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After_Shock

8,103 posts

107 months

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ThePlanner said:
Wow that what you get for rushing a reply. i only have 28 days, but i can not do anything until i get my VISA stamped, but they seems to be a disaster. AS another guy has had his emirates ID refused and hence can not get his VISA sorted! So he is now panicing a little!
Ah right 28 days, o.k not so much time to think on places then lol

Once you get the visa you really need to get a bank account sorted asap. Alot of the places I viewed they wouldnt take it off the market without the security deposit cheque, commission cheque and also the first few or 6 months rent cheque in hand. As I was initially looking and had no bank account it was a bit of a chew on to say the least!

shirt

16,186 posts

88 months

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After_Shock said:
Mine took the best part of 6 hours to get.
30 mins for mine including eye test. it's getting the replacement i am told i have to do on my own. requires a police report, usual passport etc. and then waiting for an eternity at the RTA. i may see if a bottle of scotch will persuade our PRO to assist.

i find it staggering that you guys are having to fend for yourself, particularly with government contracts.

Edited by shirt on Wednesday 26th September 13:24

yorky500

1,505 posts

78 months

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ThePlanner said:
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Bloody hell, you had to do it all yourself? The AUH Company I work for puts 100's of people through that process daily (we have our own time slots for Mussafah I believe). If you are of "pale faced" origins, you get shoved to the front of any and all queues - amazing.

We did at one stage have our own medical check facilities here in our H/O building, complete with female nurses!

ThePlanner

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5,157 posts

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yorky500 said:
ThePlanner said:
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Bloody hell, you had to do it all yourself? The AUH Company I work for puts 100's of people through that process daily (we have our own time slots for Mussafah I believe). If you are of "pale faced" origins, you get shoved to the front of any and all queues - amazing.

We did at one stage have our own medical check facilities here in our H/O building, complete with female nurses!
Not what i was expecting my previous employer (Dubai) based done everything quickly and had a HR guy with me who knew the process inside out!

I am gettingthe stuff ready for the bank account, NOC letter, Salary Certificate. I wish i could open an account using my entry Visa.

How long does it take to turn around a cheque book? Also how long does it take for a cheque to clear here?

dxbtiger

3,287 posts

60 months

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Uae cheque in dirhams will be same day if deposited before 11 according to 'er indoors (works for Lloyds).

Cheque book will take a week or so to arrive I guess, think I have only written 3 or 4 in 5 years.
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ThePlanner

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dxbtiger said:
Uae cheque in dirhams will be same day if deposited before 11 according to 'er indoors (works for Lloyds).

Cheque book will take a week or so to arrive I guess, think I have only written 3 or 4 in 5 years.
Bugger, that is not what i wanted to here. Will the agents not cash cash for deposit? and agency fees? My employer is raising a cheque for the yearly rent. Looks like i am well and truly stuck.

dxbtiger

3,287 posts

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You mean can you pay fees and deposit in cash?

Don't see why not, just get a receipt.

After_Shock

8,103 posts

107 months

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ThePlanner said:
Bugger, that is not what i wanted to here. Will the agents not cash cash for deposit? and agency fees? My employer is raising a cheque for the yearly rent. Looks like i am well and truly stuck.
Out of the 3 agents I was dealing with on properties I was serious about 1 would take cash for the commission but wanted a cheque for the security deposit and rent, the other 2 only wanted cheques.

If your company is putting up the rent as a cheque then great your in an easy enough position and im sure the agent will take cash for the commission!

After_Shock

8,103 posts

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dxbtiger said:
Cheque book will take a week or so to arrive I guess, think I have only written 3 or 4 in 5 years.
I was quoted 4 working days and took about that actoring in the weekend, but add a day on for delivery.

dxbtiger

3,287 posts

60 months

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After_Shock said:
I was quoted 4 working days and took about that actoring in the weekend, but add a day on for delivery.
A week then!

After_Shock

8,103 posts

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dxbtiger said:
A week then!
Yeah! Was just saying they will say 4 days or so but its a bit longer.

dxbtiger

3,287 posts

60 months

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After_Shock said:
Yeah! Was just saying they will say 4 days or so but its a bit longer.
'Insh'allah'!

ThePlanner

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5,157 posts

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dxbtiger said:
You mean can you pay fees and deposit in cash?

Don't see why not, just get a receipt.
I have the cash for that, can take that out of my international accout i setup before coming here.

dxbtiger

3,287 posts

60 months

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ThePlanner said:
I have the cash for that, can take that out of my international accout i setup before coming here.
Check the daily cash withdrawl limit!

ThePlanner

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5,157 posts

154 months

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dxbtiger said:
Check the daily cash withdrawl limit!
3000 AED per day! Already covered that one! Just need to make sure I don't get bashed over the head!

e21jason

502 posts

106 months

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I opened a an HSBC account in about 15mins, Apartment, car, etc all with out a visa just us a stampted letter from the company stating my Visa is in procces, I have several spare for every thing.

Jason

Edited by e21jason on Thursday 27th September 09:08

dxbtiger

3,287 posts

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ThePlanner said:
3000 AED per day! Already covered that one! Just need to make sure I don't get bashed over the head!
That's about as likely as applying for something out here and getting it all done on the first visit!

ThePlanner

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e21jason said:
I opened a an HSBC account in about 15mins, Apartment, car, etc all with out a visa just us a stampted letter from the company stating my Visa is in procces, I have sveral spare beed them for every thing.

Jason
Jason are you in DXB or AUH?

As things seem a bit easier in Dubai

Steve

e21jason

502 posts

106 months

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It's a Abu Dhabi reqistered company but I live in Dubai so the bank, car etc are in dubai. I have a HSBC account in the UK so got one here, you can link link the two accounts together move money instantly found it quite hepful.

When i opened the bank account and car etc I lived in a hotel so just used the work address, nothing stopping you coming to Dubai to open accounts or hire a car.

Jason

shirt

16,186 posts

88 months

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using work address for everything is standard practice and means there's a good chance the post gets delivered. also get the bank to come to you, much easier that way.
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