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Forum: Middle East
Jul 10th 2019, 12:36 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,801
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Problem with Dollar Rent a Car UAE

Was fined $1000 for going through a red light on Salwa Road in Qatar during road works. I was waved through the light to allow a concrete truck into the site, but it made no difference I had to pay...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 8th 2019, 10:33 am
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Doha Qatar

Was my dream when we first went overseas in 1975 - I eventually retired last year at the age of 67 - but we have been debt/mortgage free for most of our working life - We have enjoyed the expat life....
Forum: Middle East
Jun 14th 2019, 8:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Moving to the Middle East straight after University

Why do you want to move to the ME? the only reason to go to KSA is to earn money. Without experience you will not get accepted for a visa. There are millions of graduates in Asia desperate for jobs...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 13th 2019, 10:54 am
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: S1N Tax in Oman

Bel Vino wine kits made from dried fruit - take it through customs as breakfast cereal. Served me well over the last 45 years in Libya, Pakistan, KSA, Kuwait, Yemen etc.
Forum: Middle East
Jun 8th 2019, 7:30 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Income tax query

PS you need to get a new accountant - the first automatic test is that if you spend +183 days in the UK you are resident in the UK it does no say that if you spend less than 183 you are non...
Forum: Middle East
Jun 8th 2019, 7:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,478
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Income tax query

Inform the HMRC - Fill in HMRC P85 - or submit Self Assessment if self employed. To be non-resident for tax purposes you need to be overseas for the full tax year (April to April) If you move in...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 28th 2019, 5:36 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 6,762
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Saudi offer

[QUOTE=Tahir84;12662396]even though over the recent months/years, it appears that not many current expats are being offered that.

True we have not paid education allowance for 15 years - we now...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 28th 2019, 3:49 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 6,762
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Saudi offer

You will not save much if you don't drink. partying on home brew is the cheapest entertainment in KSA. SR 35,000/month is about $9,000 per month which is about the minimum basic salary I would hope...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 26th 2019, 3:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Transfer money to the uk

Your liability for UK tax is solely dependent on your resident status and the amount of tax you may have to pay if you do not meet the criteria is solely depependent on your earnings. There is no...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 26th 2019, 8:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 856
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Transfer money to the uk

I use moneycorp. No you don't pay tax on transfers. You pay tax dependent on your resident status and earnings.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 26th 2019, 8:27 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Mechanical Building Services Design Engineer in UAE

Clients and ministries also employ low cost review engineers. You will be totally frustrated by the nonsense they impose. I have designed pumps and power systems that are 5 times oversized simply to...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 25th 2019, 8:24 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Mechanical Building Services Design Engineer in UAE

I have run design offices in the ME since 1990 working with most western consultantancy companies. I have employed senior mechanical and electrical engineers on power, pumping systems and district...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2019, 12:41 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,023
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Mechanical Building Services Design Engineer in UAE

The ME building service consultancy roles are dominated by Egyptians working for a lot les than you would need to earn. Unless you can get yourself on a prestigious project where the client is...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 9th 2019, 6:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Passport Renewal

The system is geared for this - you get your old passport back with the corner cut off - in the old days, if you still had valid visas, they bound them together with red ribbon now you have to keep...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 9th 2019, 6:03 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Advantages and disadvantages of moving to dubai from UK

Your question is too broad. Advantages and disadvantages are very much dependent on earnings in Dubai as opposed to UK. I have worked in the ME since 1990, Africa and Asia before that. The advantages...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 1st 2019, 8:45 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Is dreambox still around?

10 years ago we used to use a contraption called a slingbox which connected the UK TV satellite receiver to the internet. They are still on sale on Amazon £50.
Since then I have used a Vee Pee NN...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 15th 2019, 4:37 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Medical report needed pre move to Oman from UK?

I have lost count of the number of chest X rays I have had over the past 45 years for visa purposes. certainly in Libya, KSA, Qatar. Maybe there has been a relaxation over recent years ?
Forum: Germany
Jan 14th 2019, 7:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Education advice for 5 year old moving from UK

My grandchildren moved to Dortmund aged 6 and 8, we were amazed at just how quickly and easy they fit in. No problem with stimulation, they were both speaking fluently within 6 months. School hours...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 14th 2019, 6:51 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Medical report needed pre move to Oman from UK?

What does the medical exam include?

Physical exam
Blood tests

HIV
Syphilis
Hepatitis B & C
Urinalysis
Forum: Middle East
Jan 14th 2019, 6:46 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Medical report needed pre move to Oman from UK?

Generally wherever you are going to work your employer will ask you for a medical and will send you a form to complete. usually this can be done by your GP.
For visa applications most GCC and ME...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 1st 2019, 1:38 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Denied Boarding

I don't see the relevance to this link. It deals with rights of passangers denied from boarding due to faults by the airline. In this case the passenger has been denied boarding because he will be...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 27th 2018, 9:01 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 5,280
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Watch UK TV for free please

Spent a month in Kuwait last month and the V P N that I have always used in the ME including KSA worked perfectly. If VPN is really being blocked then the option would be to go back to using...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 5th 2018, 9:33 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Life Insurance

https://www.expatriatehealthcare.com
Mar 4th 2018, 7:46 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: Benefit Fraud and ESTA/Visa

If it is rejected it is only $4 and you will have an answer within 72 hours.
Mar 4th 2018, 1:39 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,582
Posted By gottheTshirt

Re: ESTA declined - worked in Sudan

I got my passport back with 10 year visa on Friday, just 2 weeks after starting the application process. I was fortunate in that I was able to get an early interview appointment due to a...
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