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Forum: Middle East
Mar 3rd 2014, 7:04 am
Replies: 2
Views: 890
Posted By desert-rat

Re: Permanent Drivers License - Qatar

Yes I just showed my Dubai license and got a Qatar one. They don't take the Dubai one. Eye test is mandatory.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 3rd 2014, 7:02 am
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By desert-rat

Re: Ain Khalid Gate

I lived in AKG for over a year. Good facilities, swimming pools, tennis courts etc. a fair few kids there but the management did have a crack down on noise. Same with dogs.
It's a bit out of the way...
Feb 24th 2014, 7:30 am
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By desert-rat

Re: 457 medical insurance

Good point. But my wife only has a Philippines passport.
Feb 23rd 2014, 2:54 am
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By desert-rat

Re: 457 medical insurance

Just found out that there is an insurance company that give rebates for times when people are not in the country.

I would also assume I can insure all at time of visa submission then remove them...
Feb 22nd 2014, 9:51 am
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By desert-rat

457 medical insurance

I couldn't find anything here on record so thought I would ask the question.
Coming back on a 457 visa. My wife and daughter will be on the visa. However as I will be working FIFO they won't be...
Forum: Philippines
Feb 13th 2014, 1:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By desert-rat

Re: Philippine Visa

I am not suggesting anything simply stating some facts. Coffin dodger has experienced the same.
Forum: Philippines
Feb 12th 2014, 10:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By desert-rat

Re: Philippine Visa

Regulations state that you should have an onward ticket. However I have flown into Manila on single tickets from Australia, Singapore and Qatar.
Forum: Philippines
Nov 8th 2013, 6:19 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By desert-rat

Re: Question

From all accounts Angeles is more geared up for the Koreans these days. The arrival of superclubs have put prices up and changed the city from the quaint dusty place it was when the base was there....
Forum: Middle East
Sep 6th 2013, 8:45 am
Replies: 0
Views: 572
Posted By desert-rat

Cost of living comparison

Found is little site which may be of interest.
http://www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living/compare_cities.jsp?country1=Qatar&country2=United+Arab+Emirates&city1=Doha&city2=Dubai
Forum: Philippines
Jul 22nd 2013, 2:13 am
Replies: 189
Views: 82,436
Posted By desert-rat

Re: British dad,filipino born daughter,birth register?

Yes, my daughter has both British and Filipino citizenship and her aunties, uncles, cousins etc have British, Canadian, US and Australian citizenship as well as Filipino.
Forum: Philippines
Jul 21st 2013, 2:59 pm
Replies: 189
Views: 82,436
Posted By desert-rat

Re: British dad,filipino born daughter,birth register?

Think that's what he means by dual passports. Not so easy to rock up these days and get a British passport.
Forum: Philippines
Jul 21st 2013, 12:31 pm
Replies: 189
Views: 82,436
Posted By desert-rat

Re: British dad,filipino born daughter,birth register?

You will have to contact the British Embassy. It is not so easy these days as you are not married.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 15th 2013, 4:50 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 539
Posted By desert-rat

Qatar Family Residence Permit

Anyone here had a family residence application not approved and had to go and meet "the committee" at the immigration department?
Forum: Middle East
Jun 7th 2013, 5:00 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,316
Posted By desert-rat

Re: Family RP in Qatar: is the 6 month bank statment necessary?

I know a lot who got family RP after 3 months. Apparently since May they are enforcing the 6 months rule. And my sponsor is the PM!!
Forum: Middle East
Jun 7th 2013, 9:55 am
Replies: 7
Views: 4,316
Posted By desert-rat

Re: Family RP in Qatar: is the 6 month bank statment necessary?

I went 2 weeks ago with 6 months worth of bank statements. Application was rejected as first 2 salary payments were by cheque not electronic transfer. Told no problem apart from that and to go back...
Forum: Middle East
May 15th 2013, 5:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By desert-rat

Re: British Embassy Stamp Qatar

RP rejected as only 4 bank statements showing electronic salary payment. The other 2 statements with salary deposited by cheque don't count apparently.
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2013, 2:01 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By desert-rat

Re: British Embassy Stamp Qatar

Good point but you need to go to the BE first to be allowed to marry in Dubai.Have to show them birth certificate, divorce papers etc before you can go ahead so the marriage is already registered...
Forum: Middle East
May 13th 2013, 1:58 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By desert-rat

Re: British Embassy Stamp Qatar

It doesnt need attesting. No one in Qatar has had to produce this certificate.
Forum: Middle East
May 12th 2013, 1:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By desert-rat

Re: British Embassy Stamp Qatar

Well despite my questioning they still insisted I went to the British Embassy. The Embassy very politely declined to stamp it and suggested the UAE embassy.:rofl:
So off to the UAE embassy tomorrow....
Forum: Middle East
May 10th 2013, 8:08 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By desert-rat

Re: British Embassy Stamp Qatar

You must know them desertman. They certainly don't have a clue!!
Forum: Middle East
May 9th 2013, 5:51 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By desert-rat

Re: British Embassy Stamp Qatar

Thanks desertman. Thats what I would have thought. Can't see why they are telling me to take the marriage cert to the British Embassy though.
Forum: Middle East
May 9th 2013, 2:15 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By desert-rat

British Embassy Stamp Qatar

Getting the families RP and have been told I need my daughter's Arabic birth certificate( she was born in Dubai) authenticated by the UAE embassy in Doha and our marriage certificate (married in...
Forum: Middle East
May 6th 2013, 2:42 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,324
Posted By desert-rat

Re: London Gatwick car hire

Thanks for all the advice. What is the insurance excess rip off?
Forum: Middle East
May 6th 2013, 2:38 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 25,027
Posted By desert-rat

Re: Filipino maid visa for UK visit

Not sure if any in Jockeys are young enough to be called nubile.:lol:
Forum: Middle East
May 5th 2013, 3:12 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,324
Posted By desert-rat

London Gatwick car hire

Planning a short trip to UK for the first time for many years (not taking the maid or the driver!!).
Anyone know good car hire companies that accept UAE, Qatar licences?
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