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, May 15, 2011

butterfly fly away

I have a bestfriend...about 2 years ago, he made lots and lots of butterflies out of many coloured papers when IB exam was around the corner.

And then, he asked me what to do with so many of those paper-coloured butterflies; I said give them to your friends, colour up their lives. 

And I got one butterfly; red in colour, which I happily wore the whole time on that one special day where you get to meet your teachers and friends before the dreadful exam. Sadly, the butterfly which I put on my green Pierre Cardin shirt went missing whilst I was in the hall on that fateful day. I was slightly upset about that but then again, it's not about the butterfly that made me upset. It's the fact that I have lost something sentimental which my friend had given to me.

Two years have passed, and here I am, trying to be strong with all the dramatic events that life can offer. And even though I may have lost the butterfly, at the very least, I still have him as my friend. (although I don't get to see him that much and even when we're in the same place, we would not have much time to spend together with...we're very busy people)

Anyway, this post is not for him, it's for you. 

Yes, you :)

So, exam is just around the corner. And I made a butterfly for you. Why? In the hope of trying to make your day. Cause I love trying to make someone's day. That's my hobby which I have developed since KMB. And that butterfly? It's the exact same type which my bestfriend had given to the lucky people of KMB. And since then, butterflies have always been special to me. Anyway, I wish you all the best. After all, who knows what the future holds? Only Allah knows what is destined for us. But at the very least, we need to ensure that we have given our very best. At the very least, I knew that I've tried my best~

"Do your best and let Allah do the rest ;)"

Caterpillar in the tree
How you wonder who you'll be
Can't go far but you can always dream; 

Wish you may and wish you might
Don't you worry, hold on tight
I promise you there will come a day, insyaAllah biiznillah...

10 reviews:

  1. all the best to u too adlan! :)

  2. i know who is ur bestfriend tu!hehe,

    he's a sweetheart kan? and so r u adlan if u mail me a butterfly from there!hehe


  3. haha, i'm actually imagining you smiling so cheekily while typing that comment :P

    i would love to send you one tapi nanti kemek2, tak best. huhu. kena bagi directly jugak. baru best.

    take care ek, tgh exam kan?

    i'll pray for u insyaAllah :)

  4. :') serius tersentuh dengan post ni... ^^

  5. Ahh.. I know how it feels to lose something sentimental to you.. It's good that you still have him as your friend! :D

    P.s.: Just came to this lovely blog. :)

  6. yeah, he's my friend...always have, always will.

    p/s: i seldomly get comments from people who just come across my blog. so, thanks!

  7. nanti ajar camne nak buat butterfly tu ek



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!!