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Old Feb 18th 2008, 9:36 am
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we recently visited NZ to see my husbands 12 year old daughter and as we had already decided to move to Oz if possible, we have now thought we may try NZ instead. What I am wanting to know is if we wait 2 years until she has residency, can she then act as our sponsor and does this automatically mean we will be accepted?
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Old Feb 18th 2008, 10:16 am
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we recently visited NZ to see my husbands 12 year old daughter and as we had already decided to move to Oz if possible, we have now thought we may try NZ instead. What I am wanting to know is if we wait 2 years until she has residency, can she then act as our sponsor and does this automatically mean we will be accepted?
No. Nothing is automatic.
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Old Feb 18th 2008, 10:23 am
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She's only 12? I think only adults can sponsor?...

Does either of you have any other children in the UK?
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She's only 12? I think only adults can sponsor?...

Does either of you have any other children in the UK?
no she only moved out a year ago, I assumed she would be able to sponsor, it never crossed my mine that you had to be of a certain age.
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no she only moved out a year ago, I assumed she would be able to sponsor, it never crossed my mine that you had to be of a certain age.
yeas we have 2 sons aged 4 and 7 months
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To sponsor you your daughter would have to be a resident for a minimum of three years first. She would also have to show that she has the means to support you. That's a lot to ask of a young kid, eh? Nope, can't see it happening near term.

You'd be better off applying for residency in New Zealand on your own merits.
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To sponsor you your daughter would have to be a resident for a minimum of three years first. She would also have to show that she has the means to support you. That's a lot to ask of a young kid, eh? Nope, can't see it happening near term.

You'd be better off applying for residency in New Zealand on your own merits.
just checked and she has to be 16 or over so it will be a few years wait, I have checked the skills list and we don't have any jobs on there. the job my husband has been offered is drving a hgv but he wont have the 3 years experience as we were going to put him in for his test before leaving UK if we were accepted. he is in a good job now so does not want to leave for another job driving. doesn't look good for us.
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...doesn't look good for us.
I'm afraid you are right. Sorry.
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