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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 26th 2021, 7:19 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By katie8383

Re: 2 year 3 month update - permanent residents!

Hi there,

Yes over 100k - went in just after Christmas. Got approved this week.

Katie
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 26th 2021, 3:26 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By katie8383

2 year 3 month update - permanent residents!

Hi all,

Just wanted to share our two year update here.

We moved from the UK in December 2018 on a work to residence accredited employer work visa.

Today we have just received our permanent...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 17th 2020, 6:39 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,625
Posted By katie8383

Re: Migration questions x 2

We used an immigration advisor for our work to residence work visa and found it worth every penny. Currently applying for perm residence now through NZ shores and again, glad we are using a service....
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 7th 2020, 6:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By katie8383

Re: Moving our belongings to New Zealand

Hey, would agree on getting a few quotes first and see who you feel comfortable with. We used Crown Relocations and had no issues at all, would recommend them.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 30th 2019, 5:09 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,382
Posted By katie8383

Re: Have I made a big mistake?

Agreed.

You need a bigger city in my opinion. Wellington is amazing! My partner is 36 and has made a few friends a similar age at work, they often go out on Fridays and he also volunteers at...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2019, 6:09 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By katie8383

Re: 1 year update.

Was always more of a Morrison's girl myself.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 18th 2019, 8:12 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By katie8383

Re: 1 year update.

I have friends who I don't work with, however I met them through work people e.g friends of my colleagues and also have friends who I met at work who have now left and I keep in touch with. I also...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 18th 2019, 8:01 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,739
Posted By katie8383

1 year update.

Hi all

I don't come on here much but wanted to come online to share my 1 year update for anyone considering moving over/in the process of doing so.

We have been in Wellington (in a suburb...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 25th 2019, 4:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By katie8383

Re: UK Mother's Day.

Thanks for the reminder.

I have found MoonPig to be a blessing living on this side of the world!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 25th 2019, 4:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,039
Posted By katie8383

Re: Job offer in Wellington

Go for it. We live in Wellington and got a similar salary offer to yours (my partner anyway). We both work but I didn't work for the first couple of months and we lived comfortably on his income.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 20th 2019, 1:41 am
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By katie8383

Re: Student loan repayments

Yes, they certainly don't seem the brightest bunch. I have rang them numerous times telling them I live in New Zealand but they Continue to try and communicate with me by sending letters to my...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 20th 2019, 1:39 am
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By katie8383

Re: Employment in NZ and UK credit checks

Hey.

I asked my employer about this and the report is a standard credit report I believe. If you're score is over a certain number then it's all good, if it falls below their requirements then...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 19th 2019, 11:19 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 722
Posted By katie8383

Re: Employment in NZ and UK credit checks

Hi

I had to give my employer (a NZ bank) consent to do UK credit checks and UK criminal checks when I got my job here. I already had a police clearance that I got with my visa, but they still did...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 19th 2019, 4:59 am
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By katie8383

Student loan repayments

Hi all.

I am wondering if anyone here has experience paying back their student loan whilst living in NZ.

I did the sensible thing and notified the company just before I left the UK that I was...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2018, 5:38 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By katie8383

Re: We made it!

hey! Well Mt Maunganui is exactly where we are staying!...well...we are staying on Papamoa beach as that's where we have family! Love it up there!
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2018, 12:10 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,150
Posted By katie8383

We made it!

Hi everyone,

I haven't posted on here in a while, but wanted to share with whoever is interested that we arrived in Wellington just over 2 weeks ago and so far so good.

We managed to secure a...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2018, 8:24 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By katie8383

Shipping 'new' items in the container.

Hi all

I've read lots of advice on forums and facebook groups about making sure you don't buy anything new and put it in your container in the packaging etc. People are saying to make the items...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 19th 2018, 7:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By katie8383

Re: new years working

Hi everyone thanks for your replies...for some reason I never got the email like I usually do to say I'd had responses!
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2018, 7:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By katie8383

new years working

Hi,

this might be seen as another 'pointless post' and to be honest it is, because no one can really give me an answer haha!
but... me and my partner want to book flights to auckland for new...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2018, 9:02 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By katie8383

Re: Real Cost of living in Wellington

Yes I also found this very strange how it has the average housing budget so low, yet we know the rent would be so high! Bit strange!
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2018, 8:29 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,502
Posted By katie8383

Re: Real Cost of living in Wellington

Hey,

have you used the NZ cost of living calculator? I find it really helpful. My partner has just accepted a job in Wellington with a salary of $115k and there is only 2 of us. We have found...
Sep 9th 2018, 10:01 am
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By katie8383

Smile Visa Update - for anyone interested!

Hi all,

it's been a few weeks since I've posted but things feel like they have progressed a lot quicker than we expected!

Went for our medicals Friday 17th August 2018, visas submitted...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 7th 2018, 9:43 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,956
Posted By katie8383

Re: Kapiti Coast: Paraparamua/ Otaki /Levin?

Hi there!

My partner and I are also moving to Wellington in the next few months and have been going back and forth on where we are going to live. If cost of living is a factor, you need to take...
Jul 24th 2018, 3:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 811
Posted By katie8383

Re: Work to residency visa - apply for skilled migrant also?

Hi Laura,

Me and my partner are currently ready to apply for a work to residence visa as he has just been offered a job with an accredited employer too. We have had advice from INZ as we had...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 24th 2018, 3:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,669
Posted By katie8383

Re: help! market premium allowance

Hi Janie, I think thats what it is.

Thanks to all for your help :)
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