How much did you pay for your orfi?

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How much did you pay for your orfi contract?

300le
8
18%
900le
3
7%
1800le
1
2%
Do you think I'm stupid enough to pay for an Orfi?
33
73%
 
Total votes: 45

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How much did you pay for your orfi?

Post by PRchick » Sat May 02, 2009 5:45 am

OK let's see what the going rate for an orfi is and if there is any "standard" cost. You don't have to post your name, just participate in the poll if you've ever paid for an orfi contract. Amounts are given in Egyptian pounds so we're all talking the same numbers.

Come on. Don't be shy. You know you want to share the misery.
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Post by Miriamkhalifa » Sat May 02, 2009 7:11 am

Less than half than the smallest amount :oops: And no misery to share really, was happy with the orfi, and now, that the relationship sadly has ended, one is thanking God that the plans of getting married at the embassy never worked out. Would have made the divorce so much more difficult.
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Post by DJKeefy » Sat May 02, 2009 7:12 am

I think that depends if its court registered, for a normal paper (not court registered) you can get a small time lawyer to do one for you for about 50LE - im sure the court registered is about 300le now.
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Post by Miriamkhalifa » Sat May 02, 2009 7:16 am

We had the green one. I don't know the exact price but I paid 100 of what it cost. :)
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Post by Nanny Ogg » Sat May 02, 2009 7:26 am

We had a court one which was done in the Lawyers office with two witnessess present and I was asked all the right questions and I have no idea how much it cost as Elomda paid for it and I didnt think it polite to ask! He also paid for my 6 months visa at the Passport office to that I needed so the lawyer could put it through the court and act on my behalf with a signed power of attorney which he also paid for!
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Post by PRchick » Sat May 02, 2009 8:15 am

DJKeefy wrote:I think that depends if its court registered, for a normal paper (not court registered) you can get a small time lawyer to do one for you for about 50LE - im sure the court registered is about 300le now.
Ah but, Keefy, we aren't asking what the real cost is. We're asking what the western partner paid for the paper. I'm sure you are correct but I doubt if that is what most western women pay. I could be wrong.
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Post by Kronkite » Sat May 02, 2009 10:05 am

Haha i didn't thank God so i voted the 4th option :lol:

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Post by Glyphdoctor » Sat May 02, 2009 10:09 am

The cost of the orfi is not just the money spent on the piece of paper...

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Post by Lisak » Sat May 02, 2009 10:24 am

Glyphdoctor wrote:The cost of the orfi is not just the money spent on the piece of paper...
Very true Glyph!
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Post by andy » Sat May 02, 2009 3:40 pm

What is an Orfi ? :dun:

Can I drive it, shoot it or watch it in 3D ? if not I don't want one.


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Post by DJKeefy » Sat May 02, 2009 3:57 pm

andy wrote:What is an Orfi ? :dun:

Can I drive it, shoot it or watch it in 3D ? if not I don't want one.
I think you can do all 3 Andy :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by FABlux » Sat May 02, 2009 4:03 pm

andy wrote:What is an Orfi ? :dun:

Can I drive it, shoot it or watch it in 3D ? if not I don't want one.
That's probably just as well Andy, Jayne would probably go for the second option if you did get one :lol:

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Post by Miriamkhalifa » Sat May 02, 2009 4:08 pm

I have to say the poll pisses me off a bit :oops:

I DID get an orfi, but even now, more than four years later, I just can't see how that was stupid. :P
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Post by Antoinetta » Sat May 02, 2009 4:32 pm

:oops: I was one of them who got an orfie, did not pay for it and did not know it was an orfie...
I was meeting my ex at the airport at Hurgada and he brought me by car to Luxor. The days before i left he asked me for the passport number and all the information needed... he said he gonna get a special paper that gonna be improved by court for me to escort me from Hurgada to Luxor.. and even for us to walk together and stay in the same flat... stubborn as i am i was allready grumphy and a bit naive... i have never been in egypt and never been with an egyptian person before this... i am a strongheaded woman and said... nobody gonna tell me who i gonna walk beside or stay with.. if they say something i tell them off.. anyway to be on the safe side and get from Hurgada and Luxor i agreed to give the passport number away... when i came to egypt, he allready had a big green paper with a lot of stamps on... they stoped us several times after the way and they both checked the green paper and my passport... and even a couple of times going round in luxor... they also took a copy of my passport, because they said the landlord would need it if the tourist police would come and ask who was in the flat...
i did not sign anything or paid for the paper... but after reading this forum everyone refering to this big green paper as an orfie marriage paper... anyway... i am not with that man anymore... i am now with a man in sweden and we are gonna marry in june..

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Post by Miriamkhalifa » Sat May 02, 2009 4:35 pm

Congratulations Antoinetta :D
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Post by Callalilly » Sat May 02, 2009 6:14 pm

hi antoinette
i got a right rollocking on here for exactly same as you did - although i knew what the green paper was for.- but at least it shows that you do get stopped and asked for it -especially at the check points coming over to west bank . thank you i needed to hear your comment -

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Post by Miriamkhalifa » Sat May 02, 2009 6:18 pm

We were also often stopped by the TP and asked to show evidence of our relationship.
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Re: Orfi

Post by Glyphdoctor » Sat May 02, 2009 6:28 pm

Callalilly wrote:hi antoinette
i got a right rollocking on here for exactly same as you did - although i knew what the green paper was for.- but at least it shows that you do get stopped and asked for it -especially at the check points coming over to west bank . thank you i needed to hear your comment -
Is it now a badge of honor to have been stopped by the tourist police? :roll:

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Post by Wills » Sat May 02, 2009 6:35 pm

I have never been stopped by TP.

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Re: Orfi

Post by Miriamkhalifa » Sat May 02, 2009 6:40 pm

Glyphdoctor wrote:
Callalilly wrote:hi antoinette
i got a right rollocking on here for exactly same as you did - although i knew what the green paper was for.- but at least it shows that you do get stopped and asked for it -especially at the check points coming over to west bank . thank you i needed to hear your comment -
Is it now a badge of honor to have been stopped by the tourist police? :roll:
That was not what I meant . But that I had good use of the paper and was happy to have it during my four year long relationship. We were stopped numerous times on the corniche and in the bazaar.
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