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Anyone out there going over with Specsavers and/or on a LTBV?

Old Jul 14th 2009, 7:22 am
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Default Anyone out there going over with Specsavers and/or on a LTBV?

Hi,

I have been switched mid-track from a skilled migrant application to an LTBV. My husband would have been automatically entitled to work on my SM visa, but apparently needs his own application if I have a LTBV. He has nowhere near enough points on his own merit.

Anyone got any experience of this? Hubby needs to work!
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Old Jul 14th 2009, 8:10 am
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Default Re: Anyone out there going over with Specsavers and/or on a LTBV?

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Hi,

I have been switched mid-track from a skilled migrant application to an LTBV. My husband would have been automatically entitled to work on my SM visa, but apparently needs his own application if I have a LTBV. He has nowhere near enough points on his own merit.

Anyone got any experience of this? Hubby needs to work!
What position are you going over in?
Are you buying a franchise?

Interested to hear NZIS reasons for the change of visa required
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Old Jul 14th 2009, 5:27 pm
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Default Re: Anyone out there going over with Specsavers and/or on a LTBV?

Hi,

Yes am buying a franchise, and was Speccies idea to change visa.

This whole process is getting more expensive by the minute!
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The LTBV is not for the faint hearted. You need specialised help for this .

I asked BE admin a while ago if I could occasionally link to a small website that is about the NZ business visas , including LTBV.

Try http://www.benz1.com/ltbv/ . Tell Ben that BEVS says Hi and do NOT be a stranger here coz we know about good NZ stuff too.
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Default Re: Anyone out there going over with Specsavers and/or on a LTBV?

Thanks BEVS, will check it out.

Speccies lawyers (:curse are handling the paperwork for us, I just wondered about my husband's chances of getting a work visa.

I am getting quite weepy with the frustration of it all. I am afraid we will get refused, and have to start SM route again, and our money will run out and we'll be stranded here with nothing...
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Default Re: Anyone out there going over with Specsavers and/or on a LTBV?

If your hubby needs his own application, but does not have enough points..... how can that work? I am no expert but it seems to me that LTBV can't be the right route for a couple where one is relying on the other for sponsorship i.e. the Partner scheme? What do your lawyers think? It would be best to find out now, not 6 months down the line.
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I have to believe they know what they are doing - Specsavers have been incredibly generous and supportive - it's just such a torturous process.

Hubby's visa application is handled alongside mine, apparently, so the points thing doesn't matter.

We'll see

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Default Re: Anyone out there going over with Specsavers and/or on a LTBV?

I know of someone who went Dunedin and got the LTBV, his wife found the business hard on her and they applied for a work visa for her which she got. PM me if you like and I'll give you more info.
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I'm sure someone would correct me if I'm wrong about this, but I would've thought that LTBV is NOT the quickest of visas to obtain
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