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1121. Posted by peterjones (Full Member 1 posts) 8y

Last minute tips: be polite, smile, remember to be confident, look like a positive asset to the country, and don't lose your calm if they put you under pressure.

1122. Posted by Soph888 (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Quote: carrinz

In a previous post, Bess and Keensun advised the below interview tips that may help as they both had gone through the same procedure.

All in all, just stay calm and be yourself! Good Luck!

from Bess:

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?

from Keensun:

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

1123. Posted by kish2222 (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

Thanks so much for all ur help!
Actually my bf and i are having the most problems with his bank statement.

he is a student so he isnt workin yet so he cant give his own
his dad isnt a great sponsor because his account is inconsistant..

like he gets 4000 SGD in his account for his job and then it pretty much is almost all taken out
(this is the trend everymonth)

do u think that this is so bad it isnt even worth using?

I thought he could have his dad as the main sponsor and maybe someone else? we're just not being able to find someone else.

PLEASE tell me what you think? Any info is welcome. thanks tons

1124. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting kish2222

Actually my bf and i are having the most problems with his bank statement.

he is a student so he isnt workin yet so he cant give his own
his dad isnt a great sponsor because his account is inconsistant..

like he gets 4000 SGD in his account for his job and then it pretty much is almost all taken out
(this is the trend everymonth)

do u think that this is so bad it isnt even worth using?

I thought he could have his dad as the main sponsor and maybe someone else? we're just not being able to find someone else.

They want to see that you have at least an equivalent of £2000 (minimum) in the local currency, be it his money or the sponsor's. In my opinion, if the father's bank account has a consistent minimum balance of the required amount, it shouldn't matter much that large chunks of money goes in and out. But if that's not the case and you are worried, then get one more sponsor as reinforcement! They won't complain about him having too much money! But again, in my opinion, it's better that the sponsor is related, i.e. family, or they might have questions on a stranger being a sponsor to a student who's just graduated.

1125. Posted by kish2222 (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y

Quoting Hien

They want to see that you have at least an equivalent of £2000 (minimum) in the local currency, be it his money or the sponsor's. In my opinion, if the father's bank account has a consistent minimum balance of the required amount, it shouldn't matter much that large chunks of money goes in and out. But if that's not the case and you are worried, then get one more sponsor as reinforcement! They won't complain about him having too much money! But again, in my opinion, it's better that the sponsor is related, i.e. family, or they might have questions on a stranger being a sponsor to a student who's just graduated.

Wow this is actually really helpful! He doesnt have another relative that can support him. I was thinkin, in Singapore he needed a Permanant Resident to sponsor him for paperwork. What if she is also his sponsor for this? It would be somewhat of a connection as opposed to none at all? Is it not enough of a connection tho? Its our only choice unfortunately.

Also, he is still a student - his school has allowed him to take a year off to go do this.. so he hasnt just graduated

Last thing, do u mean the balance for when he applies should be 2000 pounds (minimum) or do u mean that is the minimum amount that should come into his dads account monthly ?
Thanks SO much once again.. ur a lifesaver!

1126. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Quoting kish2222

Wow this is actually really helpful! He doesnt have another relative that can support him. I was thinkin, in Singapore he needed a Permanant Resident to sponsor him for paperwork. What if she is also his sponsor for this? It would be somewhat of a connection as opposed to none at all? Is it not enough of a connection tho? Its our only choice unfortunately.

If that's the only choice, then use it.


Last thing, do u mean the balance for when he applies should be 2000 pounds (minimum) or do u mean that is the minimum amount that should come into his dads account monthly ?
Thanks SO much once again.. ur a lifesaver!

Umm... I think I explained pretty clearly.

Quoting Hien

They want to see that you have at least an equivalent of £2000 (minimum) in the local currency, be it his money or the sponsor's. In my opinion, if the father's bank account has a consistent minimum balance of the required amount, it shouldn't matter much that large chunks of money goes in and out.

1127. Posted by carrinz (Budding Member 20 posts) 8y

Hi Peterjones & Soph888,

Thanks for the tips! I got my visa today!!!!!!! Yay!!! :)
The questions that were posted here were the exact questions they asked me too! this forum ROCKS!!! it's soooo helpful! I'm gonna travel in Nov 08. Anone going there that time?

Today is such a beauuutiful day!!!

1128. Posted by Soph888 (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

That's great carrinz!! Its gonna be awesome!!

1129. Posted by koklin7 (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

i have submitted my application form today...btw this is my second application....wish me full of luck!!!!!stress;)

1130. Posted by judyooi (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Hi hi there I just found this forum today. I came to UK on WHM on Jul 7, 2008 with my friend and currently we are staying at Sheffield. Still shaking leg. Been online apply accounting job for 3 weeks & still no good news. Even part time job also no idea where to start. MCD, KFC, Burger King, can't find any vacancy notice on the shop window. Part time take away shop also prefer experience people. Have tried to call up the PIC for factory, also no job at this moment. Our housemate said, now market is very bad. Just got information that there is vacancy in a restaurant as waitress. So will go n have a look for it. Anyone in UK got any job, may it be full time or part time, do let us know ya. Our preferred location are Sheffield, Manchester or London.