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371. Posted by neo619 (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Hi ,

I've a bunch of questions for the ones that are in the UK already on WHM doin' jobs and havin' fun. How easy/hard is it to acquire a job once ya are in london ? I am assumin' itz too tough for the ones that hv never been there and land up without any support either. Do the UK employers give a fair opportunity for the foreigners(spelling) like us for an office job ? Am very keen on workin' office jobs like everybody else here but also open to the other kinds.

For all ya experienced folks , I would request to type a lil' diary of how it was to live+work in london or UK in general till date. What were the challenges ya had to go thru before ya landed a job there ?

This thread has a high informative value as it is and such an add-on would further increase the importance of this thread.

Thanx a lot everybody and hv fun ,

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372. Posted by soarer (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

Quoting yapkh

Dear Kempes,

Yeah will keep u updated. no worry on that :P
btw the other problem is the holiday festival .....

should had applied it earlier and still shouldnt have done such a silly mistake by having inconsistancy in the form n plan

btw i tot of purchasing my airticket during this feb 19 (mas fair)
but guess it is impossible as my status as on today still with BHC

cheer u take care too .....

Dear All,

sometimes i wonder why do we really need to go thou all this when there is thousand of ppls going over as a visitor n than work n holiday illegally :P any yet no1 ever catch them too and when the passport expired they can still renew with their respective high comission in UK. and for us who wan a legal way got stuck n worry here

wat a world

if you dont mind to work for 3 pound an hour, come now, donch need to wait for your visa.

373. Posted by soarer (Budding Member 10 posts) 11y

Quoting neo619

Hi ,

I've a bunch of questions for the ones that are in the UK already on WHM doin' jobs and havin' fun. How easy/hard is it to acquire a job once ya are in london ? I am assumin' itz too tough for the ones that hv never been there and land up without any support either. Do the UK employers give a fair opportunity for the foreigners(spelling) like us for an office job ? Am very keen on workin' office jobs like everybody else here but also open to the other kinds.

For all ya experienced folks , I would request to type a lil' diary of how it was to live+work in london or UK in general till date. What were the challenges ya had to go thru before ya landed a job there ?

This thread has a high informative value as it is and such an add-on would further increase the importance of this thread.

Thanx a lot everybody and hv fun ,

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http://forums.delphiforums.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=UKWHM&msg=13.1

374. Posted by neo619 (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

This is the only message that came outta the link soarer had posted here :

From: tohandy 5:14 am
To: ALL (1 of 1)

13.1

There are plenty of jobs in London. The economy is thriving. Apparently holiday makers come here, look for a job, spend money here - it boosts the economy one way or another.

London is flooded with holiday makers. From SA and India in particular. Hardly any from Singapore or Malaysia.

Legally, national minimum wages starts from £4.85 an hour. However after tax and insurances, it could go down to as little as £2.8 - £3. Therefore some employers are willing to give cash in hand for illegal wages at £3 - £4 as it could save them plenty of work doing your tax returns.

Generally, you find many works illegally in oriental restaurants.

Sounds positive for very general jobs that are easy to find as in this case , Oriental restaurants. I guess , maybe ya could work part-time or durin' week-ends in those restaurants but remember they are illegal and hence safe to stay away from them. Tough but yet achievable thru extreme effort.

I would still love to read a story on how the WHM visa folks spent their first few weeks in the UK. That should make a great and a very helpful read.

Thanx soarer and everybody else ;),

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375. Posted by chineng (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Hello guys, just wondering how many of you have received an emial from British High Commission.

I had received it today via email from them requesting me to complete the attached supplementary questionnaire and return it to them asap if I wish to continue my applciation.

The following question has been asked

1. How long do you intend to say in UK ?
2. When do you plan to travel to UK ?
3. How much money do you have available for your stay in UK ?
4. How much time do you intend to spend working and holidaying in UK ?
5. Will you be attending any course of study during your time in UK ?
6. Have you arranged employment in UK ? If yes, please give details.
7. Are you married ?
8. Do you have any dependant children ?
9. Have you previously spent time in the UK as working holidaymaker ?

Can any one help to ans the above question ?

376. Posted by Kempes (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y

Hello to All,

Yeah, I've also received an email from the BHC informing me about my application pending for my confirmation. The confirmation here simply means the need for me to acknowledge the fact that there's changes to the requirements, hence the need to complete the revised questionnaire. I guess every application that reached them before the new changes will have to go through this. I reckon its because they do not want us to counter-attack them with our understanding that we have on the old rulling with the new requirements. In layman terms, they want us to acknowledge the fact that we will be subjected to the new requirements although we've logged in our applications way before the new rullings, is that clear mates?

Yap, what about yourself? Have you received an email from them today?

Chineng, as much as we're all here to share information that could help in our applications, there's lines that we certaily can't cross. In this case, I'm not too sure if anyone here can help you to answer your queries. The new questions are additional questions to the existing ones and frankly speaking, most are straight forward. Tricky ones I've identified were:

4) How much time do you intend to spend working and holidaying in UK?

5) Will you be attending any course of study during your time in UK?

6) Have you arranged employment in UK? If yes, please give details.

Its as if the Entry Clearance wants to test our understanding on this scheme and what we can or can't do with this visa. So, Chineng, just answer it honestly and I'm sure you'll be fine. ;)

377. Posted by Achiever (Full Member 18 posts) 11y

Hi All & to neo,

  • **this is the mail from neo...*** in the reference for the following email...

"Tinman :
No we dun need to be havin' accomodation booked before applyin' for the visa but they hv a field in the form that asks ya whether ya got anybody in the UK ya'll be livin' with. Not sure if itz optional or not. Get the forms from the UK Consulate and call them up ,they r pretty helpful but they dun answer anythin' on behalf of the visa consular officers. Meanin' , they won't be helpin' ya outta the box , 'coz they r probably advised not to. Get a travellin' consultant for more info.

Therez a guy from india , named achiever who recently received his WHM visa. However , hez too choosy and won't answer to guyz. He hasn't still replied to my PM thatz now probably more than 2 weeks old but he loves to help the indian gals that hv similar questions to an extent of chattin' with them on Yahoo and postin' the conversation here. In his most recent post , he said he'll be flyin' on the 19th. Try ur luck and post him some messages , maybe ya r lucky .

Good luck....

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My friend neo , first of all i must inform u hat i haven't received any email from u.Otherwise sooner or later i must have send a reply to it...

I just arrived in london on 20th Feb & reading my mails after 3 days...So...

i will try my level best to help who are applying for the WHM or need any help from me for the same...

& rest who are in London already u can keep in touch with me ... as i also wanted to keep in touch with the forum guys who are already there...My contact no. to catch me in London is : 0790 671 8067

Hope to get many calls now...

Thanx for achnowledging me neo ... hope to get a reply from u ...bye for now..take care all...

Ashish Bansal(Achiever)

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379. Posted by yapkh (Budding Member 34 posts) 11y

OMG I did not receive any email from them

is this mean my appt is not even being process yet

So sad :(

380. Posted by neo619 (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y

Ok , now ,achiever I didn't realize that ya never recieved my PM's for it would show as sent for me.....ummmm....thatz strange. Newayz , good to see ur posts again.

I've a few questions for ya. What amount of money did ya display to the consulate ? Hv ya ever had any UK visas prior to this ? I've got a US Student visa refusal , so what do ya think are my chances ??

thanx dude,

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