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Forum: Middle East
Aug 6th 2022, 10:24 am
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Business visa - Saudi

There's Amman (Jordan) which is a 2-hour flight from Jeddah. Or Istabul, which is a 4 hour flight from Jeddah, so probably better for a long weekend.
Forum: Middle East
Aug 5th 2022, 11:37 am
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Business visa - Saudi

I don't think there is a Business Visa any more. The choice is either a Visit Visa (which has "Not Allowed to Work" written on it) or a Work Visa (which will be for a specific company as stated in...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 21st 2022, 7:11 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,732
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Sabb and Revolut do not like each other

Your problem is that the currency conversion to GBP is being done by SABB, at an incredibly poor rate of exchange. Typically SABB skim 2.5-3% off of you money transfer, in addition to any transaction...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 11th 2022, 6:34 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Do I need to register a business for income from UK?

Your UK tax liability on worldwide income is determined by the Statutory Residence Test, which depends on your personal circiumstances. Best to get professional advice on how to become and remain UK...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 7th 2022, 12:17 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,732
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Sabb and Revolut do not like each other

In Revolut, tap on your balance to select the currency account you want the details for, then tap on the three dots "...", then tap on "Account details" then tap on SWIFT.
Forum: Middle East
Jun 26th 2022, 2:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 640
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Sending money abroad through SABB bank

The fees are insignificant compared with lousy exchange rate that SABB/HSBC offer. They typically skim 2.5-3% of the amount that you send, plus the fees which are typically around the $25 mark.
I've...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 4th 2022, 5:50 pm
Replies: 696
Views: 117,993
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: NEOM COMMUNITY UPDATE

Ties only come into play if firstly you don't pass one of the Automatic Overseas Tests and then secondly you dont trigger one of the Automatic UK Tests. There are a complex set of rules around the...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 3rd 2022, 10:25 am
Replies: 696
Views: 117,993
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: NEOM COMMUNITY UPDATE

It's 90 days, if you're working full-time overseas (3rd Automatic Overseas Test...
Forum: Middle East
May 12th 2022, 9:31 am
Replies: 3
Views: 817
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: construction project management or civil engineering

I didn't know what "Inside IR35" meant until I got a quote on a £400/day contract job in the UK. Basically you become a "No Rights Employee" and get paid £229/ day after deductions, plus you can't...
Forum: Middle East
May 10th 2022, 5:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: VPNs in KSA (2022) - Recommendation needed

ExpressVPN works well. Keep a copy of the installation file on a cloud drive somewhere, as you can't download it from the website once you are in KSA.
Forum: Middle East
May 9th 2022, 7:00 am
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: WISE in KSA

Revolut isn't a UK licenced bank, so you don't get FSCS protection. I've also read online complaints about Revolut accounts beng unilaterally frozen due to money laundering concerns and it taking a...
Forum: Middle East
May 8th 2022, 1:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: WISE in KSA

Consider opening a Revolut GBP account with a USD currency account add-on. Transfer in USD, convert to GBP then send to your UK bank account. Fees/ XR hit will be less than half the cost of a direct...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 8th 2022, 9:28 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Financial Advisor UK

I'd highly recommend you read Millionaire Expat by Andrew Hallam, and keep asking yourself: "Where are the customers' yachts?".
Forum: Middle East
Apr 4th 2022, 4:15 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,476
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Slightly odd expat men

Costa del Sol features in my retirement plans too. Heading to Velez Malaga at Eid for a three week holiday, and a scout around looking at property.
The UK is too cold and miserable, and I don't see...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 24th 2022, 4:25 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Job Security in Qatar

You'll also need to consider whether you and your family will be able to tolerate Qatar. It's a tough assignment, as others have indicated.
If your Qatar assignment is short (less than a full tax...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2022, 4:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,090
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Leaving Town - Qatar

Once airside, take a selfie with the yellow teddybear. That's my best memory of 8 years working in Qatar!
Forum: Middle East
Feb 11th 2022, 7:00 pm
Forum: Middle East
Dec 14th 2021, 5:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Buying property in Qatar

*Wonders if your purchase will come with full residency rights to live and work without the need for a local Sponsor*
Forum: Middle East
Nov 25th 2021, 1:49 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,661
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Aramco vs Qatar Petroleum

I'll second that.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 23rd 2021, 1:52 am
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: HMRC

You can fill in the online form P85 if you want, but it's not mandatory. If you are on PAYE then you might be due a tax refund due to the way the Personal Allowance is calculated. If you are on Self...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 25th 2021, 2:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Non resident 90 day rule & hotel quarantine

All HMRC have done to date is to clarify that Covid-19 might be considered an Exceptional Circumstance under existing legislation. Whilst you might be able to discount up to 60 days from your...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 8th 2021, 6:46 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,339
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Any experience / recommendation of freight companies moving to Qatar from UK

The term "furnished" in Qatar means fitted kitchen units and a matress on the bed, but not much else. From my experience anyway.
Forum: Middle East
Sep 16th 2021, 4:20 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,974
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: UK taxes if working offshore 28/28 Saudi Arabia

Doesn't matter where you earn the money, or what you do with it. You're either UK Resident (full income tax liability) or UK Non-Resident (zero income tax liability) each tax year and there's no...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 23rd 2021, 2:14 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Short time (relatively) in the Gulf - HMRC

Have a look at this flowchart (https://assets.kpmg/content/dam/kpmg/pdf/2016/01/statutory-residence-test-flowchart.pdf). You want to be able to tick the third box down "Leave UK to work full-time...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 6th 2021, 9:54 am
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By Johnnyboy11

Re: Banks in KSA

A SABB Premier Account will allow you to open an HSBC offshore account.
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