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

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

make you feel my love

Hello readers,

I want to show you something. It's a screenshot of the form which I have filled in for my elective placements in Malaysia.

You see, I really like doing things which would make people be intrigued about Islam. With this form I filled in, I hope the lady who reads it would actually Google the words which I have used and would then understand what they mean. 

I've done other things as well. During our graduation in December 2012, I prayed at the pavement near the hall where the ceremony was held. I know a lot of people (my colleagues from my year) were walking around and I hope that by observing me, they would at least be curious & try to find out more about Islam. It's the same when I was in Lincoln in November. The only place to pray at the hospital was in the chapel. And I saw a corner where there is a glass window which would allow other people from various floors of the hospital to see me. So yeah, obviously I prayed there in hoping that someone would see me and who knows, Allah might open that person's heart to Islam one day. You never know.

I know, there are many more efficient ways of spreading Islam. But I choose to do these simple things as well. Because they're easy and they might be insignificant..but if I can touch a person's heart through these minuscule actions, that would mean so much.

Try it yourself. I know it's hard and sometimes you just don't feel comfortable but you get used to it once you make it a habit. I'm still practising myself, huhu.

To show them the beauty of Islam; to make them feel the love towards the Almighty...

3 reviews:

  1. indeed, that act is actually significant, adlan. thumbs up!
    how i miss to have such motivation.
    recently i was so frustrated to hear that many people in the flood relief centre didn't perform their solah. the musolla is just next to the area where they gathered, tapi saf jemaah terlalu sedikit. sedih tapi this is the reality.

    all the best for your final sem!

  2. In my place, i prayed at the coridor. My male classmates happened to see me praying at the same coridor everydays. Last exam, they sat behind me and said, "please someone pray for us ". And laughed. Japanese dont believe in god, but sometimes when they sit around me, they will mention god. And im really happy.
    But my result were not as good as them, and i feel so shy to be their friends and introduce islam. Somehow i wished that i am as brilliant as they are.

  3. to alhuda,

    huda, lama tak nampak. haha. itula kan. it just shows that there's still so much work to be done. all the best to you too!! and thanks for reading huhu

    to Anonymous,

    i think it's good that they can see you praying everyday. Allah is the one who can open up people's hearts. So, if you can make du'a for them, maybe that could be part of your effort to introduce them to Islam. all the best!




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!!