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Aug 31st 2018, 7:15 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Re: What is good health?

Hi there,

We've just made Resident status, and I can report that mild hypertension controlled by the appropriate medication was not an issue. Mind you, now I'm not living in the UK any more, maybe...
Aug 18th 2018, 4:41 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Re: Physicist turned freelancer looking to emigrate from UK

Yes, you need a job offer, or more realistically an actual job before the points work out. And the difficulty of getting a firm written offer of employment remotely was so hard, that my missus and I...
Aug 3rd 2018, 4:15 am
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Re: Older partner?

You should be OK, Jim - I'm over the dreaded 56th birthday myself, but the missus and I are happily progressing down the Temp Work Visa > SMC Visa > Residency route at the moment. We just need to...
Jul 27th 2018, 9:45 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Re: Skilled migrant Visa questions.

I can confirm that your approach is possible - we are using that exact route ourselves, currently. I would caution that it is a bit difficult, maybe even dangerous; it took us nearly four months of...
Apr 29th 2018, 7:13 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,574
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Re: Skilled working visa

A tricky situation, for sure. Maybe our experience will give you more data to go on? The wife and I took a risk, sold up in the UK, and came over on tourist visas in the new year. We spent nearly...
Jan 20th 2018, 2:22 am
Replies: 1
Views: 991
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

How long is SMC visa award taking after EOI with 160+ points?

Hi guys,

Happily enjoying summer in NZ as a tourist currently, but the missus is looking for work with an accredited company so she can go ESWV > SMC > Resident asap. What's the buzz about the...
Nov 15th 2017, 8:07 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,273
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Re: Route to NZ

I would echo what's been said about your career and experience, but throw in the caveat that immigration matters do indeed seem a lot stricter than has been reported. I don't know if this is a 'new...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 11th 2017, 7:39 am
Replies: 3
Views: 928
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Paying GST on imported container of personal goods

Hi guys,

Our time to NZ is slowly decreasing from 'a few months' to 'a few weeks' - very exciting! However, I think I just found a wrinkle which is going to be costly for us, and wanted to throw...
Oct 29th 2017, 9:48 am
Replies: 2
Views: 970
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Things are getting excitingly close for us, but...

We are still looking to tie down a few answers to help with our visa selection. So, with thanks for the help you guys are so ready to provide, here are a few more questions!

Contracting - if we...
Oct 16th 2017, 11:54 am
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

SMC Visa Auckland points - how far away do you need to go?

Dear All,

Looking to go as soon as the missus gets her job offer in, but we wanted to kn ow exactly how NZ Immigration define 'Auckland' from the point of view of those lovely non-Auckland bonus...
Jul 4th 2017, 8:45 am
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Arthur Dent 666


Hi all. On the back of this, does anyone know how to go about getting the relevant police checks? Do we rock up to our local police station and 'turn ourselves in'? ;) Or is there a central location...
Oct 12th 2016, 8:59 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,970
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Re: Very worried now ;0(

We feel your pain on this. In our case we are as much as a year away from kicking off our NZ strategy - we haven't even visited NZ yet to 'check it out on the ground' - but what is worrying us is...
Aug 28th 2016, 1:01 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Re: Work to residence visa holder - Would like perm. residency before 2 years

Wonderful news! :thumbsup: Thanks for confirming what we hoped for, and following up Mrs F's thoughts.

Yes, she's a senior software engineer working for the British Library developing their IT...
Aug 27th 2016, 8:42 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,021
Posted By Arthur Dent 666

Question In our 50's. On the skills list . Which visa for us please.

This is very exciting for us, because we thought we were being frozen out of migrating to NZ on age grounds. :(

Allow me to explain, and perhaps the forum would be good enough to confirm what I...
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