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What is a bank statement for, and what should it include?
What is a bank statement for, and what should it include?

A comprehensive guide.

Written by Jessica
Updated over a week ago

A bank statement is a document sent by the bank that summarizes your account activities. It includes a detailed record of all your transactions - deposits, salaries, expenses, etc. Usually bank statements cover your monthly activities and can be digital or physical, depending on your bank.

Your bank statement comes in handy when applying for a travel document because it helps to prove you have enough funds for your trip.

In this article, you'll learn about:

Bank statement requirements

When you send your bank statement, please do the following:

✅ Color scan with no glares, blurs, or obstructions covering the information

✅ A PDF, JPEG, or PNG file format

✅ Must be stamped by your bank

✅ Include your full name

✅ Include a list of all your transactions

✅ Issued within the past 10 days

✅ Cover the last 3 months

Here's an example of a bank statement:

How to upload your bank statements on the iVisa application form?

This is a guide in case you have already paid for your travel document and want to upload your bank statements on your application. If you haven’t applied for your travel product yet, haven’t paid it yet, or have missing information on your form, you can check these articles:

Step 1

Make sure you're in your account with your application form displayed.

Step 2

On the left side, you'll see the sections of your application you need to complete. Fill them out before uploading your bank statements.

Step 3

Once you filled them out, select the documents section.

Step 4

After you select the documents section, a list of required documents you’ll need to upload will appear on the right side of the form.

  • Click on the “Add document” button.

  • Before uploading, read the instructions to submit a government-compliant bank statement. When you’re ready, click on the “Upload” button.

  • To upload your bank statements, you can either:

  1. Select a file from your computer.

  2. Select a file from your phone, using a QR code.

  • Once you’ve selected your documents, click on the “Save and close” button.

That’s it! After uploading your bank statements, you can continue uploading the rest of your documents and submit your application.

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