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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 5 by yusufDeveloper: 12:49am On May 07
SusanDaves069:
Hello everyone, I intend traveling next week.
Pls how can I retain my 9ja number so as to be able to make calls and receive and text and all.
What and what do I need to do

Thanks in anticipation smiley

Your 9ja number will roam automatically so you don't have to bother about that.

NB: The charges would be very high
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 5 by yusufDeveloper: 11:22pm On Dec 31, 2020
Leebido:
Hey guys I’ve been thinking lately . If we arrive Uk and open a Uk bank account
How do we transfer our funds from our Nigerian bank account to d Uk bank account ? Considering we can no longer use form A

You can create Payoneer Account and buy funds ($) from exchangers (cheaper than aboki rate). Payoneer will give you 4 different accounts (dollar, pounds, euro and yen). In your Payoneer, you can manage (convert) currency from a dollar to pounds, from pounds to euro, in fact, you can manage funds on all the 4 accounts Payoneer has given you. If you have a domiciliary account, you can add it and withdraw your money from Payoneer to your bank account. You can also add your UK account to your Payoneer and withdraw as long you have converted your funds in Payoneer. You can add up to 3 different bank accounts you want to use to withdraw. You can check their website for more. I have attached a few screenshots to show you what I am trying to explain.


PS: Processing withdrawal fee is 2% of funds you are withdrawing i.e $2 for $100

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 1:30am On Dec 09, 2020
Please, is this also correct?
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 1:27am On Dec 09, 2020
Please, I am filling my VISA application but I am confused at this stage. Does this selection mean NYSC?


Someone should please help with this

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 3:40pm On Dec 06, 2020
otunbamoteez:
I completed my student visa application yesterday, while completing same i was asked about accommodation and i answered that i will be staying in the school hostel but on my CAS school said they will not be providing accommodation since i didnt pay for it. I want to ask guru in the house if this is not a serious issue.

When is your biometric?

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 10:02pm On Dec 04, 2020
kingsilly:

This image was culled from Uk visit visa thread, it’s not for the student visa, student visa is PBS, just keep the money in the account needed for tuition and maintenance for 28days, you need not explain to anyone while your brother send you money

Oh, okay. Thank you.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 9:52pm On Dec 04, 2020
@mimilyrics and all. Please, what will someone whose brother sent money declare in other to avoid this?

Cc: kingsilly

Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 6:28pm On Dec 01, 2020

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 10:57pm On Nov 29, 2020
Islamiat01:
Please IHS told me to pay 977.52 USD for my health Surcharge fee and my course duration is 1year pls is the money I was asked to pay correct? Please let me know bfor paying please ���. Please I need a response asap

A year course is £705 (470 + 235). So it's a YES

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 10:52pm On Nov 29, 2020
Justsoret:
Pls I Av gotten an admission offer for January my statement of account will start counting from Monday Can I start booking for my TB test ?
What’s the d validity period for TB test

The validity period is 6 months

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 4:26pm On Nov 29, 2020
mimilyrics:
You can't run any form of business as a student. See attached screenshot on some examples of self-employment as a student.

Can you please drop a link to this pdf? I will like to read all the rules
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 2:17pm On Nov 28, 2020
Cyberknight:


If you can get a sterling card, then convert your money to sterling, take the hit, get a sterling card, and move on.

Fact: the banks will make money off you because this is what they are set up to do once you move money through them. All you can do is limit how much they hit you for, not eliminate it entirely.

OH, okay. Thanks
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 2:14pm On Nov 28, 2020
biggiyke:


Possible? Definitely.
Wise? No.
First of all, the USD/GBP exchange rate that will be used will be against you. Your USD will lose heavy against the GBP.
Secondly, GTB would still charge you $3 (I think) for every ATM withdrawal.
2 options, go ahead with the above OR sell your USD while in Nigeria and then buy GBP. When you arrive here, you open a bank account and deposit.

