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Need some advice regarding possible move to new zealand

Old Sep 12th 2012, 11:42 am
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My name is jamie i'm 34 and from edinburgh united kingdom. Basically i'm looking for some advice regarding a possible move to new zealand and what are my realistic options are if any with gaining visa's etc. My best friend moved out to new zealand (north island, turangi) 6 years ago and has married a kiwi girl and now has kids. he works as a corrections officer and has gained full resident status, both him and his family have asked me to go live with them and i would so like to make the move and start a new life if possible. so i really need some advice, my worries are that i dont have a skilled job that new zealand are looking for. i only work in a warehouse as a forklift driver and have discoverved that because im over the age of 30 i cant get the innitial 1 year working visa. so just wondeting if anybody can give me some advice, is there anyway i can make this move happen as i know its not easy to be able to live and work in new zealand. i'd be greatful for any advice thanx jamie
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My name is jamie i'm 34 and from edinburgh united kingdom. Basically i'm looking for some advice regarding a possible move to new zealand and what are my realistic options are if any with gaining visa's etc. My best friend moved out to new zealand (north island, turangi) 6 years ago and has married a kiwi girl and now has kids. he works as a corrections officer and has gained full resident status, both him and his family have asked me to go live with them and i would so like to make the move and start a new life if possible. so i really need some advice, my worries are that i dont have a skilled job that new zealand are looking for. i only work in a warehouse as a forklift driver and have discoverved that because im over the age of 30 i cant get the innitial 1 year working visa. so just wondeting if anybody can give me some advice, is there anyway i can make this move happen as i know its not easy to be able to live and work in new zealand. i'd be greatful for any advice thanx jamie
hi jamie you could look at maybe buying a business, or retraining for a skill that nz needs as your young,
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Hi Jamie

You could get a 1 year working visa with Bunac. http://www.bunac.org.uk/uk/worknewze...igibility.aspx

They offer them for people from 18 to 35 years old.

Maybe just come out here on the Bunac visa and see where you can go from there.
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Hi Jamie

You can still get a one year visa with Bunac http://bunac.org/uk/worknewzealand/eligibility.aspx

The one year exchange visa. These are available to people up to 35 years old. A friend of mine has just come out on one.

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Hi Jamie, I think you should have a read of the thread from PINKY2. It has given us all a good laugh but you may get some information that may be helpful to you.
Seriously though, it isn't easy if you haven't got a skill required by NZ. Good luck though.
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