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Old Aug 15th 2022, 5:37 pm
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Question for all the Current/Future NEOMS,

My onboarding specialist have connected me with AS (Adil Shahzad) Corporate Services to assist with the degree attesting & visa process.

Does anyone have experience with AS Corporate Services?

I'm based in Australia - does anyone have experience with Australian-based agents?

Thanks in advance.

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Old Aug 15th 2022, 7:18 pm
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Use this agent <snip> in Australia they are based in Canberra ... why you need to use a Dubai agent ?
I'm an Aussie based in Bahrain I've chosen here to apply. Whom is your onboarding member because they are also referred the same agent you've
been advised when I don't live in Dubai.

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Old Aug 15th 2022, 7:32 pm
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Thanks for the recommendation - I've just sent them an email.
I thought it was pretty odd being referenced to a UAE based agent.
I would have likely been subcontracted to a local agent.
I will DM the name of my onboarding member.
Thanks again for your reply.
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Old Aug 15th 2022, 7:53 pm
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No worries - onboarding will take you on a rollercoaster ride just be aware of this I'm still waiting on gov docs at the moment.
What I've been informed is the Australian channel and Saudi embassy is straight forward compared to other Saudi embassy around the world
just be aware that the Agent CLS is not cheap ask for break of their costs ....I obtained my attestation from Australian Attestation Services cost
$500 for degree plus courier costs ....suggest you visit the DFAT and legalize your docs yourself first your uni will need to authorize first before
taking to DFAT it will be cheaper to do this part first.
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Old Aug 15th 2022, 8:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Claud123
No worries - onboarding will take you on a rollercoaster ride just be aware of this I'm still waiting on gov docs at the moment.
What I've been informed is the Australian channel and Saudi embassy is straight forward compared to other Saudi embassy around the world
just be aware that the Agent CLS is not cheap ask for break of their costs ....I obtained my attestation from Australian Attestation Services cost
$500 for degree plus courier costs ....suggest you visit the DFAT and legalize your docs yourself first your uni will need to authorize first before
taking to DFAT it will be cheaper to do this part first.
How long did this degree attestation take? I’m about to start mine, and my on-boarder did not provide any timeframe at all, I don’t really know what to expect…. I’m based in NZ
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Old Aug 15th 2022, 8:25 pm
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two weeks in Australia not sure about NZ....don't worry about timeframes the visa process takes a month just get attestation done first,
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Old Aug 16th 2022, 5:28 am
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Out of curiosity, does anyone know why there seems to be preference in hiring Australians and South Africans? No issue with either nationality, just curious.

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Old Aug 16th 2022, 11:57 am
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Thanks for the heads-up. I've contacted CLS and requested a fee offer. AS have just emailed me asking for a meeting - there seems to be real resistance in providing a fee offer!
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Old Aug 16th 2022, 7:59 pm
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They been known to over charge ...as they say you'll get it back from neom.
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Old Aug 16th 2022, 8:16 pm
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Hi, looking for some advice/guidance..

My husband had accepted an offer to work at Neom and is currently going through the onboarding phase. We are a family of 3 (almost 4 as I’m due any day now) and my son is 3 years old.

We were told that 2 bed accommodation will take 9-12 months to become available, is this accurate? We have already sent off details for my son to be enrolled in school, but weren’t given any info as to if he can join mid way through the academic year or if he has to wait till next year 23/24? We are currently living in the UAE so he is starting FS1 (nursery) in a school here in 2 weeks. I believe the school at NEOM is in NC1, does anyone have any experience with having kids in NC2 and commuting?

Also, my husband will be going over first whilst I stay in the UAE with our 2 kids until accommodation becomes available. Does anyone have any insight as to the process of keeping my husbands bank accounts open in the UAE (I don’t have one here) and also the process of keeping our UAE residency status once my husband gives in his notice to his company here?

Thank you in advance!
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Old Aug 16th 2022, 8:47 pm
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I also have registered family with kissflow months ago ...that said we requested a 2 bed in NC1. Unfortunately NC1 is full even with 1 bed apartment at present.
In addition the 2 bed apartment are of high demand thus not available ..onboarding has advised me 6-12 months for 2 bed to be Available . So most likely your husband will start with a studio apartment at NC2 where everyone is been placed. My only advise on the UAE residence is seek a golden visa maybe difficult to obtain or obtain a Sharjah Free zone visa and work on starting a trading company of some sort or seek a job or sponsor in the UAE. I'm in Bahrain so we've been sponsored by local company for 12 month residence visa then look at relocating family after 12 months.
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Old Aug 17th 2022, 12:48 am
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I (in the US) was approached by a legal recruiter (in Dubai) several months ago and went through a couple of interviews directly with the NEOM team where I hope to be working. Since then nothing. Its been radio silent for 2 months and I haven't been able to raise a response from the headhunter. From what I can see on the prior poses this isn't terribly unheard of - but at what point is it a cause for concern?
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Old Aug 17th 2022, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by Claud123
I also have registered family with kissflow months ago ...that said we requested a 2 bed in NC1. Unfortunately NC1 is full even with 1 bed apartment at present.
In addition the 2 bed apartment are of high demand thus not available ..onboarding has advised me 6-12 months for 2 bed to be Available . So most likely your husband will start with a studio apartment at NC2 where everyone is been placed. My only advise on the UAE residence is seek a golden visa maybe difficult to obtain or obtain a Sharjah Free zone visa and work on starting a trading company of some sort or seek a job or sponsor in the UAE. I'm in Bahrain so we've been sponsored by local company for 12 month residence visa then look at relocating family after 12 months.
When I applied for housing (April time) I was told up to 3 Months but now am being told 9-12 Months at the earliest. And was also told that you won't start moving up the waiting list until your child is actually attending the school so even if you have 4 kids you will essentially have to all squeeze into a hotel room for up to a year before having the chance to get over to NC1.

I am sure that I will never get a 2 bed as I only have 1 child so they seem to think that a 1 bed is enough for a 3 person family, however our daughter is fast approaching being a teenager and we have a dog as well so we really can't fit into a 1 bed property long term. Pretty annoyed about it to be honest as if they had been upfront about it in the first place I would probably have turned the job down but we are too far along the process now.

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Old Aug 17th 2022, 3:59 am
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Originally Posted by Staffs1970
Out of curiosity, does anyone know why there seems to be preference in hiring Australians and South Africans? No issue with either nationality, just curious.
Everyone I have spoken to (so far and it has been a very small sample) has been from the UK, Ireland or Canada.

I guess any bias in recruiting could be down to the recruiting agencies they list certain roles with.
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Old Aug 17th 2022, 9:21 am
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Is the 9-12 months wait just for 2 beds or 1 bed apartments as well?
Was hoping my wife and child could quickly follow me but looks like this may be unrealistic
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