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1051. Posted by taxipieter (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hello eveybody!

My friend is applying for a working holiday maker, but she's stuck with the travel plan.
She has to go to the embassy by Tuesday

Does anyone knows how the travel plan has to look like?
Many thanks in advance!

1052. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting ann621

Do we need to make an appointment before submit the application form to VFS?
before this i thought we just need to go VFS and submit the application only?
and the fee, should we submit togather with the application form or before that?

Did you actually read the instructions on the VFS website?

The WHM scheme gonna change on this coming Nov, if my travel plan is start on January, do u guys think my application would affected by the scheme?
i mean would they cancel my visa or something?

First of all, what makes you think that it would affect your application?
And why would they cancel your visa? (of course, assuming that you've got it)

1053. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting taxipieter

Hello eveybody!

My friend is applying for a working holiday maker, but she's stuck with the travel plan.
She has to go to the embassy by Tuesday

Does anyone knows how the travel plan has to look like?
Many thanks in advance!

Hmm... and why isn't your friend asking this question herself?

Anyway, if you had read what have been posted so far, you would have got the idea that it doesn't matter how it looks like.

1054. Posted by guliking (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

nobody answer my post... nvm... jus wan to make sure wil i b able to noe the result (approve / reject) right after the interview?

1055. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting guliking

nobody answer my post... nvm... jus wan to make sure wil i b able to noe the result (approve / reject) right after the interview?

*Sigh* Does it really matter to know it immediately? If you're approved, you're approved. If you're rejected, you're rejected. It doesn't change that fact, whether you are informed immediately or a few days later.

Anyway, again, this question has been asked over and over again. It's a yes.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 14, 2008, at 3:53 AM by Hien ]

1056. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

People come here, register as a member, and start asking questions. And those who know answer them. Good. It has been a year and a half since this thread started. There are a few regulars who helped out as much as they could on the questions asked here. And they're doing it on their own time. Thanks for helping out (you know who you are). I don't usually post many replies here like I did this couple of weeks because there will be someone out there who'd reply before I did. However, being a forum janitor, I do monitor closely the ongoings of this and other threads.

To those who are new here, read the instructions at VFS and on the forms. After that, do spend some time to read the previous posts of this thread. This thread is over a hundred pages long - the longest non-off-topic thread on this site. Logically thinking, any questions one could possibly have should have been answered by now, don't you think? So before you hit the reply button, help yourself first by reading the previous posts. Most often than not, you will find answers to you question in the latest 10 pages or so. And for those of you impatient ones, you don't have to wait for others to reply. However, if you still have questions after that, then fire away.

About the upcoming Tier 5 that will replace the WHM and a few other youth programmes this November, there are still things about it which have not been announced. If you want to know, go read it yourself. The programme has not started and the only official information available is from the website, which means your guess is as good as any others. And until they start the Tier 5, let's stick to WHM here for the time being. There is no point asking questions which nobody knows of for sure, is there?

1057. Posted by deniseong (Budding Member 33 posts) 8y

Dear Hien,

I ve a pro here....my homeplace does not have alliance bank.....n i ve read on the vfs web tat we have to pay the fees a day before the submittion....but i confuse with wat tis sentence means,which publish on the web:
" By cashier's order/ banker's draft at the UK Visa Application Centre and payable to "VFS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd." payable at Kuala Lumpur only.* "

is tat we can buy the banker draft at VFS by cash on the day of submittion of our application?
really confuse with the payment...

1058. Posted by travelite8 (Budding Member 62 posts) 8y

Quoting deniseong

Dear Hien,

I ve a pro here....my homeplace does not have alliance bank.....n i ve read on the vfs web tat we have to pay the fees a day before the submittion....but i confuse with wat tis sentence means,which publish on the web:
" By cashier's order/ banker's draft at the UK Visa Application Centre and payable to "VFS (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd." payable at Kuala Lumpur only.* "

is tat we can buy the banker draft at VFS by cash on the day of submittion of our application?
really confuse with the payment...

Not confusing at all. It is clearly stated in VFS site
You can buy cashier's order/banker's draft from ANY bank(I bought from Public Bank for mine) and submit together with your application. You can submit the same day you purchase banker's draft. The sentence you were confused of means if you are staying outside KL, ask the bank officer that the banker's draft is payable in KL as you purchase it, most should be payable. You can buy from Alliance Bank too. There is a branch, same building as VFS centre. So you can do everything the same day.

Or,

You can pay by cash across all Alliance Bank Counters but must wait until the next working day to apply.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 15, 2008, at 4:08 PM by travelite8 ]

1059. Posted by bes (Budding Member 19 posts) 8y

hi, so just to update and answer sampath's questions.

sadly, my application was turned down after the interview. They said that since i hv not been working for more than half a year, and have no commitments in malaysia, they think i am too 'flexible' and will not return to malaysia after the two year period (even though they think i m a genuine whm). but of coz i have 28 days to appeal....

questions they asked:
1. are u feeling well for the interview? :)
2. who filled the application form and are the info given true?
3. any documents u would like to give me?
4. when did u stop working and what hv u been doing since then?
5. what do u plan to do when u get there?
6. are u satisfied with the way the interview is being done?
7. any other info u would like to tell before i assess the application?
8. are u still feeling well?

i had an invitation letter from my sis staying thr and i submitted the tenancy agreement. However, the ECO informed me that the agreement does not state that i could stay thr, coz that can only be allowed by the landlord himself. my sis was renting from the landlord. and i also failed to provide the immigration status of my sis, i.e a copy of her passport and visa. so, i personally think that just writing a hostel or hotel name for accomodation is much less work than asking for invitation letter.

as my case is a bit 'special', generally i think that anyone going for the interview should not worry much and the chances of getting approved are high. like what other TPers mentioned, just be honest, be enthusiastic and REMEMBER ur travel plans! the ECO i met was nice. Clothing is not a big issue. Jeans, t-shirt and shoes would be okay ord but of coz hv to be neat and presentable larr..

those who got approved that day had to wait till the next day to get their documents back from vfs and as for those who got rejected, like urs truly, we got our documents back on the spot.

good luck to everyone! and congrats to those who got it ord..

1060. Posted by keensun (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y

I attended the interview at British High Comm this morning, the interview took about 15 minutes or less. The questions were:
1. Are you feeling well?
2. Why are you seeking admission to UK?
3. Who sponsor you?
4. How much is your father’s (my sponsor) average monthly income?
5. Are you going to work?
6. What kind of job do you want to take?
7. What places are you going to and why?
8. What is your current job?
9. What benefit can you get from the trip?
10. Are you feeling ok with the interview?
11. Are you still feeling well?

It was a short interview and my answers were short and simple. Actually, I was so nervous and couldn’t even think properly, I think I did quite bad in the interview, but in the end the interviewer said ‘I would like to give you the visa’ after the final question ‘are you still feeling well?’ I still can’t believe it before I get my passport back tomorrow.

My personal view is, they already have some ideas whether to approve or reject before the interview. The interview is just to confirm their judgetment. Therefore, the documents you submit are VERY IMPORTANT. Make sure you prepare the necessaries and know well about the places you put in the travel plan. I invested a bit in buying lonely planet (England) to plan my travel, this visa is for them who wish to have an in-depth travel experience, you have to study a lot and have good reasons for doing this.

I only submited documents that are suggested in this thread by seniors, nothing extra.
1. Bank statement (my sponsors’s and mine)
2. Travel plan
3. Employment letter
4. Pay slip (computer-generated)
5. Invitation email from a friend currently in UK
6. Past travel experiences

Good luck!