Either way, you will definitely lose money exchanging USD for GBP. But you can choose your poison.

Thank you

So, is it possible to convert the $$ to GBP and put it in my £ dorm account and when I get to UK, I can transfer it to any bank I open? Because I don't want to go with plenty cash at hand.

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 12:55pm On Nov 28, 2020
mattfeuter:


Think twice before doing this. You’re better off bringing pounds here.

Please, is it possible to withdraw cash from the atm over there using your Gtbank dollar Master card without any restriction?

PS: I already have the dollar master card and I don't want to collect pounds master card because of the maintenance fee I'll be paying for the two.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 12:50pm On Nov 28, 2020
mimilyrics:
You shouldn't work as a freelancer as it falls under self-employment which is prohibited for student visa holders.

@mimilyrics,please I want to understand you very well.

Are you saying someone can't continue working as a freelancer even if he has a client he's working for around the world (through LinkedIn, slack or other platforms) in Naija before he travels to UK that once he gets there, he needs to terminate those contracts.

Or are you saying someone can't freelance for UK companies only as a student
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 7:15pm On Nov 20, 2020
CaptainNipples:
I tried paying my IHS with paga verve and got this. Who else is having this issue


People here have already said we shouldn't use paga verve option that we should go for paga option only.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 11:38am On Nov 13, 2020
Please what's the best way to pay this IHS and visa fees because many people have been complaining on having issue. Can someone in US or UK use his card to pay on my behalf?
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 11:34am On Nov 13, 2020
Jtude:
Hello good people,

I have tried paying the IHS surcharge of 1680 dollars using paga verve and paga linking my GTB to my paga account but it takes me back to the UK site saying "Error, we are having technical problems"
Is this a problem from the IHS site or is it the paga transaction?
Has anyone had this challenge and how did you pay for your IHS surcharge please?
See screenshot below

The dollar rate. Is it £940 that you converted?
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 10:15pm On Nov 05, 2020
quille11:
Hello guys,

I like to know if the IHS fee for a course of 1 year and 4 months will be calculated as 2 years. Tried to input details in the IHS calculator. It calculated £940. Is this some sort of error?

Please, how much did you pay. I'm also in the same situation and I don't want to over pay. The calculator is also showing £940
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 11:19pm On Nov 02, 2020
omopapa:
2. £1410.00

REFERENCE: https://www.immigration-health-surcharge.service.gov.uk/checker/Type


I just calculated using the link you sent and this is what I got. Please how did you get £1410

Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 11:01pm On Nov 02, 2020
Please,
1) who has used Zenith bank to process the form A. How long does it take for the school to see the funds.
2) if a course is 16 months. Is it £470 x2 that I'm going to pay for IHS?
3) if your required funds are already met (over 28 days). Can you pay your school fees (deposit) from it as long as the remaining funds in your account are more than the required amount?
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 11:58am On Oct 21, 2020
Ohek:



Please, where you able to reschedule your appointment for the TB test?

Yes, they replied me that I'll be contacted once everywhere is calm.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 12:06pm On Oct 20, 2020
Hi everyone, please I booked an appointment for my TB at IOM since last month but I scheduled it to tomorrow (21st Oct 2020). I want to ask if there's a way to postpone it because Lagos state has declared curfew due to the ongoing protest. I have already made my payment and I was told to come exactly the date I book.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 1:48am On Oct 06, 2020
iboboyswag:


Madam go to Birmingham to avoid stories that touch... Although the UK isn't as strict as the US in matters like this, it is unwise to give your village people ammunition to phaya!

My 2cents from a place of love

Are you saying someone is not allowed to go beyond his University city? Please explain.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 1:14am On Oct 06, 2020
TheGuyFromHR:


Are you asking whether you should leave your money behind in naira in Nigeria while you travel to the UK without converting it to sterling?
If so, the answer is no.
Open a domiciliary account, convert to sterling and wire most or all of it as you prefer to TransferWise.

