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sandyman6



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:48 pm    Post subject: aramco background check still not finished Reply with quote

Accepted a job at ITC in Dhahran in June but still no word on background investigation being finished and it's now October!! is this normal. The other guys interviewed on the same day but offered ras tanura have already started.
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TheFellow



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:16 am    Post subject: Re: aramco background check still not finished Reply with quote

sandyman6 wrote:
Accepted a job at ITC in Dhahran in June but still no word on background investigation being finished and it's now October!! is this normal. The other guys interviewed on the same day but offered ras tanura have already started.


It can take 2-4 months to be completed.

Best to give your contractor a call. (instead of emailing)
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bootita



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what background check did you mean? the police check????
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No... it is what they say... a background check.

Not just a piece of paper from your local police. These are done all over the Gulf by most employers. Some countries call it a "security check."

VS
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sicklyman



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Aramco background check can take many months. As VS says, it involves a lot more than a simple police report. Aramco really go digging which is, I guess, unsurprising for a company that is used to getting things out of the dirt.

However, the lengthy background check at Aramco doesn't stop you coming out to work unless they find something horrendous immediately. For example, a guy working at ITC Dhahran was told only a few weeks ago that his background check had completed and was fine.... that's six months after he'd arrived.

In addition, being told your background check has cleared is unusual. Most teachers never hear anything...unless there's an issue.
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Pikgitina



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go and have a look at the Aramco Expat Forum. You'll see how many exasperated new hires (not necessarily teachers) are waiting and have been waiting for months. Most of whom have cleared all background checks and medical screenings, submitted medical results, passport, qualifications, police clearance, etc. They are waiting for the loathsome visa block/block visa/visa title. Crying or Very sad
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Pikgitina



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the link: http://forum.aramcoexpats.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=123784&sid=e0490f0616dbf9e0feadbb40ce70a3a8
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ttxor1



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sicklyman wrote:
The Aramco background check can take many months. As VS says, it involves a lot more than a simple police report. Aramco really go digging which is, I guess, unsurprising for a company that is used to getting things out of the dirt.


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