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Old Mar 3rd 2015, 3:22 am
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Am thrilled to announce that my Resident visa application got approved last friday

Here are the timelines:
EOI Selected - 05/03/2014
ITA - 27/03/2014
Visa application - 07/07/2014
CO Request Additional documents - 23/10/2014
CO Interview - 08/01/2015
Online status change to APPROVED - 27/02/2015

Below are some points, might be helpful for someone reading this thread in future
1) NZQA - if in hurry, go for fast track. We had our application in regular process stuck for 1 month, converted to fast track and called NZQA - evaluation was done in 2 days. NZQA are very responsive, fast track + followup gets things done really quickly
2) I found NZ Immigration accomodating a bit, I had Electronics & Telecommunication which did not match EXACTLY with LTSSL, still I got the bonus points
3) The CO was extremely helpful, most of the time I got response within 1 business day
4) For CO Interview, all the questions were exactly the ones thats been asked before. Just go through those and prepare. My CO asked me price of Milk & Internet
5) In my opinion, its better to go for straight IQA instead of PAR.

Finally, looking for my dream move to New Zealand and becoming a Kiwi
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Old Mar 3rd 2015, 5:18 am
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Congratulations, so when I can expect to add you to the arrivals sticky?
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Old Mar 3rd 2015, 5:29 am
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I am planning to be in Auckland by Mid of May - if that's what you are asking. Nothing is finalized though at this moment.
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great, when you know for sure, keep any eye out on the May Sticky to appear, which will probably be at the end of March
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