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

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

do it

On my table, there's this piece of paper where I'd write a list of things to do, I call it the Stress Paper!

 My current stress paper

Let's flashback! I remembered having this Stress Paper since my years in MRSM TGB (Jasin) and I guess I've become more organized as time goes by, alhamdulillah.

It's not that I usually forget what to be done. This paper has a psychological purpose - the more things to be done on the list, the more stressful I be (ok, it's more appropriate to write "the more stressful I should be"). On the other hand, the more things get accomplished, the more contented I would be.

So, why do I brag on this piece of paper? Well silly, it's about setting aims and goals especially in this month of Ramadhan. Come on, I know you do have your own goals thus, surely you want to get it done, right?

After all, we don't even know for sure if we will meet Ramadhan  again next year. So, set your aims and do it...

17 reviews:

  1. salam.

    I used to write out my own stress lists too back in the ib days :D I'd write down the assignments, IAs, maths portfolio, ToK, EE, and all the interviews we had to go through on a large mahjong paper and pasted it on the wall. I know it seems more stressful to be waking up each day to the list, but then again, like you stated previously, the more things get done, the more at ease a person would be :) (tapi contented lagi best lah bunyi, couldnt find another word to use sekarang :p)

    and oh, maybe because if we put things down on a piece of paper its actually much more easier to keep track on the things we've done and which ones we havent.

    thanks for the reminder :D and selamat berpuasa adlan !


  2. wassalam, believe it or not, i think i saw the mahjong paper before (gambar mane tah). and actually, i stopped doing this when i'm in nottingham. so...i need to start this again. hehe

    salam ramadhan & selamat berpuasa to u too...;)

  3. why kene amik hati mak orng is on the list?
    mak sapa kne amik hati nih? hehe

  4. ina, itu yg kamu nmpk? ish3 :P

    ade lah, hehe.
    yelah, kite kenalah ambik hati mak orang lain jugak, agar die suke kat kite :D

  5. adakah adlan wafi bakal......
    aaa... =D

  6. adlan kene amik hati mak ak la korang ni...

    jgn fikir yg bukan2...

  7. to Akmal Hayat,

    erk...ape2 yg kau fikirkan tu, lambat lagi. heheh

    to dato' h,

    ala dato' h, bukan kau ke yg tgh nak ambik hati mak aku? :P

  8. amik hati mak orang...
    tulis akhir skali, tapi done already

    hahaha lawak2

    nyway salam ziarah n slamat berRamadhan! =)

  9. eh, fahmi ruzaidi dari leeds!

    suke ek? hahaha. haish krg ni, habis post aku lari dari point dier :P

    selamat beRamadhan to u too...;)

  10. hahaha. ambik hati mak orang tu mmg sgt obvious. and dh tick. like previous person say. bagusla dh tick. but then! bilik x kemas lagi. haha. kalau mak orang tu g bilik adlan, terus x terambik hati dia. =D
    mak sapa la tu. btw, tu ke ur handwriting?

  11. lyn, u got a point there. kena kemaskan bilik dulu. haha

    a'ah, my handwriting. i know, x lawa :P

  12. am i the only one who wonders camne korang bace tulisan kecik2 tu?

    im too lazy to read the list. but jzkk for the reminder adlan. think i shud write things down on a paper and tampal kat fridge. ^,^

    cuz aritu tulis dalam buku, and everytime hectic cari buku. wuwu

  13. camne kitorang bace list tu? click la kt gmbr tu. ihik2

  14. ambil hati mak orang?haha..
    macam tau je sape orang tuh.. =p

  15. adlan..
    sesungguhnya I've always wanted to make one..
    tp bila nk mula tulis, rasa sangat susah to put them into words. haha.
    but I think i'd really need to jot them down kat Ncl nnt..
    or should I do it now?? hehe.

    btw, "ambik hati mak orang" tu mmg sangat2 menarik perhatian. haha.
    tp I find dua item lagi appealing..
    pasal kira duit riba'..
    n the 2nd item pasal riba tu x sure kau tulis apa..

  16. to halu9,

    erk...shhh :P

    to Zarith Shafie,

    wan u should!! i want to start at notts too :D

    hoho, yg pasal duit riba' tu - aku baru tukar akaun jd islamic recently. so, kena la rajin2 kira berape byk ade dlm akaun aku yg lama, heh.



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!!