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

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

bebas berlari

Imam Ghazali pernah bertanya kepada anak-anak muridnya:

Apakah yang paling berat di dunia?

Memegang amanah.

photo by speedgrafer

Aku ingin berlari
Tanpa menoleh belakang
Menuju destinasi
Ke arah fajar
Ketika dinihari

Aku ingin bebas
Di tengah-tengah padang
Luas terbentang
Tidak dicengkam prioriti
Tak perlu fikirkan implikasi
Bebas berlari...

Mungkin aku telah sedar - betapa beratnya amanah ini.

I have always wanted a big brother; someone that I can look up to, so I don't have to hold the responsibility as the eldest child, so I can be free.

Somewhere inside me had always wanted to escape from taking up responsibilities. You might think I'm selfish but it's just that I don't want my current priorities to be obscured by new ones. That's why I try my best to say NO to new tasks. I'm s
cared that I couldn't manage everything. I might end up making people feel upset but it's better than to do things unwillingly.

"Sesungguhnya Kami telah kemukakan tanggungjawab amanah (Kami) kepada langit dan bumi serta gunung-ganang (untuk memikulnya), maka mereka enggan memikulnya dan bimbang tidak dapat menyempurnakannya (kerana tidak ada pada mereka persediaan untuk memikulnya); dan (pada ketika itu) manusia (dengan persediaan yang ada padanya) sanggup memikulnya. (Ingatlah) sesungguhnya tabiat kebanyakan manusia adalah suka melakukan kezaliman dan suka pula membuat perkara-perkara yang tidak patut dikerjakan."
(Al-Ahzab (33):72)

Tiada guna memegang amanah tanpa sebarang komitmen. Namun, tanggungjawabku sebagai seorang Muslim, akan tetap kupikul sepenuh hati...

16 reviews:

  1. manusia hidup tanpa amanah dan tanggungjawab bagaikan lembu tanpa tali...hidup berkeliaran dan hilang arah tuju

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  2. jadi, marilah kita elakkan dari jadi lembu, especially pada waktu ini. nnti kena korban kot ;)

    Salam Aidiladha!

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  3. hhaha.. cool gak lawak tu..
    nice one..
    heh..
    anyways.. i have this weakness:
    hard to say NO..
    sedeih..
    n maybe x reti pon kot..
    da berubah.. so cam ok sket.. tp ada lagi saki baki rasanya..

    teringat time meeting ngn ckgu rokiah..
    "kamu buat slideshow utk saya eh.. setengah jam.."
    hurk????
    tapi.. angguk je..

    kawan mntak buatkan video.. utk itu dan ini..
    masih juga stuju..

    n ku sejujurnya rasa bersalah juga.. especially ngn korang..
    sbb lama x buat perjumpaan tu..
    guess i can say i'm still fighting myself inside..
    too personal to write em in my blog kot.. huhuh..
    yeap.. amanah itu berat..
    sangat berat..
    dan bila dah kecewakan orang tu.. bertambah2 berat laa rasa hati ni..
    maafkan daku sahabat

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  4. baru perasan your "things on my head"..
    tertarik kat ayat "tingkatkan ilmu kesenian.. faham2 je la.."
    ku x faham.. hehe..
    kesenian yang bagaimana tu???
    and also "better post on blogs"..
    interested on how do u measure better..
    cuz i can't tell if my post or ppl's post are good.. or great.. or better.. or bad.. or... whatever..
    sangat laaa blur pasal ni..
    so... how do u measure??

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  5. to zs 1st comment,

    it's hard to say no, but you just got to try it..

    xpe wan, u have one semester to make up for it. hehe

    to zs 2nd comment,

    kesenian tu maksudnye kesenian dlm berdakwah. huhu, mula2 nk letak tingkatkan ilmu dakwah but tertarik kt tajuk post zayd umayr yg "Sungguh, dakwah itu seni…", so aku letak tu instead.

    n pasal better posts tu,

    aku measure guna empathy of course.

    kalau aku baca blog org, aku rasa something cm ada connection dgn writer, tu maknanye bagus la post org tu. and kalau kau ada baca post org, n kau blh teringt smpi skrg, tu bagus la maknanye. mcm ckg malay baca esei kte, kalau xde rasa hambar, ok la tu.

    and aku judge aku punya posts through comments, kalau xde comment, maknanye boring, or org x smpt nk bg comment, or org x fhm apa kte nk ckp. then, comment jgk la yg bgtau aku post tu ok ke x.

    and another way is for me to read the post back. if i get the same feeling that i have when i first wrote it, that means it's good. if not, that means it doesn't have the desired effect. well, tu la cara aku measure. most of it through comments org la...;)

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  6. pernah juga rasa nak lari..malas dan penat..hmm..but there're lots of thing we've to do..kerehatan bg seorang muslim adalah di sana..this path may be difficult but the final destination is certain..22:67 keep it bro! =)

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  7. one more semester to make it up..
    i think i got to change the phrase..
    bukan berlawan dengan diri tapi memujuk diri sendiri..
    n along d process.. sorry n thanks in advance to u guys..
    need ur help.. guys..

    dakwah itu seni..
    hmm.. sesungguhnya ku snagat berstuju..
    sbb ia x terikat.. cuz seni itu expression..
    depends on us how to express it, as long as it goes parallel with the guidelines that is..

