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Old Sep 7th 2014, 1:43 pm
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If there someone who can advice a good lawyer for immigration to NZ?

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Can I ask why you think you need a lawyer?
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I think it that they call immigration advisors lawyers here??
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Hi,

If there someone who can advice a good lawyer for immigration to NZ?

Thanks in advance
Hi there and welcome to the New Zealand forum.
Before you start to think about finding a quality immigration advisor you really need to try and understand something about how the NZ immigration system works.

I see from this thread that your husband is a swimming coach.
Reference: 452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor , which is seen as a skilled occupation provided the exp and quals match the NZ standard.

The skilled migrant category is a points based system. He would need a full time and permanent role for this. NZ would have to prove there was no New Zealander that could fill this role.

He may be able to fulfill the criteria for a Work To Residence visa as from what you have written to the Canada forum he meets this ---> "have exceptional talent in sports or the arts."
He would need a work offer for that visa.

Here is the criteria for that category. CLICK THIS LINK

If you wish to hire an advisor , then I strongly recommend that you find one that specialises int he above category.

Having said that , the NZ organisations that might be in a position to sponsor your husband wold have their own preferred immigration advisors.

You should perhaps start by contacting any possible sponsoring organisations to find out if there is any possibility of your husband being sponsored at the level required by NZ immigration service.
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Hi,

Thanks for your answer.

Actually I want to apply for skilled immigration and to be an applicant. I'm not sure if my qualification is in future growth area and etc. So, I want to receive an advice.



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Hi there and welcome to the New Zealand forum.
Before you start to think about finding a quality immigration advisor you really need to try and understand something about how the NZ immigration system works.

I see from this thread that your husband is a swimming coach.
Reference: 452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor , which is seen as a skilled occupation provided the exp and quals match the NZ standard.

The skilled migrant category is a points based system. He would need a full time and permanent role for this. NZ would have to prove there was no New Zealander that could fill this role.

He may be able to fulfill the criteria for a Work To Residence visa as from what you have written to the Canada forum he meets this ---> "have exceptional talent in sports or the arts."
He would need a work offer for that visa.

Here is the criteria for that category. CLICK THIS LINK

If you wish to hire an advisor , then I strongly recommend that you find one that specialises int he above category.

Having said that , the NZ organisations that might be in a position to sponsor your husband wold have their own preferred immigration advisors.

You should perhaps start by contacting any possible sponsoring organisations to find out if there is any possibility of your husband being sponsored at the level required by NZ immigration service.
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I think it that they call immigration advisors lawyers here??
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You are right, I need an adviser
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Can I ask why you think you need a lawyer?
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give us a run down of what you have and I am sure amongst us we can work it out
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I'm 41 and hold MSc in Electrical Engineering. I have 10 years of experience in this field. More specifically, my specialty is communication and signal processing algorithms.

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from what I can see is that Electrical Engineer is on the long term list as well as the Canterbury list but it does look like you would have to get your qualifications accessed.

Electrical Engineer Visa Options – Skill Shortage Lists, Immigration New Zealand

Hopefully someone else will come along with a better understanding on how this works
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I'm 41 and hold MSc in Electrical Engineering. I have 10 years of experience in this field. More specifically, my specialty is communication and signal processing algorithms.
In which country did you gain the degree and work experience?
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In which country did you gain the degree and work experience?
In Israel
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In Israel
This country appears within the 'qualifications exempt from assessment'. So, NZIS should accept your qualifcations for points . You would need to provide proof. Just as you need to show proof of relevant work experience.

From HERE

Please try the NZIS points indicator , If you gain 140 or more , you would qualify for an automatic pull from the EOI pool. If you don't have those points, then it would really mean a job offer to increase the points.

What points do yo have?

As MrsFychan states, Electrical Engineers are in shortage here in New Zealand. This means you can claim bonus points for the area of shortage.


Electrical Engineer is one of those occupations that require NZ registration.
To be able to claim points for your skill set , you would need to start the NZ registration process to show NZ that you meet the regulatory boards standard.

The board is the EWRB - Recognition of Overseas Qualifications .
You need to contact them to get that ball rolling .

You should also start a new thread/topic asking about what is required to become EWRB registered. Hopefully someone that has been there and done that would be along to guide you.

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Are you an electrician or an electrical engineer. I read it as the latter.
Isn't ERWB for electricians only?

For electrical engineers the LTSSL requires:
One of the following qualifications:
- A relevant Washington Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree (listed)
- A relevant qualification comparable to:
(a) a Bachelor of Engineering (NZQF Level 7), or
(b) a Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
- A relevant qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher with a letter from IPENZ certifying that the degree and any further learning meets the academic requirements for registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer in New Zealand
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NZ registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand.
As BEVS said, Israel is on the list of recognised qualifications so you would not need to get the degree assessed.
Please read the above carefully as to what is necessary to fall under the LTSSL and get bonus points.
Assuming you fall under this and are not a electrician...
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Are you an electrician or an electrical engineer. I read it as the latter.
Isn't ERWB for electricians only?
Tiz so.

Can't think what made me slip from one to another. It's not like I'm not aware.

At least it's been corrected.
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