Thinking about moving to New Zealand

Old May 12th 2013, 7:34 pm
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 4
Lydia81 is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Thinking about moving to New Zealand

Hello

We were in New Zealand in November and looked into living there but put it to the back of our minds as we thought it too expensive.

We have recently started looking again and found it not as expensive as we first thought. We looked on the imigration website and will be visiting the Expo in London on July

We are 30 and 31 and my partner is a qualified Electrician with project management experience. He hasn't worked as an electrician since October 2011 as we went traveling, we have been together for 11 years and have our own house which is rented out at the moment.

I know we can get the info on the immigration website but I prefer to speck to real people who have actually done it.

What are the costs? How much money do you need in your bank?
How long roughly will it take?

We will fill out an EOI form,
Hope you can help
Thanks
Lydia81 is offline  
Old May 12th 2013, 8:25 pm
  #2  
MODERATOR
 
MrsFychan's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Wellington - I miss Castles, the NHS & English school system
Posts: 8,864
MrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond reputeMrsFychan has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Thinking about moving to New Zealand

Welcome Lydia, first thing to do is fill in the EOI and see what points you get. then come back and we will be better able to help you on your way.
MrsFychan is offline  
Old May 15th 2013, 2:08 pm
  #3  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Oct 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 79
Engel is just really niceEngel is just really niceEngel is just really niceEngel is just really niceEngel is just really niceEngel is just really niceEngel is just really niceEngel is just really nice
Default Re: Thinking about moving to New Zealand

I would start with things you can do for free, but need doing. Make sure you have lots of paperwork to back up any applications, so dig out certificates and transcripts. I needed to go back to my uni for a transcript from 18 years ago. Things like professional qualifications such as PRINCES2 for project management or IEE membership are useful if you need to register with a professional body.
These sort of things are useful to have organised no matter what visa type you are looking for.
Medicals, X-rays and Police checks can wait until you have a better clue as to what you are doing.
Don't get suckered in at an Expo. Do you own research before you go. I went to a few while trying to move to Canada. Lots of promises, business cards and c.v.'s were exchanged, but I got little out of them that new. Many of the recruiters were recruiting recruiters. Or stalls were looking for specific roles, e.g. Nurses, concerete specialists, etc.
I found a very helpful employment agency that found me a teaching job. They could not help with visas, the NZ Immigration and the good folks here help with that. Check through the forum. Lots of useful stuff.
Engel is offline  
Old May 15th 2013, 6:13 pm
  #4  
Queen of the Underworld
 
Persephone's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2007
Location: In NZ!
Posts: 4,785
Persephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond reputePersephone has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Thinking about moving to New Zealand

First things first:
Check your points total as MrsF said. I take it you are planning on staying permanently in which case residency is your goal. This would be via the Skilled Migrant Category and goes on points.
You may need a job offer to be successful depending on how many points you have and how they are made up.

Temporary visas consist of work and Work to Residence visas-these both require a job offer first.

Do a search for electricians on here as it is an occupation that comes up fairly often
Persephone is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.