NEW VISA REQUIREMENT FOR STUDENTS, ADDED MARCH 9, 2009, EFFECTIVE MARCH 31, 2009


PUCCA

Thanks a lot Naija!!!!!! which are u going to? also UCL or LSE i think you mentioned before,,not sure1

I will keep you informed about the visa results! :)

Thanks a lot Naija!!!!!! which are u going to? also UCL or LSE i think you mentioned before,,not sure1

I will keep you informed about the visa results! :)
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PUCCA

hey pucca, am sure u will get the visa, i spent nights and nights agonizing over the "mistakes" and errors i made on my application.

But it all turned out well..we all have our fingers crossed and believing God you will get it!!


Thanks a lottt lets see what happens,,,im also agonizing here yessss

<blockquote>hey pucca, am sure u will get the visa, i spent nights and nights agonizing over the "mistakes" and errors i made on my application.

But it all turned out well..we all have our fingers crossed and believing God you will get it!!</blockquote>

Thanks a lottt lets see what happens,,,im also agonizing here yessss
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PUCCA

hi Pucca, just wish u had tabled this b4 submitting i wld have adviced you candidly to go bak and add more money to your bank accont then ask your bank to print another statement bearing the specified ammount based on the conversion rate. however, I wld like to ask if you checkd the oanda website cos the converrsion rate at the oanda website superceeds the conversion rate stated by your bank.( that is what the UKBA wld use to assess level of funds). the other fears about filling of your forms is uncalled for. you are absolutely correct. if you have finishes paying your tuition fees, all you just need sice yould be in london is 7200 and not 9600.
nevertheless, lets be hopeful . you may be granted your visa. you have done your best to make up for the deficit by including a letter from your parents, that should be enough to grant you but at the discretion of the entry clearance officer.(if the account is not jointly held by you and your parents)
cheer up and be hopeful. wish you all the best



I KNOW PATTO im so dumb i should have asked before submitting but i have no idea really why i didnt,,,apparently im better at giving advide than doing it myself hehehe

I however added more money to my account and my parents are gonna send me a new letter just in case sometimes happens,,i also got my accommodation offer 2 days ago so i also paid the deposit so I hope this also helps to convince them im more than ready to go to UCL!

<blockquote>hi Pucca, just wish u had tabled this b4 submitting i wld have adviced you candidly to go bak and add more money to your bank accont then ask your bank to print another statement bearing the specified ammount based on the conversion rate. however, I wld like to ask if you checkd the oanda website cos the converrsion rate at the oanda website superceeds the conversion rate stated by your bank.( that is what the UKBA wld use to assess level of funds). the other fears about filling of your forms is uncalled for. you are absolutely correct. if you have finishes paying your tuition fees, all you just need sice yould be in london is 7200 and not 9600.
nevertheless, lets be hopeful . you may be granted your visa. you have done your best to make up for the deficit by including a letter from your parents, that should be enough to grant you but at the discretion of the entry clearance officer.(if the account is not jointly held by you and your parents)
cheer up and be hopeful. wish you all the best</blockquote>


I KNOW PATTO im so dumb i should have asked before submitting but i have no idea really why i didnt,,,apparently im better at giving advide than doing it myself hehehe

I however added more money to my account and my parents are gonna send me a new letter just in case sometimes happens,,i also got my accommodation offer 2 days ago so i also paid the deposit so I hope this also helps to convince them im more than ready to go to UCL!
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PUCCA

thanks a lot everybody,,,lets hope for the best ok!

anyway please dont do the same mistake i did cause it will keep you from being very very worried and nervous during almost 3 weeks!

thanks a lot everybody,,,lets hope for the best ok!

anyway please dont do the same mistake i did cause it will keep you from being very very worried and nervous during almost 3 weeks!
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catseye

Thanks a lot casteye ,,,i really hope i get it,,im very worried :(((

Yes Vienna its very nice,,im doing an internship at the UN at the moment so its a good experience before my LLM.

Dubai i must say im crazy to goooo its seems so chic and modern,,i hope i can go there maybe next year or the following!


Hi! Pucca,

Yup, Dubai is very modren...at the moment its just bursting with construction of all kinds it has worlds tallest buiding and biggest Mall....Dubai has no natural beauty or great history attached to it but its amazing to see the way these guys have managed to create a world class city. Do plan for next year....Lemme know if I can be of any help to you.

Where will you be staying in London? I am gonna be staying at Lillian Penson Hall....Hope to catch up with you in London.

Lastly, please dont worry about Visa...it certainly will come without any hastle
Take care

<blockquote>Thanks a lot casteye ,,,i really hope i get it,,im very worried :(((

Yes Vienna its very nice,,im doing an internship at the UN at the moment so its a good experience before my LLM.

Dubai i must say im crazy to goooo its seems so chic and modern,,i hope i can go there maybe next year or the following!</blockquote>

Hi! Pucca,

Yup, Dubai is very modren...at the moment its just bursting with construction of all kinds it has worlds tallest buiding and biggest Mall....Dubai has no natural beauty or great history attached to it but its amazing to see the way these guys have managed to create a world class city. Do plan for next year....Lemme know if I can be of any help to you.

