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, November 15, 2008


photo by ala care este

Pssst...did you hear about that?

You like it don't you? Hearing nasty things about others. Assumptions, speculations, tittle-tattle, scandal, call it whatever you want, the list goes on...

It's interesting yet disappointing to find out that humans have this peculiar fondness of hearing negative stories about others. Once the information is acquired, it needs to be circulated whether it is true or not. Well, did you know that...

"...and fitnah is more grievous than killing;..."
(Al-Baqarah (2):191)

And even if it's true, I heard from someone about this...

"O believers! Avoid most suspicions, verily some suspicion is a sin and do not look out for faults and do not backbite one another. Would any of you like to eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would abominate it. And fear Allah, Verily Allah is Relenting, Most Merciful."
(Al-Hujraat (49):12)

Well, what you're waiting for? Spread the word! You know you love it. XOXO, adlan wafi...

8 reviews:

  1. a gud post..

    i like da XOXO part..

    huhu..dat is soooooooo gossip gal!!

    u know u luv me too..


  2. haha, thanks hazwan! saje letak kt end of my post to attract people's attention ;)

  3. and who am i?dat's a secret i'll neva tell.u know u love me.xoxo.gossip girl.haha.tumpang lalu.nice post la adlan.

  4. gosip kat kelas sangat bnyak..tapi dah berkurang..Insya Allah..cuma ktorang nak tau..beza antara fitnah..tuduh..dgn..gosip..adekah same??

  5. wow, m07e dtg kt blog aku! huhu,

    utk menjwb soalan anda...

    biar aku tunjuk gossip tu cmne:

    kmbian 1: eeee, td aku nmpk adlan jln2 dgn sorang pompuan ni kt lorong midaq..(yang ni boleh dikatakan mengumpat sbb ceritakan keburukan orang & boleh timbulkan kemarahan)

    kmbian 2: ye? betolke ni?

    pd mlm itu,

    kmbian 2: td aku dgr from kmbian 1 yg adlan jln2 dgn satu pompuan kt lorong midaq. tp, cm x caya pulak (yg ni cite apa yg dia dgr tp ragu2 kt kebenarannya)(baik x yah cite)

    kmbian 3: ye? aku pun dgr2 jgk. aku dgr from org, x tau la betol ke x, yg adlan mmg selalu jumpe die kt low yat, shopping pendrive, laptop and play station portable (yang ni blh dikira benda yg sama seperti di atas, cite balik apa yg didengar tp ragu2 kt kebenarannya)
    (baik diam juga)

    dan kmbian 2 & 3 cite benda yg sama dgn menggunakan dialog yg sama kpd sume yg mereka jumpa.

    TAPI bila sampai kt kmbians lain, ayat "x tau la betol ke x" dan "cm x caya pulak" akan hilang dan ayat yg diorang guna utk cite kt org lain akan berbunyi begitu meyakinkan(sbb byk org ckp benda sama, so diorang pun convince la benda tu betol) seperti

    kmbian 20: adlan ni mmg suka keluar dgn pompuan tu, smpi belikan dia play station portable lg kt low yat tu. ptg2 x sah kalau x nmpk dia kt lorong midaq dgn pompuan tu.

    cmtula, dh jd mcm fitnah sikit kn? dan SEMUA dialog di atas ni adalah gossip dan boleh terbawa2 sehingga berlakunya tuduhan dan fitnah.

    inilah yg dimaksudkan dengan manusia ada "peculiar fondness of hearing negative stories about others".

    benda negative je dgr, asalkan cite tu panas, x kisah betul ke x, it will be "circulated".

    mula2 mungkin x berdosa tp lepas lama2 makin bertambah2 dosa. tu sbb lebih baik diam daripada berkata-kata.

    itulah gossip - spekulasi, anggapan, teori, hipotesis, conjecture dan kalau makin panas dan tidak terjaga boleh menyebabkan berlakunya fitnah, nauzubillah.

    harap fhm ttg gossip, sekiranya sesiapa ada pendapat lebih kukuh dan bernas, bolehla luangkan sedikit masa untuk tinggalkan comment...wallahualam ;)

  6. Adlan, ko x kesian ak ke?
    Slalu je kena gossip a.k.a fitnah a.k.a wutever.

  7. oh, yeke. sabar la ye wahai anonymous. doakan kepada Allah agar diampunkan dosa orang yg fitnah kau tu, moga2 terbuka hati dia, insya-Allah...;)



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!!