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becky667 Oct 22nd 2008 3:16 pm

EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Hi all

Just found out my EOI has been selected today, what happens next? It says on the site they do some checking - I presume this is into my identity details etc

If this goes well then am I right in thinking an ITA will be issued? What does it involve? Is it where you have police checks, medicals etc?

May be silly questions but I like to know what to expect!

Becky

chippy64 Oct 22nd 2008 3:24 pm

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Hi Becky,

Well done on getting past the first hurdle! When our EOI was selected, we received our ITA by post approx 2 weeks after (we had job offer). That is when you need to start booking medicals and getting police checks etc. Your ITA is a copy of your EOI, with a section to amend anything that has changed, or was incorrect with your EOI. There is also a check list of what you need to send back and what order it needs to be, in your envelope!

CarolineSwan Oct 22nd 2008 4:52 pm

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
congratulations on being selected now learn the art of patience :D

when we were selected we didnt have a job offer at the time so we were i think just short of 8 weeks for the ITA to come through, as soon as we got that we booked medicals and sent for police checks..

best of luck

cax :thumbup:

Rock Ape Oct 22nd 2008 8:42 pm

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 

Originally Posted by carolineshewan (Post 6899650)
congratulations on being selected now learn the art of patience :D

when we were selected we didnt have a job offer at the time so we were i think just short of 8 weeks for the ITA to come through, as soon as we got that we booked medicals and sent for police checks..

best of luck

cax :thumbup:

Yes, to put simply, the EOI is where you tell them about youself and the ITA is where you prove it.

lindsay loo Oct 23rd 2008 9:34 am

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Hi Becky

We also had our EOI selected this week! We have applied without a job offer, so I think ITA may take a little longer, who knows! Good luck with yours. Where abouts are you planning to go? Hubby is a builder, I am an ante-natal teacher, heading to Auckland. Also my daughter 15, son 18 and 20 yr old daughter.

Best wishes, Lindsay

teebrown Oct 23rd 2008 10:17 am

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
I would do some homework, have a look at where the best place is for your medical, get the list of panel doctors from the NZIS website (only these doctors can do the medicals) actually, I think you have one of the cheapest places in Ken, we had our done at DR Chapmans office near Gatwick, you will also have to have x rays, but don't forget wait for your ITA first as medicals are only valid for 3 months and ITA's can take their time in coming through.

Also get your police checks done, these are valid for 12 months and start photo coping all your marriage docs, birth certs etc etc and get them certified by a solicitor or equivalent.

That way once your ITA hits the post mat you have done most of the running around and gathered all the necessary info and it will be returned in record quick time.

Hope this helps

becky667 Oct 23rd 2008 6:23 pm

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Great to hear someone else is in the same boat (so to speak)

I am a nurse and heading to Christchurch with my partner. No job yet but registered with a nursing recruitment agency who will have no trouble in finding me work - just don't want to wait to the last minute hence applied before job offer in place.

I've spotted a couple of places for medicals near us so will check the prices out soon.

Regards and thanks

Becky

SHAZMARK Oct 24th 2008 5:15 pm

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Hi Becky

I am in the same position as you. EOI Selected this week

I am also a Nurse looking to relocate around christchurch, registered with an agency. No job offer , dont think that will be a problem.

Keep me informed on you progress:)

becky667 Oct 24th 2008 9:39 pm

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Hi Shazmark

When are you looking at going? Which agency you using?

Its nice to hear from people doing the long process at the same time as you.

Stay in touch and feel free to e-mail me anytime

Becky

SHAZMARK Nov 3rd 2008 6:24 pm

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Hi Becky

I am using an agency called Accent, I met them at the Manchester Expo last year.Up to now they have offered loads of advice, will meet you at the airport, sort accomdation until you rent.

Just recieved confirmation that my EOI has gone to London for further consideration......Exciting times ahead!!!



Sharon

ssesh1 Nov 12th 2008 4:58 pm

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 

Originally Posted by lindsay loo (Post 6902006)
Hi Becky

We also had our EOI selected this week! We have applied without a job offer, so I think ITA may take a little longer, who knows! Good luck with yours. Where abouts are you planning to go? Hubby is a builder, I am an ante-natal teacher, heading to Auckland. Also my daughter 15, son 18 and 20 yr old daughter.

Best wishes, Lindsay

Most of the NZ employers say that one needs to have a work permit for a job offer. And the NZIS says one must have a job offer for the Work permit..Pl trrow some light into this topic... as this is leading to a C-22 situation..:-(

lindsay loo Nov 12th 2008 8:20 pm

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ITA arrived this morning!! Lots more forms to go through and will cost £685 to send off!!

