i submitted my application... i hope i dun have to interview and get the visa asap, i m quite confident to myself... haha..
but, at first i requested bank statement from bank, they gave me a formal letter and they said they used to give their customer who apply UK visa and no prob at the moment, then the first time i went to application ctr, the officer told me it is better to have transaction detail, then i went to the bank again, and they printed me latest till sept, so i have to request oct and nov's at S$20 per piece , and until now, the fifth day, i still cant get it and yesterday been informed that i can only get it tmr, i dun want to wait, so i just went to the ctr today and submit the bank statement i have got, officer told me again, it is better to have bank's stamp and signature, i told her, i requested the bank officer, they said they dun do this, if i want, money agian... shit.. all money...
i dun care, i just submitted.. coz the detail statement is until sept, but the formal letter with stamp and signature stated that my lastest balance till nov... so i think it should be fine to prove my financial...
anyway, i applied in singapore....
I think the bank officer is one of those difficult person who don't understand the urgency of your request. Which bank was it? i experienced that too during my application. Mine was DBS Bank and i do keep my montly bank statement just that i didn't receive my last two month of bank statement and when i requested, they wanted to charge $20 per piece but i told them i didn't receive as i moved to a new address. Though he said once it has been sent out means they can't print it unless i pay but i explained to him that i didn't receive it and after much debating, there weren't any charges. Same thing, the officer didn't want to stamp and only provided me the letter but i insisted and totally ignored " Sorry ma'am, this is the best i can do, and usually for UK visa, this is the normal document provided". Somehow i was not satisfied and couldn't be bothered to argue with him. To my surprise, my hubby got it easily with POSB Bank cos we individually get it done on the same day. So what i did was, instead of going to DBS Bank, i went to POSB Bank since it's the sister's co., and yes i got the stamp and signature. I went to
Tanjong Pagar Plaza POSB outlet. The lady officer was much more easier to talk with and even wished me good luck with my application.
I suggest you get a copy of it now or if you want to save money, apply internet banking which is free then you can trace your bank statement and print it out on your own. Go to POSB if you want, perhaps Tanjong Pagar Plaza, hope you get the same lady. Bring the statement with stamp and signature on it ready for your interview, should you get call in. They need to see the verification from your bank transaction. Reason being, anyone can modify or forged the statement on their own. Hence the stamp is a must.
thanks thanks... ya... i went to DBS at robinson rd, it was so bad experience to me... today i got that 2 statement i requested, kow wat, i told the officer TWICE, pls state untill 4 Nov, coz i withdraw a bit money on 10 Nov as 4 Nov had more amount in the account, the officer said no prob... then now, my statement is stated untill 10 Nov, and dun have any stamp and signature at all..... do u think i can complain? i mean, perhaps not complain, i wanna voice out my dissatisfaction.... haiz... i jsut hope i dun have to go any interview... if i have to, i will go to that POSB branch as u recomm.. thanks anyway
[ Edit: Edited on Nov 23, 2008, at 9:45 PM by averynkh ]
Just call visa center,a letter is needed to pass to visa center ( not by email ) , state reason to collect passport , which country and when i will come back to Malaysia . VFS pass to BHC, it takes 2-3 working days to proceed , then BHC will inform me result.
I only allow to keep passport for 10 working days, then gonna return to visa centre.
VFS officer mentioned collection of passport will not affect my interview date.
r u sure that we need to provide them a letter?bcoz on my case i just sent an email
to them, and at the end of the day i received their feedback saying that »»
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With regards to your query, please note that your request has been forwarded to the British High Commission.
We hope you find this information useful. Please do not hesitate to contact us again, should you have any further enquiries. Before you decide to apply for a particular application please make ur website www.vfs-uk-my.com.
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Thanks for your advise. I made call to vfs this morning....
Huh, they said email will do... I found that each officer has different words..
Just sent email to vfs , hopefully can get my passport by this Friday.
Do you proceed on your visa request back yet? I want to do the same thing also. I will be traveling from 20th Dec till 29th Dec. but the period is just enough for 10 days. by the time i return back my passport to them it will be the 11th day. Please update with me what I need to do in order to get back my passport on time? email will be good enough? Just tell me ur experience well do... Thanks ya...
I have a question. Since my parents will be supporting me financially. Do i need to prove that i have sufficient funds in my own bank account. Just my parents bank account should be fine right? Just need to clarify as i am preparing for my interview on the 9th of dec.
airasia has started the route to london and the fares is so cheap @.@
how i wish i can get response this few days, ai.... i submitted last fri, in singapore...
the route start commence on 11/march and subject to regulatory approval...
check the fare its way dam cheap.perfect to whoever are travelling on march.
I sent email to vfs ytd , and call them to follow up by this morning ( telling the reason i want to collect passport urgently ) & make sure they forward my email to BHC. Just now i have to resend my email to vfs and vfs will forward to BHC again. ( as BHC "lost" my email , i am wondering how did it happen ? Luckily i call & follow up )
You better call to vfs regards your query ( 11 working days to hold your passport ). My advise is to call & follow up until you get your passport.
FYI , Air Asia promotion --> http://www.airasia.com/site/my/en/page.jsp?reference=london2008
I am wondering to book flight ticket now , or wait until my visa being approved ? Hope BHC dun further delay Jan interview section...
urgent here... i'v got rejected from my interview n are appealling for it now. coz of some accident it ends up tat 2day is my last day of appeal (dateline). i'v tried to fax to the number they provided to uk for the whole night but i cant seem to b sure if it was the right number. the number was +44 (0)15 09 221 699
i dialled the number with my fax, but got no response from it. got some questions here also...
1) the my fren said that i should dial 00 in the place of +. is tat true?
2) should i dial the (0) along with all the numbers?
plz~ i nd to hav answer ASAP... my appeal dateline is today~