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341. Posted by cottonwool (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hello people:) i am so excited to read all these about WHM because i want to be one WHM from Malaysia. I have met all the criteria for a WHM so where should i start now, sorry... i know this is a very stupid question to ask..but i hope someone can help me.

1.)I have friends in UK that can let me stay with them when i am there so do i need them to write to me in snail mail to prove that i am invited to stay with them?

2.)Do i have to put in my itenaries for the first month in UK?

3.)I need to provide financial statement like FD and account book of my self and my sponsor (eg family members) added amount about RM15k?

4.) I must buy the flight ticket first?? no right????

5.) How long does it take from the day you send in application form to the day you get the visa?

Okie thanks peeps i hope someone can help me:)

PS:okie to go alone if i am a girl?

342. Posted by mctnesh (Full Member 69 posts) 8y

Quoting cottonwool

Hello people:) i am so excited to read all these about WHM because i want to be one WHM from Malaysia. I have met all the criteria for a WHM so where should i start now, sorry... i know this is a very stupid question to ask..but i hope someone can help me.

1.)I have friends in UK that can let me stay with them when i am there so do i need them to write to me in snail mail to prove that i am invited to stay with them?

2.)Do i have to put in my itenaries for the first month in UK?

3.)I need to provide financial statement like FD and account book of my self and my sponsor (eg family members) added amount about RM15k?

4.) I must buy the flight ticket first?? no right????

5.) How long does it take from the day you send in application form to the day you get the visa?

Okie thanks peeps i hope someone can help me:)

PS:okie to go alone if i am a girl?

Hi cottonwool,
You are at the right place to ask questions :)

1.)I have friends in UK that can let me stay with them when i am there so do i need them to write to me in snail mail to prove that i am invited to stay with them?

Yes, you need a letter of invitation (original and signed) by your friend from UK. He/She also needs to submit tenancy agreement or S&P Agreement of the property as a proof.

2.)Do i have to put in my itenaries for the first month in UK?

Very Important! Provide a travel plan to all the places you wish to visit within your 2 years visa to convince the officers.

3.)I need to provide financial statement like FD and account book of my self and my sponsor (eg family members) added amount about RM15k?

Frankly, RM15K shud be able to make the cut but not too impressive. This is my personal opinion.

4.) I must buy the flight ticket first?? no right????

Offcourse no. Purchase your flight ticket ONLY upon getting your visa :)

5.) How long does it take from the day you send in application form to the day you get the visa?

You may check with VFS. Straightforward applications will take 2-5 working days. Shall there be an interview, you will be called in for interview at British High Comms.

And hell yeah.... its ok for a girl to travel alone as long you meet the requrements set

343. Posted by marc_us82 (Budding Member 18 posts) 8y

Quoting zero_cool

Hey there,

Thank for the reply. I googled that woman (Rebecca Jane Dagg) and found out that there's somekind of scam/spam in GUMTREE. Another Spanish gal also received the same kind of offer but when she told her that she wanted the room to be viewed by another friend of her who's already in London. That Rebecca chicken out and didnt want to proceed. She gave me a phone no. but I tried to call many times and there was no answer. Anyway, just forget it. I'll just go to London and dump my stuff at a friend's friend and check-in at a backpackers lodge and just stay there for a week or two while finding a job and identify where I wanna stay. I think that's the best thing I can do for now. All of us should gather and share a dorm together. That will be fun!

zero_cool

Hey peeps, can i just offer some advice?

i've been here since June, and have always been using Gumtree to look for accommodation, the website is updated daily and the service doesnt involve going through agents, except otherwise advertised. It didnt take me longer than two days to get the room that satisfied me, and boy, it was the best decision ever.

I moved in to North Acton, shared my room with another mexican dude, and the rest of the housemates include a korean girl, an english girl, two spanish dudes, and one south african guy. Let me tell you this, we have the best time of our life, we club together, cook together, went to the park for the sunshine (summer) together, pretty much just chillout and party alot.

In fact, ive just come back to London after a two-month vacation in france, germany and spain, and as you would have guessed, i stayed with the spanish boys when i was in Spain and saved loads. I even went bullfighting in the village, how awesome is that? you have no idea...

it's always good to come to a foreign place and get to know lotsa foreign friends, and what better ways than to actually live together? there's nothing wrong with gumtree at all, im right now staying with three hungarians and an english guy in Hoxton, and they are all cool folks, and yeah, i found this room through gumtree as well...

