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McKinsey Middle East MBA Internship - Visa Requirements

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New answer on Dec 31, 2020
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Anonymous A asked on Nov 28, 2019

Hello,

I just found out that McKinsey Dubai office is able to offer MBA internships to only GCC nationals due to visa reasons. Candidates who are not GCC nationals can apply for full time, but not for internships. Does this apply to other Middle East offices as well such as Riyadh and Doha ? Thank you so much for your responses !

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Deniz
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replied on Nov 28, 2019
5+ Years at BCG & Kearney Dubai & Istanbul | 400+ Trainees | Free 15-min Consultation Call

Hi,

While I am not 100% knowledgeable about McK, when I was at BCG, I worked in Riyadh on a work visa, which had a very tedious process to obtain. I suppose this should be applicable to the other offices as well.

Best,

Deniz

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Anonymous A on Nov 29, 2019

Thank you ! I heard that getting Visa in Dubai is even harder than Riyadh.

Clara
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replied on Dec 31, 2020
McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut

Hello!

I would advise to talk to (1) the HR office in particular and (2) your MBAs school carreer office, since they are many times on top of all of these things.

Cheers,

Clara

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Vlad
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replied on Nov 29, 2019
McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School

Hi,

In general, you usually have your MBA internship in the same country where you have your University or any other country where you can work legally.

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Anonymous A on Nov 29, 2019

This makes sense. Thank you ! Does this trend change with full time ? If I speak the local language, can i apply to the middle east next year for full time ?

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