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Old 14th Jun 2018, 05:55
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Thank you for the heads up Palm tree Pilot. I still have a pretty decent job at the moment on a good machine. This attempt at AJX would have just made me have more time with my family though.

Didn't know that things were not in good shape at NCA...

Safe skies!!

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Old 18th Jun 2018, 10:52
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Afternoon All,
A great Thread chaps and after having spent the past couple of days reading all of it I think it covers pretty much everything.There is only one question I have which relates to my family. The wife is from South America which I understand is commutable (notwithstanding a post I read about four hours ago relating to a South American who had his application turned down) however the length of the commute I think will prove too much. My question is this. Has anyone had any experience of moving their family (wife and two kids in my case) to a country closer to Japan, namely Vietnam, Thailand or Indonesia? We are all on UK passports (not that that may make any difference) and currently living in the M.E. so the prospect of them moving to the far east is attractive to them, and of course to me with them being closer to Japan. She doesn't want to go to the UK. Something about the weather.
Of course it will no doubt be prudent to get professional advice if or when the time comes however at this stage all I can ascertain from the aforementioned countries is that they offer work permits, which I would consider to be more restrictive than just permission to live, without the opportunity to work. The attraction for them being receiving foreign income into their country by way of house rental and schools fee's etc.If anyone has had any experience of obtaining temporary residence permits or equivalent, for their families in other countries I would be very grateful for a heads up.
If only I was single and didn't have to worry about schools everywhere I went......

Gracias Chico's
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 04:14
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Would anyone be willing to post some of their monthly schedules from the last year so we might get an idea of what to expect?
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Old 25th Jun 2018, 12:16
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@remains positive Thailand is rather tough regarding working permits unless wifey happens to be what whichever company in Thailand is looking for at that moment. If she is a qualified teacher she will get an offer on the spot. I have quite a lot of experience in Thailand myself and I would not advice anyone to move here before securing a job, specially when there are kids involved. RP's only come after 5 years of paying taxes locally through a work permit, and the list of professions banned for foreigners is quite long.

Viet Nam, on the other hand, is much more simple. Visas are easy to buy and you can set up your own company, which will open the door to an RP for you and your bunch. After that is just a matter of network and time before she finds something she will really like, instead of having to accept any job to avoid getting in trouble with immigration. No limits for foreigners, I have seen white guys selling beverages on the beach!

Quite a large South American community in both countries so she won't feel alone, I'm Spanish myself.

Indonesia, I've got no idea about.

Mucha suerte y escribeme si necesitas algo mas.
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 11:45
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Remains positive - I have lived in Malaysia for several years on their MM2H visa program. Its valid for 10 years and renewable for another 10 thereafter. There are several websites dedicated to MM2H.
Our children attended GIS,Garden International School which was fantastic.We bought a huge 2 story apartment in Mont Kiara in 1999 and have had a super lifestyle. Malaysia is very easy to live in and we have explored all of SE Asia,China,Australia+NZ. Highly recommended !!
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Old 30th Jun 2018, 07:36
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Wisecaptain and Iggy.

Many thanks for your replies. That is certainly encouraging. It now seems that my work is cut out sorting the wife and kids out in one of the aforementioned countries, before of course that small task of applying, being accepted and getting through all the training at AJX.

Cheers chaps
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Old 4th Jul 2018, 21:02
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Just wonderIng whether they accept an FAA ATP with the limitation ‘ATP circling approach in VMC only’. Or does that have to be removed before applying?
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Old 14th Jul 2018, 03:31
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TAX For Australians

Hi Guys.

Can an Australian Pilot explain to me how the Tax works. Its my understanding you dont pay Tax in Japan. But so we pay the full wack back in Australia? Or is there a way to get around paying the full wack?

Thanks in advance
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Old 15th Jul 2018, 03:36
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Vpilot53, there are too many variables to give you an individual answer. Your pay, from whichever contract agency, is gross and it is entirely up to you to sort out your tax in your tax jurisdiction. Since you have paid no tax in Japan then no dual taxation applies and, so, your gross pay will be subject to tax......if you meet the resident criteria. The first thing to do is visit the ATO website and see if you do fall under the rules that govern residency. The second thing to do is call or write to a bunch of overseas tax specialists and see what is the best deal that can be provided. Some seem more liberal and 'educated' than others in which rules can and cannot be applied.

