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Old Sep 5th 2013, 2:41 pm
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Good Afternoon,

So i am due to board a flight at 10am, Tuesday 10 September on a one way ticket.

My UK employer is expanding into the Middle East and i am heading over to manage the finance, operations and start up.

i've seen a couple of different posts, which may be a little out of date with regards to shipping personal affects.
some information i have found states that as a non-resident you cannot receive personal affects as you have to present a visa, letter from employer etc.

on the flip side, other threads indicate that you can seemingly just send it, be present at the port when it arrives, and they have their items within an hour.

as i am not likely to have my residency sorted for a few weeks, the prospect of living out of a single suitcase isn't ideal.

if anybody can elaborate and be of any help, it would be much appreciated.
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Old Sep 5th 2013, 6:39 pm
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Originally Posted by FOWLESR89 View Post
Good Afternoon,

So i am due to board a flight at 10am, Tuesday 10 September on a one way ticket.

My UK employer is expanding into the Middle East and i am heading over to manage the finance, operations and start up.

i've seen a couple of different posts, which may be a little out of date with regards to shipping personal affects.
some information i have found states that as a non-resident you cannot receive personal affects as you have to present a visa, letter from employer etc.

on the flip side, other threads indicate that you can seemingly just send it, be present at the port when it arrives, and they have their items within an hour.

as i am not likely to have my residency sorted for a few weeks, the prospect of living out of a single suitcase isn't ideal.

if anybody can elaborate and be of any help, it would be much appreciated.
When I came out paid for extra baggage and had the rest shipped by Pickfords
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Old Sep 6th 2013, 7:45 am
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hi!

It depends where exactly you're moving to as each country has its own specific requirements for imports - i.e. residency permits/visa's or sponsorship letters.... if you can tell us the destination I can give you the official requirements if that helps?
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Old Sep 6th 2013, 10:01 am
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May also depend on whether you ship via 'cargo' or send it as 'excess baggage'. Our latest move included the excess baggage option and you simply collect it like you do your normal baggage - with 'cargo' it was a little more complicated.
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Old Sep 6th 2013, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by FOWLESR89 View Post
Good Afternoon,

So i am due to board a flight at 10am, Tuesday 10 September on a one way ticket.

My UK employer is expanding into the Middle East and i am heading over to manage the finance, operations and start up.

i've seen a couple of different posts, which may be a little out of date with regards to shipping personal affects.
some information i have found states that as a non-resident you cannot receive personal affects as you have to present a visa, letter from employer etc.

on the flip side, other threads indicate that you can seemingly just send it, be present at the port when it arrives, and they have their items within an hour.

as i am not likely to have my residency sorted for a few weeks, the prospect of living out of a single suitcase isn't ideal.

if anybody can elaborate and be of any help, it would be much appreciated.

Go on, give us a clue. The ME is a pretty big place with a number of different countries in it...
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Old Sep 7th 2013, 6:20 am
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Originally Posted by FOWLESR89 View Post
Good Afternoon,

So i am due to board a flight at 10am, Tuesday 10 September on a one way ticket.

My UK employer is expanding into the Middle East and i am heading over to manage the finance, operations and start up.

i've seen a couple of different posts, which may be a little out of date with regards to shipping personal affects.
some information i have found states that as a non-resident you cannot receive personal affects as you have to present a visa, letter from employer etc.

on the flip side, other threads indicate that you can seemingly just send it, be present at the port when it arrives, and they have their items within an hour.

as i am not likely to have my residency sorted for a few weeks, the prospect of living out of a single suitcase isn't ideal.

if anybody can elaborate and be of any help, it would be much appreciated.
unless you have a residency visa in your passport you won't get into Dubai
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