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PapaDoc Jul 14th 2009 1:52 pm

GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!
 
See: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/56179...saudi-official

What do you think? Would you be interested. I think 25 years in the GCC (even the UAE) is a very very long time to wait for the right to a permanent second class (non)citizen.

PapaDoc

Norm_uk Jul 15th 2009 7:56 am

Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!
 

Originally Posted by PapaDoc (Post 7751367)
See: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/56179...saudi-official

What do you think? Would you be interested. I think 25 years in the GCC (even the UAE) is a very very long time to wait for the right to a permanent second class (non)citizen.

PapaDoc

I wouldn't be interested because I won't be here that long. But for some people it makes sense...I think 25 years is too long just for a perminant residency though - in reality I think anyone who has working in the country for 10 years and has no criminal record etc should be permitted longer residence visas outside the usual sponsorship system - say 5 or 10 years.

They can always revoke it if people misbehave - it's not like they are giving away passports like we do in the UK.

N.

Blue Cat Jul 15th 2009 8:13 am

Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!
 

Originally Posted by PapaDoc (Post 7751367)
See: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/56179...saudi-official

What do you think? Would you be interested. I think 25 years in the GCC (even the UAE) is a very very long time to wait for the right to a permanent second class (non)citizen.

PapaDoc

too long really, wonder if I will do 25, it's a long stretch :)

Amnesia180 Jul 15th 2009 8:51 am

Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 7753784)
too long really, wonder if I will do 25, it's a long stretch :)

How many have you done already?

Personally, I think it's too long also. Like Norm_UK said - it's not like they're waiting to be handed a passport, so they can collect the massive amount of benefits on offer... (oh wait, that's here in the UK)!

Jim Smith Jul 15th 2009 11:06 am

Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 7753784)
too long really, wonder if I will do 25, it's a long stretch :)

It could happen!! I find time flies by here, hell it's already Thursday again tomorrow, and only seems the week has just started!

Into my 25th year. Not sure I will get an open ended visa though.............

Blue Cat Jul 15th 2009 11:26 am

Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!
 

Originally Posted by Jim Smith (Post 7754199)
It could happen!! I find time flies by here, hell it's already Thursday again tomorrow, and only seems the week has just started!

Into my 25th year. Not sure I will get an open ended visa though.............

I bet I know you ?

Jim Smith Jul 15th 2009 12:45 pm

Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 7754253)
I bet I know you ?

Always possible in this town!

Madam Medusa Jul 15th 2009 2:47 pm

Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 7753784)
too long really, wonder if I will do 25, it's a long stretch :)

thought you'd nearly be due for yours...

MM, xx


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