Where will you be staying in London? I am gonna be staying at Lillian Penson Hall....Hope to catch up with you in London.

Lastly, please dont worry about Visa...it certainly will come without any hastle
Take care
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PUCCA

Thanks a lot :)

Im staying at James Lighthill House :o)

Yes we definetely should meet when we get there :)

and maybe we should do a LLM guide reunion 2009/2010 there,,i will try to organize that

Thanks a lot :)

Im staying at James Lighthill House :o)

Yes we definetely should meet when we get there :)

and maybe we should do a LLM guide reunion 2009/2010 there,,i will try to organize that
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catseye

Thanks a lot :)

Im staying at James Lighthill House :o)

Yes we definetely should meet when we get there :)

and maybe we should do a LLM guide reunion 2009/2010 there,,i will try to organize that


Thats a great idea Pucca, am reaching there on 15th ...we have our orientation programme at Kings on the 16th evening ....anytime after that I will be happy to join...:)

<blockquote>Thanks a lot :)

Im staying at James Lighthill House :o)

Yes we definetely should meet when we get there :)

and maybe we should do a LLM guide reunion 2009/2010 there,,i will try to organize that</blockquote>

Thats a great idea Pucca, am reaching there on 15th ...we have our orientation programme at Kings on the 16th evening ....anytime after that I will be happy to join...:)
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PUCCA

Yes I will see how I can organize this event when most of us are in London already because the people who are going to other places in England might not be able to come but they will be invited anyway :)

BUT FIRST,,,lets see if I got this visa or not!

Yes I will see how I can organize this event when most of us are in London already because the people who are going to other places in England might not be able to come but they will be invited anyway :)

BUT FIRST,,,lets see if I got this visa or not!
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PUCCA

OH GOD they just called me from the embassy in vienna to go and pick up my passport monday morning but they said they cannot tell me on the phone if i got the visa or not so i have to wait until Monday and Im very nervous! dont know why but i think i wont have it dont know :(

OH GOD they just called me from the embassy in vienna to go and pick up my passport monday morning but they said they cannot tell me on the phone if i got the visa or not so i have to wait until Monday and Im very nervous! dont know why but i think i wont have it dont know :(
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Interalia

OH GOD they just called me from the embassy in vienna to go and pick up my passport monday morning but they said they cannot tell me on the phone if i got the visa or not so i have to wait until Monday and Im very nervous! dont know why but i think i wont have it dont know :(


Actually, I think the phone call is probably a good sign. Your visa has probably been approved.

<blockquote>OH GOD they just called me from the embassy in vienna to go and pick up my passport monday morning but they said they cannot tell me on the phone if i got the visa or not so i have to wait until Monday and Im very nervous! dont know why but i think i wont have it dont know :(</blockquote>

Actually, I think the phone call is probably a good sign. Your visa has probably been approved.
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catseye

OH GOD they just called me from the embassy in vienna to go and pick up my passport monday morning but they said they cannot tell me on the phone if i got the visa or not so i have to wait until Monday and Im very nervous! dont know why but i think i wont have it dont know :(


Congrats! Pucca, you have got your Visa...I was sent an sms to collect my passport, am 100% sure you have got it.

<blockquote><blockquote>OH GOD they just called me from the embassy in vienna to go and pick up my passport monday morning but they said they cannot tell me on the phone if i got the visa or not so i have to wait until Monday and Im very nervous! dont know why but i think i wont have it dont know :(</blockquote>

Congrats! Pucca, you have got your Visa...I was sent an sms to collect my passport, am 100% sure you have got it.
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PUCCA

Why is the phone call a good sign??

dont they always call you to collect your passport even if you dont get the visa,,how else could they return you your documents?

Why is the phone call a good sign??

dont they always call you to collect your passport even if you dont get the visa,,how else could they return you your documents?
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Interalia

Why is the phone call a good sign??

dont they always call you to collect your passport even if you dont get the visa,,how else could they return you your documents?


It's just a guess on my part admittedly. But I have had visa problems before - with a commonwealth country other than the uk but with extremely strict immigration rules - and what happened was that the visa office wrote me a letter drawing my attention to the problem and asked me to give them a reply within a specific period of time.They didn't immediately return my passport but held on to it while waiting for my reply. Hence if they're willing to return your passport immediately, I think your visa application went through without a hitch.

The situation happened about 2 years ago and did concern a different country, but having applied to visas from various countries before, a lot of the procedures do seem awfully similar; at least in my limited experience. I don't pretend to know the uk immigration procedure in its entirety and maybe your situation might differ from mine. Anyways wish you all the best.

<blockquote>Why is the phone call a good sign??

dont they always call you to collect your passport even if you dont get the visa,,how else could they return you your documents?</blockquote>

It's just a guess on my part admittedly. But I have had visa problems before - with a commonwealth country other than the uk but with extremely strict immigration rules - and what happened was that the visa office wrote me a letter drawing my attention to the problem and asked me to give them a reply within a specific period of time.They didn't immediately return my passport but held on to it while waiting for my reply. Hence if they're willing to return your passport immediately, I think your visa application went through without a hitch.