Please, is $100 spending limit doesn't affect DORM ACCOUNT? I have been thinking about the best way to have the money when someone enters UK
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 10:16pm On Sep 22, 2020
Sure
rs172:





Hey bro... Mind if I dm
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 3:48pm On Sep 22, 2020
mimilyrics:
No. Freelance work counts as self-employment and this isn't allowed under the T4 rules.

Okay, thank you

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 3:35pm On Sep 22, 2020
Hi guys, I don't know whether this question has been asked before but I'll like to know if it's possible because what I saw online isn't clear to me.

Please, is it allowed to work as a freelancer/remote/online job platforms in UK. I'm currently working on two online platforms here in Nigeria but there are some platforms that reject Nigeria/find it difficult to get jobs because of being in Nigeria. So, I guess when someone reaches UK, it will be very easy to create account on those platforms and earn cool cash. For me, I'll prefer to work online because I can earn X3 or more than doing student jobs in UK. We Nigerians have been rejected on different occasions and it's all because of our location such as Amazon affiliate, stripe, upwork (currently you can't create an account if your location is Nigeria) etc. Please, if we're not allowed to work online, when will we be allowed? After study or during holiday? If we do, how would they know? Does that mean they track everything we do online.

PS: I'm not trying to bypass any system that's why I'm asking.

Below is also the screenshot of the problem we Nigerians are facing.

Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 4:15pm On Sep 19, 2020
Here are a list of questions compiled by previous interviewees, potential,
present and past cheveners. You will not be asked more than maybe five
of these, but in answering all these questions within yourself, you will be
able to fully understand who you are and translate that to the panel.
1. Tell us about yourself
2. Give us an example of your leadership/as a leader/influencer
3. Chevening is based on networking skills. Do you have this character
with examples?
4. What does effective networking mean to you and how do you do it in
your own experience? Give an instance that proves your networking
abilities
5. Why the U.K?
6. What are you looking forward to most about studying in the U.K?
What do you plan on doing in the UK?
7. Why Chevening?
8. What is your plan after getting Chevening?
9. What are your expectations for the coming year?
10.Where do you see yourself in five or ten years? Outline your career
plan in the next 5-7 years.
11.What can you add to the UK through Chevening?
12.What will be your contribution to Chevening global alumni network
in the UK and your home country?
13.If you are awarded as a Chevener, how will your country benefit
from this? (Short-term, long-term, professionally, and academically)
14.How will the UK benefit from selecting you as an awardee?
15.What do you think is the main difference between the culture of the
UK and your country?
16.What do you think the most challenging thing regarding your field in
your country?
17.What challenges do you think you may have while studying in the
UK?
18.How will you know if a specific university is suitable for you or not?
Do you have any criteria?
19.What’s your greatest achievement?
20.What’s your highest weakness?
21.Why did you choose the subject/particular area?
22.What activities would I do while being in the UK besides academic
ones?
23.What are the problems in your country and how do you hope to
benefit your country after returning from the UK?
24.The president of your country stated in 2013 that he will position
(country) as a global leader, what do you think?
25.Tell me 3 cultural values of the UK you admire.
26.Give us an example of an internationally recognized leader and
another who is close to you and what the potentials that made him
succeed are.
27.Imagine you would be a president of Nigeria, what would be your
first contribution?
28.Have you got admission yet?
29.But you can also work in those sectors now with a degree, why do
you need masters?
30.How can Nigeria contribute to the world of international business?
31.What hands-on experience do you have with your subject?
32.How extensive is your knowledge on your subject?
33.What assurance can you give us that your passion for your subject is
sufficient to sustain your career path?
34.Why did you choose all three courses and how would you lead in
those courses?
35.Why did you choose your courses in that particular order?
36.Why choose all three universities listed?
37.What is your opinion on corruption in your country?
38.Talk about British culture.
39.What’s your master’s subject? Explain more (area of interest)
40.Tell me about your past, current, and future projects.
41.Can you successfully finish a Master’s Degree in the UK?
42.What are your strengths and weaknesses?
43.What are the qualities of a good leader?
44.Name someone that you think is a good leader.
Describe a leader
that you admire and explain what inspires you about this leader.
45.One instance where you took a difficult decision or faced opposition.
46.What will be your contributions to Chevening in the UK and on
return
47.What skills do you lack that you want to acquire through master’s
48.How do you balance between your academics and other activities?
49.Your inspiration
50.Who is your favorite president? Why?
51.Your biggest success
52.Do you learn from mistakes? Give an example.
53.Your favorite book
54.You are in a bookshop containing personality development books,
investment-related and autobiographies.
55.Tell us about your goals.
56.What has made your principal give a reference letter favoring you? :
Tell about your qualities and performances that impressed him.
57.Why do you think you are the right candidate to receive a
scholarship?
58.How do you plan to distinguish yourself from the rest of the
Chevening scholars?
59.What challenges do you envisage you will encounter in the UK and
how do you plan to overcome them?
60.How do you personally define leadership?
After your interview, sit back and wait for your positive outcome.

