Forumsee logo
Forumsee » Travel » Africa » Read message
RSS: Subscribe to RSS

Saudi work visa

Middle East : British Expat Discussion Forum - britishexpats.com
Hi all, I was hoping someone could help me with advice in regards my chances of getting visa approval for KSA please.

I have accepted an offer of employment in Riyadh due to start in a month's time. I have started the visa process and have been told all documents needed and process however I have come across what could be a big issue. I knew I would need a police report and thought nothing of it at the time as have had nothing apart from a driving conviction 20 years ago. However after looking into this, I am told I need an ACRO police certificate and this will show 'no live trace' as this conviction was from a long time ago, but then the Saudi embassy would ask for a full subject access to show details of the past conviction. The actual conviction was for driving under the influence of alcohol where I was given a 1 year driving ban and a fine. Obviously I'm not proud of this and was a stupid decision at the time and have never done again. This is recorded as a conviction which will stay on my police record for life, even though now is spent under UK law as I said was 20 years ago. So I am wondering if this will be rejected for a work visa by the Saudi Embassy. Does anyone have any knowledge or advice on this please?

I was wondering if it will not be accepted, is there any option of getting a different visa where the ACRO certificate is not required and then getting this converted to a work visa when I am there.

Any advice or help will be really appreciated, I'm very much starting to think that I won't be able to go.

Thanks very much.

Andrew


Read responses in britishexpats.com

Last videos:

History of Iraq and US relations
History of Iraq and US relations
Fast & Furious Soft Opening
Fast & Furious Soft Opening
French Canadians in west Canada
French Canadians in west Canada
My Aussie Travel Youtube Videos
My Aussie Travel Youtube Videos
Canadian cuisine revisited
Canadian cuisine revisited
Who has traveled via VIA?
Who has traveled via VIA?
Silversea Cloud Inaugural Voyage
Silversea Cloud Inaugural Voyage
More of our tax dollars hard at work . . .
More of our tax dollars hard at work . . .
Cars · 
Mobility · 
Hardware · 
Motorbikes · 
Travel · 
Boating · 
Aviation · 
production-frontend
About Forumsee · Contact · Privacy policy · Request content removal
We use cookies for navigation analysis and personalized advertisement. By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies.
Accept  ·  Learn more