Site Search:
 
Get TEFL Certified & Start Your Adventure Today!
Teach English Abroad and Get Paid to see the World!
Job Discussion Forums Forum Index Job Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

American travelling to Kiyv needs Saudi Visa

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Ukraine
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Sirens of Cyprus



Joined: 21 Mar 2007
Posts: 255

PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:53 pm    Post subject: American travelling to Kiyv needs Saudi Visa Reply with quote

Can an American tourist in Kiyv get a work visa at the Saudi embassy there?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
1Sapphire1



Joined: 17 Aug 2009
Posts: 37
Location: Saudi Arabia or Ukraine

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:47 am    Post subject: Saudi visa in Kiev Reply with quote

Wow, I just went thru this in July. I was teaching in Ukraine and now I'm in Saudi Arabia. You can get a visa in Kiev but it is easier to do it in another country. I actually mailed my paperwork to London and got my visa there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sirens of Cyprus



Joined: 21 Mar 2007
Posts: 255

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you an American? Did you have a residence permit for Ukraine? Did you mail your passport to London? Isn't that illegal? My employer said I can get a business visa for Saudi as a tourist in Kyiv, but that I'd have to return to the USA for a Saudi work visa. Does it depend on the policy of the employer or the embassy?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
1Sapphire1



Joined: 17 Aug 2009
Posts: 37
Location: Saudi Arabia or Ukraine

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you an American? Yes

Did you have a residence permit for Ukraine? No (This was something that I was told (by a 2nd party that helps get visas) I needed to get the visa in Kiev.

Did you mail your passport to London? Yes for about $80 there and the same back.

Isn't that illegal? I think it is for Ukrainian passports. One carrier (DHL?) would not mail my package because they saw my passport. They had a sign saying what could not be mailed and it said "Ukrainian passports" I sent to UPS and put the documents in the envelope and sealed it before giving it to them. I listed the contents as "documents". In any case, the package was opened by customs when it was returned to me but it was still delivered.

My employer said I can get a business visa for Saudi as a tourist in Kyiv, but that I'd have to return to the USA for a Saudi work visa.
I'm not sure. You may be getting a different visa than me. Who is your er? I have a 90 day, renewable visit visa.

Does it depend on the policy of the employer or the embassy? I think it is the embassy.

Just for the record, getting my visa was a nightmare because I didn't know exactly what to do.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ecocks



Joined: 06 Nov 2007
Posts: 899
Location: Gdansk, Poland

PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You really should ask over in the Saudi section. Wouldn't most who were in Ukraine and left for Saudi be there?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
Posts: 14995
Location: Ultima Thule

PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rules vary and are interpreted diffrently over time and in different Saudi Embassies, but the GENERAL rule is that to get a visa you have to be a LEGAL RESIDENT of the country in which the Embassy is located.

Saudi Govt institutions have more influence with Ministrty of Foreign Affairs than Uncle Abuali's Language Academy or the myriad scumbag contractors now in this business.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Job Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Ukraine All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2016 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group

Teaching Jobs in China
Teaching Jobs in China