If you're looking to apply for a PLAB2 visa, now may be the time. The UK Department of State has just announced that the process will take longer than expected, and they are encouraging anyone interested in applying to do so as soon as possible.
PROVE THAT YOU ARE A RESIDENT
To prove that you are a resident of the UK, you will need to provide documentation that shows your place of residence, such as a driver's license, voter ID card, or property deed. Additionally, you must have been living in the UK for at least 90 days to qualify for a PLAB visa. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be able to show that you have ties to the UK through family or business connections.
SIMPLE JOB AND INCOME PROOF
- To obtain a PLAB visa, first, you will need to apply through the embassy of your country of residence.
- To apply, you will need to provide documentation that proves your income and residency in the country of application.
- Once you have applied for and received your visa, you will be able to enter and work in the country without any problems.
SUPPORT LETTERS FROM THEIR EMPLOYERS
As a recent immigrant to the Uk, you may be wondering if your employment will qualify you for a PLAB visa. CareerBuilder has some quick tips to help make the process easier:
- Keep copies of all your current contracts, letters of recommendation, and pay stubs from your most recent employer.
- List your job title, company name, dates of employment, and amount of pay on your application form.
- Include contact information for your previous employer in the "reference information" section of the application form.
- Double-check that the company you're applying with requires a PLAB2 visa before submitting your application. Some companies require applicants to have worked at the company for sufficiently long periods of time (5 years or more) to qualify for a visa.
PASSPORT AND PERSONAL EXHIBITS
a foreigner living in the UK must possess a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the planned departure date of the traveler's personal identification, such as a driver’s license or a birth certificate Proof of financial resources to cover your entire stay in the Uk such as an account statement, bank letterhead document, or credible third-party confirmation Proof of insurance against medical expenses in the Uk such as a health insurance card or hospital admission letter proof of legal presence in your home country, such as residency card or marriage certificate
ARRANGE YOUR VISA DOCUMENTS IN AN ORDER THAT MAKES IT EASY TO SCAN THROUGH THEM
If you have your documents organized in an order that makes scanning through them easily, it will speed up the visa application process. Make sure to list your name first, followed by your passport number and date of birth. You can also include any documentation that proves your identity, such as a driver's license, social security card, and proof of residence (lease or mortgage statement).
If you're applying for a family member visa, list their name next followed by the corresponding passport number. Finally, include any other documentation required for the type of visa you are applying for. If your documents are not neatly arranged in an order, Airlines May Request Original Documents Ahead Of Time
Once you have gathered all of your required visa documents together and placed them in an orderly fashion inside a sturdy envelope or folder, it's time to contact airlines to let them know that you are intending to travel. Some airlines will request that you fax or send original documents directly to them rather than having you gather those originals along with your other visa-required materials. This is usually done if the original document is important to confirm your identity or eligibility for travel; however, most airlines will accept scanned copies of all necessary documents as long as they are legible and on paper.
AVOID FIRST IMPRESSIONS BY SAYING THE SPONSOR'S NAMES CLEARLY AND USING THE CORRECT DEGREE
Knowing the correct degree of someone you are meeting can avoid unnecessary conflict. Use their name and the appropriate title when introducing yourself. Always carry business cards with your name and title printed on them. When making a presentation, be sure to introduce yourself by name and use the correct degree or role in the organization. Avoid using Dahls in place of Drs., or vice versa.
AVOID SUPPLYING FAMILY MEMBERS AS REFERENCES, INSTEAD USE SPOUSES OR CHILDREN
When you are applying for a Permanent Resident Alien PLAB2 visa, it is important to choose references who will be able to accurately and honestly describe your qualifications. Rather than supplying family members as references, it is recommended to use spouses or children who can speak to your qualities as a person and an immigrant.
Your spouse is likely the most compatible reference because he or she knows you best and can provide an unbiased opinion. If your spouse cannot provide a positive reference, consider using one of your children instead. Children are ideally suited to provide references because they have not personally experienced what you have as an immigrant. They will be able to relay your qualities without any bias or favoritism.
If either of these options does not work out for some reason, you can always use a close friend or acquaintance as a reference. However, make sure that this person knows enough about you and your qualifications so they can give an accurate assessment.