Hi I've been offered a job at a school in the Middle East, I indicated (as requested) that I would be accepting the job. I have since been sent a letter of intent which has been signed by both parties. The job is conditional of references, security check, qualifications and approval by the Govt Ed body. First two, no problem. Qualifications are fine, but they want them all attested and won't act on getting approval until the attested copies are emailed. This is the problem. My documents are still in the Embassy in Australia. Even when they are sent and I forward them on to the school I will still be waiting for the contract and the 31st of May is looming fast. It is unlikely that I will be emailing the school with the docs before 15th May (although fingers crossed it may happen) but that will give them a fortnight. I know there will be no problem with my qualifications, it is just the timing that I'm concerned about. My question, is there any possibility that the school could retract the offer because the contract hasn't been issued even though they have said the LOI is their commitment to me etc and of me to them. Is it like the UK where if an offer is made and accepted it's a done deal? I haven't resigned yet, but my school knows of my intention so of course are hassling me (low level) so they can start to get in place stuff for next year. Any thoughts would be appreciated (first time applicant in the ME so still finding my way).