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241. Posted by mctnesh (Full Member 69 posts) 9y

Thanks TunaOK. :)

Will be as specific as i could with the travel plan. Not intending to have long paragraphs as if i have copy pasted from elsewhere. Hehe

242. Posted by enidmk (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

hey there. I am leaving to UK in 17 days.

However, I still have some questions on mind:

1. How do you bring your money there? Bank draft?
2. Is there any difficulty opening a bank account in UK upon arrival? Even if you are jobless?

Thanks. ;)

243. Posted by Speechless (Budding Member 2 posts) 9y

Hey,

Dont worry much.. i guess your situation isnt that bad afterall.
Try reading this local thread :-
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/434831/+120
I belief crystal_kit85 was in a similar situation as you, but got his/her visa approved ;)

Cheers :)[/quote]

Lolx, dude, i am crystal_kit85 from lowyat forum, what's your nick in lowyat? Man can't believe someone had actually quoted my case in this forum

244. Posted by skyef (Full Member 105 posts) 9y

hey there. I am leaving to UK in 17 days.

However, I still have some questions on mind:

1. How do you bring your money there? Bank draft?
2. Is there any difficulty opening a bank account in UK upon arrival? Even if you are jobless?

Thanks.

Hi enidmk,

For me i brought cash about £300, debit cards and credit credits when i came over. My plans then was the cash to be my expenses for the first week or so. Because obviously there are withdrawal charges using the debit cards, i'd withdraw (if only necessary) slightly more at one go and bank into my UK account. My only regret was not getting bit of travellers cheque because i lost my cards upon 1 week after arrival. Some people may feel it's not necessary for travellers cheque, but i guess it's individual decision.

Chances are you can't open an account if you're jobless due to security reasons and to prevent things like laundering. The bank would at least need a letter of employment from your company here. Do not be anxious (if you are:)), so long as soon you finally land yourself a job, an account will be easy.

245. Posted by enidmk (Budding Member 10 posts) 9y

Thanks skyef.

So basically you just bring over your ATM cards and credit cards with some cash on hand? Any idea how much they charge you for each withdrawal you made using ATM cards?

246. Posted by skyef (Full Member 105 posts) 9y

Hi enidmk,

Per withdrawal was SGD5 (i had a Singapore bank account), should be around there, but check with your bank for the exact. And your card should have at least the cirrus or maestro sign behind, which is worldwide recognise for cash withdrawal. A credit card in hand has helped in ways, e.g. getting cheaper train and bus tickets and of course accommodation booking through online while i'm here.

Cheers

247. Posted by mctnesh (Full Member 69 posts) 9y

Quoting Speechless

Hey,

Dont worry much.. i guess your situation isnt that bad afterall.
Try reading this local thread :-
http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/434831/+120
I belief crystal_kit85 was in a similar situation as you, but got his/her visa approved ;)

Cheers :)

Lolx, dude, i am crystal_kit85 from lowyat forum, what's your nick in lowyat? Man can't believe someone had actually quoted my case in this forum [/quote]

Lol... so you are the lucky dude i quoted! Good on you
Will be submitting my application earliest by the the 1st or 2nd week of October.
Fingers crossed

248. Posted by shirni (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

HELP!!!
i got my WHM approved since may...d visa begins aug 1st...BUT i m stil in msia!!!!
i have prob getting accomodations....
i only hav few frens in uk.. 3 to b exact
all promised to help...but bail out at d last minute....
i got my WHM approved easily....less than an hour when submitting....2 days to approved...no interviews...collect less than 20min...
and i tot getting d visa was d hard part!!!!

249. Posted by TunaOK (Budding Member 107 posts) 9y

Quoting shirni

HELP!!!
i got my WHM approved since may...d visa begins aug 1st...BUT i m stil in msia!!!!
i have prob getting accomodations....
i only hav few frens in uk.. 3 to b exact
all promised to help...but bail out at d last minute....
i got my WHM approved easily....less than an hour when submitting....2 days to approved...no interviews...collect less than 20min...
and i tot getting d visa was d hard part!!!!

So what kind of help is needed here ??
Accomodation ? advice of visa expiry or bashing up your friend that bail out ?

250. Posted by shirni (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

bash them? hahah...if i can get there to do tat.....
yea...i need help on accomodations....

and....do i need to get return tickets as well? coz i initially plan to get a one way ticket....

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