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Old Nov 21st 2007, 11:07 am
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Hello and good morning all

I have a problem that i am hoping someone can help me with.

We as a family would dearly like to emmigrate to NZ to be with my parents - who emmigrated nearly 12 years ago now and are now new zealand citizens.

They are willing to help support us and to provide housing.

Here is my problem - neither my partner nor I have any tertiary qualifications althoug we have loads of work experience. My parner is at the moment an Anti Social Behaviour Officer, and has worked for Citizens Advice Bureau as an Advisor in Debt and Welfare Benefits. At the moment I work for myself from home - so can do my job anywhere in the world so to speak.

We have 3 children 11, 8 and 5 who obviously would come with us - Which is the best way to go ?? and doe anyone know how the new rules will affect an application for us?? Does my self emplyed status count as a JOB ??

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Old Nov 21st 2007, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Mdgey View Post
Hello and good morning all

I have a problem that i am hoping someone can help me with.

We as a family would dearly like to emmigrate to NZ to be with my parents - who emmigrated nearly 12 years ago now and are now new zealand citizens.

They are willing to help support us and to provide housing.

Here is my problem - neither my partner nor I have any tertiary qualifications althoug we have loads of work experience. My parner is at the moment an Anti Social Behaviour Officer, and has worked for Citizens Advice Bureau as an Advisor in Debt and Welfare Benefits. At the moment I work for myself from home - so can do my job anywhere in the world so to speak.

We have 3 children 11, 8 and 5 who obviously would come with us - Which is the best way to go ?? and doe anyone know how the new rules will affect an application for us?? Does my self emplyed status count as a JOB ??

HELP -
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As you have family in NZ and no quatifications you work to residency (WTR) would be the best way This is for people with less than 100 points. as you have family you get points for this. Go to the nz web site and do a self assessment for points and see what you got, or vist your folk for 6 mth and see if you can find work, apply for work visa then residency
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Old Nov 22nd 2007, 3:21 am
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Hi

I don't have a tertiary qualification either, but have been a drug and alcohol worker in the UK for 4 years. I came here on a visitors visa with my fella (who is an NZ citizen). I am now applying for a work visa as there's so much work here and I am considered to be working in the field of social work (even though I don't have the piece of paper)
I think your fella as an ASBO officer should be fine. He should try the "Corrections Department" website (don't know the address, sorry!!). Also Child, Youth and Family (CYF). There are major skills shortages in Prison, Police, Probation, etc and they generally will take experience instead of tertiary qualification. Also some of the jobs I've seen accept applications from overseas people without visas. Your husband will probably have more experience from a year in his current job than 10 years over here!!
You should also be fine. My work visa application asked for all periods of employment, including self-employment. I think they like the enterprising initiative here.

Good Luck!!!
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Thanks for those replies.

Nelly how long were you in NZ before u had offer of job. Then how long before u got a permit.

Also if we come over as 'visitors' can I get the children into schools - even tho officially we are visitors ??

Thanks for any advice

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Take a look at this website:

http://www.psych-recruitment.com/

This is the company that basically set my husband and I up with the jobs that we are going to...one with Probation and one with the Department of Corrections. I cannot praise them enough!

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Thanks for that Tan - will go register details there.
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Sorry...don't want to confuse...just to clarify, Probation is part of the Dept of Corrections!

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Originally Posted by Tan0410 View Post
Take a look at this website:

http://www.psych-recruitment.com/

This is the company that basically set my husband and I up with the jobs that we are going to...one with Probation and one with the Department of Corrections. I cannot praise them enough!

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Sorry if I've got this wrong- checked out the above web site and would have thought that most if not all of the jobs would have required some form of 'tertiary education'. Psychologist is a graduate profession as is probation officer.

What are the specific jobs in the psychology and probation service that don't require formal qualifications?
I only ask as I know of 2 people working in the mental health, who would be interested.
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Hi there,

Psychologist posts would require qualifications but a new recruit in Probation works differently over there...for a Probation Officer preference would be given to applicants with appropriate experience or relevant qualification (but that's not unusual for any job really). All other necessary training is provided on the job.

They are currently doing an ongoing recruitment drive till the end of the year so no formal deadlines to my understanding.

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