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GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!

Old Jul 14th 2009, 12:52 pm
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Default 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.

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Old Jul 15th 2009, 6:56 am
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Default Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!

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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.

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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.

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Default Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!

Originally Posted by PapaDoc View Post
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.

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too long really, wonder if I will do 25, it's a long stretch
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Default Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!

Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
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)!
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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.............
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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.............
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Default Re: GCC Permanent Residency - 25 Year Wait!

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too long really, wonder if I will do 25, it's a long stretch
thought you'd nearly be due for yours...

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