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

Saturday, April 14, 2012

forget you

Firstly, I just want to say thank you to everyone who have given me support since these past few days. It means a lot really. To know that I have wonderful people around who have faith in me when I don't even believe in myself. Of course, being betrayed is hurtful but I'm grateful cause at least, I have something to remember about my dark 3rd Year in the future. I've always wanted my life to be dramatic and alhamdulillah, Allah gave me that. It's just that I hope it won't be too much drama in the future. Enough is enough, haha.

 I even got a mystery delivery (^^,)

Apart from that, Surgery is exciting as ever. I can't deny that it's tiring. I found myself sitting at the reception opening up the doors to the patients coming into the ward at times. Just because I was supposed to talk to new patients being admitted into the hospital. Waiting is agonizing. But there was one day where I get to take lots of blood from patients and also interview a lot of them. I was a rock star on that day. Alhamdulillah, my week in the second most hectic ward has ended (Surgical Admissions Unit, this one is after A&E). I even got a good comment from a patient through my Surgical Teaching Fellow saying that I examined her well. Rasa macam nak nangis bila dapat tau. Itula, it somehow indicates that I may be good in terms of skills but in terms of knowledge? *coughs* 

Well anyway, I get to see the people I care last week, ihik2. That made me happy. I even got to execute the 2nd version of The Amazing Race, muahahaha. This time the idea comes not only from me but from Fadhir, Azhar and Fikri which made it even more challenging and unpredictable. Apart from that, a simple question like "are you okay?" is enough to make me feel better cause I know that the person is there for me. Okay, just realized that my posts can be too emotional -_-". Betulla cakap sorang ni waktu kat suatu tempat best minggu  lepas, "...banyak tweets yang aku dapat. Adlan dengan emonye, kau dgn qawiynye." LOL! Agakla, kepada followers di Twitter, you are more than welcome to stop following me, huhu.

Right, so..why am I writing this post? It's because it's time for me to move on. Actually, I think I moved on many days ago. Like even before Spring Camp UK 2012 (SCUK). But I have to make it official, kah3. See these pictures? I actually kept them because they contain the handwriting of someone inspirational. I even have her signature which I wanted to keep as a souvenir originally. Now, I want to burn them. Seriously. 


Haha, kidding. I'm an environmentalist. So, I'd recycle them all. Dah lama dah simpan dalam bilik. I think it's time to let go. Just forget everything. 

You know when people usually said to us to just forget and move on. Well, it's not as easy as one might think. It takes a lot of determination for you to move on especially after you had a major setback. In my case, the ironic ending of my Honours Year Project. Yelah, lebih-lebih lagi kalau you're a guy with an unexplainable good memory on sentimental events. Lagila susah nak lupakan. But you just have to try and even if you can't, you just move along cause you know that you've had something bad in the past and that can only make you stronger in the future. That's just my personal insight on my dramatic ending.

My Honours Year Project was a real life manifestation of a film noir - a boy trying to realize his sky-high dreams through a homebase he didn't even like with the help of a person who brought him down in the end. Along the way, he experienced false hopes in addition to the stress from the dullness and failures he underwent whilst completing the project. It's drama, betrayal and an ironic ending all in one. And I'm thankful to Allah for giving me a dark chapter in my life cause this made me stronger than before...

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  1. 10 batang pokok terpaksa dikorbankan untuk membuat kapal terbang kertas di SCUK.

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  2. kah3...kau mmg x puas hati dgn aku sbb tu. sorila matpe, aku tau kau lg environmentalist dari aku. Lepas ni, kte guna daun kering pulak ;P

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  3. :) Dont be sad eh. ALLAH akan memberi kamu seseorang yang lebih baik daripada dia. syaratnya Adlan Wafi mesti kekal teguh dan bersabar diatas semua ujian yang ALLAH beri. GO GO CHAIYOKK !!

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  4. huhu, terima kasih!! inshaAllah, saye akan sentiasa tabah dgn ujian Allah

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  5. :) thats my boy :P

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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!!