starting out on the immigration ladder

Old Apr 7th 2012, 12:03 pm
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Hi .. I'm Matt 43 and single.

I have decided to hand the towel in here i the UK and give NZ a go .. I have just started out doing my home work .. I am looking into getting a visa as a skilled migrant worker .. I have always worked in one way shape or form in the construction industry .. The job I have been doing for the past 10 years is very specialised as an Oak frame erector and I'm sure that there is not much call for it in NZ .. but it's a bit like fancy steel erecting and my skills should easily adapt. For those interested .. this is what I am about as I can turn my hand to most things.

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I want to try it for a year or two before selling up here and committing myself totally in case things do not work out

What I have learned so far is that I'm going to need the services of an Immigration Adviser.. So are there any recommended people I should use and what kind of money should I be looking at to pay .. It's just me to go as I am doing this alone so i would be grateful for any sound advise.

Many thanks

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Old Apr 7th 2012, 8:05 pm
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From what I can tell from your post is that you are not looking to get PR immediately so you would want to be coming over on one of the working visa's.
You do not need a Immigration Advisor to help unless you know that you are going to come across problems like health issues.
I would start by looking at Immigration NZ website and seeing if you can work out what the best visa for you would be or if you can pop in NZ House in London and chat to the people there, they are very helpful. If you can't pop in then you could always give them a call, 01245 454448, (ignore the fact it states you will be charged £1 a minute on this number, because you don't).
Also have a look on Seek or Tradme to see if there are any suitable jobs being advertised and where abouts they are.

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Hello and a big welcome to the New Zealand section of BE from the Consierge in Spain.

You will find excellent information in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

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Thank you Rosemary.
I'm learning .. I've sussed that it seems to be a catch 22 situation .. Employers want you to have a visa sorted and NZ immigration need you to have a job offer .. How do I get over that ?

Sound advise please.

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Old Apr 17th 2012, 12:36 am
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Welcome to the NZ forum. I will move this into the NZ Immy as any intro thread is closed after a week.

First. It is a job offer first before you can apply for a temporary work visa. Most NZ employers needed to be educated about which way round it is.
It would be hard to obtain a trade job offer from overseas. Most trade & building firms prefer to see the tradesman and hire from there.

If your occupation isn't seen as being in shortage here in New Zealand then an NZ employer is going to have to prove there is no NZ citizen or resident that could do that work.Carpenters and joiners are not currently in shortage here.

Please browse the ANZSCO site and search for the occupation that most matches your trade qualifications, work experience, and skill set.

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There is a search facility.

Buildings here are wood frame. Tradesmen builders that work on these are time-served joiners/carpenters in the main .
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How long a holiday can you afford, come over, see if it suits, see if you can get a job offer while here and apply for a work visa if you get an offer. See plenty of agencies and see how it goes....?

Oh and welcome!
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