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1. Posted by Debs84 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

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I'm flying to Sydney tomorrow evening on a working holiday visa and I've suddenly realised that as I only get online bank statements I don't have paper proof of my funds, and various websites say you have to have a 'certified copy' of a recent bank statement.

Does anyone know how often they actually check, or if a print-out of my online statement would be okay? My only other option I guess is to go to the bank first thing in the morning, but in the past when I asked for a bank statement they didn't give me a proper official one either, just a print out.

I hate last minute panics, I'm nervous enough as it is!

2. Posted by jamessun (Budding Member 21 posts) 6y

When I went in 2005/06 I wasn't asked for anything.

I don't know whether they are any stricter now.

I would think that if you don't have any paper statements, they should be able to let you use a computer to show immigration online.

However, I wouldn't worry too much about it.

Hopefully there will be someone along shortly who has a more recent experience.

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 6y

Print it your online statements out. Problem solved.

4. Posted by johannacam (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y

My story is similar. I wasn't asked for any proof in 2006/07. Print your statement just to be sure.

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5. Posted by Debs84 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

Thanks everyone :) The only problem with printing my online statement is that it doesn't have my name or account number anywhere, so I can't show it's actually my bank details!

I'll print it out anyway though, I'm sure it'll be fine.

6. Posted by jasonh2015 (Full Member 156 posts) 6y

Same here, went 07/08 didn't get asked for proof. A friend of my entered with just €500 and they just waved her through

7. Posted by DotheRoo (Budding Member 4 posts) 6y

My friend Stacey and I arrived in Sydney on October 9th, 2009 and was never asked to show any bank account info....I wasn't even asked to see my visa! We had all our documentation ready and didn't need it at all! Pretty lax arrival for us :) lol

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