attempting to move to NZ

Old Apr 18th 2012, 2:53 pm
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I am graduating from uni in 5 weeks with a environmental science and policy degree, and a business minor. I studied in NZ for 6 months in 2011 and returned. My girlfriend came to stay with me in Boston however had to go back to uni so I am now looking to move to NZ, gain a professional career, and live in auckland and be with her for a little bit. However she has a long term lease so I would not be living with her for the time being so a partnership visa does not apply. I have been looking at the INZ 1015 which is to get a work visa. Is this easy to get or no, I am 21, have funds, and am very healthy. Do I need to get a job offer before I send the visa? How long does it take, anyone have any advice I really appreciate the help! Thanks
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Hi there and welcome.

I can't give you a time-line for a work visa application as it is on a case by case basis.

What I can say is that you need a job offer first before you can apply for a temporary work visa.

As you are young , you may like to consider a working holiday visa which would allow you to come to New Zealand to holiday but which also allows you to do bits of work. Whilst here you may happen upon a permanent position & so then uplift a temporary work visa or try for residency.
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OK thanks for the info I have looked into getting a working holiday visa and it is pretty easy coming form the United States. However I am graduating in May with a bachelors in Environmental Science so I would like to attain a career in this field is this possible with a holiday work visa. what is considered permanent work, can I find environmental work that isn't permanent?
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You can't work full time on a working holiday visa. However, I suppose that by being here it could lead to you finding a full time position. A full time position would entail the NZ employer providing you with a contract of employment stating terms, conditions, employment hours and salary. I think the hours must be at least 30. Preferably more towards 40. Such a job offer should match your quals and any experience you have.

I can't help with working in the environmental field. You may wish to start a new topic/thread in the main NZ forum . More folk hang around there and some may be able to give you some good points. Would help if you gave the fields you were interested in.
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Is this you? If so, NZIS suggest you also need 1 year exp as well as the degree I think

Environmental Research Scientist (234313)
Bachelor of Science specialising in Environmental Studies or Bachelor of Applied Science specialising in Environmental Studies AND one years relevant work experience
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yea that is me, Im receiving the degree in a few weeks and am currently looking for jobs in the environmental field. However I really dont want to work a part time job that doesnt pay as well as a full time one. Its hard to apply for jobs over the internet especially when im all the way over in th US. From what ive herd most jobs want u to already have the visa and INZ wants u to have a job offer. very difficult. I may have to get the holiday visa, get a part time job, look for full time employment, then once I find something apply for the work visa. ughh
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It is a job offer first and then you apply for the work visa. Not the other way around.
with New Zealand , boots on ground seems to work best so maybe coming on the WHV would be a way to go whilst you source your options within your field.

As you don't live with your girlfriend it would be extremely difficult to prove it is and has been a long, lasting, committed relationship.
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