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Old Mar 17th 2013, 6:02 pm
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...for a new job in Morocco.

Luckily a friend will be able to look after my flat till the lease expires, so, apart from flat-related things, what do I need to do before I leave?

Bank account: I want to keep that open for a couple of months--any issues?

Visa cancellation will be handled by my current employer.

There must be other things...
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Old Mar 17th 2013, 6:04 pm
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Car?
Are you leaving leccy etc in your name?
TV / t'internet?
Gym memberships (refund?)
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Old Mar 17th 2013, 6:30 pm
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There must be other things...
You should tell your dependents
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Default Re: Leaving in 4 days...

Originally Posted by Bahtatboy
...for a new job in Morocco.

Luckily a friend will be able to look after my flat till the lease expires, so, apart from flat-related things, what do I need to do before I leave?

Bank account: I want to keep that open for a couple of months--any issues?

Visa cancellation will be handled by my current employer.

There must be other things...
Congrats on the job

don't forget to visit Casablanca's Irish pub at the East West hotel near the American embassy.

And the nightclub of the Sheraton if you feel 'lonely'
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Old Mar 17th 2013, 7:23 pm
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Just found this. Good luck with your new posting. Not sure but I always thought that UAE banks automatically freeze accounts once Exit Visas are issued. May be worth clearing it out before leaving as a precaution.
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Good luck. I am sure you will enjoy Morocco.
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good luck!
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Originally Posted by mentalist
Not sure but I always thought that UAE banks automatically freeze accounts once Exit Visas are issued.
Anybody know this for sure?
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy
Anybody know this for sure?
I can confirm that it didn't happen to me. And I had a car loan with HSBC. *

Just don't cash the end of service cheque - that is the account freezer.


* That said, I had emptied my account and was running on cash just in case
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy
Anybody know this for sure?
Not on exit, but on receipt of a payment marked 'final salary' from your employer. They'll unfreeze once they have confirmed there are are debts or large payments due. Timeframe etc varies by bank.


And congrats, good luck and we'll miss you xx

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My ex-employer was kind enough not to mark my final payment 'final salary', which was nice of them.
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Congratulations BB - don't forget to let us know about life in North Africa.
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Unaccompanied baggage on Etihad or Emirates: can't find anything about it on their websites, anybody know?
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Default Re: Leaving in 4 days...

Gutted to see you leaving BB, glad we had a beer and a catch up the other night. Thanks for your Dubai help. Be sure to keep in touch and keep posting here, good luck in Morocco!

Also, more gutted I didn't get to make a fee out of you! Close but no cigar.
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Originally Posted by Scamp
Gutted to see you leaving BB, glad we had a beer and a catch up the other night. Thanks for your Dubai help. Be sure to keep in touch and keep posting here, good luck in Morocco!

Also, more gutted I didn't get to make a fee out of you! Close but no cigar.
Maybe next year...
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