I am a medical doctor in Pakistan. I have been on a career break to allow myself to study full time for the IELTS exam (from which I recently got the required band score) and PLAB 1. I have now registered and paid for the PLAB 1 exam in UK for June 2016, as the next sitting in Pakistan is in November 2016 and I feel like I am ready to do the exam sooner.
Due to having no current employment, my savings are limited (around 25,000 Pakistani Rupees) but I live with my parents and do not have any financial commitments at home. My savings have depleted in the past ten months whilst I have taken a career break and the money has been used for my own personal expenses. My trip to the UK is being funded by my grandfather who is a British citizen. He is a retired doctor with a good NHS pension. He has provided me with:
- 6 months bank statements which clearly show his pension deposits
- Letter from NHS Pensions stating his pension
- Sponsorship letter stating that he will pay for my PLAB exam fee, travel, accommodation and subsistinence costs whilst in the UK
- Copy of British passport
- Document confirming that he owns the house he lives in mortgage-free
- Confirmation email from GMC stating he has paid the PLAB exam fee.
Without large personal savings and no current job (but I have job offers now) would my application be rejected or is the strong sponsorship going to be good enough?
Are there any other documents I should consider submitting that may help me get a visa?