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Forum: Middle East
Sep 9th 2019, 8:33 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,454
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Considering a move to the Middle East

I would have recommended that you look for training program analyst positions with Saudi Aramco on their website. They're pretty rare, but they should at least have one to advertise as I left a few...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 20th 2019, 6:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 861
Posted By sicklyman

Re: BANK TRANSFER CHARGES IN KSA

you'll get hit on the exchange rate when you use SABB to transfer from your own bank account back to the UK. It used to be possible to send stuff via exchange companies, but recently I and colleagues...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 1st 2019, 4:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,501
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Good reason to avoid third party exchange services

The end of your thread title has been cut off:

Good reason to avoid third party exchange services as a savings account which it was never intended to be in the first place anyway
Forum: Middle East
Jun 26th 2019, 8:57 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,962
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Problem with Dollar Rent a Car UAE

I'm sure that as soon as the UAE leadership hear of the depth of your hatred, they'll be on the phone to sort this all out.

The best thing you could take away from this is that if you want the...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 11th 2019, 12:08 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,189
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Income tax query

why not rent out your UK home? If you jointly own it, you can split the income as joint landlords and if it won't take you over the threshold of your personal allowance you won't pay tax on it. Plus...
Jun 11th 2019, 12:04 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,371
Posted By sicklyman

Re: ToR process delayed by up to a month ATM

just got our ToR approved a ref for our shipping agent to use on the customs form. Shipping company come tomorrow so good timing, but it ended up taking 32 working days!
Jun 3rd 2019, 4:26 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,371
Posted By sicklyman

ToR process delayed by up to a month ATM

Hi all... just in case anyone else is returning to the UK this summer, be aware that applications for Transfer of Relief on any goods you ship back are delayed significantly at the moment.

The...
Forum: Middle East
May 15th 2019, 6:47 am
Replies: 41
Views: 7,389
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Watch UK TV for free please

forget iplayer. go with zattoo and your vpn tuned to switzerland
Forum: Middle East
Feb 15th 2019, 3:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,785
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Abu Dhabi question about leaving family in UK

just check you're clear for no tax on your KSA income in the UK. You might be liable.
Feb 6th 2019, 8:32 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,387
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Working for BAe

yep, they're a pain. If it's BAE in Eastern Prov you're looking at, PM me and I'll put you in touch with a mate who teaches there and can tell you the truth. He's been there long enough for the shine...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 26th 2019, 10:15 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By sicklyman

Re: tax on shipping personal effects back to UK

that's useful. We'll have much less than that so it shouldn't be a major problem.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 25th 2019, 5:22 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By sicklyman

Re: tax on shipping personal effects back to UK

great info everyone. Thank you.

Any idea what demurrage costs are in the UK for a few metres squared of personal goods? I could only find rates per container/day.
Forum: Middle East
Jan 20th 2019, 3:44 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,195
Posted By sicklyman

tax on shipping personal effects back to UK

If we relocate back to the UK and ship some stuff (not a lot), will we automatically get hit with VAT or other customs duties? For example, I've built myself a VR-capable PC (i.e. pretty pricey) and...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 8th 2018, 4:11 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,965
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Moving abroad with a young family

with of course, no influence from our own nation in that outcome, allowing us to justifiably judge from a distance how badly the 'arab states' are at managing their own affairs.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 16th 2018, 2:43 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Renting Cars in Portugal and elsewhere in Europe

I've hired repeatedly in Portugal on my UK license with a UK credit card while living in the ME.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 16th 2018, 2:42 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 808
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Working as Freelancer vs Salaried in KSA

Please be aware that the phrase "not usually possible" means "never ever possible" in the Gulf.
Forum: Middle East
Nov 11th 2018, 8:56 am
Replies: 3
Views: 557
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Saudi DL for Female Dependents

apparently it was dead easy not so long ago but things have changed. The rumour is that the hold up is the desire to prioritise resources to giving Saudi national females licenses before the expat...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 5th 2018, 7:59 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,308
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Tying up loose ends

unless it's a not-for-profit, <snip> aim is probably a less altruistic than that Lex31!
Forum: Middle East
Nov 4th 2018, 8:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,702
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Job offer at BAe Systems Riyadh

Sickjlyman is my Scandinavian cousin. He's away at the moment. In the meantime, if you PM me your contact details, I can put you in touch with someone who is in the marriage scheme but located in...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 28th 2018, 9:25 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,817
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

being indignant about a war you're actually facilitating would be hypocrisy even the UK government would have a hard time achieving...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 28th 2018, 9:22 am
Replies: 41
Views: 7,389
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Watch UK TV for free please

remote? just cast from your phone mate.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 27th 2018, 1:35 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 7,389
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Watch UK TV for free please

You'd best tell those forcing you to stop it then.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 27th 2018, 1:34 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 7,389
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Watch UK TV for free please

not sure what your point is scot47

nowadays, the BBC won't allow you to watch it in Saudi even if you do pay for it.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 24th 2018, 10:00 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,817
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Saudi Consulate in Istanbul

which is exactly why I think every bit of the story is absolutely true.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 24th 2018, 9:59 am
Replies: 41
Views: 7,389
Posted By sicklyman

Re: Watch UK TV for free please

forget iPlayer with any VPN. They're too agressive. Switch to Switzerland and visit zattoo.com
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