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Old Jul 22nd 2022, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Pkingston
No idea. What is that?
Nothing from on boarding or HR happens quickly. No idea what that do or why everything that's so long!
Similar to folks coming from the United States having to go through the Saudi Embassy, Cultural Mission Division will have to get a letter from the employer confirming job status. Its one of the eleven requirements for degree attestation. The other requirements include a signed affidavit, copy of passport, copy of diploma, official transcripts, a letter from the national clearinghouse, distance learning form confirming classes were taken in-person from the University, and some other logistical stuff.
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Old Jul 22nd 2022, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Laguna_1
Onboarding has been super inefficient for me too ; everything was agreed for a starting date of Sunday 23rd July but due to HR not pulling their finger out im left waiting for the flights
to be booked up even until the morning of my supposed outbound flights. Various internal chases of Hr by my boss but to no avail.

It doesn’t help that most of them don’t have their out of offices on so you don’t know whom is in or out and even when they are in ; they might as well be out of office because as you say there pretty much MIA.

clearly frustrating for everyone waiting for different elements of their onboarding to be complete. I’m pretty used to the delays now but I would say don’t expect anything to go to Plan and you’ll be alright lol.

I had arranged everything to be vacated house, car etc etc but have rewinded that back and luckily managed to get my current accommodation longer as otherwise wouldn’t have a place to stay. (Had arranged my existing accommodation to rent).
so they haven't booked your flight yet?
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Old Jul 22nd 2022, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Real Sosobad
Anyone aware of how long it typically takes HR to provide a support letter for the degree attestation process? I have been waiting weeks and just checking this is the norm?
I too, am in the same predicament. During the initial onboarding meeting they said they will send through the support letter the day after….now I’m still waiting 8 weeks later. I’m now resorting to getting my recruitment agent onto them to push the process.
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Old Jul 23rd 2022, 12:23 am
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Originally Posted by thorshammer
Similar to folks coming from the United States having to go through the Saudi Embassy, Cultural Mission Division will have to get a letter from the employer confirming job status. Its one of the eleven requirements for degree attestation. The other requirements include a signed affidavit, copy of passport, copy of diploma, official transcripts, a letter from the national clearinghouse, distance learning form confirming classes were taken in-person from the University, and some other logistical stuff.
I have completed my Master’s studies remotely due to Covid-19. I presume that’s not considered as ”distance learning” per se? On the other hand I don’t expect this to be an issue as for my Bachelor’s Degree all classes were taken in-person.
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Old Jul 23rd 2022, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by ProjectsPete
This sounds like you're being taken on as supplementary manpower. The agency who you're contracted with supply you to Neom who pay your salary through the agency. Full time employees at Neom get more benefits and longer contracts so really read the small print.
no not booked flight unfortunately. Sunday tomorrow so let’s if there is some movement then and if so let’s hope I get a few days notice to get my mind back in the game.

to the other open questions, best to speak to the various visa specialists as they will know straight away whether you need a degree exemption letter or not from neom. Might save you having to get the degree attested to then find out six weeks later your degree isn’t acceptable.
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Old Jul 23rd 2022, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by PetraFI
I have completed my Master’s studies remotely due to Covid-19. I presume that’s not considered as ”distance learning” per se? On the other hand I don’t expect this to be an issue as for my Bachelor’s Degree all classes were taken in-person.
from the sound of it though yours will be fine
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Old Jul 23rd 2022, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by thorshammer
so they haven't booked your flight yet?
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I received flight confirmations 36hrs before departure..

Absolute joke of an onboarder who i was dealing with.
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Old Jul 24th 2022, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by Pkingston
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I received flight confirmations 36hrs before departure..

Absolute joke of an onboarder who i was dealing with.
Who was your onboarder?
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Old Jul 24th 2022, 6:35 am
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Who was your onboarder?
Via PM please guys - no names of third parties on the open forum. Ta muchly.
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Old Jul 24th 2022, 1:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Pkingston
He's no longer there. Surprisingly.....
The others are no better though.
I heard from someone else on this thread the attrition rate is high, do you see yourself leaving within a year, or do you think you'll stay longer?
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Old Jul 24th 2022, 1:30 pm
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Originally Posted by thorshammer
I heard from someone else on this thread the attrition rate is high, do you see yourself leaving within a year, or do you think you'll stay longer?
No issues once arrived. Yeah, should be here for the long haul.
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Old Jul 24th 2022, 3:43 pm
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Hello, I have a related question please: Being a UAE resident located in the UAE with my family on work-visa and children having UAE schooling, I am currently considering an offer to join Neom. My concern is that once I join Neom, my UAE visa would be cancelled, my family would need to relocate and children who were born in UAE would need to start searching for another schooling options. Is there, as per your experience, a way to keep the family stay in the UAE to cause them minimum disruption while allowing me to be visiting them regularly? Moving them to KSA is not an option. E.g. are there any UAE family visas supporting expats working in KSA? (or is there a need for free a UAE zone visa for them?) Thank you very much in advance.
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Old Jul 25th 2022, 6:14 pm
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My onboarder told me I need to wait for an attested Neom contract from the Government Affairs office. I should get it through email. Once I receive that, I need to sign, visit a VFS center (I'm based in Abu Dhabi), and send back to them. Along with the signed contract I have to send an attested degree, medical, and police report. The degree was simple, visited the Saudi embassy in Dubai and got the stamp within 5 minutes. I'm doing the medical tomorrow and once results come back I will get them attested. Same with police report. I heard police report is easy as well.

But I've been waiting for this attested contract now for almost 2 months. Anyone else experiencing delays in receiving this? Or better yet has anyone else been required to get this? I know a few recent joiners that don't recall having to receive an attested contract. Only the degree, medical, and police report.
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Old Jul 25th 2022, 7:03 pm
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You have to get the background check before obtaining attested contract... I'm in Bahrain received an attested employment contract by email with non matching salary to offer letter ...more confusion. Then happen to know by VFS that the attested contract presented at VFS center has to be the original attested contract. My on boarder is on vacation just need this verified. They are also requesting education degrees to be attested back in the country of education...so would think you studied in Dubai.
You also need a power of attorney letter allowing VFS Centre to take charge of Saudi matters.

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Old Jul 25th 2022, 7:22 pm
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Finally received my Visa yesterday - Accepted the role at the end of May - pretty much everything that involves onboarding or government affairs does seem to be exceedingly slow, but does get there in the end.
You just need a bit of understanding (and a lot of patience), Looking at this forum there are many of us who had outstanding tasks with onboarding (and the members of this forum will just be a very small segment of the onboarding team's workload)

I know how stressful it is, but they do seem to get everything moving eventually. (Just wanted to share my good news story after all of my worried posts over the last two months.)
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