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(SFV to PR) or (PR under Skilled Category)

View Poll Results: Which track to PR is better than the other w.r.t. Time & Cost:
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(SFV to PR) or (PR under Skilled Category)

Old May 15th 2012, 10:10 am
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As you know that "Silver Fern Job Search Visa" is issued for 9 months; if one is lucky to find a good job then he applies for "SF Practical Experience Visa" for further two years. Then after that he becomes eligible for "Permanent Residence".

The other option to achieve PR is to directly apply for immigration under skilled category.

I would like to know your comments / experience on which of these tracks is better with respect to cost and time etc.
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Old May 18th 2012, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by lucky2012 View Post
As you know that "Silver Fern Job Search Visa" is issued for 9 months; if one is lucky to find a good job then he applies for "SF Practical Experience Visa" for further two years. Then after that he becomes eligible for "Permanent Residence".

The other option to achieve PR is to directly apply for immigration under skilled category.

I would like to know your comments / experience on which of these tracks is better with respect to cost and time etc.
Hi I am already in Nz and applied for direct residency(EOI).I think direct PR is better.But if its rejected then go for practical visa. Currently I am preparing all my documents .
But it also depends upon our job. As I am a Web Developer, so it comes under all areas i.e skilled employment,future growth area,absolute...
If you think your job is good enough to get PR, then go for it...It saves Time and Money both....(In case if you got PR)...
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Old May 19th 2012, 4:35 pm
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If i get job in NZ by the silver fern visa, can i apply directly to PR? or i should spend 2 years first before i can appy?
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Originally Posted by hmlamie View Post
If i get job in NZ by the silver fern visa, can i apply directly to PR? or i should spend 2 years first before i can appy?
Yes you can apply for PR Directly, Check this

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=755549
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Old May 20th 2012, 10:18 pm
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OOPS... actually getting PR thru SFV is better.. sorry for above reply...i misunderstood before...
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Old May 20th 2012, 10:20 pm
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Default Re: (SFV to PR) or (PR under Skilled Category)

Originally Posted by hmlamie View Post
If i get job in NZ by the silver fern visa, can i apply directly to PR? or i should spend 2 years first before i can appy?
Yes you can apply for direct PR instead of practical visa after you got job in NZ.I did same thing and my application has been selected and INZ invited me for applying PR and now preparing my docs for submission
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Old May 23rd 2012, 5:30 pm
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okay, so they only hand out 300 each year, when do will they have another set of 300 to give out? next year again?
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Old May 25th 2012, 2:03 pm
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Originally Posted by MISSITUK View Post
okay, so they only hand out 300 each year, when do will they have another set of 300 to give out? next year again?
hi missituk! yes, next year the quota for 300 will open again. (on the 27th of apr)
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Old May 25th 2012, 5:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Upset13 View Post
hi missituk! yes, next year the quota for 300 will open again. (on the 27th of apr)
were you one of the lucky 300's? lol
I never knew about this visa until now.
What is the cost of this SFV?
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Old May 28th 2012, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by MISSITUK View Post
were you one of the lucky 300's? lol
I never knew about this visa until now.
What is the cost of this SFV?
nope, I got a place bcz of the error, I'm among the 306. the cost is NZ$200.
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Old May 28th 2012, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by Upset13 View Post
nope, I got a place bcz of the error, I'm among the 306. the cost is NZ$200.
~125 pounds.
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