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701. Posted by v26 (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

[Quoting GerryKhong]
yes, you can visit any eu country, but you cant work. you can only work in the uk with the whv

thanks Gerry,

are u meaning that we can hold the UK HWV to go around other EU country?
but i am still have doubt about the Schengen visa, i had read through other post saying that we need to have S-Visa to visit to European Union which UK is not in the list.
i am really counfuse now.

hope u can explain more detail on this..

thanks again :)

702. Posted by chaiklee79 (Budding Member 8 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Quoting sadjordan

yup! Lee.. do update to us...
i think already approved just busy to call u up due to many ppls applied and conduct interviews everyday. be patient man!

Hie all ,today i get my UK VISA already .So i plan to depart on JULY .For you all info ,i m currently work as a network engineer .so ,is it really very hard to get profesional job ?ANyone here get an IT job ?

703. Posted by ccOH (Budding Member 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I've got the UK working holiday visa. I'm going there by end of May with a friend. Hope someone could give me advice on below:

1) Which part of UK is a good point to start with? looking for somewhere with lower living cost, job opportunities, nice people around, nice scenery.

2) Which is the better bank in UK? How can I open a bank account from Malaysia? Kindly let me know the procedures.

3) What are the other useful information i need to know or necessary preparation?


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704. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

dear v26,
i have never heard of the Schengen visa before. cant help you since i dont know about this visa.

if you have a WHV, and if the immigration officer were to ask you where you would like to visit, upon arrival at Heathrow or Manchester International Airport, just tell them that you intend to visit the places that are in the UK.

tell them you would like to see Big Ben, visit Oxford, Bath, York, Cardiff, Liverpool or any other interesting places.

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 15, 2007, at 4:28 PM by GerryKhong ]

705. Posted by Jerrycrow (Full Member 165 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Dear ohchaichin,

London should be the place to start, there should be a lot of job opportunities in this mega city. Unfortunately the cost of living is extremely expensive, the people are a bit less friendly too. Low cost of living is usually associated to been further away from the big cities, the UK is such a vast country, it is hard to know where to start. I started my journey in Oxford and it is the second most expensive city in the UK (from what I have bee told).

To open a bank, you need a proof of identification, like a passport or a UK driving license. Then you will need a proof of address which has your name and address on it, like a landline phone bill, gas bill, electricity bill for the past 3 months. It is really strict to open a bank account, wish you luck on this one.

Don’t be nervous when talking to an immigration officer in the airport. And prepare your mind for a society which is imploding from within, in terms of politics, greedy banks and social demise of the morality of teenagers whose only purpose in life is to wait till the weekend to get drunk and abuse anybody within an earshot. Be excited with a new culture, but don’t get too involved in it, don’t drink too much and don’t do drugs.

706. Posted by waterlily (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello ohchaichin,

I opened my bank account at HSBC by just providing them the latest month's BT bill (landline phone bill). I only managed to open a Basic Bank Account (with just a bank card; no debit/ credit card) that time as I didn't have a job. However, the officer told me that I can open another current acc when I start working.

I've heard from a friend that he opened his acc at HSBC M'sia, and he's able to access his acc here without any charges when making withdrawals. I think it's easier & faster to open the acc back home.

Hope this helps.


[ Edit: Edited on Apr 16, 2007, at 5:27 AM by waterlily ]

707. Posted by antimioni (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I am currently in uk with WHM visa and trying to find a job in IT. Indeed there are lots of vacancies in everywhere, I registered with some job agencies and received numerous calls on IT job, however, most of them turned back when they knew about my visa status. They advised me to take up contract or temporary job instead. I am still looking for it. Is anyone there know about IT job oppurtunities available?

[ Edit: Edited on Apr 16, 2007, at 3:55 PM by antimioni ]

708. Posted by waterlily (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi antimioni,

Yes, it's difficult to get a permanent job for someone with the WHM visa. I experienced the same too. I started looking for a job about 2 months ago & have recently secured a contract job through an agent.

There are plenty of contract & temporary jobs advertised on totaljobs, monster & so on, you'll be able to get the contacts of agents (especially those specialized in contract/ temp) whom can help you to get your desired job.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

709. Posted by antimioni (Budding Member 4 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi Waterlily,

It is great to hear that you have get an offer. I see a lot of advertisement sticking outside the agencies but in fact they told me that there are not much job offered and they just keep a copy of my CV. I still finding a job and hopefully it wont take too long. Thanks for your infomation.

710. Posted by jazzies (Inactive 13 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hi antimoni,

It's quite impossible to get an offer from the jobcentre. You should try harder from recruitment websites. Don't worry if its a contract placement, there will be a chance of work permit sponsorship if you manage to proof your self.

What area in IT are you specialised in by any chance?

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