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, October 01, 2009


"Do you remember the 21st night of September?"

Funny how the date of my 1st day of class is featured in this song.

Well, living in an area where you're the minority isn't exactly how I imagined. Talk about cross-cultural differences!

"Do you drink?"

"Are you going to the Medics Cocktail Party?"

"You can just call me if you want to organize great parties."

Yeah, this is life!

Oh, and this is my 1st time raya giler!

"Tell me you remember....Our dancing in September..."

If I can dance my way through KMB, might as well be dancing again through the University of Nottingham. I just need to keep on going, the rhythm & steps maybe different but I'm still me.

Speaking of steps, this is how waterproof shoes look like:

And my's been going on for days. Imagine that it's not even been a month and you've started missing other people. Haish ~

"Did you know that when people appear in your dreams, it's because of their feelings wanting to see you...?"
Honey and Clover
Episode 14

Jadi...kau rindu kat aku ke? :P

Anyway, I think it's the other way around too...

14 reviews:

  1. rase nak menangis sbb nak pgi notts jgk. n xtau wether bende tu achievable ke tak. and i am a kmb-ians as well. hehe

  2. well, try je la & we'll c what happens, tmpt laen ok jgk tp notts mmg best! =)

  3. of cos nak promot notts kan klu da gi notts.

    takpe. take your words gak.
    ''tempat lain pun ok''

    so, =)

    -si penglalu lalang.

  4. hehe, sila2...sila lalu lalang

    yup, tmpt laen pon ok je =)

  5. wahwah...kasut waterproof. hehe. pakai boot lg stylo..ngehee

    p/s: Manchester pun best gak!

  6. boot pakai waktu winter la :P

    hehe, manchester mmg best jgk...that's why i applied for it too =D

  7. kasut brand ape tuh?hehe

    jom jumpe ramai2 mase notts game..insyaAllah

  8. wow! farid wajdi dtg blog aku =)

    kasut brand hi-tec. hehe.

    notts games? jom2!!!

  9. musang??? cm xde haiwan lain

    posing sama ek? xpe, lps ni tukar :P

  10. t'capai gak hasrat ko beli kasut waterproof tu adlan..abes kecoh fesbuk mase ko x dpt beli lg ari tu..hohoho

    btw, honey & clover tu bkn citer katun kat animax ke? o.O

  11. kecoh satu facebook??? mane ade, org laen yg kecoh sape suruh :P

    yeap2, honey & clover tu anime la...;)

  12. adlan and his waterproof shoes can go to ****.. hahah~~ best r post nih.. (lambat gler ak bace)
    anyway notts mmg cool

  13. to helmi,

    haha, xpe. comment aje. aku bace...;)



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!!