Sunday, March 20, 2016

Getting Things in Order

Hey All! 

Just wanted to give a quick update!  I received my authenticated forms on Thursday.  Like others suggested, I used ProEx to get the job done.  The entire process took approximately 15 days to get the forms authenticated and delivered and cost about $400. Had I done this myself I could have saved myself a ton of money.  However, I have a deadline to get all of my paperwork in, which is coming up very soon.  Not only did I have to spend money on authentication, I also had to get an updated FBI clearance which resulted in shelling out an additional $129.  Even though I have a little less money in my account due to those payments, the experience that awaits me in Abu Dhabi more than pays for it.  I have one more letter to get from my school then I will gladly mail my documents to UAE so that I can begin the process of obtaining my resident Visa and work permit.  I hope to have an update soon!

Until next time...


  1. I have read every post in your blog! Might I say, the obstacles you've overcome to get to the place you are now seemed overwhelming but I'm happy for you and I am inspired by your "stick-to-it-iveness"! I hope to meet you in the UAE as I've secured a position as well and will be moving in August.
    All the best

    1. Thank you for reading Jacques! I wish you all the best on your journey to UAE. Hopefully we'll meet there!