Time taken for security clearance for UAE Visa

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Hi All,
I am a Pakistani citizen and I've got a job in a company in Abu Dhabi. I have submitted all the required documents for the job and now waiting for Security Clearance and Visa. It has been 4 weeks when I accepted offer and submitted docs for visa. As per my last conversation with employer, they told me that security clearance is in progress. I want to know how much time it would take to get the security clearance and Visa.
If anyone of you guys have any idea, kindly help me
Warm Regards,

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If anyone of you guys have

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If anyone of you guys have idea about required time, kindly post a comment.

Regards

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Fri, 25/11/2011 - 23:42

Hi, It all depends upon the

Logic.denied's picture

Hi,

It all depends upon the company and the job title u will be recruited for. Oil-Based firms takes longer time then the Ministries. So if u provide exact details, then it will be easy to answer accurately.

Regards,
Michelle

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Sat, 26/11/2011 - 19:22

Hi Michelle, Thanks for the

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Hi Michelle,

Thanks for the comment, its an IT firm and consultancy job.

Regards,

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Sat, 26/11/2011 - 19:26

Ok. In that case it will take

Logic.denied's picture

Ok.

In that case it will take in between 5-7 weeks. Due to eid holidays ur case is delayed, but by the 1st week of December, u will sure receive the Clearance. It is not guaranteed whether u it be positive or negative, so i recommend u to continue your job search.

Regards.

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Sat, 26/11/2011 - 20:00

Hi Michelle, I've received a

Ambitious's picture

Hi Michelle,

I've received a confirmation from my employer that security clearance has been done and its positive. Now they have applied for my visa and hopefully visa will not take any longer. Do you've any idea how much time visa will take after security check?

Thanks and Regards

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Sat, 26/11/2011 - 23:38

October ADCO recruitment campaign

Aslan's picture

Hi all,

Has anyone from October ADCO recruitment campaign received your security clearance?

Thanks and regards.

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Sun, 27/11/2011 - 16:01

Can anyone tell how much time

m_umer's picture

Can anyone tell how much time Adnoc Group takes for security clearance? My security clearance by my employee has been submitted 2 weeks before.

regards

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 06:50

In reply to m_Umer

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Hi m_umer,

it take around 4-5 weeks in normal cases. High patience is required in Govt matters as all of them take much time.

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 07:13

Thanks Logic.denied. I know

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Thanks Logic.denied. I know that a lot of patience is required in all this process.
One thing more do you know what do they check in this security clearance? And they check only in UAE or back in hometown also?

regards

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 10:00

U r welcome with

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U r welcome with questions.

They basically check about ur criminal records and whether u were even been reported suspicious by ur home country intelligence. They will track ur hometown address that u provided in the application Form and will request the concerned authorities to provide the criminal clearance letter. And they will also check whether u went into Iran or not as it affects the strength of the case.

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 10:53

RE : U r welcome with

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Hi Michelle,
Do you have any idea that if the security clearance is rejected - is their a way around to get it clear, given that you have an entirely clean record ?
Regards

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 11:53

Thanks for the quick reply

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Thanks for the quick reply Logic.denied. I am really impressed.

Just want to clear some more things.
They will request the criminal clearance for the hometown address or me? I live at a rented place and have given the same address.

They did asked for an attested degree from the ministry and than the UAE Embassy which i provided. If the degree is attested that does mean the security clearance will be ok?

After the clearance how much time does it take for the visa?

When can i call my family?

regards

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 13:40

In reply to Mjaffer

Logic.denied's picture

once the clearance is rejected, its almost impossible to challenge it even though u have crystal clear record. So u should better join some private sector company as they dont have such formalities.

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 13:57

In reply to M_umer

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the intelligence has the complete details of ur Address in ur home country by verifying it through ur passport information. They will send letter to the Intelligence in ur country to provide details about u. So it doesnt matter where and how u live, u just need to provide accurate details so that the clearance report is made at the earliest.

Second, security clearance has some impact on the attestation of ur degrees as they will veriffy whether they are real or not.

Third, visa is not a big deal as it will then be responsibility of ur company. It do take between 1-2 weeks. Once u get the visa, then u can call ur family in a week.

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 14:07

Every one waiting for

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Every one waiting for security clearance will be greatful to you for providing so much information Logic denied.

hparacha

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Tue, 29/11/2011 - 15:01

Thank you so much Michelle

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Thank you so much Michelle for the information. It is really nice of you to answer my questions.

regards

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Wed, 30/11/2011 - 15:12

Security clearance

Alexlover2000's picture

I was given an offer in April compaign and I'm telling you my experience with the so called security clearance.
There is no specific rules, it is totally subjective, I know some people got after 2 month, and this is minimum I heard, others got after 5 month. In my case they told me the security clearance is rejected after 5 month, I wasn't really worry because I'm already working in a good company.
So, My advice to you guys, Do not take any action at all until you get the funny security clearance.
Good luck to all of whom waiting

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Wed, 30/11/2011 - 21:10

Security clearance

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hi Alex.... do they give you any reason for rejecting?

