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, September 01, 2009

now or never

Did you say it?
I love you.
I don't ever want to live without you.
You changed my life.
Did you say it?

Make a plan.
Set a goal.
Work toward it.
But every now and then, look around.
Drink it in.
Cause....this is it.

It might all be gone tomorrow.

Meredith Grey, Grey's Anatomy Season 5

That's why I want to say whatever I want to say so I won't regret it in the future. I mean, if you never tell the people you care that you love them, how would they ever know?

Yeah, and I don't really care what other people say.

On a whole new subject but still related to the post, I'm still young!
There are so many things that I can do before I grow old. When that time comes, it might be too late to do anything.

photo inspired by Aqeem's profile picture on YM

"Allah, Dialah yang menciptakan kamu dari keadaan lemah, kemudian Dia menjadikan (kamu) sesudah keadaan lemah itu menjadi kuat, kemudian Dia menjadikan (kamu) sesudah kuat itu lemah (kembali) dan beruban. Dia menciptakan apa yang dikehendaki-Nya dan Dialah Yang Maha Mengetahui lagi Maha Kuasa."
(Ar-Rum (30): 54)

By the way, I was inspired to write this post after watching the Season 5 finale of Grey's Anatomy.

And just so you know, I love you...

16 reviews:

  1. ingt ang nak kasi ayat 30:21...(search sndri) :p

  2. haha..grey's anatomy memang best. but the finale broke my heart! haha

  3. wan muhamad zulhilmi wan ibrahim,

    thanks a lot!!! (^^,)
    kau tau2 aje aku tuju kat kau

    to erni,

    finale die sangat sedih...

  4. Gawd, your eyes... they're still the same...

  5. to PhiLo,

    ceyh hammad, mestila sama, kau expect ape? blue eyes tetibe??? :P

  6. god!

    the baby is sooooo cute!!!

    certainly not u rite??

    kidding bro :P

  7. anish, thanks!!! :)

    hahaha, baby kan byk cute

  8. d picture was taken on 16th october 1990.. wau.. i just celebrate my 1st besday on the 14th october.. hehe =)

    neway.. kecik2 dh bercaya hati adlan.. patut lah besar2 genius n baek hati(^_^)"

  9. yeay! tua dari aisyah 3 hari! =P

    adlan, aku nampak ape yg ko tulis kat bwh title blog ko... hampes sekali.. lambat tol prasan...

  10. to aisyah,

    bile aisyah cakap camtu, baru sedar something - i was not even 1 year old a that time O_o

    huhuhu, lawak la comment aisyah. gambar aisyah camne la agaknye, mesti silau

    to bambino,

    ceyh, kau mmg lmbt perasan...

    p/s: korang dua mmg tgh promote b'day masing2 :P

  11. Haha nice one adlan
    Btw I love u too hehehe
    in a manly kinda way

  12. to fana,

    jgn tgk lama2 fana...nanti terpesona :P

    to jang kacak,

    yeah, i know :D

    wow, ur 1st comment!



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!!