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 8:15pm On Sep 17, 2020
Please, is naira mastercard not working directly or why using paga?

Joshua62:

So for those that are trying to pay IHS fee of over $1000, i have successfully done mine....I paid $1836

See steps to follow below:

- First you must own a Paga account which is quite easy to open
- Once you have a Paga account, you will be on Level 1, so you have to upgrade to Level 3 in order to be able to make transactions of huge sum of
amount, upgrading to Level 3 requires you to submit some documents which they will verify...Once verification is complete, you will be upgraded to
level 3
- Next is to fund your paga wallet with the required amount you intend to pay. You can either fund your paga wallet with your debit card or fund your
account via an online transfer from your GT mobile application which is quite straight forward.
- Once that is done, go back to your IHS payment platform page, select "PAGA"...not "PAGA VERVE", then select "Pay from my Paga Wallet" then click
confirm, automatically your paga account will be deducted and your IHS payment will be confirmed.

This was how i did mine......Should incase you have any questions, i am willing to answer.

Thanks to all those that contributed and God bless you all!

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 3:07pm On Sep 12, 2020
Thank you.

mimilyrics:
You can print for the one month before your application submission.
Walk-in is for those who want to walk in to the VAC for their biometrics earlier than their appointment dates and time while the assisted service is when the VAC staff scans and uploads your documents for you.

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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 4 by yusufDeveloper: 2:45pm On Sep 12, 2020
Thank you very much. I really appreciate.

Please, last questions. I deferred my admission to January due to COVID 19 and my 28 days financial requirements completed July 18. Please, when I'm ready to print my statement, should I print from July to date or I will print only one month.

Also, I have been seeing some terms here which I don't really understand. What's (1) Walk in (2)assisted services.

Thank you once again.

mimilyrics:
Those are normal questions to ascertain that the money is truly available to you and not a facade. Being self funded basically means that you got the money from your family or from your savings/earning. No need to sweat it.

If you say you got the money from your salary savings, employment questions will follow and if you say your family gave you the money, questions on the financial ability of the family member will follow.

For clarity, official financial sponsors are international organisations / companies, UK govt, your home govt, your T4 sponsor who will usually show this sponsorship via an official letter or your CAS as the case may be.

Your parents can also officially sponsor you and you'll need to submit their statements, consent and your birth or adoption certificate as proof of this. Questions are often asked to ascertain their financial capabilities.

You can be self sponsored if you are showing the required funds in your account but these funds do not necessarily have to be from your earnings. Family members apart from your parents or legal guardians can transfer funds to you towards your studies since they don't qualify as official financial sponsors and in this case, they can be referred to as "unofficial" sponsors (meaning that you can't submit their bank statements to support your application but they can give you money towards your course) and questions are sometimes asked about their financial abilities.

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