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1431. Posted by chweetgurl (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Hi Hien

I recieved an call frm British embassy i was asked few questions over the telephone(related to my visa n my docs)..i had applied on 16th oct ...dono wat it means..nervous

1432. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting smilyn

Quoting averynkh

sorry guys, can i ask something

let said i m going to apply by end of this year, but my passport expired june 2010, do u guys think that i got to renew my passport as i havent get the approval of the visa?

Since you going to apply end of this year, why don't you renew your passport first to make thing easier? Renewing passport just take 1 to 7 days. Malaysia immigresion will let you renew if you have a good reason. They will rebate you 6 months back.

That's exactly what I did. My previous passport expires in March 2009, but I went ahead to renew it in September 2007, right before I submitted my application. The immigration may or may not ask you why you're doing it because many people renew theirs before it expires -- it's just that in your case, it's still a long time before it does. Anyway, like smilyn said, based on the remaining period of validity left on your passport, they will "reimburse" it to you, but up to a maximum of six months only. So it's up to you to decide whether to sacrifice the lost time for the convenience, or just wait until it expires. I decided to sacrifice it for convenience, but, it's your call.

Quoting smilyn

Quoting averynkh

and also, do we need to submit our SPM cert or Sijil Perhentian Sekolah?

Actually the school certificate is not so important in this application. This certificate is just additional information to convince the ECO that with your qualification you have no problem to look for a job to survive there during your holidays. The most important is your travel plan. Convince them that you really want to travel and explore.

School graduation certs doesn't mean anything to your application. I did not even submit any educational certificate. But if you want to, just give them one: your highest professional/academic qualification.

[ Edit: Edited on Oct 22, 2008, at 4:10 AM by Hien ]

1433. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting chweetgurl

Hi Hien

I recieved an call frm British embassy i was asked few questions over the telephone(related to my visa n my docs)..i had applied on 16th oct ...dono wat it means..nervous

Umm... and?

Anyway, what did they ask you?

1434. Posted by chweetgurl (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Quoting Hien

Quoting chweetgurl

Hi Hien

I recieved an call frm British embassy i was asked few questions over the telephone(related to my visa n my docs)..i had applied on 16th oct ...dono wat it means..nervous

Umm... and?

Anyway, what did they ask you?

seemed like an telephonic interview.questions related my work,sponsor etc...end of it the officer wished me all the best thats all..

1435. Posted by vanessalin (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

Quoting chweetgurl

Quoting Hien

Quoting chweetgurl

Hi Hien

I recieved an call frm British embassy i was asked few questions over the telephone(related to my visa n my docs)..i had applied on 16th oct ...dono wat it means..nervous

Umm... and?

Anyway, what did they ask you?

seemed like an telephonic interview.questions related my work,sponsor etc...end of it the officer wished me all the best thats all..

phone interview? I apply on 30th September but still no news yet. No phoce call and no update from the online tracking application also.

When did you put your travel date? I put mine on 30th Dec.

1436. Posted by pichu81 (Budding Member 11 posts) 7y

wow chweetgurl you manage to get a reply so fast. Envy you :(

1437. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 7y

yo guys... thanks for the opinions! actually what i concern about renewing the passport is i think they will give me a new passport, i just wanna make my current passport full of stamps from different countries and also will it influence the decision of the officer for giving me the visa coz they might think i will overstay in UK as the passport is valided less than 2 years anyway, for safer, i will renew it...

sorry guys, i dun kow did anyone bring up this question before, what if the interviewer asked if you are going to travel in europe? any safer answer to that? coz the main reason of this visa is to work in UK only, we cant let them to have thoughts of we earn money in UK and go travel outside of UK... i saw pp mentioned b4 about if possible dun ever mention any places outside of UK, but some pp were asked this ques during the interview

thanks a lot ^^

yeah also, can anyone confirm the replacement scheme of this visa where saying end of nov? is this just rumours?

1438. Posted by chweetgurl (Budding Member 35 posts) 7y

Quoting vanessalin

Quoting chweetgurl

Quoting Hien

Quoting chweetgurl

Hi Hien

I recieved an call frm British embassy i was asked few questions over the telephone(related to my visa n my docs)..i had applied on 16th oct ...dono wat it means..nervous

Umm... and?

Anyway, what did they ask you?

seemed like an telephonic interview.questions related my work,sponsor etc...end of it the officer wished me all the best thats all..

phone interview? I apply on 30th September but still no news yet. No phoce call and no update from the online tracking application also.

When did you put your travel date? I put mine on 30th Dec.

Hi Vanessa,

No need to panic..I m applying frm India..the process is diff frm malaysia i guess.. any dates of 3 months duration frm ur application date is alright..
will keep u all updated once i hear again frm the consulate

1439. Posted by vanessalin (Budding Member 33 posts) 7y

Oh? India kah? I thought in Malaysia lel... & I thought they change to phone interview....

So, means I need to wait again lol...

I guess the BHC will do the following arrangement as below:

30/9 - Submitted Application

3/11 - Call up to inform interview on 5/12

5/12 - Interview

This is what I predict lal... Let see my prediction accurate or not ....

1440. Posted by Jaymie (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi, I am new here..I booked the schedule and have to submit my application on 30th October.
I browsed thru all the posts and i have few doubts here:
1. My mother will sponsor me for joining this scheme. She is a retiree and she has a retirement letter in BM. Do i need to translate the letter since i have to proof the origin of my mother's funds?Can i do the translation by myself or it must be translated by a certified translator? If it must be tranlated by the certified translator, anyone has someone to intro? preferably cheap and cheerful....
2. I have a letter from my friend in london stating that i can stay at his place when i go london, however, there is no any documents such as tenancy agreement or whatsoever, is it still considered valid? Besides, i have already done the financial plan and the travel plan too. In my financial plan, i budgeted 100 pounds per week for my accomodation for the 1st three months(my travel plan stated i will be staying in london for 1st 3 mths). Will it look strange since i have a friend in london who can provide me the accomodation yet i stilll do the budget for accomodation?

It is much appreciated if someone can clear my doubts...
I am now totally lost...