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Processing times for work visa (NZIS London)???

Old Nov 21st 2007, 4:40 pm
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Default Processing times for work visa (NZIS London)???

I'd heard that if you submit your work visa application in person, they process it while you wait, but when I mailed NZIS to confirm this, I was told it has a 2-week processing time.

Has anyone had it processed same day?

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Old Nov 23rd 2007, 5:01 pm
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I went up to NZ house in London today, and they told me to expect it to take roughly 3 weeks for a work permit to be processed. They assured me that they will be working over the xmas period too!
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Old Nov 23rd 2007, 9:11 pm
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Thanks - that sounds promising!

I have spent half a day today trying to fill in the visa applications, ready for posting tomorrow. Then I find that the partner application needs a supporting document... that needs to be signed by an official (who has verified that we are "a couple") along with supporting evidence..... I managed to find a public notary who wanted to charge me £90!?!?!?

We are off to the police station tomorrow to see if they can sign it - for free! I am despairing of ever getting this visa

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Thanks - that sounds promising!

I have spent half a day today trying to fill in the visa applications, ready for posting tomorrow. Then I find that the partner application needs a supporting document... that needs to be signed by an official (who has verified that we are "a couple") along with supporting evidence..... I managed to find a public notary who wanted to charge me £90!?!?!?

We are off to the police station tomorrow to see if they can sign it - for free! I am despairing of ever getting this visa

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Hi Jane

We were caught out by this new form they sneaked in. I got ours signed by a teacher at my daughter's school who is a JP.

However I'm now doing our ITA and was considering whether to get our documents certified by a notary. I've just e-mailed one who has quoted me £40.

Hang on in there
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Getting them certified? Though you only had to do that if you didn't submit originals? Or Im a wrong and theres another step/cost! for me
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Getting them certified? Though you only had to do that if you didn't submit originals? Or Im a wrong and theres another step/cost! for me
You're right. We are due to move out of our house and fly to NZ soon so I'd rather keep the originals with me.

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phew!

Good luck with it
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Default Re: Processing times for work visa (NZIS London)???

Cappuccino, was the trip up to London worth it do you think or would say calling (even at £1/min) better? My gf plans to go up with her completed work visa application and hopefully have someone look it over before handing it in. With your experience does this sound a reasonable plan?
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Old Nov 28th 2007, 11:25 am
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Default Re: Processing times for work visa (NZIS London)???

If you have the time to get to London and would prefer a face to face meeting, then yes, I would advise you to go. NZ House is at the bottom of the Haymarket, close to Trafalgar Square. You just take a number and sit and wait your turn for the advisor to call you in. Very relaxed atmosphere there.

Alternatively, there is a phone number that doesn't cost £1 a minute but I don't have it although it has been mentioned before on this site, so someone else might be able to advise.

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Great, thanks for that. As soon as she gets the police check back she is going to head there then
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