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, December 03, 2009

where'd you go

Where'd you go?
I miss you so
Seems like it's been forever
That you've been gone

On Saturday, 28th of November, I went into hiding :D

It's just impossible for me to be hiding and stay offline when I'm home. Thus, it's obvious that I went out somewhere...and I certainly did.

Azim took us (my housemates & I) to Oxford!

Well, the University of Oxford is a city university so, it's somehow similar to Manchester. Nonetheless, this is Oxford! The buildings everywhere are strikingly picturesque and photographic if I may say so.

We climber up this tower

Climbing up through the narrow steps

The view from above can be really stupendous

The street below

The shadow effect

Somewhere along the way

This is the place where I wanted to go so much

The first 2 movies of Harry Potter were filmed here. I found a much better shot of the hall on Flickr.

IB...brings back memories

To Aqeem, if you're reading this; if I knew you really wanted to go to Oxford, I would've called you :)

Yeah, that's what I did on that day. Go ahead and travel, you'll be amazed!

"Certainly, travel is more than seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living"
Miriam Beard

And about the hiding part? Hehe. Well, when you go into hiding, you can really tell if people miss you. Sorry for doing that though.

Now, you know where I had gone to. What about you? Just so you know, I miss you so...

3 reviews:

  1. bestnya..
    I wish I could go there...

  2. to xxhidayahxx,

    insyaAllah, one day...;)

    to itana,

    thanks bashu. :)

    i kept missing people these last few days~



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!!