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Pretty normal procedure. Your residence visa is like the golden ticket from Charlie and the chocolate factory!
We (a family of four) moved from Qatar in Jan this year ... I initiated admission process for my doter while we were still in Qatar. Schools like Dubai British School, JESS & JPS do not require residency visa at admission stage, only require passport copy at the time (residency visa can be submitted later on). My girl finally got a YR-2 seat in Safa School (no residency visa required at admission as well ... we submitted after one month) and she will be joining JPS in this coming Sep.

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Maybe someone can help me out in this situation, are students allowed to work as in for temporary promotion jobs ?? I mean students as in high school + like university students ? Because most of them have their visa in the name of student and its written student/not allowed to work ?? How is the effectiveness of this rule ??

Someone please clarify for me

No, as far as I know... if you're under 21 it's a no-go. Yet, you'll have to get a sponsor as you can no longer be sponsored by parents after 18. Lots of kids who have grown up here and go off to university in the UK etc, have to come back in on visit visas. So with a choice of being on a visit visa or study visa - I'd stick with the study visa - but forget about working.
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Hi, myself & husband are moving to Dubai with our 4 & 1 year old sons. Can anyone explain the school system here? There seems to be nothing but waiting lists!
He is currently in Montessori here & would be starting National school sept 2012, is this how it works in Dubai - also any recommendations would be appreciated for either Montessori's & Nationals.
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Closmyth I too have a 4 year old (girl) and a 1 year old (boy) and in the process of working out a move to Dubai or not. My daughter is due to start school in September 2011
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Hi, myself & husband are moving to Dubai with our 4 & 1 year old sons. Can anyone explain the school system here? There seems to be nothing but waiting lists!
He is currently in Montessori here & would be starting National school sept 2012, is this how it works in Dubai - also any recommendations would be appreciated for either Montessori's & Nationals.
Thanks
the school system can be confusing. all schools are private and fee paying (apart from govenemnt schools whcih are open only to local UAE nationals) and most schools do have waiting lists. but not all, so do your research. what curriculum do you want your children to study? Bristish, American, Australian, Indian etc. every school will offer a different curriculum. if you son is four he should be ready to start KG2 in spetember, this is the same as Reception class in England . where are you from?
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A google of montessori seems to point to italian and I turned up http://www.searchme.ae/view.php?id=1379&page=0&cat=837&subcat=684&subsubc at=0 Hopefully the poster found a school that was right for them.



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Great thanks - from Ireland. My husband is heading out early & is going to research it as it's hard when looking on computer plus schools are closed, so hopefully he'll get it sorted.
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The schools in Dubai are all private for expats. There's quite a choice but unfortunately the waiting lists are very long. In order for you to register your child to a school you need to pay a 500 dirhams fee, which is not refundable even if your child doesn't get a place. Once you register if there are spaces left they will call your child for an assessment, I believe that for fs2 it would be a very informal one.
The whole process is a pain in the neck to be frank, some people put their kids names down at certain schools as soon as they are born to secure a place. The most notorious schools amongst the Brits are: Jess, Jumeirah Primary School, DESS, Wellington International, Wellington Primary- there's also a new Wellington opening in sept (my son is starting fs1 there) and Kings School, although the waiting lists are full till 2014!
you may want to take a peak at the following site:

http://www.dubaifaqs.com/schools-dubai.php

Hope this helps a bit!
Btw, have you yet chosen the area were you are going to live?

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Which are the best schools, as rated by students, for A-Levels and how much does it cost to go there?
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You can find the school inspections report here: Dubai school inspections
The results are based on surveys and inspections conducted by the KHDA in different schools with parents and students.
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