WTR and family - advice please

Old Dec 31st 2010, 12:44 pm
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I wonder if anyone can giv me any advice please?

I have a job offer from an accredited employer. I am due to hand my notice in here next week and then will be on three months notice so should be in NZ in April. The job offer happened more quickly than I thought it would and it looks like the simplest route for me would be the WTR visa approach.

I am getting police and medical checks done for my whole family. The WTR route doesn't have scope for the family to go so I was wondering if others have done the same and what the most straightforward approach would be?

Is it easier to apply for residence visas for the family (wife + 11yo + 16yo) as they don't necessarily have to come at the same time? Or is there a normal way of doing this and bringing a family that I have missed?

Any help much appreciated.

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Old Dec 31st 2010, 10:55 pm
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Skilled Migrant visa would include all family and is processed quicker with a job offer.
See our timeline below. This was with a job offer.
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WTR is a form of temporary work visa. You will be the main applicant. Your wife should apply under the partner/family stream . It is student visas for your children.

Send in everything together. NZIS doesn't expect you to be parted from your family.

Otherwise , take up a general temp work visa. Your wife will apply on the back of this under family ( same form) and for your kids it is still the student visas.
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Thanks both - vey helpful.
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That's true RobDon. Why not just take up the temporary work permit & student visas and then go onto apply for PR.

Is your job offer/occupation on the skilled occupations list?
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Thanks again. I have submitted an EOI using the skilled migrant route and have included my family in the application.

My job is on the skilled list and also just about fits into the future gowth category so I'm hoping it should be relatively pain free. They want me to start in April so I'm hoping (bit not necessarily hopeful) that it will be soted by then.
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Skilled migrant visa - with a job offer from a recognised NZ employer - I got mine through in well under 3 months.
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I agree. I think the application should go smoothly & arrive to fit in with the employers start date provided you have a clean rap sheet ( police clearance) and no medical conditions to cause concern.

When you first mentioned accredited employer, I assumed a job offer not within the scope of the skilled occupations list. My mistake.
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Thanks again. I have submitted an EOI using the skilled migrant route and have included my family in the application.

My job is on the skilled list and also just about fits into the future gowth category so I'm hoping it should be relatively pain free. They want me to start in April so I'm hoping (bit not necessarily hopeful) that it will be soted by then.
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Thanks again for all the advice and support. My potential employer thought that the WTR may have been better so I have contacted NZIS just to see what they say, although the skilled migrant route seems be straightforward enough.

All I have to do now is convince my 16yo daughter that moving to NZ really will be a good thing!
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My potential employer thought that the WTR may have been better
Probably only timescales, our WTR and family/student visas were back with us 5 days after being sent in....
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