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Job Title Change - can I sign my contract

Old Jul 15th 2017, 8:21 pm
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Question Job Title Change - can I sign my contract

Hi everyone

I have been in NZ now for nearly 3 years on an Essential Visa and had started my EOI application about 6 months ago but my employer made a change to our role so I put everything on hold.

My employer has employed Fragomen Immigration Consultants to get my new Essential Visa etc but I didn't want to sign my new contract until my new visa is in my passport with the new job title.

I just got this note back from my HR department...

....the same ANZSCO classification applies and therefore a variation of conditions application is not required. Paula can move into the new role....

What do you guys think??? Value your opinion on whether I should wait or sign my contract, change my email signature at work

Thanks in advance
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Old Jul 16th 2017, 4:16 am
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You need to hear this from Immigration, not your employer.


If Immigration inform you in writing that you can proceed with signing a new contract for a role that is different to the role that gave you the Essential Skills Work Visa in the first place then all good.
It is a condition of your visa that you inform Immigration of any changes before they happen so they can re-evaluate your eligibility of the visa you hold.....your responsibility......not your employers. Accepting a different role without Immigrations approval is a breach of your visa conditions.
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Old Jul 16th 2017, 10:27 am
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You need to hear this from Immigration, not your employer.


If Immigration inform you in writing that you can proceed with signing a new contract for a role that is different to the role that gave you the Essential Skills Work Visa in the first place then all good.
It is a condition of your visa that you inform Immigration of any changes before they happen so they can re-evaluate your eligibility of the visa you hold.....your responsibility......not your employers. Accepting a different role without Immigrations approval is a breach of your visa conditions.
Hi there,

Thank you for the advice, I did think I should take full responsibility that is why I thought it best to ask here....so I will go back and ask the company to get it in writing from Immigration

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Old Jul 16th 2017, 10:40 pm
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they will just need to send in the offer and Immigration will approve or ask them to rewrite it.
MrF's first job offer needed 3 rewrites before Immigration accepted it
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