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, September 06, 2010

these boots are made for walkin'

Catchy tak tajuk post ni? Ok, abaikan.

Just to be clear, I wasn't traumatized after the accident sampai tak boleh nak tulis kat blog dah :P

The thing is, I've been very busy these past few weeks and I still am. But anyway, here's a post for you since I just got an idea of what to write about.

Introducing my new pair of shoes...they're waterproof of course!

Erm...firstly, I wanna apologize if you feel annoyed (yeah, right!) cause this is the 2nd post featuring my waterproof shoes...HAHAHAHAHA.
(The first one being the emotional post entitled september)

Ok, so I decided to get a new pair cause the old one is now ripped at some parts and quotidian use in the UK may have vitiated the waterproof feature. (It has now become my jogging shoes during my summer break in Malaysia :D)

Yeah, once my shoes no longer serve the purpose of becoming waterproof thus, I decided to get a new one. Easy, ain't it?

Thinking about this made me ponder - to what extent do we serve our own purpose of living. Had we for even one moment become indifferent towards our responsibility?


These boots are made for walkin'. 
These cool waterproof shoes are made to prevent the wearer's feet from getting wet.
So, what are we made for? Everything has a purpose...

12 reviews:

  1. waterproof shoe is a must in uk, esp london! hahah! but if u wear them too often yr feet will smell! :D

  2. agree! especially when it's snowing. waterproof shoes can really come in handy ;)

    not sure about the smelly part though. haha, jgn pakai selalu la :P

  3. "these boots are made for walkin"

    ni tajuk lagu ke?

  4. ye hosni, aku masih kekalkan konsep blog ni, heh. nothing changes since the last time (i.e. bulan ramadhan last year) u posted a link to a song on youtube

  5. interesting how you can pull the story bout your shoes to something that has deeper meaning.

    bout this
    "Just to be clear, I wasn't traumatized after the accident sampai tak boleh nak tulis kat blog dah",
    ni sangatla ironi sebab right after your accident dah terus letak post kat blog, which already proof that you arent traumatized.huhu.

  6. a'ah ek, u have a point there. cepat jgk saye letak post psl accident kat blog ni, heh.

  7. ingatkan tu bukan tajok lagu! haha

  8. lorh lutfi, sume tajuk dlm post ni adalah tajuk lagu. hehe.

    cuma, aku x dengar semua lagu yg dijadikan tajuk...;)

  9. wah. unik2...

    btw, kiranya ko just google keyword tajok lagu yang ada kena mengena ngn post ko la eh? hahahhahaha~

  10. hehehe, agak la. kelakar jgk when u put it that way :P

  11. there's this one 'boots' made to sell drugs and medications and sandwiches.. hehe

  12. to eL,

    and that "boots" reminded me of one sweet day once upon a time :)



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!!