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Entry clearence in UK - alert!

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1. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

My friend in London called me up minutes ago saying the entry to UK is very strict and even I get no VISA to go there (No VISA for commonwealth countries)but I may be kicked back to my country. So, I must think of something else to ensure I would be in England for that 3 months. Should I go to British Council to get a confirmation letter from them? I am doubt if they will do so.

Any suggestions?

Would I be detained as they thought I might be coming from a region with the records of Bird's flu?

Many Thanks in Advance,

2. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 11y

You should go to the British High Commission, not the British Council.

3. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

OK, thanks. I'll go to British High Com tomorrow...what can I do to convince them to write me a letter? Any good reason?

Thanks again.

4. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 11y

Quoting British High Commission, Kuala Lumpur

3. Malaysians wishing to enter the UK for more than six months need to apply for a UK Residence Permit before they travel. This does not apply to Malaysians visiting for less than six months.


BTW, on the same page, I found this:

6. From 4 April 2005, the UK Visa Application Centre and the British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur are no longer accepting applications for Working Holidaymaker (WHM) visas. The indefinite suspension of this service in Kuala Lumpur follows a worldwide survey on the use of the WHM scheme and is due to a significant rise in demand for WHM visas. Demand is outstripping capacity and this is adversely affecting the wider entry clearance operation. No outstanding applications will be processed further. Where an application fee has been paid, this will be refunded. Find out more in our press release.

Hope that helps.

5. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 11y

Read this page as well: (copy and paste the link)

6. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

just in case bring with you your bank statement and some cash with you - as well as booked hotel letter for the first few nights (you can cancell your booking usually 24 h prior to arrival) and stay with friends.

If asked give a telephone number and address to your friend in the UK - they might call them to check if your stories do match (how long you know each other, how you met, age, birthday etc). Prove of friendship - photos together, letters in an original stamped envelopes etc

7. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Many thanks to Hien and MassageUK.


8. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

another trick - tell the emmigration officer that your friend is waiting for you at the London airport to pick you up.

no detention for bird flu (only quaranteen when the bird flu become a pandemic)