scale-up Worker

Also Check: UK Skilled Worker Visa Process 2024 (Tier 2 Visa)

Other Visas

  • Visa Name: Start-up visa
  • Minimum proof of Funds: £1,270
  • Visa Name: Innovator visa
  • Minimum proof of Funds: £1,270
  • Visa Name: High Potential Individual visa
  • Minimum proof of Funds: £1,270
  • Visa Name: Youth Mobility Scheme visa
  • Minimum proof of Funds: £2,530

Also Check: UK Seasonal Visa Process 2024 (Temporary Work Visa)

Proof of Funds for Partners and Children

You need to check if your visa category allows you to bring your partner and children (‘dependants’) with you. If yes, then you need to show the proof of funds for them too.

  • £285 for your partner
  • £315 for your first dependent child
  • £200 for any other dependent child

Proof of Funds Requirement for UK Student Visas

  • Student Visa
    • £1,334 per month (for up to 9 months) for courses in London
    • £1,023 per month (for up to 9 months) for courses outside London
  • Child Student Visa
    • £1,560 per month (for up to 9 months)
    • £625 a month for each additional child they accompany to the UK

Some citizens of other countries are exempt from showing proof of funds. Check list here

Proof of Funds Requirement for UK Visit/Tourist Visa

Well, it depends on the length of stay in the UK, and the number of applicants travelling to the UK. There’s no fixed minimum bank statement for the tourist visa.

You must satisfy the immigration officer that you have enough money in your bank account to support yourself in the UK including:

  • Travel costs (flights, airport taxes)
  • Accommodation
  • Food and daily expenses
  • Any planned activities/tours
  • Return travel
  • Strong ties to your home country, such as job, family, property, etc., can strengthen your application.
  • Financial assets in your home country can also support your proof of funds.

Also Check: University of Bristol Think Big Scholarship 2024, UK (Funded)

Cost of UK Visitor Visas

The table shows the visa duration, the cost, and the maximum length of stay in the UK.

Standard Visitor visa£1156 months
Standard Visitor visa for medical reasons£20011 months
Standard Visitor visa for academics£20012 months
2 year long-term Standard Visitor visa£4006 months per visit
5-year long-term Standard Visitor visa£7716 months per visit
10-year long-term Standard Visitor visa£9636 months per visit
    • For more information about the costs of UK visas, please always visit the UKVI website for updated information:

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