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How long before you get your passports back?

Old Aug 28th 2008, 8:49 am
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So we have been granted PR and they told us to send our passports in, which we did on the 13th August and we are still waiting.

So how long did it take for other people??
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Old Aug 28th 2008, 9:13 pm
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If it's any help this is our timeline - it is recent.

We submitted our passports with our ITA on 8th July, got our AIP letter on 16th July, got our passports back with stamps in on 16th August.

It is nail biting, but shouldn't be much longer for you.
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Hi

We submitted our passports with the ITA on 30/07/08 and were Approved in Principle on 08/08/08 - we received the passports back with the visas attached on 21/08/08 - Skilled Migrant Category with job offer.

Hope you are not kept waiting too much longer.

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Thnaks guys, I think I will drop then a quick email, just to make sure they haven't lost them!
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How spooky, well I got home from work and there they were, with new blue stickers in.
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Yay! Congratulations

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Congratulations, yeah,
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Hi, Congrats. Might see you there soon. Our passports with visa's came last Saturday. How exciting is it?

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Default Re: How long before you get your passports back?

sorry, bit of a thread hijack - lots of posters in this thread have got details about time from ITA submitted to AIP to Blue STickers, but just wondering if you've got job offers or are already working in nz??

we're due to get ITA in 2-3 weeks with no jobs and just wondering how long it might be from submitting to AIP to the lovely blue stickers! (keeping fingers crossed, obviously!!)

thanks!
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with me it took a very short time, have a look at my timeline, and our passports took 3 weeks from sending them in to getting them back.

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hi teebrown - thanks! take it you haven't got a job lined up then?
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We have a job offer - OH starts 6th Oct, we're on countdown to leaving now on 18th Sept!
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Originally Posted by ScottyD View Post
We have a job offer - OH starts 6th Oct, we're on countdown to leaving now on 18th Sept!
cheers ScottyD! good luck!
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We do have a job lined up, but it doesn't start until April, so we are flying out 15th March. - can't wait
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I posted our passports on a Wednesday afternoon and had them back in my hands by first post Friday - less than 48 hours.

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