Sunday, 9 November 2014

My Sunday Photo - Documents for Dubai

My week has involved a flight from Johannesburg to Birmingham with a 7 hour stop over in Dubai arriving late Monday night.

Tuesday morning I was in Newport making a passport renewal application for my son, the new passport arrived Thursday.

On Friday morning our GRO copies of birth certificates and marriage licence arrived in Monmouth and Friday evening I drove to Bath to collect hubbies replacement driving licence.

On Monday I shall be seeing a solicitor to have certified copies made of all the above plus our degree certificates and then posting them all to the Foreign Office for verification, I will then be driving back to Birmingham to collect hubby from the airport.

Once that all arrives back it's off to the UAE Embassy in London for them all to be attested, then we fly to Dubai to submit the paperwork for work and residency visas.

On my return to South Africa I have to oversea the packing and shipping of our household goods and obtain export papers for the cat and dog, collect the children from OR Tambo Airport and on December 15th we all move to Dubai. Hubby is staying in Dubai while the applications are processed.

In between all of this, hubby and I are hoping that we can just rest while waiting for our papers to be returned and I hope next weeks My Sunday Photo will be a little more exciting.


22 comments:

  1. Oh my what a lot of change in your life. I hope all goes well for you

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  2. So, er, you've having fun at the moment. My word, you genuinelly make the Emerati authorities sound more officious than the French (I can say that, I am part French).

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    1. John it took me all of 1 day of phone calls and emails to get a complete list of what and how we needed, when we went to South Africa, every time we visited the embassy they asked for something different, at least the UAE have given us the full list up front (well that I'm aware of anyway)

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  3. Wow just reading this makes me tired. Big hugs to you and hope you can finish everything faster =) #mysundayphoto

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    1. thanks, still waiting for the documents to be returned to us

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  4. Wow, I think I would get utterly lost with all that paperwork! Hope the move goes well for you.

    Nipping over from My Sunday Photo.

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    1. thanks, I'm not sure if I'm coming or going right now

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  5. I hope everything goes really well

    Thank you for linking up

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  6. Wow, it made me dizzy just reading all that, good luck!!

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  7. Wow! What a big change and the start of an exciting adventure x

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    1. not looking forward to it to be honest, i'd only just settled in South Africa

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  8. What a huge change you have going on in your life, good luck with it all. x

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  9. Crikey, that's some manic trip. Good luck with it all being sorted out smoothly.

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    1. hoping documents arrive tomorrow or we won't be able to fly to dubai on friday to look for somewhere to live

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  10. What an awesome trip. Good luck and hopefully you guys can relax.

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    1. stress levels high, still waiting for the documents to arrive back

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