I wrote a long post and it all just got deleted because I decided to highlight it and turn it into italics by typing an ‘I’ instead of the button on the top! Oh my days .. so here’s round 2.
This time I’ll keep it short and just dedicate this post to Hannah from Nepali Love Story (it was dedicated to her previously too)
I just want to let you know that thank you for making me realise that good people do exist- I was in need of a huge favour getting my UK degrees attested. With all the good things happening and the job changes that were taking place, I wanted to change my visa from residency under my father to work and for senior positions, the law requires attested documents from the country of study. It is a long tedious process that I had earlier given up on when I first moved back from the UK.
My first job in Dubai required these documents so I sent them to the UK and it was notarised in London and attested in Milton Keynes and it took around 2 months! By that time I was already working and nobody needed anything anymore so I never bothered. When I shifted jobs, I continued to stay under the residency visa and worked for a good 2 years and now to make travelling for work easier, I needed to urgently shift visas and these documents were required again.
All the friends I have are based in Oxford or around UK but not in London so I went into panic mode not knowing who to ask for help and these being genuine degrees, can you really trust people? Then Hannah popped into my head. I knew she worked in London now and even though I didn’t know her personally, her beau is one of my favourite bhais who I was very close too, and I know that A and everyone else who were good friends with me know her, so I just hoped for the best and asked her.
She readily accepted to help me out and I just fed-exed my degrees to her immediately. Now I didn’t know what to expect but it was my best bet so I just had to tell myself that I needed to trust her and wait. Hannah actually helped me more than I could ever asked for, she took leave from work, collected the degrees from the post office, went to the UAE embassy in London to get them attested, picked them up, researched on the fastest possible courier back and hopefully I should receive them this week. I don’t know how to thank her, but all I know is that if you ever need me, I’d be glad to help you out with anything!
The sudden panic and the urge to ask for help only made me realise that in today’s day and age people are too busy to stop or listen that expecting a favour from someone is quite a big deal. We don’t trust, we don’t have faith- maybe its the lessons that life teaches, the older we grow, the colder we become, we are more judgmental, more wary- while we do that rightfully so, I think moments like these are a blessing to make one realise that the goodness still exists. I really had no idea what I was doing but I just did it and I’m lucky to have found gold with my decision. We haven’t met, me and her, she knows me through the people I know her through but I can’t be grateful enough.
I’m so happy you and bhai are together, Hannah and I can’t wait for exciting news in the near future! I missed you guys this time in Nepal but we’ll catch up soon hopefully! I just wanted to give you a shout out for your kindness and for going out of your way for me, it means a great deal and just a huge THANK YOU and hugs your way! More power to you girl!
For all those planning to travel to UAE for work with degrees from abroad, please make sure your degrees are attested in your country of study and are legalised by a notary and by the UAE embassy of that country. Once you come down here, you’ll need them to be legalised again at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before the Immigration services here will accept them for a visa change. This does depend on the position you are applying for or have been offered. If you need any help, you can always dropme a note!
Lots of love,