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Old Oct 22nd 2002, 2:04 am
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There are rumors that the NZ passmark of 30 points might decrease to 27 early next year and up to 26 later next year, how true is this?
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Old Oct 22nd 2002, 4:10 am
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    > There are rumors that the NZ passmark of 30 points might decrease to 27
    > early next year and up to 26 later next year, how true is this


Being a NZ PR,i was listening to the radio today as usual,whilst driving the
tractor and Winston Peters(a politician against immigration)was having
another go at the immigration minister who said something to the effect of
applications are at their highest and things are only going to get harder to
get in.Having heard that and seeing your question as my wife was browsing
this NG i felt you should know that its probably not going to go down.I may
be wrong !!!!:-(
 
Old Oct 22nd 2002, 5:43 am
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Originally posted by green ice:
There are rumors that the NZ passmark of 30 points might decrease to 27 early next year and up to 26 later next year, how true is this?
The only answer is to wait and see. Many people on this forum have predicted that the government will not get enough PR applicants to reach its target next year (48,000, I believe) if the passmark stays at 30/29/28. On the other hand, the NZIS and, according to Svend, the Immigration Minister, seem to be saying that even at 30 points they are getting plenty of applications.

Best guess: The passmark will remain very high for a while yet. If/when NZIS clears the backlog of applications, and IF they find they have only granted, say, 20,000 PR visas in the first 9 months of next year, then they will reduce the passmark by one point at a time until they get enough applications to reach their quota. I doubt they will make the mistake of suddenly slashing it to 26 and being swamped with thousands of applications.

We're in the same situation as you. We have 25-27 points (depending on NZQA assessments. Probably 26.) and would love to know if/when that will be enough. I have 23 months until I turn 30, so hopefully some time in the next 2 years. However, with NZ looking increasingly like one of the few safe places on earth, with a new Lord of the Rings film due out soon - complete with stunning NZ scenery no doubt - and with the NZ economy growing faster than any other industrialized nation, I'm not optimistic about the number of applications dropping any time soon.

John,
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Old Oct 22nd 2002, 9:49 am
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It will only go down if they do something else to reduce the number of
people qualifying, like for example imposing a tougher English
language requirement (IELTS 7.0 or even higher), or restricting
immigration to a specific list of occupations.

Jeremy

    >On Tue, 22 Oct 2002 17:10:56 +1300, "Svend" wrote:
    >"green ice" wrote in message
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    >> There are rumors that the NZ passmark of 30 points might decrease to 27
    >> early next year and up to 26 later next year, how true is this
    >Being a NZ PR,i was listening to the radio today as usual,whilst driving the
    >tractor and Winston Peters(a politician against immigration)was having
    >another go at the immigration minister who said something to the effect of
    >applications are at their highest and things are only going to get harder to
    >get in.Having heard that and seeing your question as my wife was browsing
    >this NG i felt you should know that its probably not going to go down.I may
    >be wrong !!!!:-(
 
Old Oct 23rd 2002, 5:02 am
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Agree with Sven D - Winston seems to be drumming up support (sadly IMHO)
which is not good for everyone who is trying to come over.

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    > Originally posted by green ice:
    > > There are rumors that the NZ passmark of 30 points might decrease to
    > > 27 early next year and up to 26 later next year, how true is this?
    > >
    > The only answer is to wait and see. Many people on this forum have
    > predicted that the government will not get enough PR applicants to reach
    > its target next year (48,000, I believe) if the passmark stays at
    > 30/29/28. On the other hand, the NZIS and, according to Svend, the
    > Immigration Minister, seem to be saying that even at 30 points they are
    > getting plenty of applications.
    > Best guess: The passmark will remain very high for a while yet. If/when
    > NZIS clears the backlog of applications, and IF they find they have only
    > granted, say, 20,000 PR visas in the first 9 months of next year, then
    > they will reduce the passmark by one point at a time until they get
    > enough applications to reach their quota. I doubt they will make the
    > mistake of suddenly slashing it to 26 and being swamped with thousands
    > of applications.
    > We're in the same situation as you. We have 25-27 points (depending on
    > NZQA assessments. Probably 26.) and would love to know if/when that will
    > be enough. I have 23 months until I turn 30, so hopefully some time in
    > the next 2 years. However, with NZ looking increasingly like one of the
    > few safe places on earth, with a new Lord of the Rings film due out soon
    > - complete with stunning NZ scenery no doubt - and with the NZ economy
    > growing faster than any other industrialized nation, I'm not optimistic
    > about the number of applications dropping any time soon.
    > John,
    > Tokyo
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Old Oct 23rd 2002, 11:37 am
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    > Agree with Sven D - Winston seems to be drumming up support (sadly IMHO)
    > which is not good for everyone who is trying to come over.

He's getting support because of the excessive level of immigration from the
third world. Even Latte Dalziel is starting to get the message which is why the
qualifying points level is going up. If they want to get the backlog down, it's
simple. Just throw 90% of the applications from India and China in the bin.
There, problem solved.
 
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Originally posted by Svend
"green ice" wrote in message
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    > There are rumors that the NZ passmark of 30 points might decrease to 27
    > early next year and up to 26 later next year, how true is this


Being a NZ PR,i was listening to the radio today as usual,whilst driving the
tractor and Winston Peters(a politician against immigration)was having
another go at the immigration minister who said something to the effect of
applications are at their highest and things are only going to get harder to
get in.Having heard that and seeing your question as my wife was browsing
this NG i felt you should know that its probably not going to go down.I may
be wrong !!!!:-(
Boy the pass marks to get into NZ is low ? to get to Canada i'ts 75 points, almost impossible to get .
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