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

Monday, March 15, 2010


 The last sunset in Dublin during my Ireland trip 2010

I'm just so glad that Nottingham Malaysian Night 2010 is over and all my coursework assignments have been submitted.

I have to admit; it was really pressuring - those few days before MNite, eventhough I was only handling ticketing. (It was so stressful that I have to make several phone calls to talk to my morale boosters, hahaha)

During those days of intense pressure, I suddenly remembered what my facilitator said once upon a time when I attended a symposium for nuqaba back then during those KMB days. Well, this is what she said (although not exact words, my memory is not THAT good):

"Kalau hati akak rasa gelisah atau tak tenang, akak akan buat camni - ambil Quran dan buka satu muka surat (randomly) dan baca satu ayat (randomly) serta terjemahan sekali. InsyaAllah, kita akan beroleh hidayah Allah." 

And so...that's exactly what I did! 
Look what I found,

"For the present, Allah hath lightened your (task), for He knoweth that there is a weak spot in you: But (even so), if there are a hundred of you, patient and persevering, they will vanquish two hundred, and if a thousand, they will vanquish two thousand, with the leave of Allah: for Allah is with those who patiently persevere."

"Sekarang Allah telah meringankan daripada kamu (apa yang telah diwajibkan dahulu) kerana Ia mengetahui bahawa pada kamu ada kelemahan; oleh itu jika ada di antara kamu seratus orang yang sabar, nescaya mereka akan dapat menewaskan dua ratus orang; dan jika ada di antara kamu seribu orang, nescaya mereka dapat menewaskan dua ribu orang dengan izin Allah. Dan (ingatlah) Allah beserta orang-orang yang sabar."
  (Al-Anfal (8): 66)

And that made my day forthwith :)

Ok, I have another event coming up and it's called Peace of Palestine (POP). Until then, be patient...

13 reviews:

  1. yup.. when i feel burden, i will open up Quran bcz i feel the conversation bet me n Him.. but.. jgn hanya buka bila rs tension or sedey aje.. make al kitab as ur bff.. (^^)v

  2. in al-muddatsir, He said:

    kerana Tuhanmu, bersabarlah. heee :)

    @ azrin's comment: bff? itu term yg mnarik :)

  3. Adlan 'the perfectionist!'
    take care!!!
    don't be so stressfull OK..=)

  4. to itana,

    wow...interact dgn commenter laen :P

    to anonymous,


  5. morale boosters? wish i have got one..

  6. what???

    i thought i was one of yours! haish~

    p/s: haha, perasan sorang2

  7. hey yeah.. you are one..!!

    perhaps i shud've said "I wish I have got more than one"..


  8. hehe, x bley bla :P

    kau ade je cuma x sedar ;)

  9. salam
    wooh...mencari2 blog ni setelah lupe nk save link sebulan lalu,,,da jumpe!,,hehe



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!!