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561. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

As Kempes said, this thought is completely EDIOT and a selfish act!. Selfish yes, but i didn't mention Idiotic. To all the readers of this post, kindly take note of this. What's more, as quoted from post 536 by Cikusang :To those stupid or fools out there, USE YOUR BRAIN TO THINK AND NOT YOUR ASXX - we are educated people and not BARBARIANS. May i add that educated people do use their brains and we certainly do not use words like ASXX and BARBARIANS. Cool down mate.

Yes, I admit it's my fault on 'adding' something irrational. SORRY for my outraged words. Thanks Kempes for correcting me on this.


562. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Quoting elliot_aus

I have a problem!
I am in the United States, been out of Australia since mid april! I have applied for and received my working holiday maker visa - no probs! I know that it is a bitch at heathrow - BUT i dont have a current statement with me - i have the one i got in feb, but i have travelled, and i dunno if theyll believe that i still have enough money!?! I have my return ticket - and i have 2 credit cards!

will i have a problem? should i print stuff from my internet banking that says i still have enough money???

hope you can help

Elliot, I would print something off just in case, but I really don't think you will have any problem at all:)
Good Luck to you !

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

Quoting Kempes

You guys must not give up and because the suspension is indefinate and god knows when they are going to lift the suspension. While that is taking place, I suggest you all take more time to plan for your working holiday because it is not as easy as it sounds. Even if u managed to get a WH visa, it is only the beginning of the whole thing. It is definately not easy renting the right place in London and looking for your desired job. Even if one has managed to sort that out, it is gonna be one hell of a tough time opening a bank account and sorting out a national number as it is both tied to getting a job plus the need to proof that one has received letters addressed to their rented accomodation. U see guys, its not that easy. So while you guys have the additional time to wait for the UK govt to lift the suspension, I'd highly suggest that u do your homework right now. Find out how can u open a bank account and apply for a national insurance number.

To Kempes,

Thank you for your post. It was really a good one. I was following this thread before the UKWHM Visa was suspended. Was planning to apply but got surprised by the suspension. So, I'm now waiting for it to be lifted. I hope it will be soon. Meanwhile, I'm gonna take your advice to prepare myself better before I head to UK. Thanks!

BTW, how do we solve the Catch-22 situation between getting a bank account and getting accomodation.. sounds as though you need one before the other. Please post more info on the important things that we need to note. :-)

565. Posted by raj123 (Budding Member 4 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

hi all,

i've been workin for call centers for the passed two yrs, though i am unempolyed at the moment. i wish to apply for a WHM visa and my question i apply as unempolyed ?
wat kind of funds do i show in bank a/c ?
any help wud be appreciated.

566. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

all i can say is be patient for the WHM to come back. It might or might not come back. good luck

567. Posted by sylvyy (Full Member 25 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

anyone who are interested to come to the meet up please contact me personally so i can invite you guys to the other website called where we post our event. bye! good luck!

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

Information on opening UK Bank Accounts

For those UKWHS visa holders from Singapore - I managed to open a UK HSBC savings account from their International Banking Centre (IBC) down at Orchard Road. No hassles except that the application approval took about 3 weeks.

For those UKWHS from Malaysia - Try & see if HSBC Malaysia has an IBC division or if they can help you tie up with the HSBC IBC in Singapore.

As far as I can see, one less hassle once you get to UK. Anyone requires additional info, pls message me.


569. Posted by jasminelai (Budding Member 3 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

This is my first time in this forum and am very happy to find out this website by chance. Well as for me I got back from UK in Jan 2005. It was so sad to come back to Malaysia as I have fallen in love with the place.

I would strongly recommend to anyone to apply for this visa sadly to say that it was suspended for the time being. I had lotsa fun during my stay in the UK and have travel to many places that I had never dreamt I would step my foot on.

Well, to those who is still there cherish the moment there and had fun.

570. Posted by moezsd (Budding Member 9 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi Nazir,

Thank your for the information on the bank accounts. Also.. What all documents did you require at the HSBC cbank for the application approval?

and also can you let me know and good places for acommodation in london..
Thank you,

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