(This visa experience is important because the applicant’s visa was issued for less than six months and even though, it was covering his exam date, his visa was reissued for six months later. For complete guidance on how to get your visa dates corrected, kindly check Dr. Reema Rasul’s guidance here).
I applied for PLAB 2 visa from KSA, Riyadh. I was fully sponsored by my father since I was unemployed. I mentioned a 6-day stay to match my finances and even though I was initially issued a 6-week visa, eventually I was granted a 6-month multiple entry visit visa.
Documents Attached to Support My Application
- A cover letter explaining my documents and why my father is sponsoring me.
- A photocopy of the following documents
- Residence permit in KSA
- My current passport
- My exit reentry visa
- My MBBS
- Internship certificate
- IELTS TRF
- PLAB 1 result (From GMC online)
- PLAB 2 booking confirmation (The email sent by GMC)
- Provisional airline booking
- Accommodation booking (Through booking.com)
- Father residence permit
- Father employment letter (confirming his salary and position)
- Father bank statement for the last 6 months
- Father current passport
- A letter signed by my father stating that I’m his biological son and that he will fully bear the expenses of my trip and that he has X RAS for my exclusive use during my trip.
- A letter signed by my father stating that my exit reentry visa will expire in few months and that it’s totally unnecessary for me to stay beyond my exam date.
Correction of Visa Dates
Firstly, they issued me a 6-week visa which covered my exam date but not the academy dates. I then went to the visa application centre (VFS, Riyadh) and asked for the supervisor who immediately contacted the British high commission and asked for passport resubmission. They did not charge me any fees. It took 9 days for them to correct my visa dates.
9 thoughts on “Anonymous VISA Experience – IV (from KSA)”
Thanks for sharing your experience Dr . Pls did u initially mention that you would attend an academy in your application? Or is it just that they gave your Visa from intended date of travel which didn’t now cover your academy dates? Thanks again!
Hi Dr Naseer,
First of all thank you for this amazing easy to follow blog!
My first visa got rejected but I feel I know where I went wrong after reading all the experiences on here I realised I havent really provided much evidence all I attached was my salary certificate and my moms bank statements plus the plab2 booking confirmation, accommodation and airline ticket. The next time I thought Ill also add my MBBS my IELTS my plab 1, affidavit from my mom shorten the duration and add a document listing all our properties, write a cover letter explaining my social ties.
However someone told me to apply through an agency do you happen to know anything about that?
My second visa refusal was unfortunate as I too had applied through an agency. It made me realize that agencies know nothing and I do not recommend people to go to them. However, agencies also have success stories to tell. So it varies. But I feel there is enough knowledge available for us to apply for our visa ourselves. This link might help:
I just want to say I got my visa after my first refusal, I put a lot of effort into my application I though my situation was pretty weak I was employed the first time they refused me, the second time my circumstances changed to unemployed! But I think I wrote a good cover letter..Im very grateful I got my visa and I would like to share my experience to help others in your fantastic blog 🙂
Oh! Wow! Congratulations! 😀
You’re right. You didn’t have ideal circumstances. But you still made it.
Please do share your experience. I’m sure it’ll help many people. Thank you so much! 😊
Im not really familiar with forums and blogs so how do I contribute? Do I just send you the text and you post it?
Send it to me in an MS Word file at email@example.com
Thank you! 😊
Received your email. Thank you so much! 😊