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Old Jan 11th 2011, 4:30 pm
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Hi everyone ,

I have just joined and i am looking for advice , pleassse

after nearly 3 years of wanting to move abroad ( husband just admitted he wants to go now ) I decided to fill in an points test to see if it was possible , this was done on my partners occupation and this is what we received back -

Dear steven,

Congratulations on passing New Zealand Visa Bureau's Online Skilled Visa Assessment.

You have taken the first small step on the path to a new life in New Zealand. Having now passed the online skilled assessment you should feel confident you meet the basic requirements for immigration to New Zealand under the Skilled Migration Category. This is a very positive sign as most individuals do not meet the basic legislative requirements necessary for immigration to New Zealand.

Per your request, a specialist migration consultant will do their best to contact you in line with your indicated contact preferences to discuss your case in more detail. Your consultant will discuss with you the specific circumstances relating to your eligibility. Once your information has been validated by a consultant, you may be in a position to begin the process of applying for migration to New Zealand. During the call, please feel free to ask your consultant any questions you have relating to your relocation plans.




not long after this we received another email -

Dear Steven,

Thank you for your enquiry about emigration to New Zealand.


We have made a preliminary assessment of the details you submitted on-line. Based on this information and current migration policy it appears you will need to secure a permanent offer of employment from a New Zealand employer before you can start any visa application.


This may sound disappointing however this is the same situation for most applicants trying to emigrate to New Zealand.


The New Zealand Visa Bureau can help some migrants with the job search process but only if you are employed in the Construction, Engineering and Health Care industries.


So to move forward from here you need to start looking and applying for jobs. New Zealand’s largest online job resource is www.seek.co.nz. A good first start would be to visit this website to get a basic indication of whether there any opportunities currently available that match your skills and work history. You should also try to contact employers directly as this is often the best way to get hold of the people making the decisions.


A piece of advice! There are lots of people in the same situation as you, so you need to prepare a good CV and you have to make it clear to employers that you are in a position to move quickly. In most cases employers will not hold a job open for anything longer than 3 months, so you need to be able to move.


In terms of getting a visa employers will often ask how quickly can you get a work permit? The New Zealand Visa Bureau can assist with the preparation of work permits for you and family members in only 4 to 8 weeks once a job offer has been confirmed. So get in touch on email or give us a call on the numbers below if you have an employer showing some interest and we will see if we can help you.



Firstly we thought we would get and now this

can anyone advise on where we go from here ?
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Old Jan 11th 2011, 7:33 pm
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Hi, sorry not able to help with your immigration status but hopefully someone who can shed some light on this for you will be along later.....I just wanted to welcome you to this friendly informative forum ....Happy posting & hope you get some helpful responses!!
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can anyone advise on where we go from here ?
I'll give you my thoughts. It's not advice.

Start again. This time using the official New Zealand Immigration website, plus help from us here on this forum. Once you understand about the application process and what is involved , you will be better placed to know what will be required for a successful application. That may or may not include paying for a licensed immigration consultant to help & you should shop around for one of those. Prices and services vary.

It might be that you do need a job offer in place . We'll see. a job offer certainly helps an application along.

The place to start is where most all of us start. With the official NZIS POINTS INDICATOR. (please click the link). Come back and let us know what points you think you may be entitled to.

Also. Let's have a few more details please. Not being nosey like but it helps us lot on here.

Ages
Occupations
Qualifications
Years of work experience.

The type of things asked on the Points Indicator.

oh... and welcome to our wee NZ forum.
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Old Jan 12th 2011, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
I'll give you my thoughts. It's not advice.

Start again. This time using the official New Zealand Immigration website, plus help from us here on this forum. Once you understand about the application process and what is involved , you will be better placed to know what will be required for a successful application. That may or may not include paying for a licensed immigration consultant to help & you should shop around for one of those. Prices and services vary.

It might be that you do need a job offer in place . We'll see. a job offer certainly helps an application along.

The place to start is where most all of us start. With the official NZIS POINTS INDICATOR. (please click the link). Come back and let us know what points you think you may be entitled to.

Also. Let's have a few more details please. Not being nosey like but it helps us lot on here.

Ages
Occupations
Qualifications
Years of work experience.

The type of things asked on the Points Indicator.






oh... and welcome to our wee NZ forum.



Hiya Bevs , thank you for getting back to me

I done the test there and although it seemed harder than the initial test i done a few days ago , I think we got 105 points .

I went through the recognised qualification , linked to occupations and then the link to anzsco where my hubby`s occupation was in sections 71,712,7129,72,721,7212,7219 , i hope this is good news then

my hubby is 38 years old and an excavator operator / plant operator who has c.i.t.b. / c.p.c.s. qualifications in working plant and a personel track safety card for railway track plant as well , he has 15 years experiance .

i don`t actually think i can get points anywhere , i am 46 years of age , and don`t have a qualification of such , although i have 20 years experiance in the bookmaking industry being a manager and also had 3 years in the banking industry being a call centre manager , can`t seem to find any points for this or in any section

don`t know if this would help also but we have savings that we have to take with us to help us get started , don`t want to mention any figures on here

what can you advise now
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Old Jan 13th 2011, 8:44 pm
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at this time of night ?

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