Good day everyone... I have just submitted my past pay slips and is awaiting offer. I understand that it may take a while and as many of you here have mentioned, it's not 100% yet until I actually receive the offer and put my signature on it. I can't help but to think of the relocation. I will be relocating with my family. Currently renting a fully furnished apartment but sill have stuffs/appliances of our own (not big furnitures). I have some questions: Is there anybody here migrated from Singapore? Would you mind sharing how much was the cash in lieu of shipment? How did you ship your items to Saudi?
You can actually split the allowance per person, taking part in cash, part in shipping. So it should be possible to take the shipping option for yourself, and cash in lieu of shipping for your family for example.
Be aware that it may take a month or so for the items to make it to KSA also. There is no definite amount if cash for shipping - it is a multiple of your salary and will vary from person to person. Your recruitment advisor should be able to give you the exact figures once the offer comes.
Wait till the offer comes and take it from there. Very often Aramco will bring you out first, stating that its "easier" for the Visa, and then you can start the Visa process to bring your family across. If you are family status from the beginning then you will be awarded a family house on arrival.
Entirely your call whether to ship or not, but I would say that the cash in lieu provides enough to furnish your home with the basic essentials with a bit left over.