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Old Oct 4th 2006, 9:55 pm
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Originally Posted by poppets
we got a RRV with our PR , under skilled migrant - hubby graphic designer -
Is it just me that finds it very strange and confusing? Currently there's about 4 permits and visa's on the passport care of NZIS and I've no idea what they're all for :-)
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Old Oct 4th 2006, 10:02 pm
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Originally Posted by scracha
Is it just me that finds it very strange and confusing? Currently there's about 4 permits and visa's on the passport care of NZIS and I've no idea what they're all for :-)
no, i have no idea,(but i've not really looked either!) i find leaving it to hubby isa much easier option
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Old Oct 6th 2006, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by Michelle&Carl


Hi everyone

I'm Michelle, married to Carl with 3 kids and just about to apply for the Work to Residence visa (hoorah!!) My hubby is a Product Manager so we're hunting down every IT firm in NZ and begging for jobs lol even going to an expo in a couple of weeks to try our luck there.

I have 2 questions if anyone can answer them - I tried a few migration agents but they don't give answers unless you're hiring them !!

1) I have a school-age child and can't find anywhere that will tell me if I have to pay for his education or he will get it for free as we'll be on a 30 month Work permit!
2) Healthcare - do I have to buy private insurance or would we be classed like everyone else and have to pay for what we use ??

Will be full of questions before too long no doubt so I'll apologise in advance for bashing ears hehe.

Thankyou all in advance, and hope to be meeting you all very soon xx

Michelle & Carl
Not sure if your hubby interestedin Healthcare but go look at www.lakesdhb.govt.nz and then the HR page and vacancies - there is a "Change Manager' job being advertised - which is managing a HUGE Hospital upgrade project - might be of help?
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Old Oct 6th 2006, 10:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Michelle&Carl


Hi everyone

I'm Michelle, married to Carl with 3 kids and just about to apply for the Work to Residence visa (hoorah!!) My hubby is a Product Manager so we're hunting down every IT firm in NZ and begging for jobs lol even going to an expo in a couple of weeks to try our luck there.

I have 2 questions if anyone can answer them - I tried a few migration agents but they don't give answers unless you're hiring them !!

1) I have a school-age child and can't find anywhere that will tell me if I have to pay for his education or he will get it for free as we'll be on a 30 month Work permit!
2) Healthcare - do I have to buy private insurance or would we be classed like everyone else and have to pay for what we use ??

Will be full of questions before too long no doubt so I'll apologise in advance for bashing ears hehe.

Thankyou all in advance, and hope to be meeting you all very soon xx

Michelle & Carl
Hi Michelle and Carl - welcome!!

We came over on the Work to Residence Visa in 2003 so I know what you are going through. I left the RN and joined the RNZN and have never looked back. We had the very same thoughts and questions that you seem to be having and there seemed to be no straightforward answers to anything. Because of that, I ended up writing a book about the whole emigration experience called 'Emigrating to New Zealand' that gives details on so many issues covering the 12 months or so before leaving UK and the initial settling period in NZ. It was published at the end of May this year by 'How to Books' in Oxford so why not have a look at a copy on the shelf - I'm sure it will be very useful in addressing a majority of your questions. Migration agents are a total rip-off and cannot guarantee that all important visa; wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!!!

Good luck with your application

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Old Oct 6th 2006, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve Horrell
Hi Michelle and Carl - welcome!!

We came over on the Work to Residence Visa in 2003 so I know what you are going through. I left the RN and joined the RNZN and have never looked back. We had the very same thoughts and questions that you seem to be having and there seemed to be no straightforward answers to anything. Because of that, I ended up writing a book about the whole emigration experience called 'Emigrating to New Zealand' that gives details on so many issues covering the 12 months or so before leaving UK and the initial settling period in NZ. It was published at the end of May this year by 'How to Books' in Oxford so why not have a look at a copy on the shelf - I'm sure it will be very useful in addressing a majority of your questions. Migration agents are a total rip-off and cannot guarantee that all important visa; wouldn't touch them with a barge pole!!!

Good luck with your application

Steve Horrell
Hi all,

I've just finished said book this week - well done Steve, excellent bible for anyone going - lots of useful tips and areas that one hasn't necessarily thought of addressing. well worth having a look.
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I left all the migration stuff to hubby so I dont have a clue...

Welcome to the forum though...and best of luck..

Sue
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Old Oct 7th 2006, 12:47 am
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Originally Posted by Am Loolah
Hi all,

I've just finished said book this week - well done Steve, excellent bible for anyone going - lots of useful tips and areas that one hasn't necessarily thought of addressing. well worth having a look.
Thanks for the kind comment Am Loolah - glad you found it useful.
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