Good luck with yours

Best wishes, Lindsay

becky667 Nov 12th 2008 9:24 pm

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Hi Lyndsey

It just seems an endless cost involved doesn't it.

Good luck

Becky

lindsay loo Nov 13th 2008 10:58 am

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Hi Becky

In a complete panic now as I have just read that we need to send ITA back by 27th November as hubby is 50 on 28th. We have a holiday booked for his 50th and are going to Egypt for a week on 22nd so that gives us 8 days to get all the stuff together. I have just booked the medicals for next Tuesday and am just printing off Police forms, plus looking at all the fees YIKES!!

I thought we would have an easy 4 months to complete it all. Oh well, Its gotta be done sometime.

Best wishes, Lindsay

becky667 Nov 13th 2008 11:53 am

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Hi Lyndsey

Crikey you've got to get a move on!
We've sent off police forms and collected / photocopied documents etc. Looking at medical for Jan - not planning to be in NZ before Sept so no massive rush.

I wish you all the best with the forms - I suggest you send the police check as the fast one - my standard one for nursing registration took 2 weeks to come back.

Keep us posted

Becky

lindsay loo Nov 13th 2008 12:41 pm

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Hi Becky

We just had a really nice email from immigration person saying she is giving us extra time for qualification assessment, etc so we just need to fill in ITA, pay the fees, and send as much as we can, then send the rest ASAP, so my stress level has gone down slightly! Medicals are now booked for next Tuesday and Police forms about to be fast tracked!! Just need to get a hundred passport photos of everyone!

We are also not planning to go before next September, so this is madness! Hubby's fault for being an old fart!!

Love Lindsay

becky667 Nov 13th 2008 1:04 pm

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Ha Ha - my partners an old fart too but hes on the back of my application so not so bad!

Its great to hear they are being understanding with the situation - there is just so much stuff to get in order.

Where are you heading to in NZ? Where abouts in the UK?

We are based in the south east and hopefully heading to christchurch sept

Becky

chippy64 Nov 13th 2008 5:05 pm

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Hey becky - we are from Kent and have decided on ChCh too! Just small matter of a house to sell lol!

steelblue Nov 19th 2008 10:20 am

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 
Hi Guys,

Just had our EOI selected today. Reading through some of the post it is mentioned about getting birth/marriage certificates etc certified.
Who can do this apart from the usual Solicitors etc who charge a fortune. The reason I ask is that I have a friend (yes I do have one) who is an acting police officer who is willing to sign ours. Is this good enough for INZ or do I need another mortgage for this part of the journey through visa land:confused:

Thanks for your help.:)

sjake Nov 19th 2008 11:08 am

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 

Originally Posted by steelblue (Post 6988469)
Hi Guys,

Just had our EOI selected today. Reading through some of the post it is mentioned about getting birth/marriage certificates etc certified.
Who can do this apart from the usual Solicitors etc who charge a fortune. The reason I ask is that I have a friend (yes I do have one) who is an acting police officer who is willing to sign ours. Is this good enough for INZ or do I need another mortgage for this part of the journey through visa land:confused:

Thanks for your help.:)

Hi steelblue,
Congratulations on having EOI selected.

According to our ITA documentation: -
'Copies can only be certified by notary public in the UK (JPs in NZ), lawyers or solicitors. Drs & school teachers are not able to certify documents' - so I would assume that police officers are definitely out - sorry.

If you do want to send certified copies then ring around for quotes once you know roughly how many you need done - prices can vary widely. Remember you can copy them yourself (they do not need to do this) & just take the originals & copies with you to have them certified.

Alternatively, you can send your copies (uncertified) with the originals direct to NZ house when you submit ITA. No certification fees involved, but you will of course be sending all your original documents to them - just depends how happy you are with doing that.

Down to individual preference I suppose. Hope that helps & best of luck..:)

teebrown Nov 19th 2008 12:49 pm

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?
 

Originally Posted by steelblue (Post 6988469)
Hi Guys,

Just had our EOI selected today. Reading through some of the post it is mentioned about getting birth/marriage certificates etc certified.
Who can do this apart from the usual Solicitors etc who charge a fortune. The reason I ask is that I have a friend (yes I do have one) who is an acting police officer who is willing to sign ours. Is this good enough for INZ or do I need another mortgage for this part of the journey through visa land:confused:

Thanks for your help.:)

Sorry police officers are out, I checked with this as I am a civil servant and Army officers couldn't certifiy them either, but i did take them to a local solicitor and bartered for a good price £15 for 20 pieces of paper, so not too bad.

steelblue Nov 19th 2008 1:12 pm

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Thanks for the advice. I'll get the wife to shop around as she is the one who like to haggle.

Cheers:thumbsup:


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