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Forum: Middle East
Oct 6th 2020, 11:24 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,454
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New Baby/ passport

My reckoning is that although it’s not needed now, Sod’s law says that when you do need it, it’ll be an absolute ball ache to get. So best just jump through the hoops now and be relived of a little...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 6th 2020, 11:12 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,454
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New Baby/ passport

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/2000x1504/1e85629b_47b5_43f7_b6fe_5881d5fc1dcc_876ff9f0663f8447db2f251e2d772ebe0f9ffbdd.jpeg
Forum: Middle East
Oct 5th 2020, 3:53 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,454
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New Baby/ passport

Congrats. Not sure if it’s been covered but I just went through the process of getting the U.K. Birth Abroad Certificate.

It was mildly painless except for the 300 Dirhams to attest the UAE birth...
Sep 11th 2020, 9:19 am
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: M1 visa with I-130 Pending

I saw that around 50% of pilots were eligible for early retirement, hopefully things will be on the up and up when I arrive!

I have a B1/B2 and C1/D visa.

I’m still waiting to hear back from...
Sep 10th 2020, 1:23 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: M1 visa with I-130 Pending

I’ll be doing the FAA conversion on the A320, hopefully you’re right!
Sep 10th 2020, 1:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: M1 visa with I-130 Pending

Airbus 320 and Boeing 787
Sep 10th 2020, 1:12 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: M1 visa with I-130 Pending

Yes I am fully aware, having been made redundant myself.

Both mine and my wife’s entire family live in the USA. We are alone in the Middle East living on my wife’s teaching salary with a baby, in...
Sep 10th 2020, 6:08 am
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: M1 visa with I-130 Pending

Thanks, I’m working with the school and their visa specialist to get a better picture on things.
Sep 8th 2020, 3:18 am
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: M1 visa with I-130 Pending

Ok thanks for the replies, that’s what I was expecting.
Sep 7th 2020, 9:11 am
Replies: 15
Views: 781
Posted By frequentflyer1234

M1 visa with I-130 Pending

Hello all,

I probably know the answer but I thought I’d ask as I can’t find the information anywhere.

We submitted the I-130 and associated paperwork last month (August 2020), I’m an airline...
Forum: Middle East
May 31st 2020, 12:15 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: No Objection certificate needed

I can’t remember who I used as it’s been about 8 years but a quick google search should help you.

I found this place.
...
Forum: Middle East
May 31st 2020, 10:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 723
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: No Objection certificate needed

100% it will need to be certified, attested, translated, certified, attested and covered in stamps from multiple agencies all taking fees along the way.

This is what I had to do to get married,...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 29th 2020, 3:45 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,279
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Having personal relationship in Al Ain

Believe it or not, I met my wife in Al Ain! We even got married there!
Forum: Middle East
Nov 9th 2019, 11:44 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,856
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Leaving with Debt

As soon as your bank receives your last salary payment/EOSB they will immediately freeze your account for the outstanding loan amount AND your credit card limit (NOT OUTSTANDING BALANCE).

I know...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2019, 9:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Investment Platforms for expats

Just go to your bank and get them to put your address on the statement. They really didn’t seem to care at FAB. You can then just print an online statement and send that as proof of address.

Or if...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 15th 2019, 4:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: Investment Platforms for expats

I use both Internaxx and Interactive Brokers.

Internaxx is the more expensive of the 2. It has a very simple interface but is more expensive with the account fees and trading fees. The multi...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 9th 2019, 3:07 am
Replies: 5
Views: 3,127
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New sin tax.....

Now is the time to stock up then!
Forum: Middle East
May 29th 2019, 1:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,057
Posted By frequentflyer1234

New Ramadan Rules

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/abu-dhabi-restaurants-to-remove-partitions-during-ramadan-fasting-hours-1.867658

I think it’s a positive move and should help with tourism as Ramadan moves into the...
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2019, 6:14 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,454
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New Baby/ passport

Hi.

No I didn’t have to send any of the grandparents stuff.
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 6th 2019, 4:26 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,824
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: End of Service Benefit Reform

1.5% is eye watering. The expense ratio on my self managed portfolio is currently 0.22%.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 24th 2019, 11:29 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,454
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New Baby/ passport

I know you can renew online but you have to send the original back to them for cancellation. After calling the passport office a few times I got conflicting stories. Some said you must send the...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 24th 2019, 10:41 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,454
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: New Baby/ passport

Congratulations!

No you don’t need to go to the embassy. I just did it a few months ago. It’s all online.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-renew-passport

You need your long birth certificate with...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 22nd 2019, 7:47 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,967
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: How is everyone holding up?

Yea the only problem is that the wife refuses to move.

Also the contract expires in less than a month and no new agreement has been reached. If I understand the law correctly, it has already...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 22nd 2019, 7:30 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,967
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: How is everyone holding up?

Yet my landlord thinks an increase in rent of “5-10%” this year is acceptable. What a joker!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 7th 2019, 10:40 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,369
Posted By frequentflyer1234

Re: for the remaining smokers out there

I quit 5 years ago. Once I’d made the decision, it was relatively easy. I started by reducing to 5 a day, then 3, then 1 and then did the patches for a few weeks. I went to the shop to get more...
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