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Due to visa restrictions no UK, Aus, USA, France, etc passport holders permitted.



This really winds me up when you get a call for rov pilots and they eliminate 90% of rov personnel by asking those dam questions about nationals and bloody visa restrictions.
You might as well ask for pilots with blue eyes and blond hair and size 6 feet with a phd in earthworms.

I'd love to know how many actually apply for those jobs, and I want names.
I want to see an end to those agency requirements.
Is it just me who think's this is anoying?
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Your not alone Hyball. But don't worry he is going to have a hell of a time finding someone with a "etc passport" Shocked Rolling Eyes
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So what passport is accepted???

Chief
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Hey guys, it's not the agency's fault if the country is full of shite about who they want in their waters.
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Agrob,

I agree, the agency is just trying to fill a vacancy, but when they say

no UK, Aus, USA, France, etc passport holders permitted.



It leaves it wide open to who can or should apply. Since they mention UK and France does that mean no EU personnel should apply? What about Canadian folks, are they banned as well?

Chief
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I think it depends if your specific country has any thoughts about bombing the crap out of Iran. LOL.
Here is the same job from another agency with a bit of different wording. Maybe this will clear things up a bit.

" Due to visa restrictions we cannot use people with the following passports: UK, Aus; USA; France and most Europeans. Some EU countries are still being allowed in except France and UK."
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Subhuman wrote:
Your not alone Hyball. But don't worry he is going to have a hell of a time finding someone with a "etc passport" Shocked Rolling Eyes


SubH,

No doubt!!!! Laughing Can they define the ...ummmm.... etc passports? To me, that would constitute ALL passports.
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What is the etc. bit all about?

It would have been easier to say who could apply!

Here is another example:

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To Mobilize from The Netherlands
50hrs plus flying experience with Sea Eye Tiger exposure. OLF/OPITO/BOSIET/UKOOA. EU Candidates only need apply!!!!!!



I would suggest this is coming about because companies do not want to pay fro Visa's and the time it takes to process them. How times have changed.
James Mc
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errr....isnt France in the EU??
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jamesmc wrote:
What is the etc. bit all about?

It would have been easier to say who could apply!

Here is another example:

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To Mobilize from The Netherlands
50hrs plus flying experience with Sea Eye Tiger exposure. OLF/OPITO/BOSIET/UKOOA. EU Candidates only need apply!!!!!!



I would suggest this is coming about because companies do not want to pay fro Visa's and the time it takes to process them. How times have changed.


Thanks James...

Younger guys take note and start complaining. You'll be paying for your own flights next and still continue smiling.
I got your economic downturn right here!!!
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errr....isnt France in the EU??

Yes , But they are French so they don't count Very Happy
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Sorry Confused It just came out Shocked
I forgot to put my brain in gear.
A sincere Apology to all Frogs Very Happy
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Just to add the agency view point here as it does our heads in too Smile

Many, many, many countries these days have huge amounts of restrictions on who they will or won't let in. We get daily alerts from various sources letting us know that the goalposts have once again moved...

Take Angola for instance;

"Travel Alert

22 January 2010

Angolan Embassy in Paris

After lengthy discussions Onestep Visa have managed to negotiate with the embassy for them to still keep on processing Non French Nationalities visa applications.
However the situation could change anytime and the service fee has increased up to £95. Process time will be approximate 4-6 weeks."

Our clients will ask us as the agency to impose a restriction on Nationalities simply to speed up the time it takes to get someone - can you imagine if they wanted to mob someone tomorrow but all we could get for them was folks without the necessary papers to travel? Chaos!

Some countries will only allow certain numbers of foreign nationals in (just as the UK has recently changed it's policies :0)
Others will only allow people in from certain countries - usually old colonial buddies etc. to have a visa processed.

Still more will ask you to get a visa to transit to a vessel whereas others won't..

This is my day to day life (it's just taken since October 2008 to get people set for Brazil with visas) but these days and times it simply comes with the territory.

One tip is to do a wee bit of research specific to your own Nationality (or Nationalities if you're a dual passport holder) and check out if you would have an issue in advance.

All we can do is try and advertise the fact, so if you're not included in the list of 'allowed' countries it's probably not worth the hassle of you applying or getting wound up Smile That is until they invent a teleportation device that lets us fire you straight out to the vessel in international waters with just your kit bag and a seamans book obviously....
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