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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 28th 2021, 11:21 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Mortgages

As you say you'll obs have to have evidence of adequate regular income. The bank providing or considering the mortgage loan will be interested in any debt you have and are paying regularly...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 18th 2021, 10:17 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Anyone Apply for Citizenship?

Yup don't see why not....well as much of a true New Zealander as I can be having not been born here. Swearing my allegiance to the Queen doesn't make any difference to me. Can't be doing with any of...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 10th 2021, 1:40 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Anyone Apply for Citizenship?

Oop...should have updated y'all.
Received email notification that we have been granted Citizenship on the 16th December 2020 and it will take up to a couple months for the certificates to come...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 9th 2020, 9:39 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Anyone Apply for Citizenship?

Ah, doesn't really matter if it takes a week, a month or a year or two. I ain't going anywhere!
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 8th 2020, 9:19 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,594
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Anyone Apply for Citizenship?

We applied in June 2020 and only in the last week or so have heard back from the case officer checking the details are correct to be recorded on the official documents. No ceremonies at the moment....
Oct 11th 2020, 4:37 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 741
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Essential skills visa

Yup. If you're looking at Skilled Migrant Resident Visa then Essential Skills would also be another way in, the difference being Essential Skills is a temporary class work visa for up to 3 years and...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2020, 2:20 am
Replies: 811
Views: 90,959
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Coronavirus

...........and, for arguments sake - if a vaccine was available by say the end of 2020, would anyone seriously take it after the vaccine being created in a rush in a matter of months for a virus that...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 1st 2020, 8:23 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Applying for Citizenship?

NZ allows dual or multi citizenship so wont force you to renounce any citizenship.
If the citizenships you hold have a rule that you cant also be a citizen of NZ then you'll have to renounce that...
Jul 27th 2020, 3:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,011
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Route to NZ as IT Professional

Not entirely true.
Immigration will accept years of hands on work experience in the specified skilled occupation in lieu of the person having the desired qualification. This is at the discretion of...
Forum: NZ Update
Jul 11th 2020, 3:37 am
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Well What a year so far

Blimey!!! You're defo having a mare of a year aye. Hopefully it'll only get better for you and the rellies.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2020, 12:48 am
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: UK Moving/Shipping Company Recommendations (UK to NZ)

We used PSS International and they subcontracted to NZ Van Lines this end.
Went with PSS as they seemed to know what they were doing more than the others who quoted. No issues with either. They did...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 15th 2020, 8:02 am
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Citizenship

Yeah, same here.
Didn't really see the benefit of spending $1500 to get citizenship then passports but after everything that's happened the past few months we feel its now a no brainer. Completed...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2020, 6:27 am
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By escapedtonz

Citizenship

It's what Sundays with a little hangover are made for.
Completed online applications for me & Mrs escapedtonz today. Have to do the eldest boy by post so tackle that tomorrow. Taking advantage of a...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2020, 7:34 am
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Visa process

Latest from our Prime Minister.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52540733
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2020, 3:57 am
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Mothers Day 2020

Decided not enough time to order anything to be delivered and haven't really got the time to do any click & collect whilst I'm working from home 8hrs a day so instead opted fro restaurant delivery of...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2020, 2:40 am
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Visa process

Hi. Cool so you were successful. Congrats!
Yes, the next stage would be to get a visa so you can live and work here in that job. Given the timescales and the fact the role is on the Critical Skills...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2020, 1:22 am
Replies: 1
Views: 842
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Down Under Centre

Nope and hadn't heard of them till now. Website and Facebook page looks legit and testimonials go back to Jan 2016. We used one called WorkingIn who were based in London and Auckland at the time....
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 21st 2020, 7:10 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Selling UK home prior to NZ move - logistics?!

We emptied the house a month before we migrated and shipped it all to NZ.
We then moved in to a furnished holiday rental for 2 weeks and spent a week doing the house up prior to it being rented out....
Apr 16th 2020, 10:41 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,065
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New single mum. Needing advice.

Shouldn't admin be moving this thread to the Moving back or to the UK forum ?
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2020, 10:14 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: UK debt unmanageable.. Been in NZ 6 years

Yup. So did we.
Have still got the UK bank account and other UK based investments. Nothing illegal about that, however we have not got UK credit cards anymore. The UK bank simply refused to renew...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2020, 6:22 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Weather in Wellington vs England

Lived in Welly for 2.5yrs.
Its all about the wind chill factor - nothing else.
All depends where the wind is blowing from. If it's a Southerly then it'll feel a lot cooler than it actually is no...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2020, 6:11 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: UK debt unmanageable.. Been in NZ 6 years

You do know you lost the right to hold a UK credit card when you became normally resident in NZ aye ?
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2020, 10:27 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,942
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Security measures and how you're affected ?

Ok so, I've been working from home near 3 weeks now and I'm glad to report it's still going well from my point of view.
Quite comfortable in the spare room looking out on the quarry park view. If...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2020, 10:10 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Flights

So you've taken the offer ??? :thumbsup:
No major tips for good websites for one way flights other than the usual flight comparison ones other than always check directly with the airline to see if...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2020, 11:06 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,466
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: living in Wairarapa

Hey,
Never lived in the Wairarapa but have spent many a day there with the family and on my lonesome out on the push bike and motorbike.
Yes it is very rural apart from the four small "towns"...
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