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Sat, 03/12/2011 - 14:58

I have received my security

m_umer's picture

I have received my security clearance today and it came only in 10 days.My employment visa is in process which will be available in 7-10 days.

regards

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Sun, 04/12/2011 - 14:11

Security Clearance & Visa Issuance

strings's picture

Hello Guys,

Nice to know the update and some info regarding subject process.

Umer,

Could you plz let me know if you also provided the attested degree certificate for security clearance n visa. What i know, UAE embassy will not attest the degree unless you provide the visa copy issued on your passport. At the time of processing my application, adco didnt ask for this instead asked to process it meanwhile.

regards,

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Sun, 04/12/2011 - 15:21

Yes i did provided the

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Yes i did provided the attested degree certificate for security clearance. For attestation process, UAE embassy only need a copy of passport without visa.

Are your degrees attested? What i did was i send the degrees thru a courier company for UAE degree attestation process on urgent basis for which they charged extra. My degrees were back in 2 weeks time.

regards

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Sun, 04/12/2011 - 15:34

Security Clearance

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Congrats Umer !
Thanks for the update.
Are u also from Oct ADCO Recruitment Campaign?
Lets c how long it takes for us ? will it ever come ???

Keep updating guys...

Thx.

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Sun, 04/12/2011 - 23:40

Security clearance approved 2 weeks

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Mine is approved after 2 weeks but after the long waited security clearance they told me that the hiring is on hold and they are prioritizing the emirate national.

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Mon, 05/12/2011 - 22:36

mel0429 Hi mel0429 r u

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mel0429

Hi mel0429 r u talking about ADCO recruitment campaign between october 12-15 in Abu Dhabi or some other company. Which hiring is on hold?

Dummy

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Tue, 13/12/2011 - 21:08

Dear All, I have submitted

funwar's picture

Dear All,

I have submitted required documents after telephonic interview including current job reference letter, passport and scanned copies of degrees and certifications and application form (requiring details of passport, home address, countries visited, parents details etc) as they are arranging another personal interview at head office etisalat, Abu dhabi.

Its now been around 1 month no response from the employer.

Kindly guide me about the hiring timeline and hiring procedures at etisalat based on your knowledge and personal experience please ?

Thanks

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Wed, 21/12/2011 - 14:32

Security clearance

SURUL002's picture

Dear friend

any body reciv ADCO oct. Recruitment champaign security clearance?

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Thu, 05/01/2012 - 13:55

Security

kash123's picture

Hi All,

I am still waiting for my security clearance however I did submit my attested degree at the end of November.

FYI about attesting UK degree in the UK

I found a company that quoted me £380, which I thought was a bit too much. The best way to get your degree attested in the UK:

1. Get attested by a local high street solicitor £10
2. Send you degree to the Foreign & Commonwealth office to have the legalisation of your degree £36 inc postage (http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/about-us/what-we-do/services-we-deliver/legal-s...)
3. Take it to the UAE embassy for them to attest your degree £20

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Thu, 05/01/2012 - 17:07

I was interviewed on 13th Oct

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I was interviewed on 13th Oct for ADCO and was informed on 27th Dec that my security clearance is successful.

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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 18:03

Congrats, ADCO Jobseeker

ChenBI's picture

Good News. Hope the visa process is quick.

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Mon, 09/01/2012 - 11:48

Security Clearance

tonu1's picture

Congrats jobseeker !

I talked to the recruiting agent today and they told me still most of the cases are waitin for the security clearance and no joining had been made from Oct Campaign till now.

Is there any1 here except me who is still waiting for security
clearance.As per them cases are with Immigration and still might take couple of weeks for clearance.

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Wed, 11/01/2012 - 13:47

I also received SC mail from

tonu1's picture

I also received SC mail from ADCO and stating i m fit as medical is clear.However they told me the r processing my work visa and not to resign until they tell me.I also told them i will only resign after cing my work visa copy.I pray for all dose waiting for SC now and hope we will be together dere.Please keep on updating status here so that v have a forum to help each other as most of us r travelling in da same boat.

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Fri, 20/01/2012 - 15:00

Visa issue

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As per recruiter after SC now visa depends upon ur DOJ.
However it will soon be issued to those who got SC cleared.
Please stay connected and update us here if any1 from Oct ADCO Campaign gets the visa.

