As we said in our previous post, WE STRONGLY SUGGEST that you take the printed statement from your bank, or a printed electronic statement that has been signed and stamped by your bank. However, if you're still convinced that you prefer a letter, here is the format that I followed, which the immigration authorities accepted on my two visa applications. There will be some banks (like Inbursa in Mexico) which will be able to provide this in English already, so you won't have to translate anything. You have to make sure that this letter is in headed paper, and that it is signed and stamped by your bank. Otherwise, it will not be accepted and your application will be refused. Also, it is frequent for bank employees to have a poor level of English, so we suggest that you have at the ready a draft of the exact wording you want for your letter, or you will probably have to request it twice.
Hope you find this useful!
Mexico City, November 25, 2014
Dear Sir or Madam,
I hereby provide you with the information we have on our files, regarding the account that is mentioned below.
Interbank wire: [the CLABE for those that have Mexican accounts]
Current Balance: MXP $#
I can confirm that the aforementioned account has maintained this balance without any operation in the last two months, and that those funds are available anytime, either by check or ATM.
Being this letter extended at the request of the account holder and without any further due, I put myself at your disposition if there are any further doubts.
[Signature and Bank Stamp]
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