You won't get a clear-cut answer because we are all individuals but I think most have ensured they take full advantage of any ATO overseas allowances.
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Old 24th Jul 2018, 08:56
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Originally Posted by smiling monkey View Post
Just wonderIng whether they accept an FAA ATP with the limitation ‘ATP circling approach in VMC only’. Or does that have to be removed before applying?
Hi S M

I am not at Air Japan so I can not speak to their requirements, however we have hired a number of people with the restriction and it was no issue with the JCAB... When you do your JCAB ATR course you will be trained on the low circle and will be checked during your JCAB Check... Should be a easy answer from any of the Crew Leasing Companies, just shoot a email to one of the recruiters...

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Old 2nd Aug 2018, 13:36
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Already August. It must be a busy month at Air Japan with Obon season. How are your schedules for the month? Days worked, flight hours, and Total Time Away from Base?
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Old 25th Aug 2018, 07:03
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I have lived in Malaysia for several years on their MM2H visa program. Its valid for 10 years and renewable for another 10 thereafter. There are several websites dedicated to MM2H.
Hello Wisecaptain, could I ask you what agent u went through for the MM2H visa? During ur time in Malaysia, did u have to pay taxes there on ur Japanese income? Cheers

Hi all and thanks for your inputs throughout the years, is there anyone else out there that chose a country in SE Asia to live in and relocate his family to while working with Air Japan? Cheers

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Old 26th Aug 2018, 10:13
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In light of the post regarding DECs at AJX, it got me wondering how contract/expat upgrades are managed in the airline. Is it done on a meritocracy basis opposed to seniority? ie hypothetically joining as an FO, you jump through the hoops, meet all the requirements, could you then apply for an upgrade assessment irrespective of your joining date?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 07:00
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Will the recent decision to recruit non-JCAB DEC’s cause any delay to current FO’s upgrades, or is it a case of growth and attrition outpacing their ability to train?
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 09:55
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I’m curious to understand the reasons why they’d struggle to recruit, yes the money isn’t on par with China, but from the outside the job seems to be much more appealing, and the commuting deal is far superior. I think there’ll be plenty of applicants, wether they survive screening is another story.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 10:39
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Good day.

I just wanted to find out if there is anyone who has attended the assessment recently. Any recent tips you can offer??. What are the reasons many people are unsuccessful.

I have gone through the entire thread, I am just inquiring about the latest info.

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Old 28th Aug 2018, 16:53
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Originally Posted by contrails8 View Post
Good day.

I just wanted to find out if there is anyone who has attended the assessment recently. Any recent tips you can offer??. What are the reasons many people are unsuccessful.

I have gone through the entire thread, I am just inquiring about the latest info.

Thanks
I wrote a very detailed post about the screening process here on early February.
Nothing has changed since then so you can use that post as a reference.
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Old 29th Aug 2018, 14:04
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FYI!

This contract only looks good on paper, but once you are here you realize it’s not.
There is a very good reason they now accept Non-JCAB captains.
Your chance of passing as a DEC is approximately 50% as they fail you for no valid reason.
We have had several high calibre Captains with JCAB licenses and years of experience in Japan, yet they fail them for no valid reason, as they are good and professional mates.
Its just the rotten company atmosphere and the Japanese Kabuki (Please understand)
They always lock on to one or two people during training and give them a very difficult time x 7 months.
Also for the first month you have Darth Vader monitoring you in ground school class to cross examine your attitude.
This place is in a downward spiral, and have been for some time.
Flying mostly cargo flights now, and the few good destinations we have including HNL will go to the Japanese as the A380 will arrive. Expats returning to their respective home countries to work for less, but obtain a better quality of life.
i have worked here a while now, solely because age wise it doesn’t pay off to go elsewhere.

I do not recommend coming here unless you are desperate.
Japan is no longer what it used to be, and is no longer competitive.

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Old 30th Aug 2018, 22:52
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Doesn't sound good Armani. How are the schedules now?
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Old 31st Aug 2018, 02:56
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They've just failed 4 out of 6 guys going for Captain upgrade. No explanation why.
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