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, June 22, 2010

the climb

It's my last night...

And so, I shall finish the story with this post
7th-9th April 2010

It's splendidly breathtaking. Period.

Can't find a different one, haha

And we bumped into several KMBians after spotted them while on a bus

And we even go to North Berwick
(I love this blue)

This is where Shafiq Zuki forced us to climb this hill in North Berwick :P

Ada orang suruh saya pose, so saya pon pose la kejap

Ooooo...N.B. Scotland is the first place where I go to the beach since I arrived in the UK

This is the mosque in Edinburgh

This is Prince Street, probably the main street in Edinburgh

Yeah, JK Rowling loves touching cement which are not fully dried

And this is our tour guide on our last day in Edinburgh, Nurul Iman

To be honest, I love the fact that Edinburgh has many places for me to climb - Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill, Scott Monument, etc. Actually, after I returned back to Notts, I Googled and walked all around my uni to find a hill, haha. The only hill I can find here is Portland Hill. 
The thing about climbing is'll hurt your legs and you get hungry or thirsty along the way but once you reached to the top, the view from above can be very spectacular. 
It surely made me feel blissful :)


So this would be the last post before I fly back home. And the results are out! Didn't really know what I got but I know I passed, alhamdulillah. Gonna check my result at Dubai International Airport during my transit, hehe. 
In a nutshell, I can say that I survived the climb as a 1st year Medic, heh. Ok people, the real climb is very far from over. So, let's strive shall we...

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

a house is not a home

People, my story isn't next stop after York was...Newcastle!

5th-7th April 2010
Newcastle Upon Tyne

Wafi was intrigued about his next destination; wondering if Newcastle has anything new to offer. It was his first time riding in a first class coach. Looking through the window, he sipped some of the tea from his cup; two sugars and milk - his favourite. Then, Wafi realized he's approaching the place where most people converse in Geordie dialect. The train was moving on a bridge and as he looked out, masyaAllah. Stunningly beautiful! Bridges as far as his eyes can was like arriving in a fictional city which only comes to life in the silver screens. He said to himself, "Cool giler".

 1st class!

Hehe, just trying my talent in writing. Not so good I guess. Yeah, I love Newcastle. And this is my story:

The tradition

Me and Muz ran against the wind (this is my favourite thing to do on a windy day). There's something about running against the wind which makes me feel good. By the way, he told me he's not reading my blog anymore. So, I decided to put his picture here :D

Farid was busy with someone who got so excited to see a canon

Kan dah kata...

Ruins (aku tak ingat kat mana, yang aku tau...station Tynemouth)

The view from within

The stadium in the middle of the city

Tyne Bridge
Helmi Sohor, gambar ni tak kontroversi macam kau punya

By the way, I refuse to put any pictures of Millenium Bridge because my camera's not good and I'm not good at taking pictures of the bridge :P 

Anyway, Zaid Jasmin has been actively following me on Twitter. Kantoi! And I got to eat nasi lemak and roti canai :D This is the proof:

Roti Canai
(only in Newcastle & Cork :P)

And lastly, thank you Farid. Something about Newcastle made me feel like at home (maybe sebab kau bagi aku makan banyak kot). Kalau dekat, aku dah datang selalu, huhu. 

 One of the windiest days of my life
To Farid Wajdi and Zulhilmi Ibrahim, wait for me in 2nd year, insyaAllah...

Saturday, June 12, 2010

it's a man's man's man's world

A song struck a chord with me...

Husband. Father. Brother. Son.

Wive. Mother. Sister. Daughter.

A reminder,

An-Nisaa 4:32

"...orang-orang lelaki ada bahagian dari apa yang mereka usahakan, dan orang-orang perempuan pula ada bahagian dari apa yang mereka usahakan; (maka berusahalah kamu) dan pohonkanlah kepada Allah akan limpah kurnianya. Sesungguhnya Allah sentiasa Mengetahui akan tiap-tiap sesuatu."

" shall have the benefit of what they earn and women shall have the benefit of what they earn; and ask Allah of His grace; surely Allah knows all things."

And another,

An-Nisaa 4:34

"Kaum lelaki itu adalah pemimpin dan pengawal yang bertanggungjawab terhadap kaum wanita, kerana Allah telah melebihkan orang lelaki (dengan beberapa keistimewaan) atas orang perempuan, dan juga kerana orang lelaki telah membelanjakan (memberi nafkah) sebahagian daripada harta mereka..."

"Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women)..."

photo by carf

And I got this from Cha:

complementary posts on My Lens and Saifulislam

Nothing without a woman or a girl...


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!!