Info for those going on WTR visas

Old Jan 16th 2007, 9:30 pm
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Just found this and thought it might be of interest to any of you planning on going down this route.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/...ectid=10419485
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Old Jan 16th 2007, 11:15 pm
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Originally Posted by spackster View Post
Just found this and thought it might be of interest to any of you planning on going down this route.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/1/...ectid=10419485
Very interesting article...by looking at this it seemed quite scary to begin with as i would be going down the 'work to residency' route, but on second reading i noticed that it's a 6 month permit for those who are borderline for PR, whereas a 'work to residency VISA' is valid for 2 years by which time PR can be applied for.

That makes sense to me...hope i've got that right
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Old Jan 17th 2007, 2:49 am
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Originally Posted by Mandie.H View Post
Very interesting article...by looking at this it seemed quite scary to begin with as i would be going down the 'work to residency' route, but on second reading i noticed that it's a 6 month permit for those who are borderline for PR, whereas a 'work to residency VISA' is valid for 2 years by which time PR can be applied for.

That makes sense to me...hope i've got that right
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Indeed you did get that right Mandie but, when you apply for PR after the two years spent in NZ under the WTR Visa scheme, you have to go through all the medicals, xrays and police checks again as the NZIS say the ones done in UK at great expense before you left are no longer valid!! Gets to be expensive in the end....
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Default Re: Info for those going on WTR visas

Originally Posted by Steve Horrell View Post
Indeed you did get that right Mandie but, when you apply for PR after the two years spent in NZ under the WTR Visa scheme, you have to go through all the medicals, xrays and police checks again as the NZIS say the ones done in UK at great expense before you left are no longer valid!! Gets to be expensive in the end....
Also bear in mind that:

- Since 2005, the time on the temporary visa does not count for the new (longer) 5 year residence period for NZ citizenship; and

- Since 1.1.06, a child born in NZ to parents on temporary visas is not a New Zealand citizen at birth.
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