how long

Old Jul 16th 2007, 6:08 pm
Just Joined
Thread Starter
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 7
terimck will become famous soon enoughterimck will become famous soon enough
Default how long

Anyone got an idea how long on average the immigration process from the Uk can be for general skilled?
terimck is offline  
Old Jul 16th 2007, 6:52 pm
Joined: Nov 2006
Posts: 2,813
happynz is just really nicehappynz is just really nicehappynz is just really nicehappynz is just really nicehappynz is just really nicehappynz is just really nicehappynz is just really nicehappynz is just really nice
Default Re: how long

It can be very fast if you have a job offer, relevent skills, recognised qualifications and all the documents required. I know of a couple that pushed it through in a-week-and-a-half, but I think they were highly exceptional and had everything in place.
So, the thumbnail process:

-Fill in your Expression of Interest (EOI) online. There is a draw every fortnight. If you have over 140 points you are automatically plucked from the pool and will be sent an Invitation to Apply (ITA). If you have between 100 and 135 points you will be in the pool and depending on New Zealand's needs you will be selected. Some get selected straightaway while others languish for months on end.

-If you do get selected you will be sent an ITA in which you have to provide the evidence to back up your claims on your EOI. You'll also need police clearances from any country in which you resided in for over a year in the past ten years. These clearances are good for six months. You'll also need medical reports including blood tests and x-rays. These have a shelf life of three months. Your educational qualifications very well may need to be assessed by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). They are known to drag their feet at times.

-If all goes well you'll be issued a resident visa allowing you to enter New Zealand and get a resident permit where you have the right to stay indefinitely.

So, now that I've gone through the blah blah blah, you might be saying, all well and good, mate. How long does it take!?

Answer -- it depends on so may variables. If you have your ducks lined up, maybe a month or so. If not, many many months. It really is a case by case situation.

Sorry, but I'm afraid I can't give you a hard and fast answer. That's the way it is as I see it.

All the best and good luck.
happynz 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.