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Old Feb 8th 2008, 6:20 pm
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Anyone any advice on the best way for me to do this, im looking at coming to nz for 6 months to work and find out if we wish to settle permanantly, any advice on which route i should take work permit or apply for residency. also if accepted for residency is there a time frame in which you have to be in new zealand by.
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Old Feb 8th 2008, 7:12 pm
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Anyone any advice on the best way for me to do this, im looking at coming to nz for 6 months to work and find out if we wish to settle permanantly, any advice on which route i should take work permit or apply for residency. also if accepted for residency is there a time frame in which you have to be in new zealand by.
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If you can set a job up before you come, Work to Residency is the quickest way to process any application, basically once you have a job offer of, IIRC, more than 50k a year, and get your medical and police records, it took the embassy in London 3 days to issue my visa, that included the time Royal Mail took to take my stuff to London too!! It only costs you around 95 pounds IIRC, and means you can come here and work for up to 30 months with an accredited employer, after two years you can apply for your residency if you so wish.

Its the cheap way to do it if you are unsure of how long you want to be here for, it lets you dip a toe in the water, set up a life, without feeling you are tied to it as you have forked out thousands on residency.

Depending how old you are you can still get a working holiday visa if you are, I think, 31 or under
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Old Feb 8th 2008, 7:37 pm
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My Personal opinion..........
If you qualify I would do the residency,
it would give me more security, If not I would be thinking constantly about what if they change the pionts system and we don't have enough,........ once residency is there its there,
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If i apply for residency is there a time period that you have to get to nz within also do we apply once as a family or each person seperatly
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Once, well all together as one aplication, as for the how long thing....there is a time limit but I am not sure what it is, someone else will answer for you, and a lot of them are braver than me so many will suggest other things.

You just have to do it which ever way is right for you.....

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Hi there,


Need to apply as a family, with one person being the principal applicant. Make sure they're the one who will gain the most points!

Once residency granted you have a year to enter NZ

Good luck with it all
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ce you have worked here for a year (if you have PR) you can apply for an indefinite residents returning visa (IRRV) and come and go as you please...however I came on a visitors visa, liked it and got a work visa...got a job and now going for PR. All worked out well That felt like the best route for me, just do what feels right for you.
I have a friend on WTR, however she has now decided to go for PR to speed the process of residency up so she can sponsor her son to come so it has actually cost her more than work visa to PR.
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