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tennis16 Jan 26th 2014 2:34 pm

resident visa -when land in NZ ?
 
Hello ,

can someone enlighten me when do i need to land in NZ if i gotten the resident visa?

Thanks

Persephone Jan 26th 2014 10:26 pm

Re: resident visa -when land in NZ ?
 
Once NZIS inform you that you have been granted residency, you have 6mth to get the visa in your passport and pay the migrant levy. You then have a year from that date to enter NZ for the first time as a resident.

Vexcore Jan 27th 2014 1:27 am

Re: resident visa -when land in NZ ?
 

Originally Posted by Persephone (Post 11098058)
Once NZIS inform you that you have been granted residency, you have 6mth to get the visa in your passport and pay the migrant levy. You then have a year from that date to enter NZ for the first time as a resident.

Nice,

and when can you get a NZ Passport? 5 years waiting limit?

BEVS Jan 28th 2014 11:36 pm

Re: resident visa -when land in NZ ?
 
Yes. 5 years.

tennis16 Jan 29th 2014 3:21 pm

Re: resident visa -when land in NZ ?
 

Originally Posted by Persephone (Post 11098058)
Once NZIS inform you that you have been granted residency, you have 6mth to get the visa in your passport and pay the migrant levy. You then have a year from that date to enter NZ for the first time as a resident.

Hi,
do i really need to enter within 1st year?

MrsFychan Jan 29th 2014 7:19 pm

Re: resident visa -when land in NZ ?
 

Originally Posted by tennis16 (Post 11102581)
Hi,
do i really need to enter within 1st year?

yes ? why would you be wanting a visa if you don't intend to come?

http://www.dol.govt.nz/immigration/k...base/item/3101

and once you have been in NZ for 2 yrs and met the criteria you have to apply for permanganate resident visa

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...quirements.htm

escapedtonz Jan 31st 2014 2:27 am

Re: resident visa -when land in NZ ?
 
There is no requirement to have or apply for a Permanent Residency Visa in order to obtain Citizenship after 5 years.
A person with a Residenct visa only needs to apply for a Permanent Residency Visa (after 2 years on a Resident visa) if they want to go out of the country and have the right to return. All the PRV does is removes the travel condition.
Both visas - Residency and Permanent Residency allow a person to remain in NZ for a lifetime and years on both count towards Citizenship.

.............and getting an NZ passport after being here in NZ as a resident for 5 years isn't just as easy as filling in a passport form.
You have to go through the Citizenship process which takes months.
Once you have been accepted for Citizenship and you have been through the ceremony and received the certificate etc, then and only then can you apply for a passport as an NZ Citizen.
I'm led to beleive Citizenship takes minimum 6 months ?

Regards,

tennis16 Feb 5th 2014 1:00 pm

Re: resident visa -when land in NZ ?
 

Originally Posted by MrsFychan (Post 11103100)
yes ? why would you be wanting a visa if you don't intend to come?

http://www.dol.govt.nz/immigration/k...base/item/3101

and once you have been in NZ for 2 yrs and met the criteria you have to apply for permanganate resident visa

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...quirements.htm

Due to some family matters that i am not able to relocate any sooner. Can i touch base NZ in 2 years time after the first visit?

MrsFychan Feb 6th 2014 1:06 am

Re: resident visa -when land in NZ ?
 
I'm really not the best person to answer this.

as far as I am aware if you don't redo the visa (2yrs) after being in the country for the required amount of time from the first visit then you have no right of entry (?)

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...nts/nextsteps/

but it does say on that link that you may be able to get your travel restrictions extended but do not know if this would apply if you haven't met the conditions.

Hopefully someone with more knowledge will be along or best call your CO and ask them

Persephone Feb 9th 2014 3:15 pm

Re: resident visa -when land in NZ ?
 
Your resident visa will come with two years travel conditions. The two years starts from the date you first enter NZ as a resident.
The travel conditions allow you to re enter NZ and retain residency, hence they must be valid.

If you enter NZ for the first time, you could then leave and as long as you return within the two years that your travel conditions are valid then you will still be able to enter as a resident.

However: when your travel conditions expire you need to apply for either a Permanent Resident Visa or further travel conditions-or never leave NZ;)What you can get will depend on various factors.
You may find you need to commit to not leaving NZ for at least a year once you finally arrive, if you stay out till near the time your travel conditions expire.
read these links below :

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...quirements.htm
http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...quirements.htm
http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...quirements.htm


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