7 Facts you MUST know before renting in Dubai

7 Facts you MUST know before renting in Dubai
Expatriates need a valid residence visa before signing any lease contract but if the visa application is being processed, a letter from their employment company stating so can do the trick. The application for tenancy requires copies of your passport …
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Illegal immigrant landed job in House of Commons with forged passport
'You are an over-stayer, you came to this country in 2008 as a student, your visa expired in 2010, you married in 2014 and applied for leave to remain – that leave as it happens has now been granted. 'You were allowed to work for six months while your …
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Terminal 3 at Dubai airport plans to do away with passport control counters
If this plan is implemented, passengers will no longer have to queue at passport control counters. Instead, the traveller's details, at the time of booking their ticket with Emirates airline, will be passed on to the passport control officers. Once the …
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A Bar Tussle Ends in a Beijing Jail: A Young Expat's Story
Their youngest son, then-18-year-old Noak, had graduated from high school—he was in the same year as my son and the two have many friends in common—and was spending a semester studying Mandarin at Peking University. He was planning to start …
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Slots full for Philippine passport application in Dubai

Slots full for Philippine passport application in Dubai
An applicant usually waits six to eight weeks for his passport after processing. Newborns, people with special needs, senior citizens and women in the late stages of pregnancy can apply for passports without an appointment and will be given priority.
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MQM warns of Karachi lockdown if Altaf not issued NICOP, passport
The officials asserted that the ministry of interior had not received any application for passport or identity card in a meeting of Senate's committee on interior held earlier today. “I would like to tell high officials of Interior ministry and federal …
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Mark Wright and Keith Robertson boost Hong Kong's Asian Games hopes
Forward Wright, who is playing club rugby in Japan and has an SAR passport, has indicated his availability, as has Robertson, a pilot with Cathay Pacific. "The rest of the squad have local passports or are going through the process of applying for …
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Dubai smartphone apps: tested and rated

Dubai smartphone apps: tested and rated
Registration required certain details such as passport number, visa file number, etc. A call made on the toll-free DNRD number also did not elicit a positive response. The customer service person informed us that the application was working but could …
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Displaced SyrNEWS.GNOM.ES Find Home on Istanbul Street
ES with start-up funds and a valid passport can usually open businesses in Turkey with little hassle, those simply looking for work—anything to fill their pockets after months of unemployment—have a more difficult time. When Turkey opened its borders …
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