The Friendly Nations Visa is a popular immigration program among expats. Applicants find that requirements include a personal bank account funded with at least USD $5,000.
The purpose of this requirement is to demonstrate financial solcency. However, those funds belong to the applicant at all times, and are NOT part of the application cost. In fact, our clients find that they can deposit these funds and use them almost immediately.
See Marcos Kraemer’s explanation in this video.