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Old Dec 16th 2001, 11:45 am
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Can someone give me some idea how long the General Skilled process takes from first application to boarding the plane - all other things being equal.

I appear to have sufficient points.

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Old Dec 16th 2001, 2:19 pm
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Hi Bob - like the name! )

We're in the midst of putting together our application, and have heard that from the
UK it can be as little as one month between submission of application and granting
permission. Once you're granted entry you can go anytime within the following 12
months. The application itself takes a while to put together, mind, as you need
medical and police info, evidence of qualifications and experience, etc.

Oh, and go out now and get loads of passport photos!

Whereabouts are you?

We've been through the X-rays and medicals, so if there's anything you want to ask
please feel free. Good luck!

Winnie xx
 
Old Dec 16th 2001, 6:48 pm
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"Winnie" <[email protected]>

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Hi Bob!

I'm from the US and here's my timeline:

Started gathering employment history, police checks, and physicals in May of 2001.
Finished all the information gathering and filed application on Nov. 2, 2001.
Received approval in principle on Nov. 10, 2001. I now have until May 2, 2002 to move
my settlement funds to a NZ bank and pay the settlement fee. National Bank of NZ was
the easiest bank to open an account, not being in-country and all.

Be aware of the expiration of some of your information: police checks are good for 6
months, medicals for 3 months. We got all the police and background stuff first, then
my wife, kids and I did our medicals last thing before sending in the application.

The NZ embassy in Washington DC has been most helpful and supportive.

Darryl
 
Old Dec 17th 2001, 7:40 am
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That is the difficult bit, getting all your bits of paper, certificates etc to tie up
together. We got our medicals and police check but by the time we got all the bumph
from various past employers, one or other of them had expired. I think there must be
a real art to getting it all to come together.

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Excellent suggestion! We ran out a number of times.

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If it is at all possible, I would recommend actually lodging your application in
person in London: putting your case in person is sooooooo much easier. Even with a
very straightforward application there may be a need to clarify something to the
person dealing with your case. We found that some of the things we were asked to
produce with our application (ours was complicated) weren't actually needed when we
talked to the case officer in person. Doing it this way could cut down on the
paperchase.

The doors open at 10am, I think, and popular advice is to arrive b4 that so as to
avoid queuing all day. HTH.

Angela Metcalfe
 
Old Dec 17th 2001, 3:44 pm
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No doubt involving banging on the doors (or heads )) of various HR departments.
We're only relying on three employers, two of which should be OK and the first of
which was shut down a long time ago, so I'm probably going to have to rely on tax
records or something for that one anyway.

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I'm sure you're right but we're up in Aberdeenshire and aren't big fans of London so
I think we'll take the chance and send the forms down by courier.

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Yes it does, thanks very much indeed.

Cheers Winnie xx
 
Old Dec 17th 2001, 6:01 pm
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Bob Flemming <[email protected]>
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Hello there

I can answer your question from my own experience.

I lodged my application on March 3rd and got an acceptance letter back in July.
However dont forget you have to go for your medical at an approved centre and have a
police check along with some other paperwork. I actually started to get stuff
organised in December,

i hope this is some help for you, i am happy to answer other question before i leave,
which is only 5 weeks,

Regards Mick Doherty
 
Old Dec 20th 2001, 8:54 am
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Which country are you from, Mick? I do find it confusing that many posts here do not
say which country they are emigrating to, and where from.

Cheers Winnie xx
 

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