An official bank statement may be needed for a variety of reasons. A lender may require one before closing on a loan or a university may require proof of sufficient funds to support an international applicant. Many countries also require an official bank statement when processing a visa application to ensure that the applicant has enough funds available to sustain himself while visiting the country. Obtaining an official bank statement is generally a simple process.
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Evaluate the requirements of the agency or institution requesting the official bank statement. Requirements will vary. If the bank is a domestic bank, for example, a statement signed by a bank representative may suffice; however, if your bank is considered a foreign bank, you may need a stamp or seal for it to be accepted as an official statement.
Contact your bank and inquire if there is a form you must use to request an official statement. If no official form is used, ask what information must be included in a letter of request, as well as where to send the letter and to whose attention.
Complete the form if one was provided. If no official form was provided, draft a letter with the required information.
Mail the form or letter to the appropriate address. You may wish to send the correspondence certified mail to provide proof of mailing.