Paying for a Visa

Old Feb 4th 2022, 12:19 pm
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Guys, I'm going to make this brief and to the point and I would appreciate your feedback.
Now in the past 48 hours, I have been offered a job in Dubai. I shall not mention the company
name but it's a worldwide company.

To cut a long story short, I am being asked to pay a four-figure sum to process my work
visa. Now I have worked throughout the Middle East, S.E. Asia and Africa a time spanning
35 years. I have never, ever had to pay for a work visa! All work visas (I'm in the UK) are
processed through the company embassies usually in London.

Is this whole thing a scam? I think it is. Comments, please.
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Old Feb 4th 2022, 12:27 pm
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What has the hiring process been so far - how many interviews etc? Is this request from payment from somebody you've been dealing with and definitely their email address?
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Well, that's the thing. There hasn't been an interview and no mention of a medical. The email address of
the visa 'tourist agency' is real enough but I haven't actually dealt with a person so far.
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Originally Posted by kuanyin123 View Post
Well, that's the thing. There hasn't been an interview and no mention of a medical. The email address of
the visa 'tourist agency' is real enough but I haven't actually dealt with a person so far.
So you've been offered a job without even having had an interview, and the offer has come from a tourist agency and not the actual company?!? Yep, scam IMO.
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Uh-huh. Any foreign company, especially in the Middle East, Asia and throughout Africa, ALWAYS process your
work visa through the embassy. I mean no interview, either by phone, or Zoom or Skype. Christ I could be
disabled, half-blind, dying of covid . . . anyway, thanks for your time - much appreciated!!
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Definitely a scam
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Scam
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Originally Posted by kuanyin123 View Post
Well, that's the thing. There hasn't been an interview and no mention of a medical. The email address of
the visa 'tourist agency' is real enough but I haven't actually dealt with a person so far.
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