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  1. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi all, I've recently moved to Dubai looking to start a YouTube channel. I have worked as an actor in the UK and I'm looking to get a freelance visa so that I can stay here for an extended period of time and do some filming. I was hoping not to have to open my own civil company or one in the...
  2. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hi fellas, My vehicle is due for renewal in Abu Dhabi. However, I have a fine of 3000 each in Dubai and in Abu dhabi. I didn't renew for over 6 months. Since I am unable to pay the fine, is there any way I can apply for waiver or get any discount for the fine by going to court or by any means. I...
  3. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hello! Has anyone recently obtained a police clearance from the UAE while in Australia? Can you give me the steps please? Bonus points if you’re in Adelaide. ☺😁
  4. UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hello, community! I'm curious whether you find it a tiring routine to shop and lift heavy bags of weekly/monthly recurrent products? I.e laundry chemicals, personal hygiene, beverages and etc. If yes, does somebody use Noon/Amazon subscription service? Share your opinion on it, please :) Thanks...
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  6. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I have been living in UAE for 3.5 years, recently I happened to get a job with a government entity in UAE. But strangely, I have been denied the security clearance. This came as a shock for me, because I have a Police Clearance Certificate obtained from MOI too. Problem is I am out of work...
  7. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi Everyone, I am currently residing outside of UAE and have lived in UAE for about 3 years. While I know the process of getting PCC from outside of UAE, I have some questions below Would CO ask for UAE PCC again because the validity of certificate is only 3 months? Generally, the...
  8. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, I'm a big fan of Shawarma since I had for the first time when I was 15. Now currently I've been living in Dubai for quite a long time. I had this mutton shawarma in Al-Ain, Abu Dhabi and trust it was the worst shawarma ever. An Iranian Guy was making it and trust me it was the worst waste...
  9. Articles: Americas
    San Francisco in the United States is the most expensive city for overseas students in terms of living costs, amounting to $37,428 for tuition fees and living costs for the first semester, new research has found. The least expensive is Bangalore in India at $2,922, according to the index from...
  10. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi everyone, There are many resources on the internet which talk about the possibility of simply "converting" Australian Full Driver License to UAE Driver License. Is this same conversion possible if I have Australian Provisional Driver License? Resources...
  11. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hi, I work and live in Dubai, I have an Abu Dhabi VISA since my company is Abu Dhabi head quartered in Abu Dhabi. I wish to know if i can apply for a license from Dubai. It will be a task going to Abu Dhabi for driving classes. I do have a driving license from India since more than 10 years...
  12. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I am currently living in UAE for past 6 years and this work experience qualifies for the ACS Skill assessment. So far I have changed my job only once, after first 5 years and currently employed. The current company is a startup company and paying salary by Cash and my current Visa is...
  13. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I need to renew passport of my wife and want to change the surname as the previous passport was made before marriage. But it is not clear whether the name on residence visa needs to be changed or not. In other words, do we need to get a new residence visa processed, simply transfer the residence...
  14. Articles: Middle East
    The United Arab Emirates has announced major changes to the country’s visa system, affecting expat workers set to come into force next month. One will be stricter security checks, meaning that overseas nationals arriving in Dubai and Abu Dhabi will need to show that they do not have a criminal...
  15. Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    I just got the confirmation from MATCO.ae that the last date for VAT registration in UAE is not extending this time. Even the registrations happening after the 4th of December 2017 are registered in a separate quota at the end of Federal Taxation Authority of UAE. Can anyone else confirm me...
  16. Articles: Middle East
    The Government in the United Arab Emirates is considering a work investment scheme for expats after a study recommended that overseas workers should be offered some kind of savings plan for retirement. Traditionally expats in the UAE, and many other states in the Gulf region, benefit from an...
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