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291. Posted by Achiever (Full Member 18 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Guys once again...,

i was talking to one more friend who I met thru this Forum only...She is jyothi...& she is about to apply for WHM ...She was having some questions which I tried to answer in the best possible manner..although they are just couple of them,.. I am mailing the chat it might be helpful for those who are applying for WHM.

The chat is as follows:

jyots_mai: hi ashish...jyothi here...
jyots_mai: hw r u??
ashish_bansal_99 : Hi
ashish_bansal_99 : I am fine
ashish_bansal_99 : What about u dear
ashish_bansal_99 : What's up in Life?
jyots_mai: hey congraulations...!!!
jyots_mai: u made it..!!
ashish_bansal_99 : Thanx
ashish_bansal_99 : & Best Of Luck to u as well
jyots_mai: did u receive my mail...
jyots_mai: thank u...
jyots_mai: so when r u planning to fly??
jyots_mai: to the UK??
ashish_bansal_99 : So
ashish_bansal_99 : Where is r file right now?
jyots_mai: i dint apply yet...planning to somewhere in feb end..
ashish_bansal_99 : Mid or Early march
ashish_bansal_99 : Ok
jyots_mai: that's gr8..
ashish_bansal_99 : Wat's stopping to ubmit it now
ashish_bansal_99 : ?
ashish_bansal_99 :
jyots_mai: i'm not yet done with all the docs..
ashish_bansal_99 : ok
ashish_bansal_99 : I was just reading ur mail
jyots_mai: n also i dont have the complete info..
ashish_bansal_99 : Go ahead & u can ask me
jyots_mai: thank u...
jyots_mai: firstly tell me abt u...i mean did u face the peersonal interview??
ashish_bansal_99 :
jyots_mai: what does that mean???shud i think it's yes..??
jyots_mai: i mean u were called for the interview??
ashish_bansal_99 : I will respond to u in 2 days time all ur questions
jyots_mai: okay...
ashish_bansal_99 : Rest for any small quest's u can ask me right away
jyots_mai: i will be waiting in that case...
jyots_mai: fine...what's the bank bal does one need to show??
ashish_bansal_99 : Approx 2.5-3 Lakh
ashish_bansal_99 : in ur a/c
ashish_bansal_99 : If some body is sponsering u
ashish_bansal_99 : Just show approx 1 in his/her a/c
ashish_bansal_99 : 70-80 will also do
jyots_mai: that's enuff??
jyots_mai: u mean 2-3 lacs of bank bal in my account..n abt 1 lakh from my sister's/brother-in-law's account
ashish_bansal_99 : Yes
jyots_mai: and does the sponsor need to show any kind of docs other than the bank bal statement..??
ashish_bansal_99 : Bank Balance + there employement status
ashish_bansal_99 : Nothing else
jyots_mai: n from my side??
jyots_mai: do i need to show any kind of work experience??
ashish_bansal_99 : Show what u have
ashish_bansal_99 : no access no below
jyots_mai: whaaaaat??
ashish_bansal_99 : I said show the exp that u have
ashish_bansal_99 : That's it
ashish_bansal_99 :
jyots_mai: ok...ok...
jyots_mai: is it ok even i dont show any expr...??
ashish_bansal_99 : Yeah
jyots_mai: but what shud the purpose of the visit???i mean what shud be the specific reason behind applying for WHM??
ashish_bansal_99 : Actually there is no specific reason
ashish_bansal_99 : The base line is although they know that u will be going there for work
ashish_bansal_99 : But in ur Other info . write a letter stating that u just completed ur education
ashish_bansal_99 : & looking for good exp.
ashish_bansal_99 : + international exposure
ashish_bansal_99 : I thinks that;s enough
ashish_bansal_99 : Hey if u do not mind
ashish_bansal_99 : Can u mail me the complete copy of chat that we had right now on a word document
ashish_bansal_99 : ?
ashish_bansal_99 : plz
ashish_bansal_99 : right now
jyots_mai: sure...
ashish_bansal_99 :
jyots_mai: in fact i was doing that...
ashish_bansal_99 : I am waiting
ashish_bansal_99 : Got a very good idea

  • this the idea what i got...


292. Posted by feradh (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Everybody..

I need to know whether anybody has applied for WHM visa from a country other than their native country..if so, what would be the documentational requirements..Im currently employed in the middle east and a south asian national.
Anybody who has faced an interview in the above situation may directly contact me at feradh at h o t m a i l . c o m

Anybody's help will be immensely appreciated..

peace n out

293. Posted by Achiever (Full Member 18 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Guys' who are already there can anybody give me a good idea about the accomodation Zone Wise or Region wise...???

I will be really greatful...+ The possible 1st month expenses... + things which we do not forget before coming >>???

294. Posted by Achtung (Budding Member 12 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Ashish...and the rest of the aspiring WHV might want to glance thru this site for info on where in London to live... (click on "area info")

Very useful...

295. Posted by Achtung (Budding Member 12 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Point to ponder...everyone's all up in arms about how difficult it is to open a bank account in the UK.

Lets say you DO get a reference letter from your bank in S'pore or Malaysia...have you given thought to HOW MUCH you'd need to deposit initially to open an account ?? How much would you need to maintain as a float in order to avoid paying a finance charge ??

296. Posted by ryuska (Budding Member 30 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I've checked with HSBC SG. There's no minimum deposit required to set up a UK Bank account (with HSBC).

Also, you are not required to maintain a minimum balance in the account, as there're no finance charge.

Perhaps you can log on to to verify. Or send HSBC UK an email to clarify.


297. Posted by crazynuts (Budding Member 7 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Personally, i did not find it a hassle at all opening a bank account, but that may just be my branch. I went to hsbc and all they needed was a few forms of id and a letter from my employer. It was pretty much done straight away. They let me use my malaysian address as correspondence and i could change that through their customer service number once my account was opened. That was the seconf bank i tried. The first one was lloyds tsb, they turned me away as they said i need proof of a uk address, one which i did not have at the time, but they did give me a form which allowed another customer of the bank to be my reference so i could open a bank account with them. I didnt take this route as i did not know anyone with a lloyds tsb account. Im not sure if the other banks allow this as well...could be worth asking.

Now im not saying that it will be a breeze for everyone opening a bank account with hsbc, and i could have just been lucky but i think you should try hsbc first.

298. Posted by spell (Budding Member 7 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Bank Account

wrt uk residence address to apply for a bank acct, if you have a friend or relative living in the uk, can't you just use their address, even if you are not actually staying with them?

299. Posted by oshy_79 (Budding Member 18 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Thanks flyaway, kody and YS.

300. Posted by yogb21 (Budding Member 2 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hey ! :)

I got UK WHM visa and will be in London on 2nd Feb 2005.
Any desi (India+Paki) coming to UK in this period .Would like to meet/talk to you.

Contact me at :)

Best Regards!

/ Yogesh

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