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1721. Posted by CPspring (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

Quoting vanessalin

Hi,

Can anyone give an opinion on opening a UK account?

As I have check with Malaysia HSBC, we can open new account of UK with USD200 as a processing fee.

Any idea? or it is better to open a new UK account when we arrive in UK?

Another question:

My visa valid date is 7th Jan 2009 so the expire 7th Jan 2011 (written on the sticker).

But I will leave on end March so my visa date should start count follow on the sticker or follow the 1st day I landed in London?

Anyone can recommend any Logistics and Supply Chain job in London?

Any good price of place to stay in London?

Please share your experience with me as Kate, CP Spring & I will be going to London by end Feb - end March.

Hi Vanessa and for those WHM which leaving to UK soon,

I would like to share few information from my friend.

1.She say that wouldnt be a problem to open an account in HSBC UK but need to pay for some kind of rental fees(I'm not sure how much) and it charges 15pounds for every transfer to any bank in malaysia(if u need to do so)

2.Remember to print out CV and photocopy of ur certificate and some others documents which u feel its needed in interview(she say it's important for finding jobs)

3.Do an x-ray(maybe needed in custom), injection(ask from clinic, tell them u r going to UK)and bring some medicine which u normally take(specially chinese herbs, it's very expensive in UK)

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 17, 2009, at 7:06 AM by CPspring ]

1722. Posted by katopunk (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

Bring loads of chinese medicine herbs, cooking perencah (nasi goreng, chinese soup blabla) and stuffs. like chrysanthemum flower, lohangua and etc. You definitely gonna miss all those things. You can get it here in the Asian / Chinese shop but it's rather expensive if you convert it from GBP to RM. I makan potato and meat everyday. Not impress. Sometimes I buy frozen indian curry and cook my own rice.

As for bank account, sorry I couldn't help. I brought 1000GBP cash with me, carrying it for the first month. I was lucky to landed with a fundraising job and they gave me a letter on my training day to open a bank account. The fundraising job only lasted for 1 day. Couldn't give it a go. It's just not me. Futhermore we're Asian. Susah lo... (When you're in the UK, you'll see loads fo them in the London areas, you'll get the idea) But never the least, because of the letter, I got no hassle in opening my bank account. Yes, you definitely need a permanent address for the bank to send you the debit card. I got my debit card within 1 week of my application.

1723. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 7y

guys! this mor i thought i can get my passport due to requesting of retrieval
i din expect i get the visa!!!!

2 months waiting for no news kill me indeed...
i wanna thanks all of those who helped me
and especially writingale, thanks for your ultimate-pro intro letter
i do believe it helped me a lot!

everytime i lose my confidence and i recalled of your letter, it made me confidence again...

1724. Posted by CPspring (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

Quoting averynkh

guys! this mor i thought i can get my passport due to requesting of retrieval
i din expect i get the visa!!!!

2 months waiting for no news kill me indeed...
i wanna thanks all of those who helped me
and especially writingale, thanks for your ultimate-pro intro letter
i do believe it helped me a lot!

everytime i lose my confidence and i recalled of your letter, it made me confidence again...

hey, congrates.
When will u leave to UK then?

1725. Posted by averynkh (Full Member 98 posts) 7y

Quoting CPspring

Quoting averynkh

guys! this mor i thought i can get my passport due to requesting of retrieval
i din expect i get the visa!!!!

2 months waiting for no news kill me indeed...
i wanna thanks all of those who helped me
and especially writingale, thanks for your ultimate-pro intro letter
i do believe it helped me a lot!

everytime i lose my confidence and i recalled of your letter, it made me confidence again...

hey, congrates.
When will u leave to UK then?

probaly after apr, coz have to give notice to current job also preparation >"<

1726. Posted by CPspring (Budding Member 25 posts) 7y

Hi everyone,

Airasia selling low price flight ticket now, pls kindly check if u r interested

1727. Posted by girlie82 (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

yep...it certainly is cheap...too bad i have bought the ticket from Kuwait Airways...managed to get a one way ticket for RM 1389...guess this is the next best bargain i could get...plus will be departing from klia and arriving at heathrow...

i think if you don't mind arriving at stansted which is a bit far to the north from the city...then you might as well opt for air asia....the bus ticket from the airport to the city is only abt 9 pounds by taking either terravision or national express (which is by far the cheapest means of transportation, i believe)...plus you could enjoy a little sightseeing on your way to the city...

1728. Posted by aidy_ash84 (Budding Member 22 posts) 7y

I just check my application status, its stated :
Your application is ready for collection; please visit the UK Visa Application Centre where you submitted your visa application to collect the same 20 Jan 2009

anybody have any idea either its accepted or decline?
wish me luck guys...

1729. Posted by Jian (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

Quoting girlie82

yep...it certainly is cheap...too bad i have bought the ticket from Kuwait Airways...managed to get a one way ticket for RM 1389...guess this is the next best bargain i could get...plus will be departing from klia and arriving at heathrow...

i think if you don't mind arriving at stansted which is a bit far to the north from the city...then you might as well opt for air asia....the bus ticket from the airport to the city is only abt 9 pounds by taking either terravision or national express (which is by far the cheapest means of transportation, i believe)...plus you could enjoy a little sightseeing on your way to the city...

Hi all,

I'm planning to get a one way ticket too, but I heard that it might invite trouble at the entry. Can anyone give some advice on this?

For those already in the UK, can I know did u get a one way or return ticket?

Thanks

Cheers,
Jian ;)

1730. Posted by katopunk (Budding Member 34 posts) 7y

Quoting Jian

Quoting girlie82

yep...it certainly is cheap...too bad i have bought the ticket from Kuwait Airways...managed to get a one way ticket for RM 1389...guess this is the next best bargain i could get...plus will be departing from klia and arriving at heathrow...

i think if you don't mind arriving at stansted which is a bit far to the north from the city...then you might as well opt for air asia....the bus ticket from the airport to the city is only abt 9 pounds by taking either terravision or national express (which is by far the cheapest means of transportation, i believe)...plus you could enjoy a little sightseeing on your way to the city...

Hi all,

I'm planning to get a one way ticket too, but I heard that it might invite trouble at the entry. Can anyone give some advice on this?

For those already in the UK, can I know did u get a one way or return ticket?

Thanks

Cheers,
Jian ;)

One way ticket does not possess any problem. You have a valid entry to the UK for 2 years. And it's not possible to get a return ticket with the 2 years gap. I came through to the customs checking without any problem. The officer didn't ask me about return ticket. And if they did, I'll tell em that you can't get a 2 years gap return ticket.

My experience with the UK customs was smooth. The officer didn't even ask me where do I stay. I wrote down my arrival address as a hostel in London in the arrival card. But she just ask me simple question. How long are you planning to stay in the UK and do you know what you are permitted to do and not permitted to do. (I answered I can ONLY work for the period of 12 months , No professional sports and no business). Basic things.

Try to complete everything straight to the point. Make it easy for the officer and you too. Don't invite trouble.