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, January 22, 2012


This is a story about a boy who loves eating carrots..

Pada suatu ketika, ada seorang kanak-kanak lelaki yang dilahirkan dalam sebuah keluarga yang dilimpahi kasih sayang. Seperti kanak-kanak lain dalam umur 6 tahun, mindanya dipenuhi dengan fikiran yang kebudak-budakan...dia sangat rapat dan mahukan perhatian Mak dan Ayah. Bukannya Mak & Ayah tak hiraukan dia, cuma dia kadang-kadang nak tahu kalau dia memang diperlukan atau memang dimahui oleh keluarganya. Dia sangat suka mengugut dengan mengeluarkan kata-kata yang mengejutkan, sepert "bunuh diri karang" bila ayahnya marah atau apabila maknya memberi teguran. "Mak dengan Ayah betul-betul sayang ke?" "Mak dengan Ayah suka ke kalau kita takde?" Itulah antara lontaran fikiran yang berlegar-legar di dalam fikiran anak kecil ini.

Kadang-kadang, dia tak faham kenapa Ayah selalu memarahinya. Dia masih kecil dan dunianya hanyalah dalam lingkungan dirinya sendiri. Tipikal kanak-kanak.

Tibalah suatu hari, ditakdirkan Ayah memarahi kanak-kanak lelaki ini dalam perjalanan pulang ke rumah. Ketika berada di dalam kereta, dia hanya melayan perasaannya yang sedih, kecewa..apa yang patut dilakukannya ketika tiba di rumah nanti untuk menunjukkan dirinya yang sedang merajuk kepada keluarganya.

Setelah keluar dari kereta, dia pon berkata "Nak larikan diri dari rumah."

Kata-katanya ditujukan kepada ayahnya yang baru keluar dari kereta, maknya sudah lama masuk ke dalam rumah.

Dia sedang menguji ayahnya dan menantikan jawapan yang akan menentukan tindakan kanak-kanak lelaki ini yang seterusnya.

"Larilah" ujar Ayah; tanpa melihat ke arahnya.

Begitu kecewa perasaannya. Itu bukanlah apa yang hendak didengarinya. Dia pun melihat ke hadapan; jalan raya terbentang untuk menantikan langkah pertamanya untuk melarikan diri dari rumah yang telah didiami bersama keluarga yang tercinta. Tetapi hanya kerana satu pertanyaan untuk menguji ayahnya, sanggup dia menggadaikan segala-galanya. Suasana malam yang sepi seolah-olah melengkapi perasaan sedih lagi gelisah yang bermain di dalam diri.

Dia pun memulakan langkah ke arah kegelapan malam yang hanya disinari dengan lampu neon di tepi jalan.

Kemudian, dia terdengar sesuatu yang dia nantikan.

"Wafi~" keluar perkataan tersebut dari mulut Ayah.

Perfect. That's exactly what he wanted to hear.

He turned back, walked into his house knowing that he's wanted, he's loved, he's needed.

It was just a test in his childish mind. In fact, he couldn't even recall if he had ever done any more threats after this incident.

Cause he already had the answer.


Some of the stories I've written in this blog are filled with ambiguity. I leave it to you to understand it through your own way.

Because to me, past events are the key elements that make up who we are today.

And I suddenly remembered this incident a few days ago...

5 reviews:

  1. Aww Adlan Wafi, where's the rest. Too short ma to quench my 'thirst'. hahaa.. Do English version la, so that my eye can blink blink. =)

  2. cami, kalau tulis pjg2, nnti kamu x study :P

  3. hahaha...x study ke atau no idea :P

  4. haha. adlan. i noe it's supposed to be deep and all, but i cant help myself duk tesengih je. i think this story (kofkof not you) shouts cuteness in every way. :)

  5. yeke? i always think this story is pathetic telling about a boy who needs too much care and attention. story about someone whose lonely and don't have that many friends. quite a pathetic story in my opinion. at least, u have a positive perspective towards it. huhu



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!!