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

Friday, June 24, 2011

fighting temptation

 It doesn't relate to the post, but I just love this luminarium ^^

So, here I am right now...back to the field of reality for a few months.

This morning, I heard something really interesting from Dato' Fadzilah Kamsah on MHI. I always like watching MHI in Malaysia. I watched it on the day of the release of my SPM result, during Christmas and on the days of summer last year just so that I can get some updates on what is going on in this country. Anyway, he said that we should always pray that we will not have the opportunities to do any sins. It's because, when we are surrounded by these opportunities, it is feared that we might not be able to resist the temptation of doing them.

True enough isn't it? Let me elucidate further by using myself as an example.

As an environmentalist, I always try my best to recycle the wastes that I created; be it the receipts from the purchase of ZARA jackets or even the box used to pack my Neuroanatomy colouring book from Amazon. It really is easy to recycle in the UK where the recycling bins are readily accessible. The ones around Dunkirk allowed me to recycle almost any recyclable wastes. But then, it was closed indefinitely. That's alright..cause I still can recycle at the medical school.

But here in Malaysia, I can assure you that I could not even find a recycling bin in a radius of 500 m from where I'm typing this blogpost right now. The one place I know would require me to drive for about 5-10 min in order for me to fulfil my so called "environmentalist" purpose. Looking at my rubbish bin, I can see several ounces of paper wastes which I could easily recycle if I were in Nottingham. 

The point is, it's easy isn't it for me to recycle when all these recycling bins are around me? But when they're not, I can easily turn into a waste-producing monster.

Ajr like sins..your likelihood of obtaining them depends on what you surround yourself with. If you always be in a group of friends whom remind you of Allah 24/7, then insyaAllah, you'd be safe and sound. But if you surround yourself in an environment that can easily tempt you into committing actions that can lead to Allah's wrath, then you might do yourself a good deal by staying away from the opportunities.

And this summer, well let's just say I have several projects in my head (including medical, saving the world stuff), books to be read, tasks to be achieved and so much more. They do seem mountainous at the time but I hope the progress would be smooth insyaAllah.

So let's pray shall we that Allah will close the opportunities for us to commit any sins...

...cause we might not be able to resist them and give in to temptation, naudzubillahi mindzalik...

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  1. I could not stop smiling thinking that not-recycling is a sinful act. Well, as a skeptic, I beg to differ.

    Anyway, about the inclination to commit sins when surrounded with the catalysts, I couldn't agree more. That's why I hate it when some so-called religious people say that "I used to be a bad person who constantly commits sins."

    Just because you are not doing it right now doesn't mean you won't be doing it later on, you know, when the Satan catch you off-guard, when you're all alone.

    My point is, you are right. =)

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  2. hahaha, helmi. tu contoh je la. bukannye berdosa x recycle. lol!

    maybe the religious people said that they usually commit sins long time ago, but this time around, they manage to control themselves more? hmmm..

    and helmi, u haven't replied on my offer :P

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  3. Hehe.. It's still funny though.. =)

    Way to go see the good in people. I guess from the tone of it you could tell I am actually referring to a particular group of people right? Well, that's true. And I know they might mean it differently. But in my opinion, I don't think it's necessary for them to make such remarks. I deem those as boastful and insulting. The best way to put it should be "Alhamdulillah I've been protected from committing sins and hopefully this will continue to happen in the future" Haha.. I know it's a bit lengthy but it kinda sums up what you've pointed out in your post. =) Anyway, don't forget that perception is very subjective.

    Also, I wasn't actually referring to the aforementioned religious people even though I've heard one of them said it. But I was actually referring to a male celebrity in Malaysia who has just joined up the Islamic opposition party and made a statement in an interview with the press, saying "I used to be a Munafik". You know, prior to his involvement with that political party. Apart from the political nature of this whole thing, making such remark is merely, it seems to me, being judgemental.

    Okay I am not making any sense. =(

    And.... what offer? okay I gotta check out the message one more time. hehehe

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  4. ei, when there's a will, der's always a way. maybe u can make ur own recycling bins near ur neigborhood hahaa! :P interesting post indeed.

    n/b: ouuuUU.. ZARA kowt! hehee

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  5. ey cami2 comel sekali! contoh je kott, hahaha

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  6. :D

    Couldn't agree more with Adlan n Helmi ^^

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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!!