Here we tackle things worth mentioning on show money. It is quite common for Tourist Visa Applicants to ask a travel agency like us on how much bank balance is needed or the show money for a certain Tourist Visa.
To begin with, no embassy nor consulate have any specific required amount on your savings account. It is not true that you would need a hundred thousand pesos as your bank balance just to travel to Japan or to get a certain Tourist Visa. However, considering our experience and being able to process hundreds in a month, we have identified a ball point of show money and have already observed the minimum bank balance perfect for your visa application. As your travel agency, we will be able to assess if your show money is realistic enough for your travel finances as you provide us your requirements.
Additionally, having good show money can be a reason why you should be granted a Tourist Visa. If you are financially able, you will not overstay nor work illegally to the country you are applying for. It is not sufficient that you have a valid Philippine passport. This in favor of the immigration laws. Let us help you by checking your requirements beforehand. We highly suggest that in every travel that you make, you must be capable of financing yourself in order to avoid further inconveniences of such instances whenever in abroad. Moreover, you can always get Travel Insurance to lighten up the costs.
If you don’t have a bank account, which in some cases are understood, for instance, you are a senior citizen, a retiree, or being sponsored, your show money can be converted into your assets. Consider reading Tourist Visa Without Bank Account.
To sum up, having big amounts in your bank account and assets will not always be a standard to pass your tourist visa application. The amount must be justified. The consul have many things to consider. If you have doubts on applying your Tourist Visa on your own, it is still best to consult with a travel agency like 926 Asia Travel and Tours. As of writing, we are the only travel agency in Manila that provides Tourist Visa Assistance inclusive of visa consultancy, checking of requirements, flight itinerary and visa fee.