I went through the articles at HSB. Since I cannot show enough liquid cash for my bank statement, I am considering approaching some “agents” who will temporarily deposit some money in our name and help us get better bank statements. Will this method be safe? I think when showing bank accounts for visa application, I can show my loan documents.
Bank Statement from Agents for I20
- Admission: Getting bank statements by going through agents will help when sending bank statement as a financial affidavit to get an I-20. However, I don’t advise doing that.
- Visa: During visa applications, you have to be very careful. If you were caught, then for life you cannot get a visa to the US. Numerous applications have been cancelled after issuing visas due to fake bank statements. But still, many students do that especially when students really don’t have enough money.
- Bank Loan: A bank loan is along not enough to get a visa approved. You will be required to show at least 1 year expenses as cash in a savings account and then use the bank loan to cover for the second year’s expenses.
If you get caught, its impact is going to be expensive and costly. Most likely, you will not get a visa to enter the US. You can associate the cost of losses into that.
Decide, beforehand, if that’s a risk you are willing to take. Better yet, try to use the money you have to get bank statements and visa to be safe.
Read this article for more details on what can likely happen if you push through with your idea, F-1 Visa Canceled Due to Fake Bank Statement.
If you are following this blog for some time now, you would understand that we don’t ask any of you to take any quick fixes or shortcuts. But despite all our efforts to encourage everyone to take the long yet more effective route, most of you tend to end up doing one of the following:
- Copying other’s statement of purpose
- Writing your letter of recommendation and getting it signed.
- Some cases, self-sign the LORs
- Copied resumé (at least the template)
One way or the other, when it comes to personal benefit, everyone ends up bending the law and rules, in varying degrees, to his or her favor. I have encountered one notable comment posted by Not a Scammer.
It will be interesting to see the response to this article from our readers.