I recently got a job offer, and I'm currently working my 30 day notice period, with an end date of next week on Wednesday (15th).
The new employment agency only contacted me and gave the list of papers I need to submit just yesterday (the 8th) saying they need the response by July 11. There are a LOT of requirements, including medical results.
I still need to come in to my current job, so I don't have time to arrange all of the paperwork and testing required for my new job. I texted the agency, and they said it's ok to submit it by July 16. BUT the hr of the company I'm going to work for said "hopefully you can start on July 17".
Is that ok to be late responding to their requirements? Would that give the company a bad impression about me? Especially that I haven't even signed a contract? The contract will only be signed after I complete their requirements.
The other option is to expect my current employer to handle my absence while I sort the new company's requirements out. I mean I'm resigning anyway, but I'm sure that's a bad idea?