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, January 04, 2014

survive the game

Yesterday, I learned that I, Adlan Wafi Ramli has officially passed 4th Year of Medicine. Alhamdulillah! And the feeling is beyond awesomeness..


And I made this video the night before the revelation because I couldn't sleep, haha. This video was meant to tell how I've felt throughout the process but I actually caused more anxiety among my family members, huhu. My little brother actually thought that I still fail 3 exams and my aunts gave words of encouragement to my dad, huhu. I honestly thought the video was funny, didn't mean to make people worry. Sorry if it did!


This is my mark and it's PERFECT to me ^_^

But alhamdulillah, I passed Paediatrics Knowledge and thus, I passed 4th Year!! Woot2! Haha. And the only thing that stands between me and going home is Finals which is basically like everyone else :)))))

I have to say that my elective period has been challenged three times thus far:
  • I failed my MACCS (Mandatory Assessment of Core Clinical Skills) in Obs & Gynae. So you can sort of understand why I don't like this specialty.
  • #PrayForMay - 7 exams in one week?! It was a blessing from Allah that I passed them all
  • #RememberNovember - it's the only one left from 4th Year. Failing it would mean repeating the whole attachment in the elective period. And I really wanted to go home after everything I've been through, huhu.
So yeah, take that Medical School. I beat you! Haha. Well, there's still Finals but I'm so determined right now. Don't worry peers, I still have a lot to cover. After all, I think you guys are much readier than what you believe since you only had to focus on CP3 (Clinical Phase 3 aka Finals). We'll make it through iA.

I remembered that I once said to Syakir that it would be an irony if I could survive May with 7 exams but failed to even pass one exam in November. Alhamdulillah, that didn't happen.

Guess what? I no longer have the status as a medical student with credit fails. And I like it when my mum said that I'm just like everyone else. It feels great! Now I know how it feels like to be like Hosni, Iman and Madihah. Best giler! 

Look at this screenshot..



It now looks like this..


I'm on cloud 9!

And to those who have never failed anything, this is how the letter looks like

I really don't like it that they used the word "penalty" to refer to credit fails. Ingat ni bola ke apa?!

Alhamdulillah, I was not suspended, my elective period remains fully intact and I have no more credit fails. Elective attachments are sorted. I'm going to do mine in DEMC Specialist Hospital in Shah Alam and UKM Medical Centre in Cheras. Coolness.

Oh yeah, when I called my mum yesterday, I had a flashback to the day when I called to tell her that I failed my exams. It was such a sad day. But yesterday was one of the best days of medical school. My mum was so happy and so was my dad when I told him the great news.

And today, I had a celebration lunch with Syakir because we became survivors :D And tomorrow, I'm going to do some ice-skating with Akhtar Muzhaffar, Zulhilmi Azmi and Syafiq Razib.

Thanks again to everyone! Thank you so much!! Alhamdulillah 'ala kulli hal :)

The final silver lining of 4th Year. Perfect ending.

After one long year, I survived my failures. It was a really, really, really long year but I'm grateful and so relieved that it's over now.

Ok Wafi, let's work hard for Finals. And don't doubt yourself too often. Allah keeps on showing you that He will always be there...

2 reviews:

  1. Mabruk! Your hard work has finally paid off. Only the tough gets going, and with Allah's help. you're now..one of them :)

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  2. alhamdulillah, thank you!! i'm so grateful to have made it this far. i hope everything will be fine iA

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revolutionists

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!!