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

Sunday, July 25, 2010

how sweet it is

"awww...so sweet!"

Who'd knew that we would come up with a catchphrase for our Sabah Relief Mission? :P

The last sunset
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Well, it's been a wonderful 7 days journey in Sabah (8th - 14th July 2010) as students from Ireland, UK and CUCMS went to SMK Desa Kencana, Felda Sahabat, Lahad Datu hoping that our presence would actually be beneficial.

It began with a 12 hour roller-coaster ride inside a bus which departed from KKIA right before Maghrib and throughout the journey, I've experienced several adrenaline rushes. The roads were treacherous and there were no lights at the sides, thus inevitably promoting zikrul maut into the hearts of those who were awake or partially conscious in their seats. Then, at some point while in the bus, we eventually came to a place where we can see lights from the houses or stalls that were around a valley. It was pretty, really. I would have taken a picture of it but I was too tired to grab my ZR1...

Let's flashback for a while...

It was night time in Nottingham and suddenly Adlan got a message on Facebook (he loves the message system on FB, cause he could see all the previous messages as if it was written in as a conversation. And he likes to reminisce; especially with his ability to revive past sentimental events within his mind. Plus, even if the other person deletes it, the messages in his inbox would be unaffected thus, preventing his emotions to become unstable for the rest of the week - like when you write on a person's wall and that person deletes it...PERGH!!! Koyak siot). It was Ina (Amal O, one of the J Club 7) who invited him to join Sabah Relief Mission during the summer holidays in Malaysia. 


Yeah, Adlan loves this stuff but he knows he doesn't want to take too much workload and in the end, nothing gets completed -_-" But since Ina said it would not take too much time or energy, Adlan decided to take it into consideration and after discussing the matter at hand with his parents and some of his friends which were carefully selected, he decided to give it a go. Alhamdulillah, it went extremely well ;)

Let's keep it brief, here are some of the things that happened in Sabah:

This was the school where we had our sunathon.
Yup, I got to inject local anesthetic and even did some suturing.
(Tangan menggeletar tu biasa bagi orang yang baru mencuba :D)

We provided free health checkup that very morning when we arrived at the school

This was when we had our motivational session with the students.
As you can see, they're all cheerful and delighted to meet us, hehe. I even showed them the video which I recorded with Syakir when it was snowing for the first time in Nottingham :D

This is the beach where we all would go to when we feel like crying...

Yeah, we also had a singing competition. Ok, kidding. We sang Laskar Pelangi by Nidji in the end of the flying sharing session.

And here we were in Kundasang where the kid in the picture suddenly became everyone's centre of attention

This was in Kinabalu Park Complex where lots of photography sessions were held as some of us got lost in the woods.

And here I was; buying some edible souvenirs to be taken back home

Such sweet smiley faces in a place so salty, hehe

This was the place where we can get souvenirs (but I heard there's a cheaper place, Kampung Air if I'm not mistaken) and also the place where mobile sellers would move around selling stuff ranging from N97 to Gucci sunglasses begging so that they can go back home. You shouldn't stop walking or they'll come for you :P

And here is everyone!

It's intersting really; I got to meet the great people of CUCMS (who taught us how to do it) - Prof Latiff, Prof Ikram, Radhi, Sha, Imran, Halim, Farid, Omar, Afiq, Raja, Farhana, Bee, Niza. Also some sisters from Russia but didn't get to know all of them.

Moreover, I got to know my seniors AND a lot of them are from KMB (tak sedar pon masa awal-awal). The seniors - Zain, Syakila, Mayura, Sophia, Ikin, Shira, Asma, Erni, Gembo, Iqbal, Athirah.


Lastly, I got to meet the people of the same batch as I am with some of them which I never had the chance to be sengal with (till we're in Sabah). The people of my batch are - Mozac, Ali, Luqman, Pizu, Yahya, Hazwan, Zuhri, Lyn, Yan, AdD, Lisa and of course, Ina.

Allah, thanks for everything! So sweet!!!

"Erti hidup pada memberi" 

Selagi kita hidup, selagi tu kita kena memberi...betul tak Cha?

I just love blue

That's all from Adlan Wafi and that's all from being me...

8 reviews:

  1. what a spectacular way to spend ur summer holiday.. i bet u r happy as hell having gone on this trip.. lucky you..

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  2. yes eL, it was spectacularly brilliant, alhamdulillah :)

    nanti, kamu try next year ye kalau x bz...huhu

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  3. waa adlan...so sweet la you hehe

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  4. Yes it is so-o-o sweet~
    both the journey and experience we got there.

    May Allah bless everyone. =)

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  5. yes! so sweet. tp all 'so sweet' people dh kembali berhibernasi. (p/s: sori la sebab br baca)

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  6. wow, sekali dtg 3 komen, bagus2!

    haha, xpe2. i'm used to getting comments from old posts and i actually grew fond of it...;)

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revolutionists

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

TIMELINE

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!!