When applying for a UK visit visa, one of the mandatory documents is a bank statement. This proves you have sufficient funds to cover your trip to the UK. Here is a guide on how much bank statement you need for a UK visit visa:
6 Months of Bank Statements
The general rule is you must provide your last 6 months of bank statements when applying for a UK visitor visa. This means 6 full months of statements – not just a 30-day statement.
Why 6 Months of Statements?
Requiring 6 months of bank statements allows UK Visas and Immigration to:
- Review a longer transaction history
- Verify the origin of funds in your account
- Check for any suspicious deposits
- Confirm you meet the financial requirement consistently over time
What Should the 6 Months Show?
The 6 months of bank statements should demonstrate:
- Consistent balance above the required funds for your trip.
- Regular income/deposits to your account.
- No suspicious or unexplained deposits.
How Much Funds Do I Need?
For a standard visitor visa, you must show funds above £1000 per month you plan to stay in the UK. For example, if you are staying for 10 days, £1000 x 1 month = £1000.
Additional funds are needed if you have dependants. You also need to show you have return flight tickets booked.
- Highlight key areas if your statements are long.
- Add notes explaining large deposits or transfers.
- Get an official bank stamp on each statement.
In summary, submit 6 full months of original bank statements showing regular income and sufficient balance for your entire UK trip. This provides visa officers confidence you can cover your costs.