Field/Dept: Industrial Development Interview #1: Feb 20 Reply from ASC: Feb 17 (Asked to submit Application and last 2 pay stubs) Orientation: Feb 20 Email: Feb 25 appproved for offer Offer: March 30 -Fedex Acceptance: Apri 5 Medical/Background: Medical Submitted, BI and all forms submitted April 20 Request for additional medical info twice. Request for previous residence addresses. Visa: ?? Departure: Planned for mid July, then late August, now early Nov. Good Grief !
Medical and BI clearance Done. Now waiting on SA for approval - now 3 weeks. - Patience !, Hmmm
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Field/Dept: Engineering Interview: Feb. 3 Reply from ASC: Feb. 6, interview was favorable, submit two pay slips Offer: Email March 16, Fed-Ex March 19 Acceptance: March 22 Paperwork turned in: April 4 Orientation/Visa-Medical: April 16 Clearances: BI/Medical - April 30, Visa - May 15 Departure: July 5
Field/Dept: Development Interview #1: Mid May 2011 1st Offer : Mid June 2011 2nd Offer : Mid July 2011 Medical: Sept 2011 Background : Oct 2011 Visa Process from KSA: Dec 2011 Orientation through VideoCon : March 2012 Embassy Process outside KSA : March 2012 Arrival to KSA : May 2012
Total cycle 1 year !! Patience is the key word for all those currently in the process !
Field/Dept: Safety and Industrial Security Interview #1: 1/24/2012 - DHA Application to ASC: 2/17 Reply from ASC: 2/27 (Asked to submit Application and last 2 pay stubs) Application and pay stubs submitted: 3/4 Orientation: 5/22 Offer: 4/19 by E-mail - Received hard copy 4/20 Acceptance: 4/22 with conditions Medical/Background Paperwork Received: 5/1 (while I was traveling for business) Medical/Background Paperwork Returned: 5/7 Medical Performed: 5/22 Med Additional Info Requested: 6/6 Visit Allergy Doc for SAMSO letter: 6/13 (returned to ASC by doc on 6/17) Remaining Forms except Visa sent (wife's passport had insufficient pages): 5/10 Visa Forms and Passports Delivered (to Houston during Medical/Orientation): 5/22 Contact by BI investigator: 5/10 (BI "turned in" on 5/15) Medical Approved: 6/20 BI Approved: 5/20 Visa submitted: 6/27 Visa DENIED: 7/26 (Job Classification/Formal Education Mismatch) Visa Resubmitted under new job le: 10/10/12 My Visa Approved: 10/19/12 (received notice of approval 10/23) Wife's Visa Approved: 10/28/12 (following denial due to poor picture quality) Departure: Nov. 26
My process is not really part of the job fair as recruitment occurred within KSA. However, the process is being handled by ASC concurrent with those of you who went through the job fair. Curious to see how we all fare in the end. Good luck to all of you!!
Received the offer Mar 27. Given 7 days to accept. Arrival date is end of May (pending medical, background, visa, housing availability). At first the process wasn't moving fast enough, now it seems like it's moving too fast! Hope all of you get offers soon!