Latest post on 2011/07/20 at 13:42:26
Ccdoha, I never got my blood type checked, and noone wanted to see any such results. I just got a letter from the HR guy before the medical (in Arabic) and he simply asked me what blood type I was and put it in the letter (he had a standard letter where he filled in my details - name, blood type, birthday etc). I gave blood in the past so knew what type I was, but didn't have my certificate or anything, so I just told him what it was and he just put it in the letter. He did say that they might ask to see proof of it at the medical, but often they don't, so I just took my chances and went along with the letter only. Noone asked me for any blood type evidence at all.
Also, at your medical you get a paper slip with a number on it. Use this number to check on the government website online everyday/a few times a day to see whether medical results have come through yet (it'll tell you whether you passed the medical or not online). Once the results are online, you can go on to the next stage and do the fingerprinting. I just had to go back to the HR guy and get another letter (in Arabic) to take along to that. I did my medical on a Monday night and had the results through I think by either Tuesday evening or Wednesday. Went along to the fingerprinting on Wednesday straight away and again you can check it all online. Thursday I just got my RP at the post office.
I should mention that as my husband was off that week he came along to everywhere with me, including his HR dept at work. Basically I think the Arabic letters were just saying that my husband approves to sponsor me, but his work just did the letters to help out as we don't speak Arabic. Yes, I had to attach photos to one or two of the letters (I think just one) but I just took it along to the medicals, fingerprinting etc, the HR guy didn't keep anything as far as I remember.
edited by Sissy on 20/07/2011