How can I move back to New Zealand

Old Oct 6th 2013, 11:56 am
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Default How can I move back to New Zealand

Afternoon guys.
I have just returned to the UK (sigh) from New Zealand after spending a year out there on a Working Holiday Visa. After about 2 days back home in the UK I realised how much I hate it here and that NZ feels like home.
I am after any information on the best way I can get back out there permanently and legally work.
I work in architecture but don't have a degree (which is what I assumed would be required)
Any Advise regarding sponsorship etc would be hugely appreciated

Many thanks guys
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Old Oct 7th 2013, 2:42 pm
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Hi Dave,

I'm not sure on how easy it is to get sponsorship out there, but I know NZ has a Immigration Essential Skills Shortage List which is updated a couple of times a year...may be worth looking at the list to see if your chosen profession is needed over there...if it is then it may be easier to find a sponsor!

Just an idea!

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Default Re: How can I move back to New Zealand

Originally Posted by davejshep View Post
Afternoon guys.
I have just returned to the UK (sigh) from New Zealand after spending a year out there on a Working Holiday Visa. After about 2 days back home in the UK I realised how much I hate it here and that NZ feels like home.
I am after any information on the best way I can get back out there permanently and legally work.
I work in architecture but don't have a degree (which is what I assumed would be required)
Any Advise regarding sponsorship etc would be hugely appreciated

Many thanks guys
Hi Dave

You still have the Bunac IEP Visa option open to yourself.

http://www.bunac.org/uk/work-abroad/...-zealand/visas

Numbers are limited and available on first come first serve basis.

Otherwise you will need to get a work permit, which is available for 1-3 year lengths (2 year the most common). This means you will need to have a job offer in what is considered a "skilled profession"

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=810757

Is a list of jobs that are considered "skilled", I note the there are two entries for architecture

312199 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians nec
312111 Architectural Draftsperson

So score a job that fits this description, then you have a good chance.

If you are successful and have been working in the country for a couple of years, then the way should be open to apply for residency (depending on your point score).

Either that or you can shack up with a Kiwi for a year.
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Hi Dave,

I'm not sure on how easy it is to get sponsorship out there, but I know NZ has a Immigration Essential Skills Shortage List which is updated a couple of times a year...may be worth looking at the list to see if your chosen profession is needed over there...if it is then it may be easier to find a sponsor!

Just an idea!

Lloyd
Not an idea. This is not Australia.

I'm not sure why you have posted this as you are not in NZ, are not emigrating to NZ and possibly have never really looked into emigrating to NZ.

Please can you not do this again. It's not fair on those looking for help & not fair on those that can provide a real bit of guidance from experience.

I thank you.
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