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

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


I believe that people should always be nice and polite when talking to one another..and especially in stressful situations. 

It was last week when I was in the Surgical Assessment Unit (SAU) that one of the staff was just being rude to me. Let's call her Cruella. She was upset that there were 2 patients being sent to the ward when they were not supposed to. I was asked by a nurse to see those patients since they are Urology patients. I went to SAU and asked Cruella where these patients were. Without even making proper eye contact (and I think she was walking away from me to show that she's more superior and has no time to entertain an FY1 like me), she said the patients are at the entrance of the ward. So I talked to the patients and asked them if they have been given any letters in which they replied they've given it to the nurse. So I went to see Cruella again and asked about the letters. She looked at me with a very annoyed face and raised her voice, "What letters??!". Sheesh, cuba relax. Bukannya nak suruh catheterise patient pon. So I just walked away from her because I don't have time to deal with rude people. I know you're stressful but making others stressed out as well is not helpful. Be nice, smile and don't frustrate others.

And I had my first on-call on the 25th. You might think it would be quiet but we were definitely short-staffed. There were only 3 FY1s and everyone wants me to join them in their ward round! O_o I joined Urology and then General Surgery. Whilst I was on the Surgery ward round, I got a bleep from Orthopaedics and the lady asked me why I didn't join the Orthopaedics ward round. I said I've joined Urology and now I have to join Surgery. And then she screamed over the phone saying "How am I supposed to do the jobs and answer my bleep??!! Are you kidding me??". I wanted to say "Yes" but that wouldn't be a nice joke so I just kept quiet and the she hung up the phone abruptly after she said "That's fine". 

So yeah, people can be very rude when they're stressful. But a better thing is not to make others upset when you're stressed out. Cause then, you will develop a chain of stressful individuals. Stop the chain, break it. You are in control of your emotions. 

So even though I didn't go to PMS this year (referring to Perhimpunan Musim Sejuk), I actually met a no of people who experienced PMS in hospital.


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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


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!!