Last month, we published an article in response to many news stories which had began to circulate regarding the changes in residence visas, and how this could potentially affect expats in the Middle East.
It’s becoming more and more common for people to move abroad to work, study or for a change of lifestyle in a new country. However, this can lead to a lot of complexity when it comes to their paperwork.
Moving overseas for a new job, or dealing with bureaucracy in a foreign country is usually a time-consuming and difficult task. You’ll be bombarded by a number of new terms, such as “legalisation”, “notarisation”, “attestation” and “authentication”, and it can be quite confusing to navigate your way through the maze.
Over the past few years, momentum has grown towards the nationalisation of job markets across the GCC and other parts of the Middle and Far East. This is intended to cut unemployment levels for nationals as well as improve prospects in higher paid positions.
Acquiring Consular services can be a daunting process. The terminology is confusing, the processes are unclear and the rules seem to change from day to day! Wouldn’t it be great if there was a resource out there which was simple, easy to understand, and gave you the step-by-step guidance you needed to fulfil your needs?
Exaggerated information on a CV is not a new problem, but the idea of fabricating details to boost your apparent experience or qualification levels is usually met with an “everybody does it” attitude. As the job market is becoming increasingly competitive however, employers are quickly tightening regulations to end these practices.
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!
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....