The situation happened about 2 years ago and did concern a different country, but having applied to visas from various countries before, a lot of the procedures do seem awfully similar; at least in my limited experience. I don't pretend to know the uk immigration procedure in its entirety and maybe your situation might differ from mine. Anyways wish you all the best.
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PUCCA

Thanks Interalia for your kind words and I really hope this is the case! i hope i got it,,otherwise well ill do it again what else can I do,,nothing!

thanks a lot,,,ill let you all know on Monday how it ended up!

Thanks Interalia for your kind words and I really hope this is the case! i hope i got it,,otherwise well ill do it again what else can I do,,nothing!

thanks a lot,,,ill let you all know on Monday how it ended up!
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PUCCA

WELL WHAT I WAS AFRAID OF HAPPENED!

MY VISA WAS REFUSSED BECAUSE MY BANK STATEMENT SAID 7,067 POUNDS AND THE AMOUNT REQUESTED IS 7,200. SO YES, a slightly difference of around 133 counted against me. This was only a mistake of my bank because of the exchanged rate used. wELL Just to avoid future problems i deposited more than 7,200 pounds so i dont have to hear about them never again only when they are calling to get my visa.

I must say i had already paid the total amount of the tuition fees so this gives you an idea how strict they are. PLEASE DONT YOU DARE SUBMIT A BANK STATEMENT SHOWING LESS THAN 7,200 POUNDS LEASE!!! even if your country currency is equal yo that amount of pounds make sure the bank put thats,,,no room for interpretation, discretion netc

I cried and i was very depressed for a few hours but I applied again and my appointment is on August 31. I have gathered most of the document needed again and UCL was very kind and very helpful and will send me a new visa letter this week. Yes the british embassy keeps all your documents even if you get rejected so that meant getting a new visa letter, new bank statement, new transcripts and the translation thereof,,,,all shipped from my country Panama which is not close at all from where im living now (Vienna) but well lesson learned thats fore sure!

Good luck to the rest of you and lets hope next month within the first week of September i will finally my visa! :)

WELL WHAT I WAS AFRAID OF HAPPENED!

MY VISA WAS REFUSSED BECAUSE MY BANK STATEMENT SAID 7,067 POUNDS AND THE AMOUNT REQUESTED IS 7,200. SO YES, a slightly difference of around 133 counted against me. This was only a mistake of my bank because of the exchanged rate used. wELL Just to avoid future problems i deposited more than 7,200 pounds so i dont have to hear about them never again only when they are calling to get my visa.

I must say i had already paid the total amount of the tuition fees so this gives you an idea how strict they are. PLEASE DONT YOU DARE SUBMIT A BANK STATEMENT SHOWING LESS THAN 7,200 POUNDS LEASE!!! even if your country currency is equal yo that amount of pounds make sure the bank put thats,,,no room for interpretation, discretion netc

I cried and i was very depressed for a few hours but I applied again and my appointment is on August 31. I have gathered most of the document needed again and UCL was very kind and very helpful and will send me a new visa letter this week. Yes the british embassy keeps all your documents even if you get rejected so that meant getting a new visa letter, new bank statement, new transcripts and the translation thereof,,,,all shipped from my country Panama which is not close at all from where im living now (Vienna) but well lesson learned thats fore sure!

Good luck to the rest of you and lets hope next month within the first week of September i will finally my visa! :)
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uzzur

am too shocked for words

am too shocked for words
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crowncourt

I believe you'd get it when u apply this time. Please don't be depressed Pucca n know that we all are interested in your success.

I believe you'd get it when u apply this time. Please don't be depressed Pucca n know that we all are interested in your success.
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PUCCA

thanks a lot,,,,but i really was hoping they wouldnt be that strict about 133 pounds come one,,,a person who has already 13,750 in tuition fees and has more than 7,000 pounds in her account sure has the money to support herself and i have to do a very big effort to obtain this money. How i have to pay again 180 euros for my application but well my intention its not to scare you but to make you very aware of how strict these people are,,just do exactly what they say to avoid future problems

thanks a lot,,,,but i really was hoping they wouldnt be that strict about 133 pounds come one,,,a person who has already 13,750 in tuition fees and has more than 7,000 pounds in her account sure has the money to support herself and i have to do a very big effort to obtain this money. How i have to pay again 180 euros for my application but well my intention its not to scare you but to make you very aware of how strict these people are,,just do exactly what they say to avoid future problems
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zukkie

My heart goes out to you. I am also confident that youwill get it this time around. I have an appointment for Wednesday for mine.

My heart goes out to you. I am also confident that youwill get it this time around. I have an appointment for Wednesday for mine.
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PUCCA

Best luck to you zukkie!!! I really hope the reat of you get the visa! I will get mine next time I know,,,

Best luck to you zukkie!!! I really hope the reat of you get the visa! I will get mine next time I know,,,
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