Telephone interview for SM Visa

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Hi, I've heard that before you are granted a visa you have to have a telephone interview if you are not in NZ already. They then determine whether you will get PR or Work to Residence. Is this right? And has anyone gone through this process? If so, what kind of thing are you asked? Any info much appreciated - just want to be prepared for our telephone interview if it comes!
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Hi, I've heard that before you are granted a visa you have to have a telephone interview if you are not in NZ already. They then determine whether you will get PR or Work to Residence. Is this right? And has anyone gone through this process? If so, what kind of thing are you asked? Any info much appreciated - just want to be prepared for our telephone interview if it comes!
Hi, I think you have a telephone interview if you don't have a job offer. It's to do with seeing how you might settle I think. If you search the threads I remember there being a bit about this topic. Hope this is right, no doubt some one will be along to put us straight
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Found the old thread, it was really helpful - thanks for the advice. I'm fairly new to this website, and I'm finding all kinds of helpful advice on it. Thanks!
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Found the old thread, it was really helpful - thanks for the advice. I'm fairly new to this website, and I'm finding all kinds of helpful advice on it. Thanks!
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I've got my interview next Thursday (12th Feb), have you got a date for yours, if not I will put the questions on the site afterwars.

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Will be keeping all fingers & toes crossed for you Jackie
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Hi,
Haven't got a date for my telephone interview yet but GOOD LUCK with yours!! Let me know how it goes, and yes, any info about questions they ask would be a great help!
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Hi,
Haven't got a date for my telephone interview yet but GOOD LUCK with yours!! Let me know how it goes, and yes, any info about questions they ask would be a great help!
Hi

I've had my interview this morning, it took around 40 minutes, the case officer was really nice and friendly. She asked the following:-

Have you been to NZ?
What do you Know about NZ?
What have you done to look for work?
What opportunities do you feel are available for you in NZ?
Where do you want to live?
Have you any family and/or freinds in NZ?
if you were granted Visa's would you start applying for jobs straight away?
Why NZ and why now?
What do you know about the cost of living?
What wages are you expecting or do you think you will earn in NZ?
Has your OH looked for job opportunites?
What would you do if you couldn't find work in your chosen career?
Will you be planning to rent or buy a property in NZ?

I think that is it, good luck with yours. The CO is going to email me early next week with her decision, however, she did tell me that our application would definately not be declined. Another steep closer
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Great info, good luck.
Can I ask how many points you went in to the pool with? Please?
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Great info, good luck.
Can I ask how many points you went in to the pool with? Please?
We had 125 points initially and this went up to 130 by the time we received our ITA (my work experience went from 8 years to over 10 years), no job offer.
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We had 125 points initially and this went up to 130 by the time we received our ITA (my work experience went from 8 years to over 10 years), no job offer.
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Thanks for the reply Jackie
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Thanks for the reply Jackie
no problem

Where are you up to?

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no problem

Where are you up to?

Jackie
Needing permission from ex to take children, court case just begun. Then I will need a job offer to get my points up, at present I only have 100 points.Bit of a catch 22.I'm a primary school teacher so really need to be in NZ to get a job but can't get in without job. Nuts
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Thanks for the info Jackie. Great news for you. Let us know your result. We're just waiting for NZQA to assess our teaching quals then we can get our ITA off. We have 140 points and no job offer yet.
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Thanks for the info Jackie. Great news for you. Let us know your result. We're just waiting for NZQA to assess our teaching quals then we can get our ITA off. We have 140 points and no job offer yet.
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We were granted PR on Friday, the case officer emailed me and said i will be getting a letter to confirm this next week. Just need to sell the house and we are on our way
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Old Feb 15th 2009, 5:47 pm
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Wow, congratulations! Hopefully we'll be following in your footsteps soon. Can I ask your timeline? I've seen a few timelines for people with job offers (usually just 2-3 months from EOI to PR) but I've never seen one for someone without a job offer like us.

Good luck with everything, where are you headed in NZ?

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