Has anyone gone from work visa to PR?

Old Mar 29th 2012, 3:08 pm
  #1  
Forum Regular
Thread Starter
 
jjsebba's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2012
Location: Palmerston North
Posts: 156
jjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nicejjsebba is just really nice
Default Has anyone gone from work visa to PR?

I am finding all the visas a mine field at the moment.
Pending a job offer, it's likely I will need to be in NZ by August 2012 and so time is short to get a SM visa.
We want to get PR at some point, but it appears that the quickest visa for me at the moment is a work visa (essential skills category). I am hoping for a 5 year one as I have level 1 skills and will be >$55000 threshold.

1) will we ever be able to apply for PR?
2) I've gathered that if so, I will have to do it the EOI route and so have to pay for another medical and other costs again
3) What's the most efficient way of getting PR if I do end up having to go the work visa route to begin with because of time pressures.
4) how long could it be before we get our new citizenship?

Thanks in advance
J
jjsebba is offline  
Old Mar 30th 2012, 7:13 pm
  #2  
It is what it is Member
 
simonsi's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2010
Location: Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
Posts: 2,793
simonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond reputesimonsi has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Has anyone gone from work visa to PR?

Apply for both together, they can use the same medical and police check. You may well get SM PR by August if you have a job offer anyway....
simonsi is offline  
Old Mar 30th 2012, 10:13 pm
  #3  
BE Enthusiast
 
lisamct's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Auckland
Posts: 617
lisamct has a reputation beyond reputelisamct has a reputation beyond reputelisamct has a reputation beyond reputelisamct has a reputation beyond reputelisamct has a reputation beyond reputelisamct has a reputation beyond reputelisamct has a reputation beyond reputelisamct has a reputation beyond reputelisamct has a reputation beyond reputelisamct has a reputation beyond reputelisamct has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Has anyone gone from work visa to PR?

I came over on a work visa and now have PR.

Originally Posted by jjsebba View Post
I am hoping for a 5 year one as I have level 1 skills and will be >$55000 threshold
Could be wrong but I dont think you get a 5 year work visa, I think the longest one available is 3 years.

Originally Posted by jjsebba View Post
1) will we ever be able to apply for PR?
Yep, you can apply for PR at any time with a work visa as long as you have the points required. I had a 3 year visa and applied for PR after 13 months.
Originally Posted by jjsebba View Post
2) I've gathered that if so, I will have to do it the EOI route and so have to pay for another medical and other costs again
Medicals, police checks etc all have time limits so yes, if you wait and apply for PR after they run out you'll need to pay for the whole lot again (medicals are cheaper in NZ though, my second one was about half the price of my first)
Originally Posted by jjsebba View Post
3) What's the most efficient way of getting PR if I do end up having to go the work visa route to begin with because of time pressures
The only way is to go through the EOI/ITA process, if you can get your PR application in before your medicals etc expire then that should speed it all up a bit
Originally Posted by jjsebba View Post
4) how long could it be before we get our new citizenship?
Citizenship cant be applied for until you have PR for 5 years regardless of how you go about getting PR in the first place.

Hope that helps but, as Simonsi says why don't you apply for them both together and save yourself a lot of time and money.
lisamct is offline  
Old Mar 31st 2012, 4:42 am
  #4  
MODERATOR
 
MrsFychan's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Wellington - I miss Castles, the NHS & English school system
Posts: 8,864
MrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Has anyone gone from work visa to PR?

Originally Posted by jjsebba View Post
I am finding all the visas a mine field at the moment.
Pending a job offer, it's likely I will need to be in NZ by August 2012 and so time is short to get a SM visa.
Does this mean you have a job offer? If you do have a job offer you will get allocated a case officer with your ITA and if you fill it out properly, provide all the necessary paperwork you can get your visa within 3mths.

We want to get PR at some point, but it appears that the quickest visa for me at the moment is a work visa (essential skills category). I am hoping for a 5 year one as I have level 1 skills and will be >$55000 threshold.
As others have said not sure you can get a 5year one.
Who are you going to include on the application?
1) will we ever be able to apply for PR?
2) I've gathered that if so, I will have to do it the EOI route and so have to pay for another medical and other costs again
3) Only way is the EOI and ITA route
3) What's the most efficient way of getting PR if I do end up having to go the work visa route to begin with because of time pressures.
1. yes.
2. our case - submitted EOI with 125 points, husband got a job so got work visa, amended the EOI with the additional points, got pulled following week, got ITA. submitted it 28th October 2011 got approved 31st January (bear in mind the Christmas slow down period) Plus we lost 2 weeks when mine and daughters medicals where referred.
MrsFychan is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.