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Sun, 22/01/2012 - 20:53

visa

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I m also waiting for visa now as dey told me it will be issued in start of Feb but still waiting for it.Lets c when it comes.It ever comes or no...Keep on updating pls...I think the rest of all on this thread r either in AD now or just lost the hope...Pls stay in touch n keep updating...

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Thu, 09/02/2012 - 12:43

hi all let me join those who

jppbaku's picture

hi all
let me join those who wait fr visa.i got mail 17th jan saying sc and medical ok.tired of waiting fr visa...........

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Fri, 10/02/2012 - 20:04

ADCO Visa

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Dear All,
Today morning i have got the visa copy .soon every one will get it.Meet u all in Abu Dhabi

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Tue, 14/02/2012 - 13:53

ADCO VISA

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Congrats prabhu !

Thanx for updating & all the best ...
Lets c when visa comes for all of us waiting it ever comes or no...

By the way whens ur joining date u given to them prabhu as alot depends on that.

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Tue, 14/02/2012 - 14:51

hi all, i got visa copy

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hi all,
i got visa copy today.will travel by end of this week.hope same will happen to everybody in coming days..
best wishes

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Tue, 14/02/2012 - 16:57

ADCO Visa new

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They asked me to join immiediately.But am joining at the 1st week of march.

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Wed, 15/02/2012 - 07:16

Residence visa for my husband

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I am a finance manager in abu dhabi wishes to seek residence visa fo my husband. They said I need to ahve special approval from immigration department and I didnt get it. Could you please inform me somestrong PRO who can seek approval for me

Sumera Mughal

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Sat, 25/02/2012 - 12:21

Security clearance

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Does the Security clerance takes too much time for a University Job? I have been offered a position at a university? and last week my papers have been lodged for security clerance by HR at the University!!

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Sat, 14/04/2012 - 06:23

Its a subjective matter. A

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Its a subjective matter. A friend of mine was rejected in AD for a gov co. then was approved on the following gov. co. clearance request.

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Mon, 30/04/2012 - 03:37

Security clearance time frame for ADNOC

muzumal2503's picture

Hi All,

I conduct an interview in UAE (Dated:09/05/12) member of ADNOC group of comp. sallected and at the same time I got offer letter, may I know is there any time frame for security clearance, Now a days I am in my home "Pakistan" and I have one more job offer from KSA, my KSA emp. is pushing me to join but I want to move UAE, If every thing goes smooth after how long I will get the security clearance and visa copy.

Warm regards.

you pak

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Wed, 16/05/2012 - 21:58

Security Clearance

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I recieved Security Clearance yesterday in 10 Working Days. Now I have been told, they are going to process Employment Visa by today. They asked me not to resign until they asked me to do so. I am not sure how long it will take from now for processing the Visa.

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Tue, 29/05/2012 - 14:52

Time Required for Security Clearance & Visa Issuance

Alibaba's picture

Hi All!

i have been interviewed for ADNOC group on May 10 and offered a job. Can any one tell me how long it will take to get the security clearance and visa? What are the steps to be completed now?
Recently my degree is in UAE embasssy for verification. The employer had submitted my medical reports and CNIA Forms along with the copies of other documents for security clearance and visa. Is the original degree verified from UAE Embassy in hometown is really required for all this process or security clearance can be done without that.

Thank You,

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Wed, 20/06/2012 - 15:40

11 weeks has been passed in security clearance

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Dears,
More than 11 weeks has been passed and my compy still saying its in security clearance....anybody can tell me how much it will took more time?

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Mon, 25/06/2012 - 12:58

Security Clearance

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Get in touch with your company and the security office. You may have a certain document missing. Keep working hard and good luck!

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Mon, 25/06/2012 - 13:17

13 weeks has passed in my Security Clearance

fatih's picture

Hi All,

My clearance has not still been completed for 13 weeks. I am accepted as RA at NYUAD, but I am still waitin for my clearance. I ve asked to NYUAD but they said that it is still continuing.

Does anybody know what the problem may be?

And you Karni999, did you get your clearance? If yes, when did you get it?

Thanks.

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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:15

Security Cleareance for ADCo

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I hope some one Here can Help me out. I am a Local Candidate from Dubai I was selected From ADCO my medical Fitness was cleared and then i Submitted my Secuirity Cleareance from Abudhabhi police 8 weeks before still my Security Cleareance is not cleared by ADCO
I have been in UAE doe around 5 years and Police has already given me Cleareance certificate I am an Indian Nationality
My friends who submitted the Police cleareance along with me already recived the secuirity cleareance in Two weeks and have already cancelled the Visa for ADCO to apply new one Why in my case Soo Much delay????
Can any1 help

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Sun, 09/09/2012 - 09:34

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