I have to write my Plab 2 exam in UK. I don't have any bank balance and properties the only choice i have is applying for the personal loan. I have my booking confirmation for my plab 2 exam and loan approval details from the bank. So is its possible to het UK visitor visa using bank loan. Thank you in advance.

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    Because UK visa examiners look for a consistent financial picture that demonstrates ties to the home country, taking out a loan to fund travel is a poor idea, with little chance of success. Start your research by reading this prior question and answer. Commented Sep 22, 2022 at 16:01
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    Immigration people aren't stupid. This is another relevant question: What is 'funds parking' in the context of UK visa applications?, and check the tag proof-provenance-of-funds.
    – Stuart F
    Commented Sep 22, 2022 at 16:04
  • Note: if your country has not tradition of having bank accounts, or personal bank accounts (e.g. until marriage), it is not a problem. Your application is checked by people which have local knowledge, and so they know what to look for to get your financial situation. Check also your local embassy website, they may have extra explanation how to handle such local cases. If you want to make such trip, you have some money available. Commented Sep 23, 2022 at 6:55
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi The OP is asking about borrowing funds, not how to overcome not having a bank account at all
    – Traveller
    Commented Sep 23, 2022 at 7:29
  • @Traveller: could you borrow money if you have nothing as guarantee? Many questions I see here they use similar schema because fund are in family accounts/shop/under the bed/... Commented Sep 23, 2022 at 7:57

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This is a very bad idea and is 100% certain to result in a refusal. You’ll be wasting the £100 application fee, and a refusal on your travel history would make it (much) harder to get a visa in future.

Do yourself a favour, cancel the bank loan and start saving instead (if you can afford to make loan repayments, you can afford to save). Wait at least 6 months and/or until you have a solid financial history before you apply.

As others have commented, there are many questions on this site on the topic, including this one UK visa refusal on V 4.2 a + c (and sometimes 'e') which covers all the key aspects

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