I'm going to apply for permanent next year and I don't have that much in my DR accounts either. Did that $7000 balance have to be in your account here for any minimum length of time?
I don't believe so. We submitted with our original balances and our lawyer later reported that they would like to see at least $7,000 in the account. We deposited it, got new papers from the bank, and the lawyer submitted them. So I guess they were satisfied.
And now that I recall, we wrote a check to our US dollar account at the bank- a check from our US account. You know that bank holds your funds from foreign checks for about 6 weeks. I spoke to the bank, showed them that the funds have already left our account, explained that I had no intention of using those funds, and they rewrote the letter to include the deposit.
Everything took a little finagling.