I was quite anxious for almost 2 months because I still didn’t have my visa stamped on my passport. Finally I received it last week!
Changing to a new job or employer can be a daunting task. Personally I will not have peace of mind until I have the passport in my hand with the visa stamp on it. Somehow it becomes a sort of guarantee that I am a legal expat working here in UAE.
Really, many things can happen along the process of shifting to a new employer and changing employment visa. Somehow I am always haunted with my ex-colleague’s unfortunate experience. She was excited to leave her job because her application had been accepted in the other company and the employment package in all aspect was better.
So after signing her new employment contract, she handed her resignation and gave the usual one-month notice period. Close to her scheduled joining date to the new company, she received a notification that they were cancelling her supposed to be new employment.
It is really a nightmare and things can go bad if you can’t find an alternative job soon. No one really wants to experience such nightmare but sometimes there are inevitable surprises that hurdle your application for new employment visa.
This is the reason that I will not be sure of my new employer until the new employment visa is stamped on my passport.
Anyway, I am thankful that I got my passport back with the visa stamp.