Changing jobs on a work visa

Old Jan 23rd 2012, 4:28 am
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hey everyone, i'm currently here on a work visa doing A/C servicing, and i've been offered another position for a different company but essentially doing the same thing. my current visa has another 18months on it but do i need to re-apply if i want to take this other job? also i'm planning a trip back to the uk in (their) summer, how long can i stay over there and is there any hassle with leaving nz and returning?


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Old Jan 23rd 2012, 5:34 am
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I changed jobs on a work visa. You don't need to reapply for the whole thing just submit a variation of conditions form which you can download from INZ
http://dol.govt.nz/immigration/knowledgebase/item/3203
It does cost though, around $100 if I remember rightly.

As far as I know there shouldn't be any issues with leaving and returning as long as its within the valid timescale of your work visa.
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Thanks for the help, one more thing though, if i leave for the uk on a month long holiday (at the most) and i'm aiming to apply for residency, will that reset the time that's counted towards my residency application?

If i want to go for PR & claim points for the time i've been here, do i have to stay here continuously basically?


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Do you mean whether you'll be classed as working in NZ for more than or less than 12 months thus gaining an extra 10 points?
Skilled employment Points scores
•50 points: job offer
•50 points: working in a skilled job in New Zealand for less than 12 months
•60 points: working in a skilled job in New Zealand for more than 12 months.
I don't know the answer, sorry. It may be cumulative. Hopefully someone else knows the answer or you could try speaking to NZIS
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