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441. Posted by CtheWorld (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone here,

Just an idea to be share. Please don't get angry and get annoying.

Seems like everybody waiting for the visa to be approved here. Anyone had think about after getting your visa, and landed in London, what would be the life there? Any idea?

Maybe you can say that, you will get a job then start to work save the $$ and go for vacation. But
1. how much is the $$ that you need to save per month at least?
2.and how much is the salary you can earn in London?
3.How fast you can get a job before you finished the money you bring, and the most important thing.
4. do you have preparation to work as a waiter, promoter, or even a cleaner?

After the change of new policy, it seems like it is more difficult to get the visa. I personally feel that the waiting time of interview will let those people to think twice for the purpose of getting there. If you have the heart to explore there, you will really wait for it.

For the people that want to jump aeroplane and getting 50K RM back to malaysia , this is the great changes that they will be filter out from this scheme, or make them to be more diffult to live in London. I really feel that this kind of people had misuse the scheme that's the reason the immegresion is bcome more strict.

Actually i had plan to go UK under the scheme, and i had do some survey on the calculation of living fees, tax and etc. I will share it out here in the next post so that you guys going there will have some preparation, and for those in the UK pls give comments on this.

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443. Posted by CtheWorld (Budding Member 5 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi KOdy and everyone,

KODYYYY !!! Great to know you finally back to this forum and still up to date with the activities here. Cheers!!

Just want to clearify that the questions i listed is the FACTs that you all will be facing in UK though it's abit cruecial but you guys have to be prepare for it.

I like to change too and take this chance to have a look while i am still young. But before this, i will make sure that my journey will be more secure and more fun if i had some 'workings'plans and etc.

EG/Hints: You guys can use some websites to rent a room/aparment and negotiate the price with the owner before you go UK. Survey on which Zone you want to stay, the difference of price between the Zone 1 and 2 etc, how far from the city, ransportation, what is around that place etc. After u know all this it will make your journey more safe and secure. Not reach there only start looking for all the informations.

Do some homework before you go and Don't just go like the blind house fly.

C ya.

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Dare to Give, Dare to Take

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

Quoting daveh

Just to add to my last post and defend the immigration officials - too many people come here with a working visa and just 'disappear' and never leave the UK, so you may come with good intentions but not everyone does.

Hi dave. I never meant my post to sound like I dislike the English or have any hard feelings towards the immigration officer. A big part of the reason why I got my WHV in the first place was because I fell in love with the country and the people the firswt time I came here.

The incident at immigration I just put down to experience, and it's actually quite a funny story to tell to friends. I was just surprised she treated me so suspiciously when I never said anything incriminating. I am ALLOWED to work in whatever field I choose. I am also ALLOWED to work for two years as long as I take a holiday within that time. The official website even states that it is okay to apply for a permanent working visa after one year if I am sponsored by a company. That is how I understand the conditions of the visa, but I may be wrong. Also, from her line of questioning, it did not seem like she was worried about me overstaying my visa. Rather how I intended to spend the two years that my visa is valid for.

Anyway, from what I hear, the Australian immigration officers are just as tough ;)

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449. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

OK, i never took offence, sorry if i sounded like i did. I hope you have a great time for as long as you stay. If you come to Hampshire in the next couple of months give me a shout and i will take you for a beer. Otherwise, if you need advice just give me a shout.

450. Posted by dd (Budding Member 4 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

To all the UK Holiday maker out there, i m jumping into the big circle soon, i had got my air ticket, leaving on the jetplane on May 3, can i see a how of hand who is going to be hanging around London City at the same time, that we could probably meet up?
I have been told the process of getting a job in UK. To apply a job, we need to get a NI number (National Insurance), to have the NI number, we need to get a bank account, and to get a bank account u need to get some document with the proven mailing address, the most suggested ID is a provional license, eventhough u dont need it, if it make things easier, why not? the P license cost $38 and we can get the application from post office. Until we get a NI number, we can start appliying for a job thru jobsearch agency.
Is this how we have to go thru, anybody out there who knows the shortcut? Else i couldn't do anything till i reach London.

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