Bank Statements/Proof of Income For B1/B2 Tourist Visa

Bank Statements/Proof of Income For B1/B2 Tourist Visa


(upbeat music) – Okay, Liz asked, “Do I need
to show money or bank savings, “proof of income to apply
for a tourist visa?” Well, the tourist visa,
you actually need to show that you have the means to return. You also need to show a lot of things. You need to show that you have
strong ties to your country. But, showing that you do have
money in your bank account, you do have a savings account
and you do have the means and resources to not only
come to the United States and be a tourist, but to
have the money to stay here, to eat, and more importantly, the money to get back and return. You probably want to show
the round trip ticket and show that you can
afford the expense of coming to the United States. Whether you know it or not,
most people come to the US and find out it’s very expensive
compared to their country. So, yeah, you definitely need
to show the consular officers want to see that maybe somebody’s
not paying for your trip or all the expenses. If that were the case,
they may come up or come to the conclusion that your
gonna stay in the United States. You really need to prove
to the consular officer that your going to return to your country, and how you can do that is
show that you have strong ties. That can be that you have a
spouse, you have children, you have a good job, you have
a business, you have a home, things like that. So that’s on top of your
checking account with cash, and your savings account. You really need to prove
that your gonna come back. – Yeah, that’s right. The number one thing
that will get you denied for the tourist visa, at
least in our experience, is not being able to
convince the adjudicator that you have no interest in
staying in the United States. And one of the ways
that you do that is show that you have a good life where your at, your making good money, you
own property, you have kids who are not coming with
you, something like that. If your flat broke, and
we’ve all been there, so not being critical,
but if your flat broke, and you don’t have a great job, and you don’t have anything
going for you in your country, and on top of that, if you’re also young, it’s a high likelihood that
your not going to get approved, because they’re gonna view you as a potential economic
refugee, you’re gonna get into the United States,
you’re gonna find a job, and you’re gonna go to work
and never want to go back. And that’s exactly what
they’re trying to prevent. So there you go. The bottom line is, yes. But you can’t just have
somebody deposit a bunch of money the week before your interview because they’ve seen that trick, too. That’s not gonna work. Good luck, and give us a call if you need a more detailed answer. – If you found this video
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