    bout better post.. menarik gak..
    the 1st and 3rd ku buat gak kekadang.. tp yang 3rd tu lama da xbuat..
    baca balik.. rarely did that..
    but it often gave quite the same impact on me.. but a little twist.. cuz i'll be then seeing the old me with the new me inside.. so it's like visiting the old me rather than reflecting on the current me.. paham x? takut berbelit.. heh..

    yang 2nd one.. comments.. i guess i don't really often get comments kot..
    n once in a while dpt comments rasa best.. hehe..
    i guess it's a good thing.. sbb kalo selalu sangat, jd cam xbrapa best kot.. to me laa..

    reason ku tanye pon sbb kekadang dpt, "nice post"..
    n it left me wondering..
    "apa yang nice tu??"
    but i believe it's better for me to not know..
    for my own good.. n others kot.. indirectly..
    nice one though..

    tp applying ur first way..
    rasanya sume orang punye post pon best pada ku camtu.
    cuz somehow akan buat ku relate antara writer tu ngan diri ku..
    iaitu.. one similarity: we are human..
    camne2 pon akan rasa camtu..
    so.. just to let u kno..
    all ur posts are nice to me~!!

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  8. to aozora,

    yup, betul!!! perseverence is the key to success. thanks asmak!

    to zs,

    sure, ktrg leh tlg..huhu.

    aku fhm apa yg kau ckp "seeing the old me", x berbelit pon. hehe

    "nice post" maksudnye nice la post tu, org tu suka. bagus la tu

    all ur posts are nice to me too...;)

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  9. kesimpulannya..posts korg berdua nice2 belaka.. =D ant ciri post yg baik jg bermanfaat pd diri n jg org lain dlm ms yg sama..keep it up guys

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  10. adlan,

    nex time i ajk u jogging..

    dun say, "i cannot la, hazwan"

    bcoz, u BEBAS BERLARI!

    huhu :)

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  11. Salam wrt... just thought of sharing this...

    Pesan Abbas Sisi…

    Tatkala Anda ingin memikat hati mad'u, Anda harus ingat bahawa Anda adalah seorang da'i, bukan seorang ulama atau fuqaha. Tatkala Anda berdakwah, Anda harus ingat bahwa Anda sedang memberikan hadiah kepada orang lain, maka Anda harus mempertimbangkan hadiah apa yang sekiranya patut diberikan dan bagaimana cara memberikannya.

    Dakwah is like giving a present to someone. You should consider what to give to him, when to give it to him and how to give it to him...

    Wallahu'alam.

    ps. kalau ade masa lapang, bacelah "bagaimana menyentuh hati" by abbas sisi... very enlightening!

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  12. to aozora,

    yep, marilah kite hasilkn post yg bermanfaat utk sume pihak ;)

    to hazwan,

    harap2 sem 4 x la bebankan sgt. insya-Allah

    to farah,

    thanks for the thought. i'll check it out for sure...;)

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  13. For u Adlan (^_^)

    one of my fav song.. "ku Berlari" =)

    Ku langkahkan kaki ini
    Di hangat mentari pagi
    Ku syukuri hari ini,
    aku masih berdiri
    Dan aku tinggalkan masa kelabu
    Dan lalu mulakan jalannya kerna-Mu
    Semangat optimis diri jalan hari dengan pasti
    Selama jantung berdetak, selama itupun
    Takkan berhenti berlari wujudkan mimpi
    Terus berlari agar hidup ini bererti
    Terjatuh bangkit aku kembali
    Susah payah aku tak peduli
    Kerna hidup hanya sekali

    Dengarkanlah teman seloka hiburan
    Tak perlulah kita asyik nak berlawan
    Kita semua kawan tak boleh berlawan
    Kalau kita renggang kita ketinggalan
    Bebaskan dirimu dari dibelenggu
    Teruskan langkahmu ayuh kita maju
    Mari bersamaku nyanyi lagu ini
    Jangan difikirkan resah yang di hati
    Semua itu hanya dimindamu
    Tak perlu kau sangsi tak perlu kau ragu
    Segala-galanya pastikan berlalu
    Mentari kan muncul mendung kan berlalu

    Suka duka perkara biasa
    Kita pasti lalu bezanya pada waktu
    Bila berlari kenalah berstrategi
    Jangan ikut hati, ikut hati nanti mati
    Biarlah terlambat atur jalan cermat
    Pelan-pelan kayuh jangan sampai otak penat
    Sentiasa bawa diri hati-hati hari-hari beri erti pada diri
    Jangan berhenti kejar mimpi senyuman diberi tanpa semua benci menghantui hati
    Biarkan saja, takdir semua nyata
    Bersyukurlah masih lagi bernyawa

    Dan aku tinggalkan masa kelabu
    Takkan berhenti berlari wujudkan mimpi
    Terus berlari agar hidup ini bererti
    Takkan berhenti
    Berlari wujudkan mimpi
    Terus berlari
    Agar hidup ini bererti
    Takkan berhenti berlari wujudkan mimpi
    Berlari..

    "Katakanlah (wahai Muhammad):Perhatikan dan fikirkanlah apa yang ada di langit dan di bumi dari segala kejadian yang menakjubkan" (Yunus:101)

    Berlari.. berfikir.. dan berzikir =)

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  14. thanks aisyah,

    ni first song yg adlan dpt kt blog ni...;)

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revolutionists

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

TIMELINE

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!!