Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Baby Steps

The process of moving to the UAE is officially underway! Every week, I receive an email from my new school with the documents to provide them by the end of the week. One thing I'll have to get used to is a Sunday-Thursday work week! So far, everything I've had to do has been fairly easy. The school is fabulous and is really helping me through the entire process!

Here's what I've done so far...

- Signed my contract
- Scanned a color copy of my passport to email
- Had passport size photos taken and scanned them to email
- Filled out the information needed for my Visa
- Signed off for a CBC

Not too bad!

Here is what the next few steps look like...

- Obtain a Criminal Record Check from the FBI.
- Scan my education documents: diploma, transcript, and teaching license

Now the education documents are easy but the Criminal Record Check will be a more difficult process. If you ever need an FBI check, visit http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks to get the information right from the source. This will give you the information you need to obtain a background check. Since I need mine done directly through the FBI (not through a Channeler), I visited this link to get the detailed steps of the process: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/background-checks/submitting-an-identification-record-request-to-the-fbi . An important thing to note when getting a record check like this done through the FBI is that it could take anywhere form 5-6 weeks to complete. Looks like I will be getting started right away!

I'm off to fill out my Applicant Information Form and find a time to get my fingerprints done!

More to come soon!



  1. Super exciting! I'll also be heading over to AD in August! Are you teaching with ADEC or a private school? How do you already receive emails from your school? Do you know your placement?

  2. I'm teaching with a private school so I already know where I'll be and what grade I'm teaching... it's a huge relief! Will you be teaching with ADEC?