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

Thursday, July 30, 2009

remember the time


After writing the post with the highest number of comments, hitohira no hanabira and after having numerous conversations with my friends, I began to realize that I do have a good memory.

I cannot remember everything though, but some things can really just stick in my mind.

Plus, I do have a way to remember my friends - by developing their traits, habits, hobbies, personalities and even using their catch phrases. And I like it, cause everytime I do it, I remember my friends...I remember the times we had together...I remember you...

Just take your time for a while and ponder...do you remember a certain friend of yours when you do certain things? I know I do.

I'm amazed at how some people that I meet in my life, ordinary people which I just happen to bump into one day; then suddenly, they become the people who have great influence over you, who are somehow responsible in who you are today.

I think it's because of the fact that I need role models, several friends which I look up to in order to become better and I truly admire them.

I guess that's why I practice Rasulullah's sunnahs too...

19 reviews:

  1. this one made my smile =)

    kno wut..
    skarang ni, aku cam berpusing2 dalam otak mencari siapa aku..
    wondering who is the ZS yang tulis blog sampai kau komen "you're back"..
    heh..

    lama sangat dok rumah kot

    i'm smilinggggg =)

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  2. soooo true adlan =))
    saye punye cikgu driving class
    really thot me erti kesabaran
    =pp
    die slalu sgt ckp
    "pakcik ni bodoh x de pelajaran n bla3"
    tapi oh my.the way he talks, teaches me
    really show how wise he is.
    die seorang ex tentera yang pernah makan katak hidup n badan die kene tembak dengan 5 peluru sekaligus and
    die ckp kerajaan x tolong tentera after pencen.siankan?
    we gotta help them out in da future .iA =)

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  3. to Zarith Shafie,

    wan, you made me smile too :)

    hahahaha

    tu komen yg dh agak lama dh kan. well, i think it's for u to figure it out.

    lama sangat dok rumah? xpe, ur life is about to get bz...esp lps dpt offer letter mara.

    seriously, i'm smilinggggg too =)

    to najah,

    mule2 cam blur asal najah komen camtu until i read the post again...mesti ur response towards this part

    "I'm amazed at how some people that I meet in my life, ordinary people which I just happen to bump into one day; then suddenly, they become the people who have great influence over you, who are somehow responsible in who you are today."

    wow, hebatnye die...x prnh dgr cite cmtu; agakla, sian die. itula, kdg2 i just don't get it - why won't people do the obvious~

    to erni,

    erni ceria nmpknye...kalau ade anugerah comment yg plg pendek kan, erni menang kot

    haha...

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  4. it's for me to figure it out eh? huhu..
    yeap, i kno that too.. masih mencari dalam diri sndiri.. lama gak la dah pikir..

    and yes, i've got my mara offer letter.. kusuttt.. huu..

    but still smiling~ =)
    (cuma smalam je koyak skejap.. huuh)

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  5. yeah..hidup mesti ceria selalu....en zarith shafie tu dpd dulu sampai sekarang x habis2 mencari..ntah apa dia cari la tatau la....sudah2 la...ntah2 ko x nampak yg depan mata kot...

    haha..

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  6. to Zarith Shafie,

    hypothesis is supported, skrg mmg musim koyak~

    at least, you're still smiling :)

    to erni,

    huhu, biarkan la dia membawa diri...

    betul erni! that's why i'm happy-go-lucky...;)

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  7. "sekarang musim koyak" adlan? haha

    nice post indeed. i agree.

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  8. thanks "anonymous"!

    haha, yeap. i do like this post, short & sweet & simple =)

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  9. "musim koyak?"

    hahahahahhahahahahah

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  10. musim koyak is only applicable to kmbians...hehe

    betolla wawa, cube g tgk hati bdk kmb terdekat, mesti ade scar tissue (ni bkn sbb alcohol :P)

    tp x tau la skrg cmne...huhu

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  11. adlan wafi!!! baru je lpas bace ur post on VISA!!! it helps lots!!! thx!!!

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  12. haha, well...glad to hear that =)

    if only i know who u are :P

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  13. as the name stated. im lili. from KYUEM. a mix of Chinese n Malay n Bugis. really feeling to good to found out ur blog. any other interesting blog??

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  14. haha, well...u can just go over to my blog listing on the right and click on any of those blogs that u like to browse through

    each has its own uniqueness and specialty...;)

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  15. musim koyak?
    LOL
    i had mine toooooo!!!!

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  16. yeap anish, musim koyak ini agak berbahaya kalau dialami selalu :P

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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!!