Things you need to know before moving to the Middle East
Things To Know Before Moving To The Middle East
When considering a move to the Middle East, there are various factors to consider. Whether you plan on moving to the UAE or Qatar – or anywhere else in the Middle East for that matter – unless you have spent time in this part of the world before, there is likely to be somewhat of a culture shock on your arrival.
As we have extensive experience in both Qatar and the UAE, we’ll be focussing on the aspects of life in these two locations. This should help you understand what to expect if you happen to settle here, while perhaps assisting you in your choice between the two.
It’s worth bearing in mind that while we will talk mostly about Dubai and Abu Dhabi when discussing the UAE, there obviously is more to the UA...
Cancelling your RP
Cancelling your Residence Permit (RP) in Qatar
Time to leave Qatar? Whether returning home or moving on somewhere new, leaving Qatar permanently requires a fair amount of planning and organisation. This is not something that can be done overnight!
Expats working in Qatar are typically sponsored by their employer using what is sometimes referred to as a company sponsored visa or a company sponsorship visa. This ‘company visa sponsorship’ provides a pathway towards a residence permit, which needs to be cancelled before leaving Qatar.
While the process of cancelling a residence permit is quite straightforward, there are plenty of things that need to be ticked off the list before the cancellation process can proceed.
Bank Accounts, Credit Card...