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Cost of immigration, do you really want to know?

Old Mar 18th 2009, 8:57 am
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I know Weejie has done this recently and I have been meaning to do this for ages but just never got round to it. Hope it helps. Would have put it in the same thread as hers but I cannot find it anywhere
This is for one person emigrating under the SMC though I'm sure some of the costs will have gone up since I went through the process [Dec 2008-Dec 2009]

Immigration forms
Submission of EOI online £155.67
Full birth certificate £7.00
Police certificate £35
Passport photos £4
Medicals/blood tests/xray £308
Submission of ITA £685
ITA Special delivery cost £5.05
Migrant Levy £115

Total £1,314.72

Occupational registration
passport photos £4
Notary Public fees £30
Letter of good standing £3.50
Registration fee £213.20
Postage to NZ £6.73

Total £257.43

Various
Train fares to get to NZ House [x5] £25
Complaint letter sent by special delivery £4.60
Expo NZ ticket and train fare £20

Shipping belongings 72cu ft £850
One way flight to NZ £764

Total £2,513.60


The grand total is £4,085.75
Crap that is the first time I have added it all together, wish I hadn't now
It didn't seem that much at the time.
Sue
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Old Mar 18th 2009, 10:22 am
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It's a shocker isn't it. One standard unit of emigration expenditure seems to be £500 in our house at the moment - and we're starting to spend lots of units!

Still, I am hoping to recoup much of it in free days out at the beach once we arrive
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Old Mar 20th 2009, 9:59 am
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Default Re: Cost of immigration, do you really want to know?

Originally Posted by hosebergine View Post
It's a shocker isn't it. One standard unit of emigration expenditure seems to be £500 in our house at the moment - and we're starting to spend lots of units!

Still, I am hoping to recoup much of it in free days out at the beach once we arrive
I look at it this way.
Each of the last 6 years it has cost us around £9,000 just on flights and 3 month rentals (Flights £5,250, house £2,400 average and car £1500) and we had to pay $25 to leave NZ!
This time the 'cost of emigrating' will be well worth it, because we won't be returning to UK! [unless we can't sell the house. In the process of preparing it.]
Thinking of wrapping a great big ribbon [ magnolia of course] round it, seeing as we're going to be giving it away!
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Default Re: Cost of immigration, do you really want to know?

Originally Posted by Sue R View Post
I know Weejie has done this recently and I have been meaning to do this for ages but just never got round to it. Hope it helps. Would have put it in the same thread as hers but I cannot find it anywhere
This is for one person emigrating under the SMC though I'm sure some of the costs will have gone up since I went through the process [Dec 2008-Dec 2009]

Immigration forms
Submission of EOI online £155.67
Full birth certificate £7.00
Police certificate £35
Passport photos £4
Medicals/blood tests/xray £308
Submission of ITA £685
ITA Special delivery cost £5.05
Migrant Levy £115

Total £1,314.72

Occupational registration
passport photos £4
Notary Public fees £30
Letter of good standing £3.50
Registration fee £213.20
Postage to NZ £6.73

Total £257.43

Various
Train fares to get to NZ House [x5] £25
Complaint letter sent by special delivery £4.60
Expo NZ ticket and train fare £20

Shipping belongings 72cu ft £850
One way flight to NZ £764

Total £2,513.60


The grand total is £4,085.75
Crap that is the first time I have added it all together, wish I hadn't now
It didn't seem that much at the time.
Sue
Here it is http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=547206

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