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Old 13th Jan 2018, 09:50
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Join Date: Oct 2009
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7 years for provident

I am looking at resigning but I want to make sure I get my full provident fund. I have heard a few different versions of when you become eligible. One said 7 years from line check another 7 years from skills test. Or is it just 7 years from date of enrolment in the provident scheme? Any help is welcome. Thanks.
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 13:25
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7 years from date of enrolment.

Thanks dune - moving to cash is a good idea I hadn't considered.
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Old 13th Jan 2018, 14:40
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Moving into cash is not prudent. If the markets continue on their current tear while you are on the sidelines it could take years to catch up. A better move would be to consider how you intend to invest those funds once you have left Emirates and then just mimic that disposition to the best of your ability within the Provident Fund whilst you await your departure. If nothing else, put 60% in a broad worldwide equity fund and 40% in a broad worldwide bond fund and relax.
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 15:13
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Join Date: Dec 2016
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Non resident bank A/C after leaving UAE...?

Does anyone know if it is possible to open a new non resident account in Dubai once you have resigned (actually left the company)?



If so which bank ?
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Old 14th Jan 2018, 18:06
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Originally Posted by perthbound View Post
Does anyone know if it is possible to open a new non resident account in Dubai once you have resigned (actually left the company)?



If so which bank ?
Not only you can, I did it with ADCB but I also kept my original bank account open.
If the company asks for a clearance letter, before doing it, just open a second account while you still work in any other bank.
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Old 15th Jan 2018, 07:14
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You can also just keep your salary account open if it no longer has a credit card attached (mine was NBD) then you can get anything due after leaving paid into that if you prefer.

Deciding when to leave EK is a lot like falling in love.... you just KNOW

(actually, it's probably more like breaking up with someone you used to love and now can't stand- you can't wait to do it and feel amazing once it's done.... )
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Old 15th Jan 2018, 21:44
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Join Date: Apr 2016
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Repatriation tickets

My resignation is just around the corner. If my ALT/Home was one place when I joined is it possible to change it to another before I leave/resign? Would be useful for the family plus Iíll get more for the shipping.
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Old 16th Jan 2018, 04:06
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Join Date: Sep 2017
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Originally Posted by Divertnow View Post
My resignation is just around the corner. If my ALT/Home was one place when I joined is it possible to change it to another before I leave/resign? Would be useful for the family plus Iíll get more for the shipping.
Yeah should be fine - think you can change your ALT to anywhere after you've been with the company for 3 years. Might need to provide evidence for why though!
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Old 16th Jan 2018, 19:22
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Originally Posted by GillEx737 View Post
Yeah should be fine - think you can change your ALT to anywhere after you've been with the company for 3 years. Might need to provide evidence for why though!
No need to provide evidence if it's on the EK network. Not sure for non-EK destinations.
But indeed, after 3 years of service, your repatriation ticket doesn't have to be to your initial ALT destination.
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 03:59
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What about the relocation allowance? Can you collect that anytime during your resignation period? Say I resign March 28th to have last day of service June 28th, can I collect the allowance straight away to relocate the family in the beginning of April?
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 04:01
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Do any of these banks charge monthly/annual fees for keep a non-resident account open?
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 13:12
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Join Date: Jan 2006
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Last working day

Does EK repatriate on the last day of work?
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 15:18
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kcar:
There's no relocation allowance, but you can ship cargo (almost) for free with SkyCargo. You only pay the customs fee and any external cargo handling company at the destination.
Or you can use Freightworks (invoiced directly to EK) or any other shipping company (payed upfront, reimbursed by EK).
Your HR coordinator will tell you how much you are entitled to and I believe you can do this anytime during your notice period. Same for your family's repatriation ticket: If their visas are cancelled, the can get their tickets.


rocketsurgeon:
According the briefing notes: "Travel date must be at least 1 day after your last date of service, not on or before."
You can stay longer if you want, as long as you comply with the government regulations.
You might be able to leave earlier as well, if your roster permits and with the approval of the HR coordinator, but expect to be flying until 3 days before your last day of service. (3 Days given for visa clearance.)



I have to say that I was given a lot of useful information by the End of Service department and any questions and issues were quickly answered and dealt with by my HR coordinator.
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Old 17th Jan 2018, 22:22
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You can actually use your repatriation freight allowance ANYTIME during you employment. So if you want to send your home contents back to your country a year, 2 years, 5 years before you resign you can do so. Just keep the receipt and they will reimburse up to your allotment.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 08:04
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Originally Posted by Trader View Post
You can actually use your repatriation freight allowance ANYTIME during you employment. So if you want to send your home contents back to your country a year, 2 years, 5 years before you resign you can do so. Just keep the receipt and they will reimburse up to your allotment.
sorry Trader, can you please elaborate that?
If I keep the receipt are they going to reimburse it when I eventually leave, say... 5 years later?
or they reimburse it now upon request (with receipt)?
and, is the allowance for moving back to origin country the same thing as this repatriation freight allotment on skycargo or are they two separate things?
confused

KL
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 09:52
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I'm aware that you can use a Cat A ticket that you've purchased before leaving for up to a month after. However, does anyone know if you still have the same priority as before you left for that one month...as a vacation sounds rather appealing upon departure.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 13:37
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Originally Posted by airbusgirl66 View Post
I'm aware that you can use a Cat A ticket that you've purchased before leaving for up to a month after. However, does anyone know if you still have the same priority as before you left for that one month...as a vacation sounds rather appealing upon departure.
I guess it would be the same priority.

But why go standby? British mate used his single repatriation ticket to go to Australia for a month on holiday. He and wife returned to the UK on EK Special tickets.
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 13:40
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If you haven't used this yr ALT I suggest booking that. It's valid up to 30 days after resignation.... No worries on boarding priority, then!
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 14:21
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Kippa - you keep the receipt and they will reimburse you when you have resigned (you can email HR to get exact details).

You receive ONE 'move', meaning, you can use freightworks (any size container up to the dirham amount you are entitled to based on years of service etc) OR you can choose to use Sky Cargo up to a certain weight (can't remember that weight since it was not much).
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Old 18th Jan 2018, 14:27
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Join Date: Apr 2009
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Thanks for the info everyone, and that's an excellent idea of using the repatriation ticket for the outbound portion of the vacation...I didn't realize that was possible.
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