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 28, 2008

scars and souvenirs

Ouch! It hurts. Rejection can be hard. No, it IS hard. What am I talking about? Well, it's about an opportunity that rarely comes in life - to represent Malaysia at the international level and bring glory to our nation through the International Chemistry Olympiad 2008.

"I'm sorry...," said the lecturer to me while avoiding any eye contact.

Those were the last few words that I heard after the names of the representatives were announced. I just can't deny that my heart was aching at that time, almost as if the pain left a scar. In that very tense moment, I looked at the faces of my competitors. I just could not describe the feeling that was engulfing me. It was not like I was angry or anything, it's just that I was frustrated. My dream of going to Hungary was crushed in a split second.

"We keep going back, stronger, not weaker, because we will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way."

Earl G. Graves

I kept thinking in my head - have I disappointed my family, my friends and my teachers? Well, maybe but then I believe they would be very supportive towards me. I am able to grasp the reality that it just wasn't meant to be. After all, Allah knows best. I've learnt a lot after staying in UM (University of Malaya) for 5 weeks; not just Chemistry of course.

"Allah melapangkan rezeki bagi siapa yang Dia kehendaki dan membatasi (bagi siapa yang Dia kehendaki);..."
(Ar-Ra'd (13):26)

"Allah amplifies and straitens the means of subsistence for whom He pleases;..."
(Ar-Ra'd (13):26)

I guess we should always look at the brighter side of life.

"Positive thinking can go a long way."
A good friend of mine, Muhammad Aqeem sent an sms to me.

"You will not always get everything that you want in life," my mum said. "That's life," she continued.

We should have faith in ourselves. Allah Al-Karim (The Generous) is ever munificent. With the scar in my heart, I keep it as a souvenir and resume my journey in this impermanent world. And it's also time to head back to KMB...

3 reviews:

  1. The harder you fall, the higher you bounce.

    Ada hikmahnya Adlan. Maybe you should concentrate on your MPP responsibility now, before you pass it to the year 1.

  2. yup, i guess so...

    so many things to do, so little time...

  3. yeap.. stuju..
    let's just focus on things that we already have to focus on..
    maybe if u get d offer, u'll be too busy for other things..
    He knows best..
    huhuh.. lama x singgah kat blog orang.. lama x update blog.. lama x amik berat kat kawan.. huhuhuh.. all d best!



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!!