When you are out here backpacking or traveling or whatever you would like to call it, just open up yourself and be acceptance of others, if not, why bother coming at all if you are gonna mix with your own kind as though you were back in KL...

im looking forward to my next trip to Italy, Austria, Greece and eastern europe...

good luck to all...

Marcus

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 9, 2007, at 1:52 AM by marc_us82 ]

344. Posted by cheongpy (Budding Member 7 posts) 8y

Hi guys, my name is py, I am planning to apply the WHM soon..After reading this forum, that's lot information I can get from yours posting. It so great.. that is few questions i want to ask before proceeding to my application.

1. I have a friend who is stuying in UK now, she will provide me the accormodation once I arrive UK, is it possible for me to write down her detail in the application form since she is not working UK, she is only a master student?

2. About the financial statement, I don have any bank statements or FD to proof my financial status. However, I save all my money under the Wawasan 2020 fund and also the Amanah Saham Malaysia Fund. I do have account book from these two accounts, can I use these to proof my financial status?

3. Do I need to submit my original account book for the application or I can photocopy it and certify by the Commision of Oath enough?

Thank you so much..;)

345. Posted by mctnesh (Full Member 69 posts) 8y

Hi there,

1. I have a friend who is stuying in UK now, she will provide me the accormodation once I arrive UK, is it possible for me to write down her detail in the application form since she is not working UK, she is only a master student?

Since she is just sponsoring accommodation, it is not necessary to provide her employment details. However, she needs to write you an invitation letter & provide the tenancy agreement or S&P document of the house/apartment.

2. About the financial statement, I don have any bank statements or FD to proof my financial status. However, I save all my money under the Wawasan 2020 fund and also the Amanah Saham Malaysia Fund. I do have account book from these two accounts, can I use these to proof my financial status?

As long it is from authorised financial instituition, i guess you can show it as your financial evidence.

3. Do I need to submit my original account book for the application or I can photocopy it and certify by the Commision of Oath enough?

You have the option of sending your original account book, else just make photocopy & get it certified by the Comms of Oath.

Cheers

346. Posted by xinghuat (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Appeal Procedure

Meng yew and Zero,

i just rejected by the BHC of my WHM application due to not satisfied that i m well established in Malaysia either financially or in employment becos i didn`t report to them about my employment history, i thought it should be enough after i show them all the bank statements of myself and my parents. finally the refused my application and ask me to provide more sufficient document about my employment part.

actually my motif is using this chance to travel around UK and Europe which i never been when last trip i went to last three years, i not really sure i will work or not, but it not important to me, cos i just wan to experience some different culture and lifestyle i missed out. i have to admit i prepared it lightly, everything with very simple ways, so this is the way i should treated.

Mengyew and zero,

i decided want to appeal to BHM, tell them my damn short employment history, write a long letter to explain how can i survive there. could u tell me how the procedure u all did? i read the instruction from the papers they gave me, but it not really sufficient. i m going to do it by post, wat is the documents i need to post to them when appeal? passport? have u all passed all the original copies of ur documents when appeal? m i need to just pass up all the documents again like wat i passed up before?

a bit sad with the refusal of my application, know how it came, but why? wuwuwu.....

hopefully it can go through after the appeal, mengyew and zero, hope can hear from u all reply soon, thank you very much!!

347. Posted by xinghuat (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

mctnesh, do u have any idea about appeal procedure?

anyone else can help me about appeal procedure?

thank you very very much!

348. Posted by kila_kila (Budding Member 36 posts) 8y

so queit here recently.

hey just want to ask is it ok to pay the fees first and then submit the application two weeks later??

349. Posted by mctnesh (Full Member 69 posts) 8y

Hi kila_kila,

Yup its been quiet for some time, guess no new applicants.
How about you?

To answer your question, once you made the payment, you have 30 Days to submit your full application.
But my question is why would you wanna pay so early and submit 2 weeks later?
Just make payment 1 or 2 days before you make any submission :)

350. Posted by travelite8 (Budding Member 62 posts) 8y

Hi.. i hav finished reading all the post in this thread.. really a lot of information.
I am going to submit my application coming monday. i hope i dont have to go through interview.

2 things i m not very sure.
1. can payment be made at VFS by cash and at the same time submit the application??
i saw in the thread that it is possible. but the VFS said it otherwise. I believe personal experience is better than VFS website.
2. if i were to be called for interview, can i ask for my passport back and arrange the interview later?? i couldnt wait that long for the interview because i am working in china and i need the passport. i only have one week in malaysia from dec1 to dec8. i tried to call the VFS but no one is free to answer the call.

hope someone could answer it.

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