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Old 25th September 2012, 05:06 AM
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Hi Guys,

I have a question regarding applying entry permit in UAE as I received job offer from oil service company in Abu Dhabi. I have submitted all necessary documents such as copy of my passport, attested degree (by US Dept of State and UAE embassy in Washington, DC) and 12 passport size photos. How long does it take to process the entry permit? I am from Indonesia by the way. Thank you for replying. I really need the answers soon.

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usually 5-10 business days.. does get done earlier.. but would be best to budget the number i mentioned...

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Thanks, as long as all documents are submitted based on the requirements, my permit will not be rejected, right?

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usually 5-10 business days.. does get done earlier.. but would be best to budget the number i mentioned...

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Please be careful because there are some rejected case which were raised on this forum and other.

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what i've learned with visas in the UAE:
- what you've applied for is just an entry visa (almost like a tourist..)
- when you arrive, your company will apply for your resident visa (and UAE ID)
- till you receive it (stamped in your passport) you have literally no rights here (you can't even rent a car..)
- timelines: getting entry visa is quick, but ... it all depends on your company as it's their HR who applies for it, and everything here is slow and noone really gives a damn about you (ie my visa was lying on HR desk for several days, till finally someone decided to inform my future line manager that it's ready and I can come - and it wasn't the only case like that).. then after arrival, getting resident visa + ID is another 2 weeks, plus another week to set up a bank account - so in general during first 2-3 weeks you can't do anything (rent car, rent flat etc)

PS - and good advice: make another 12 photos and carry it with you all the time - you'll never know when someone will say again: "and I need photo for that"......

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I got accepted for oil and gas company in December and still waiting for my security and visa! Some forums say 2-6 months

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my recruitment process (incl getting visa) was also several months - and I've heard in my company (local gov/corpo) that noone here was earlier than after 5-6 months since the interview.. like i've said before - here noone really cares about you, timelines, priorities etc - unless you go to them in person 3x a day.. just specifics of this country
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I got accepted for oil and gas company in December and still waiting for my security and visa! Some forums say 2-6 months
I'm the same, now into my 4th week awaiting SC let alone residency visa. So frustrating I want to get going or at least hand in notice at current employer!

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My case : 4 months since the day of interview and 5 weeks since the day they received my completed documents. I am still waiting !

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Wowwww..i have to forecast either june or july based on all quoted above... Long time to go then before i can see my dream comes true...

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