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801. Posted by popcornpop (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Quoting taigra

Quoting aena

Hi Popcornie,

I read about the reason you've been called up for an interview. Actually I am about to do the same thing as you.. which my parents will sponsor my expenses i.e. flight etc so they will transfer some money to my account. I understand that I need to show proof from where the money come from..would it be necessary if I just submit photocopy of their bank account (Kinda FD) or I still need to submit the original one? one more thing, what do you mean need to show the sources? So I need to submit all the docs on income tax/paysslip for both of parents?

I have sponsor in the UK as well which is my partner's sis who is PR and married to a British. I am applying together with my do you think 8-10K will be enough as I have already had sponsor(for accomodation & food) in the UK. What do you think?

since you are putting your parents as sponsor the you have to include all docs u have mentioned, original and copy.
if you have >10k to proof then just put in extra there is still no clear minimum or maximum to qualify but the main reason here is that to ensure you won't need to apply for british government support. nobody will think u are over qualified as the money is use for your travel expenses the more the better. unless u r self sponsored, too much they might ask where u get it and if from work then they will ask why u r willing to give u a highly paid job to go holiday in uk and how sure u can get back to the same level 2 yrs later.

seee yaaa


Dear aena,

Since taigra has answered, I can only add this: all bank statements that you get from bank must show name of account holder and bank chop - even if without a signature from the bank officer is also ok.

I produced my personal RHB Statement Account with bank stamp - which means no passbook - and I did not see that the piece of paper didn't bear my name So the ECO argued that this account statement doesn't have a name and therefore does not indicate that this $$ were directed to me. From what the ECO said, I didn't show the trail of money of how this amount came to be in the account-with-no-bearer's-name - as I didn't include the FD withdrawal slip.

So, to have a better chance, you need to show all evidence. As much as you can lol Some can be just so lucky lol


802. Posted by yingtey (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Hi pop,

Tomorrow's my interview and I know it's a little last minute to ask this, but, I've actually got savings under my name (submitted with bank statement and passbook) which is equivalent to 15K. Friends will be providing accommodation and my dad will put in money if needed-I mean, he hasn't transferred the funds into my account yet, but I've submitted his original passbook along with the application. What do you reckon? Oh boy-wish me luck. I hope I live to tell the tale.

Thanks to everyone for getting me this far..especially to popcormie!!!

Ciao! :)

803. Posted by yingtey (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Hey guys,

I got my visa approved!!!!! Thanks everyone! Now for the rest of you, seems like the standard questions are pretty much like
1) How do you intend to support yourself?
2) Is that your personal savings? How long did it take for you to save it?
3) What do you plan to do in the UK (bring along your travel plan with you and elaborate on that). Just name 3-5 towns and elaborate specifically on why you wanna go there.
4) Are you employed? What do you do?
5) How much do you intend to bring with you?
6) Who are your friends and what do they do in the UK?
7) What course do you plan to do in the UK?
8) How long do you want to be in the UK?
9) Where did you get your information from?

Along with my interview, I submitted a new set of travel itinerary, my couchsurfing profile (to prove that I'm a genuine traveller), and another email invitation from a friend, inviting me to stay at his place.

The interview was pretty fast and the man who interviewed me was alright. He even told me to go to Germany if I want to participate in beer festivals and that UK's ales are all pretty weird. He also commented that my travel plan was impressive and it's obvious that I took a lot time research on it. He said, "You're the first person this year that mentioned about places that no one else knew about.." (So remember, sprinkle a few unique towns in your itinerary).

Smile, be confident and know your plans by heart.

Buona fortuna tutti! (Good luck everyone)

804. Posted by popcornpop (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Hi Ying!

It's heartwarming to see you got your visa :) I'm really happy for you :) In a way, your visa approval helped to lift my mood too lol :)

No worries. I can only help just a little bit with my long winded posts. Anyway, I need to cut short my post


805. Posted by yingtey (Budding Member 12 posts) 8y

Awwww, popcornie!!!

No, don't cut your posts short....they are helpful because they're long!!!!!!

I hope your appeal gets through...really. And I'll buy you a beer when you get to UK! :)

Keep fighting!

806. Posted by Faheem (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

Hi I am Faheem,
Does anyone have sample format of covering letter ,
accomodation letter and rough travel plan
which need to submit along with the WHMV application.

807. Posted by esthernity (Budding Member 19 posts) 8y

thank god i m here in uk for 3 days d....
luckily the immigration didn't ask so much....
anyone at sunderland , new castle???;)
but now i got a question....i didn't apply international driving license at Malaysia...
How i going to apply international driving license at UK with my Malaysia driving license?????
Hope to hear from y'all soon....

Thanks & best regards,

808. Posted by aena (Budding Member 9 posts) 8y

Thanks Taigra and Pop for your feedback and advise...It has been quite some time for me to sort all the docs to support my application. I have not submitted yet maybe this week I am kinda excited & anxious

To Est,

I have heard from my friend who used to live in the UK actually in Newcastle itself, according to him, Malaysians driving license valid in the UK as we use same system and law. He added if police traffic ever stop you on the road, you can tell them you've just arrived and will apply for UK driving license soon. Most Malaysians especially women use this tactic and have not applied at all. You may check with the local to verify.

809. Posted by lep (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hi, this is my first post and actually I have got my Visa approved. Just here checking if there is anyone taking off on 8th June'08, by British Airways? As I will be going alone to meet my friends there. Please let me know if anyone if on the same flight with me! Thanks.

All The Best to the rest..!!


810. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

For Working Holidaymakers intending to drive in the UK on a Malaysian Driving Licence, note that you can only drive one legally for up to 12 months.


Driving on licences from all other countries, and students on a foreign licence

If you are a visitor, resident or student in Great Britain (GB) and still have a driving licence issued in the country you have come from, there are certain conditions that affect how long you can drive, and what you can drive in Great Britain.


Getting a driving licence in the UK is not as easy as in Malaysia, and it is more expensive than getting the International Driving Permit. I'd suggest that you get an International Driving Permit from the Road Transport Department or AAM before leaving the country. As of May 2008, it's RM150/year.

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