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  1. Questions regarding UAE PCC

    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...
  2. Best Shawarma Place in Dubai?

    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...
  3. San Francisco is the most expensive city for overseas students

    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...
  4. Switch Provisional AUS Driver License to UAE Driver License

    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...
  5. Abu Dhabi VISA, Dubai Driving License

    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...
  6. What are the UAE (Dubai) Work experience documents to be submitted to ACS for 189Visa

    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...
  7. Change of surname in residence visa

    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...
  8. Visa changes in UAE will affect expat workers

    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...
  9. VAT Registration last date

    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...
  10. UAE considering work savings plan for expats

    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...
  11. Expats and nationals in the United Arab Emirates buying more property in the UK

    Articles: Middle East
    Expats and foreign nationals in the United Arab Emirates are increasingly investing in the British property market as the currency rates make prices extremely competitive, new research suggests. The latest data shows a 20% year on year increase in expats and foreign nationals within UAE...
  12. PCC requirements and Indian PCC from UAE

    Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Calling all expert advise, I am currently in the process of lodging my visa , and i have a few queries regarding the PCC and medicals to be submitted: 1- Should i keep the PCC ready and later submit at the time when CO requests? I have all the other documents ready except for PCC and Medical...
  13. Best banks for small sized business?

    Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello, I have a free zone company and been trying to find an acceptable bank this week. I am looking for a basic business account to receive money and being able to manage it online. I have checked Mashreq and for free zone companies they require a minimum of 25kAED, they have a monthly fee of...
  14. Working outside UAE, but on sponsored UAE VISA

    Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Fact: Wife works for a government related entity in the UAE. Myself and kids are sponsored by her VISA. I had business interests outside of the UAE before coming here. I thought they were closing down. However, more opportunities have opened up. Position: I would like to explore these...
  15. Cheapest way to transfer money to uk?

    Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Dear all, I am returning to the UK after five years in the sandpit. I currently bank with ADCB and want to transfer all my money back to the UK - over 100,000 dirhams. Can you suggest the best and cheapest firm to do this? ie Western Union. Also, should the transfer be made in GBP or AED? Thanks all
  16. Returning to uk - tax issues

    Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Dear all, I am from the UK and moved to Dubai in April 2012 (several days after the new tax year began). I plan to return later to the UK later this month, but at the time of leaving I did not notify HMRC as I wasn't sure how long Id be abroad for. Once it became clear that I would be staying...
  17. Income Tax Question - Making Money without Company

    Dubai Expat Forum for Expats Living in Dubai
    Hello, I moved to UAE 1 year ago and started working at some technology company also I have mobile app which is my another income source. My mobile app is not making that money when I moved UAE but not it makes around 30.000$-40.000$/month and that money comes to my UAE personal account every...
  18. Khalifa University Asst. Prof. Position

    UAE Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UAE
    Hi Everyone, I have a PhD from a well regarded USA university, and currently a postdoc at a big name university in the league of Stanford, MIT and such in the USA. I had an interview with the faculty and then with higher officials at KUSTAR. HR has been asking me for all kinds of documents...
  19. Migrating from UAE? Police Certificate

    Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi - I have applied for visa application under 189 invite. I am on a work visa in UAE since last 3 years and as part of documents submitted with visa application, I attached 'Good Conduct Certificate' issued by Dubai Police for myself and family members. However my CO has responded back today...
  20. Expat in Abu Dhabi (UAE) to immigrant in Australia '17

    Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Demography of UAE' is +80% expat with Indians taking the lion' share of it. So it is not really a expat experience to be a Indian living in UAE. I built my career in UAE for last 10 years, literally started as a apprentice to a project manager level position now. From being a single bed rent...
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