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1. Posted by belfast79 (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Hi,

When I go to OZ I will be short of the required funds needed in my bank account, I will have a credit card with me though which would take me well over the $5000.

I was just wondering if my credit card will count towards the $5000??

Thanks,

Alan

2. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

belfast79, how do you think immigration officers are going to check your credit card or even your bank account details?

they look for a bank statement as evidence!

if you still dont have the funds then i suggest what you do is, if your short of funds in your actual bank account, take funds out of your credit card and dump that in your main account...then get the bank to send you a bank statement...then take funds out of your bank account and put back in credit card!

walla!

you need something to show 3,00 euro / 5,000 usd etc

3. Posted by belfast79 (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Thanks oslaue, sounds good, think i will just do that.

cheers

Alan

4. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

goodluck!

i think what is important is that at the end of the day is that you got the funds...

i wouldnt even go into the detail of telling the officials of how much is in want...just show the statement! if they ask if the money that money is still in the account then you say of course 'untouched' cos in your case if you tell the truth then your visa could be void! i dont know the laws...but they use the word bank account! and bank account is not the same as a credit card account;) yup thats going all technical now!

5. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 9y

Quoting oslaue

belfast79, how do you think immigration officers are going to check your credit card or even your bank account details?

they look for a bank statement as evidence!

Actually, they don't. At least, they didn't for me, and in my two years here at travellerspoint, I've never seen anyone saying that immigration actually wanted to see any kind of proof of funds for them. (Don't take that as any kind of guarantee of course; you might always catch an immigration officer who's having a bad day and wants to make a point.)
The $5000 is for your own protection. Almost everyone needs at least that much money, besides money earned during low-wage jobs to extend the travelling period for longer. But as majito used be to be fond of saying, backpackers like us are all low-wisk, so they just wave us through.

6. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 9y

You might be right in what you say sander. But is it a risk willing anyone willing to take? Especially when one has the funds?
As in not that little statement printed off?

The same applys for Canada!

It is also part of the visa requirement.

Having said that……I applied for my Visa electronically and nothing was checked. My friend applied for a visa through post and he had
To give a bank statement that the funds were actually in his account.

I hope you are right Sander never the less :)

7. Posted by pollyali (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Sander is correct. No one asked me.. they didnt even ask if i had an onward flight (they did in New Zealand) i guess it just depends on the immigration officer and whether or not they are having a bad day.