Format of Bank Statements required by the UK Home Office for UK Visa Applications
As part of the UK visa applications, bank statements are required in most cases. A standard has been set for the documents including bank statements which are approved by the UK Home Office or UKVI. As part of documents, you do not need to send us paper statements or print them off. You can send us PDF bank statements downloaded using Mobile Banking App or Internent Banking.
For almost all UK based banks, Monthly PDF statements downloaded from using mobile app or internet banking are normally in a ideal format to use. You do not need to get monthly downloaded bank statements stamped from the bank. If you are unable to download bank statements, you may consider to get help from the bank or family members.
Alternatively you can ask your bank to print your bank statements in branch. Bank stamp and authorised signature by the bank official will be required. Monthly internent banking downloaded statements are not required to be stamped.
Specified Format for the Bank Statements
- Bank Statements must be monthly or quarterly produced.
- Produced or printed on the official stationary of the bank I.e. Letterhead paper showing bank logo.
- Must have your name, account number and sort code
- Should have bank statement period, with all pages.
- All information must be clearly visible.
Following formats are not accepted by the Home Office
- Print of transactions will not be accepted.
- Mini bank statements are not accepted by Home Office or British High Commission.
- Any Statements with hidden balance, transactions or any other hiddem details will be rejected.
Consequences of not providing documents in required format
Any bank statements which do not meet the criteria can result in refusal or delay of visa application. Therefore, we strong recommend to follow abive guidance. If in doubt, please send a copy of one bank statement to your allocated caseworker to check that whether documents are in the specified foramt.
You can either your allocated caseworker using the details which were provided as part of your client care letter. Alternatively, you can also contact us using our contact us page.