I'm a malaysian who want to travel to UK as a working holiday maker to fulfill my goal. which is travel around more than 10 Europe country in two years time. my application has been made last end of Aug 2004. this is my second time application, my first time application won't sucess due to i mention about i want to travel Europe but not focus in UK, my applilcation made end of April 2004 and interview conducted in end of July 2004. i wonder what they will ask me during my interview? anyway, my interview will be end of July next year. is a long wait, i don't know whether anyone face this kind of problem like me? can someone give me some advice? it is an hardship for malaysian to travel around the world, especially western country, because of bad record. anything that i can do to bring the situation better off? please give me some advice. Thank you very very much, appreciate it.
I'm just like you wanting to backpack around Europe.
Sometime things just went out of our way.
We as a Malaysian, though is a commonwealth country, sometimes it's just a lil harsh when we asian trying to enter the door of western countries.
Afterall we're still a small country.
I hope everything will go smoothly on your coming interview.
Me myself are still hoping to get my Visa done on time. I'll keep my finger cross!
It is so difficult to try to advise you since it is an interview where questions are asked and your answers to the questions can lead to other questions to satisfy the Embassy official that your intentions are what you say. They are not trying to exclude you from visiting the UK, like always thay have a job to do and usually open and honest answers are all they want to be able to make an assessment. On your part you do need to know what your plans are.
The important things that I think you will need for the interview is to show that your intentions are to travel through the UK and Europe and return back home. Things like, your "Round the World Travel plan, arrangements made for countries you will visit after England.
Your previous interview should give you an idea of what thes questioons will be, they might ask about proof of possesions in Malaysia; property, car, bank account, family home, work plans for when you return all that sort of stuff.
Your reason for visiting the UK, what your palns are for your visit, where you will stay and who you will meet here, if you have someone here meeting you, then maybe a letter from them saying what plans they have for your visit.
Good luck on the interview and enjoy your visit when you get here.