Visa Guidelines is back

Alhamdulillah, I got married to a lovely lady by the name of Sarah and we're enjoying our new phase in life since that momentous day.

And yeah, I graduated from the University of Nottingham and thus, escaping from the evil clutches of my medical school. woot2! probably needs a post on this as well but yeah, maybe later.

at the bottom of this blog, there is an article on visa guidelines for medical students graduated from UK medical schools under MARA scholarship who are planning to work as an FY1 doctor in the UK.

After all, it was my visa guidelines which i made 5 years ago that helped me to get to know a lot of people and for some, have now become my close friends. And it helped a lot of other people as well. So I hope that this guideline would ease your efforts a bit. Visa application is always confusing.

Scroll down to the bottom for the guideline

Saturday, June 07, 2008

all rise

The news on fuel price hike really created a certain kind of fear in most Malaysians. I mean, there would of course be major effects resulted from this rise. I kept pondering about the likely outcomes in the near future. The price of rice had already risen and soon, there will be new tariff on electricity.

"An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today."

Laurence J. Peter

A friend of mine said,

"Economics is based on assumptions".

My reply to him was,

"Assumptions, assumptions, assumptions, where is the certainty?"

The only reason why I went against him was that we were in an Economics Debate Competition. Otherwise, I would agree with him all the way.

Of course, I just can't deny that Economics is all about making predictions by using multitudinous theories and concepts. Economics is definitely one of my favourite IB (International Baccalaureate) subjects. With all of its concepts and theories, there are so many conclusions can be drawn from a single occasion.

Well, as for our beloved country, people began to think of ways for them to lessen the burden caused from the higher price of goods and services. As for myself, high price for rice - I can survive by eating sandwiches; increase in fuel price? Public transport of course! Well, I know they might not be good solutions but at least it's a start. We know inflation will happen eventually. It is not a question of why but more of a question of how - how do we overcome it?

I wonder what else will happen after this. I don't know; so I guess I'll keep predicting...

3 reviews:

  1. public transport had been a major transportation option for developed country like australia n uk like long long way back. but for Malaysia to use it too, big make over have to be done to our transportation system,especially to the 'perangai' of the drivers.

  2. so true...

    they should also increase the no. of commuter n busses. if the no is limited, then how do u expect people to use it more.

  3. take a look at .
    then you will see how much buses rapid kl has and how many is working.



Visa Guidelines

Disclaimer: Everything that I have written in this article would not confirm your success in applying for a visa. It is intended to be an explanation of the things that I have done in order for me to get a Tier 4 Visa to begin my work as an FY1 doctor.

29th July - I got my visa today from DX! Alhamdulillah :)

The document which I used as a basis of my decision can be found on this link - click me


14th July - My supporting docs arrived at Visa
16th July - Date of letter to invite me for the Biometric enrolment
19th July - I went to the Post Office for Visa Biometric enrolment
25th July - Received a DX delivery card for my visa because no one was around at home huhu

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED (in my opinion)

1. The ones listed on the cover sheet. For me:
Current passport and previous passport (which contained Tier 4 Visa for medschool) and 2 passport photos

2. A letter of unconditional consent from MARA.

This is based on this section on the Visa Guidance

"54. If you are currently financially sponsored by a government or an international scholarship
agency, or your financial sponsorship ended within 12 months of your application being
made, you will need your sponsor’s permission to stay in or re-enter the UK. You must
provide us with your financial sponsor’s unconditional consent in writing. This must confirm
that your sponsor has no objection to you continuing your studies in the UK. If your financial
sponsor does not give consent, we will refuse the application."

page 8 of 78

Method: Call MARA and explain to them that you would like this letter. Email MARA with your full name, passport no, name of hospital for FY1 and your Foundation School. E.g. Royal Preston Hospital, North Western Foundation School

3. Bank statements

The amount for outside of London is £1640. So I sent them a bank statement which is dated within 31 days of my application and the money has been held in the account for 28 days consecutively

4. CAS letter

I just printed it out from the email

5. BMedSci and BMBS degree

Yeah, I actually posted both degrees lol. This is because in the CAS letter, it states that the evidence required to obtain the letter is my degree. Hence, the reason why I did that. In addition, I chose "I have an academic qualification, at least
equivalent to a UK Bachelor's degree, taught in
English" as an evidence to demonstrate my English language ability. So, I think these degrees would be sufficient.

6. Cover sheet

Which you can print off after submitting your application

All the best!!