Being prepared for the closures around Eid in June will save a lot of stress for any soon-to-be expats dealing with governmental departments, at the Embassy in either their home country or in the destination country.
It has been almost two years since Qatar introduced their additional requirements for the legalisation of education documents. Since then, there has been a lot time spent navigating the sometimes unclear guidelines in order to refine our understanding of this new and unique system.
If you’re moving overseas you may be thinking about how you’re going to get around whilst you’re there. Some people who live in a city are more than happy to rely on public transport, which you might find is vastly superior to services in your own country!
Currently the Holy month of Ramadan is forecast to fall between Tuesday 18th May and Thursday 14th June in 2018, although this is subject to change. One thing can be certain however – government departments in the Arab world and their respective Embassies across the globe will have closures and altered operating times as a result.
Degrees and college awards for use in Saudi Arabia must be verified by the SACB before legalisation. Read how to get it done.
Letter Sent To Embassies To Confirm The Postponement In an about-turn from their notification earlier this year, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFA) has now issued a directive to all Embassies worldwide that from the 1st April they are postponing the requirement for Good Conduct Certificates to be provided when applying for a UAE Residence Visa....
The requirement for Good Conduct Certificates is currently postponed. Read our update here. Official UAE news agency WAM reported this month that the UAE Coordination Committee approved a Cabinet Resolution issued in 2017, stipulating that from the 4th February 2018 expatriates who apply for work visa in the UAE must first obtain a certificate of good conduct.
After speaking to the relevant parties this week, we have ascertained that the FCO are no longer accepting Islamic Marriage Certificates as proof of marital status, and therefore will not apply an Apostille on said documents.