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, August 26, 2011

make me smile

This post contains stories relating to Ramadhan that I would like to remember...

 What does this mean? Well, the artist left it as it is, without completing the colouring part; as it is up to us to colour our Ramadhan :)

Story 1

It was during JOM when I was under a lot of stress when Ashraf Zakwan came along, sat next to me and began taking out a piece of paper. He started drawing cartoons and used some coloured pens to make it look cool. I smiled the moment I saw what it was - a self-made Ramadhan greeting card.

This cartoon actually motivates me to have my sahur, ihik2

Plus, I got to keep it! That made me feel less stressful and certainly made my day :)

Story 2

Akhirnya, dapat jugak pergi ke rumah Cik Manggis yang popular. Getting to know my friend's family sure was delightful. Cik Manggis sediakan sangat banyak makanan, tapi sayangnya tak mampu nak makan banyak (memang kurang makan waktu bulan Ramadhan tapi kalau bulan lain, memang banyak. Haha). Sangat sedap! (Sup & ayam especially) Teringat waktu kat Manchester bila Kak Tiqah prepare nasi ayam untuk makan malam. Mesti resipi turun-temurun keluarga. Sebelum balik, dapat pulak hadiah dari Cik Manggis. Rasa sangat excited dan terharu, huhu. I surely won't forget that day :)

Story 3

Tatkala sedang berada dalam kereta, terdengar komen seorang ustaz tentang keadaan fizikal orang yang berpuasa. Menurut ustaz, sudah tentu orang yang berpuasa akan berasa letih. Itu fitrah, badan berasa letih apabila tak makan. Apa yang kuat waktu Ramadhan ialah roh kita. Then, I suddenly remembered a friend who told me that there was once a man who said that fasting reduces productivity. Well, of course. If you define productivity as something merely physical or tangible; that could be true. But, if you define it as the aftermath of Ramadhan, well that's a whole new perspective isn't it? A month of training. A month of patience. A month of enlightenment. If we don't achieve anything by the eve of Syawal, wouldn't that be a waste? Let's reflect ourselves while there's still a few days left. So that when Syawal arrives, we'd be happy for trying our best in the month of Ramadhan :)

These are just a collection of my life stories which I would like to remember as I progress through this temporary world. I share them with you hoping that they would be worthwhile.

But mostly, I share them with you cause they make me smile...

4 reviews:

  1. So sweet :)
    I remember once u post all the sayings of M07J. Maybe, this is the purpose of this blog: for u to keep all the sweet memories.
    Have a bless Ramadhan n Syawal

  2. true enough. maybe that's the reason why i have this blog...

    May Allah bless you Amal!



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!!