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The Cost Of Emigration

Old May 15th 2006, 10:15 am
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Hello everyone, my family and I (hubby,3 kids) are in the process of applying to come & live in NZ.We have heard that the overall cost of making the move is astronomical! Can anyone tell us how the costs are broken down? Heard from someone at school that they are paying £3000 to ship their dog out!!!!Not a problem for us, but hope its not going to cost £3000 per child!
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Hello everyone, my family and I (hubby,3 kids) are in the process of applying to come & live in NZ.We have heard that the overall cost of making the move is astronomical! Can anyone tell us how the costs are broken down? Heard from someone at school that they are paying £3000 to ship their dog out!!!!Not a problem for us, but hope its not going to cost £3000 per child!
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No getting away from it, it's bloody expensive.

With the immigration process, shipping and flights, don't expect there to be any change from 10k, cos there isn't likely to be any. :scared:

Take a deep breath and few and join the roller coaster that at times appears to have stopped for days, weeks, and whooosh your into the next stage.

like you I have 3 children, we're still waiting for the house sale to complete before we will be jumping on that plane.
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With the selling of the UK house and cars and applying to NZIS, then the container and flights and rent and initial setting up fees we used up about £25k :scared: ....... we are a family of five.
We lost money on the house and our year old car though so maybe could be done more cheaply
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With the selling of the UK house and cars and applying to NZIS, then the container and flights and rent and initial setting up fees we used up about £25k :scared: ....... we are a family of five.
We lost money on the house and our year old car though so maybe could be done more cheaply
I wasn't including the fees for selling the house, that's scarey on its own. :scared:

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thats a lot more than we were expecting ! tho there is just two of us, and we don't have a house to sell as we rent.

how much of a difference would that make ?

we can only really budget for a few grand as that will use up what we've saved as it is.
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As a couple Im sure you can do it on a very tight budget, we had school fees and costs as soon as we landed in NZ too and kindy etc. I was dizzy and not thinking straight when I look back on that first horrific year lol
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thats a lot more than we were expecting ! tho there is just two of us, and we don't have a house to sell as we rent.

how much of a difference would that make ?

we can only really budget for a few grand as that will use up what we've saved as it is.
Sorry won't save you much, you'll still have to have medicals and pay the migrant levy, police searches and the rest of the immigration fees and your flights. Then it depends on you if your gonna ship the worldy goods.
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well thats given me a lot to think about !

we're getting closer to the time of getting our temp visa and putting our application in, but we seem to be just as clueless about it all as we were 6 months ago !

starting to get a bit concerned we haven't done much research etc.

out of interest, whats the "police searches" all about ??!
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If I did it again I wouldn't ship anything electrical, it all broke within the first year Maybe our container got fried by some hot tropical weather en route lol, the rest I would have shipped. I deeply regret not bringing our german made frame jumbo eight berth tent (cry smiley)
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well thats given me a lot to think about !

we're getting closer to the time of getting our temp visa and putting our application in, but we seem to be just as clueless about it all as we were 6 months ago !

starting to get a bit concerned we haven't done much research etc.

out of interest, whats the "police searches" all about ??!
Only cost you ten quid and if you are a good law abiding person you have nothing to worry about
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had images of having to pay for the police to stop and search you when you arrive or something !
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Only if you are carrying something illegal!
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As an idea we have paid around £4k 'ish' for immigration consultant and paperwork. We will be paying another £4.5k 'ish' for removals, and approx £2k 'ish' (and hopefully 'max') for flights for us both.

House sale fees, wills, etc in the UK chock that total up as do travel, (and 'entertaining' ), costs for all the farewell parties.

£10K seems a sensible minimum as we could have saved a couple of thou not using the consultant and a couple of thou not taking house contents with us.

Have we really spent that much !!! :scared:
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had images of having to pay for the police to stop and search you when you arrive or something !
Just don't look to nervous when you pass the immigration officer with the rubber gloves at the airport.
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Sorry searches was the wrong word, should have said police checks, which basically means they check to see if you have a criminal record.

I remember we had to pay for my wife to have qualifications checks, and fees to join the teaching council before we could send in EOI. The total soon mounts up.

I think I'm right in saying that if you haven't got much in the way of dosh to take, as an immigrant in New Zealand you won't be entitled to housing or unemployment benifit for 2 years. I'm sure that'll be corrected if I'm wrong.
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