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Old Aug 21st 2023, 9:16 pm
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Hi all,
Was talking with a colleague today about step-kids and it sounds like the process to get residence visas for stepchildren isn't as straight forward as it is for children related by blood. They can come on tourist visas/eVisa but residence is a different story.
For those of you considering a job here, be sure to ask your recruiter and your onboarder about this as it may weigh in your decision to work here.
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Old Aug 21st 2023, 9:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Codger81
Sliding in here as I've recently accepted a direct-hire offer, and as I'm single I'll be in NC2 as well. From the information and social media, I have a good idea of what to expect. Expectations are well truly managed that it could take a year or more, to get something larger and nicer either newly built, in NC2 or NC1.

Question for those in the know: are the pools in NC2 both cooled and heated?

did you manage to get into NC1 in the end?
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Old Aug 22nd 2023, 8:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Akoa
Hi hoping to hear about the experiences of black British born females in Neom?thanks
Hi Akoa, did you ever get an answer to this?
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Old Aug 22nd 2023, 9:38 pm
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Hi folks,
Bit late to the party here. I have looked at (most) of this thread, and notice various comments/questions on bringing pets. Is there a separate thread on this subject?
I'm also interested in hearing more about the facilities - are they separated by gender? Is there a pool/gym at NC2 (where I assume I will be in a shoe box on arrival)? Is there a mosque/church?
Apologies if you've heard all those questions before! Happy to be directed to previous answers
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Old Aug 22nd 2023, 9:40 pm
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Originally Posted by UmEsther
Hi folks,
Bit late to the party here. I have looked at (most) of this thread, and notice various comments/questions on bringing pets. Is there a separate thread on this subject?
I'm also interested in hearing more about the facilities - are they separated by gender? Is there a pool/gym at NC2 (where I assume I will be in a shoe box on arrival)? Is there a mosque/church?
Apologies if you've heard all those questions before! Happy to be directed to previous answers
Yes, there is a gym and pool at NC2 - unisex + women's only.
Yes, there is a mosque. No, this is Saudi Arabia, so no Church.
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Old Aug 22nd 2023, 9:42 pm
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Thanks for this. Any Muslims on here can provide any details on the mosque?
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Old Aug 24th 2023, 2:13 am
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I have living and working in Qatar for the last 7 years and am moving to NEOM - regarding the police clearance for my visa - do I get that from the UK as well as Qatar or just Qatar?
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Old Aug 24th 2023, 2:17 am
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does anyone have an experience of the medical check that is required, is that to private support heath insurance or just fit and healthy etc
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Old Aug 24th 2023, 6:39 pm
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Originally Posted by UmEsther
Thanks for this. Any Muslims on here can provide any details on the mosque?
Small mosque on NC2 and they open up the bigger one for Friday prays.
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Old Aug 24th 2023, 6:47 pm
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Originally Posted by naiomi
I have living and working in Qatar for the last 7 years and am moving to NEOM - regarding the police clearance for my visa - do I get that from the UK as well as Qatar or just Qatar?
Best to check with recruitment/onboarding.
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Old Aug 24th 2023, 6:54 pm
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Originally Posted by K1pzen
does anyone have an experience of the medical check that is required, is that to private support heath insurance or just fit and healthy etc
Everyone that has a visa would do medical check, but the requirements may depend where you're coming from. There is a medical check template that will be shared with you during onboarding, and your doctor will complete this for you to return.

From Google/Saudi Arabia Visa Services:
Before applying for a work, residency or study visa for Saudi Arabia, you will need to undergo a thorough physical examination by a qualified doctor, including a variety of blood tests and a chest x-rayThe various tests that may be needed for your Saudi visa are:
  • HIV
  • Syphilis/VDRL
  • A full Hepatitis B profile
  • Hepatitis C Abs
  • Urinalysis
  • Liver function tests
  • A pregnancy test for women (if required)
  • Chest X-Ray
In addition to this, based on your medical history, you may need Bilharzia, Malaria and stool culture
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Old Aug 24th 2023, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by naiomi
I have living and working in Qatar for the last 7 years and am moving to NEOM - regarding the police clearance for my visa - do I get that from the UK as well as Qatar or just Qatar?
just Qatar would suffice
if you need any other assistance with the visa process pls do reach out
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Old Aug 24th 2023, 8:51 pm
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Originally Posted by sqadri
Small mosque on NC2 and they open up the bigger one for Friday prays.
Thanks sqadri. Where is the bigger one? Do the mosques have sections for men and women?
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Old Aug 25th 2023, 9:27 am
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super helpfulexpat ;-)
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Old Aug 27th 2023, 12:07 am
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Has anyone purchased a used car out there? I’m tempted to explore this and buy something cheap to get around. Thanks
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