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Apr 24th 2018, 1:44 am
Replies: 1
Views: 648
Posted By smileypigface

Update - Residence Visa for 23 year old Dependant Child

Hi

It's been a while!!

The last time I posted I was asking for advice regarding applying for a Residence Visa for my 23 year old daughter under the Dependant Child category.

I was very...
Apr 15th 2017, 5:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Bringing 23 Year old Dependent Child

I don't believe the question to be relevant - and I don't feel the need / desire to answer it on this forum as it doesn't add anything further to enable people here to answer my question.

I'm...
Apr 15th 2017, 3:37 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Bringing 23 Year old Dependent Child

They become 'dependant' by being born ... they remain 'dependant' until they become 'independent' - well done for becoming independent by 18 - I left my parents home when I got my first job aged 17...
Apr 15th 2017, 2:01 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Bringing 23 Year old Dependent Child

Thanks MrsFychan - I'll give them a call on Tuesday.

I'm hoping our situation will qualify as the immigration website says "Children aged 21-24 are only considered dependent if they reply on an...
Apr 14th 2017, 2:50 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Bringing 23 Year old Dependent Child

Thank you for the further replies.

When you say 'extension to her visitor visa' - is that still the case when she won't actually have a physical 'visa' as such to visit from UK - she will just be...
Apr 13th 2017, 11:40 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Bringing 23 Year old Dependent Child

Thanks for the replies.

I assume that if we start the application while she is staying with us, but then the 6 months runs out and she has to go back to UK, that it won't adversely affect her...
Apr 12th 2017, 8:18 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By smileypigface

Bringing 23 Year old Dependent Child

It's been a long time since I first posted on this forum - such a lot has happened.

We, husband me and our 6 year old son, are now settled in Auckland - 6 year old loving the NZ education system...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 29th 2014, 9:55 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,400
Posted By smileypigface

Re: well, he has gone :(

I remember the feeling well - my husband left UK mid January this year and I joined him at the end of July - it felt like an eternity!

We have a 4 year old son and 2 dogs - it was a combination of...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2014, 12:34 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,656
Posted By smileypigface

Re: After arrival at the airport in NZ...

My little boy was really upset that the sniffer spaniel didn't stop to sniff him when we arrived in Auckland - he wanted to tell it that we have springers too!! I said next time we will rub some...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2014, 9:58 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 6,766
Posted By smileypigface

Re: creepy crawlies

OK, so I've been here barely a month and yesterday found a dead cockroach just inside our front door - I've kept my cool about it ... mainly by telling myself that it was a lonesome cockroach who...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2014, 11:44 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Suggestions of Where I Can Send Parents!

Thank you again.

Definitely looking for something where they are not under their own steam .. or they would definitely only be gone a day or two! I'm putting together a list of suggested day...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 7th 2014, 7:25 am
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Suggestions of Where I Can Send Parents!

Thank you - appreciate the suggestions :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 7th 2014, 5:54 am
Replies: 10
Views: 857
Posted By smileypigface

Suggestions of Where I Can Send Parents!

My parents (67 and 70) are coming to visit, from UK, for Christmas.

They plan to arrive at the beginning of December and leave mid January. I may kill them with my bare hands if I have to...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 7th 2014, 12:14 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Taking my dog to NZ

Hi Sandj

Overall we paid around £400 (GBP) to our own vet for the stuff they did (Rabies jabs and testing and penultimate blood tests) and about £4,200 (GBP) to Golden Arrow who did everything...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 26th 2014, 3:16 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Taking my dog to NZ

Welcome to Qualified Pet Services (http://www.qualifiedpet.co.nz/)

As my husband was in NZ before me (and the dogs) he was able to go along and visit QPS beforehand - he was also able to drop off...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2014, 1:07 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Taking my dog to NZ

Yes, it is set in stone.

We used Golden Arrow Shippers to bring our 2 Springer Spaniels from UK to Auckland - collected them on Monday from Quarantine :thumbsup:

In our case, we had quite short...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 9th 2014, 10:26 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By smileypigface

Any Recommendations for Vets in the Devonport Area Please?

The title says it all really!

Our two Springer Spaniels arrive in Auckland on 8 August - so we can collect them on 18 August!

Before they arrive I need to arrange for our vet in UK to liaise...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 30th 2014, 11:12 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,759
Posted By smileypigface

Re: July Arrivals and Departures 2014

Me (Nikki) and 4 year old son (George) - leave UK on 29th July - stopping off with relatives in Hong Kong for a week - should be arriving in Auckland in the first week in August .. so maybe we should...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 30th 2014, 9:22 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Excess Baggage

I opted, by choice, to have them store my boxes for 4 weeks (for free) before they shipped - they have now started their journey and are scheduled to take 9 weeks I believe.

I've been impressed...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 30th 2014, 8:06 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Excess Baggage

I've just sent 3 x 30kg boxes from UK to Auckland (additional household items that didn't go with our main shipment in January) - I sent them with Seven Seas - they dropped off the empty cartons and...
Jun 26th 2014, 12:24 am
Replies: 0
Views: 348
Posted By smileypigface

Visa Question for Infant changing to Student status

Hi,

Looking for a bit of advice.

My husband has a 5 year work visa, specific to the job he was recruited for. I have a 5 year general work visa. Our son was 3 at the time of application, so...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2014, 9:24 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,388
Posted By smileypigface

Re: General impressions from reccie tour

Wow .. sounds like you certainly made the most of your time - you must be going home for a rest - phew! Glad you enjoyed it x
:)
Forum: NZ Update
Apr 13th 2014, 11:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,124
Posted By smileypigface

Another Hello from Auckland

Well, we are finally here ..... although I still have to go back to UK for 3 months to finish my work contract and get our UK house ready to rent/sell (still undecided).

I've not been on here much...
Jan 5th 2014, 9:47 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By smileypigface

Re: Well, I just didn't think this through .... UK Passport Question

OK - so I think I've answered some of the questions via internet search ... which simplifies my questions somewhat!! :D

As Mrs Fychan says (thank you Mrs F) - I can renew his passport at any time...
Jan 5th 2014, 8:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By smileypigface

Well, I just didn't think this through .... UK Passport Question

Yet again I seem to have played a blinder and discovered that my 'bull at a gate' approach to life is definitely my downfall.

Any words of wisdom to offer please?

We now have our Visas - hubby...
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