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Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2005, 1:44 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,509
Posted By RD1

Re: How many moved without visiting first?

So I'm not the only one. Thank God.
Everybody looks at me like I'm mad! (more than usual).

Off to Auckland in January and the closest I have been to there is Perth WA 15 years ago. Have a couple...
Dec 20th 2005, 12:25 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By RD1

Re: How long's a visa string... part II!!!

Hi,
Can't remember the exact dates but in mid September I think was when I got the letter saying my ITA had been received, got passport back with visa on 1 Nov. (sent passport and payment for...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2005, 10:34 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 5,365
Posted By RD1

Re: Roll Call - who's on the forum?

Hi Billie,
I got the ITA back in Feb but it took longer than I thought to get all the things together for the NZQA report. Lodged the application in August and didn't hear a thing for about 8 weeks,...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2005, 8:37 am
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By RD1

Re: Thinking about buying a house in NZ?

I've been wondering a lot about whether/when to buy a place in NZ.

Pretty sure I will rent first so I can figure out where I want to live but more importantly get a feel for the housing market and...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 5th 2005, 9:41 am
Replies: 3
Views: 503
Posted By RD1

Total cost of my application

Well, I got my passport back on Thursday and I haven't stopped staring at the blue stickers yet :D
I wasn't keeping track of how much it was costing me along the way so I thought I'd total it all...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 5th 2005, 9:11 am
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By RD1

Re: Blue Stickers on the way!

Congratulations, Got my passport back two days ago with two blue stickers in :D
I included my passport with the application (haven't been able to leave the country for 3 months! :eek: ) and it took...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 25th 2005, 12:17 am
Replies: 73
Views: 5,365
Posted By RD1

Re: Roll Call - who's on the forum?

Hi, I'm Richard, just got my PR and after I sell my house will be travelling alone but have some friends in Auckland. hopefully that will be January.
After 12 comfortable years in the same company I...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 24th 2005, 12:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By RD1

Re: Got it - just about!

Thanks everyone, I'm still happy and the reality still hasn't sunk in yet :)
Selling the house really is going to be a test now, decided at the weekend to get the decorators in - at my current pace...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 23rd 2005, 11:42 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By RD1

Talking Got it - just about!

After two months of quietly going mad wondering if my application had been lost :p I got an email on Wednesday asking for a phone interview, had the interview on Thursday and got the approval in...
Sep 7th 2005, 10:20 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By RD1

Re: Skilled Migrant Processing Times?

The info I have seen says applications with a job offer are given priority and suggests that it takes weeks rather than months. How that matches peoples' experience I don't know, but I'll be doing...
Sep 7th 2005, 11:30 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By RD1

Re: Skilled Migrant Processing Times?

This is all very encouraging, thanks. I've had a letter to say they have accepted the application so I guess there's nothing missing, phew!
I'm trying to set my expectations realistically but it's...
Sep 1st 2005, 10:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By RD1

Re: Skilled Migrant Processing Times?

I can't deny that this is exactly what I want to hear, there's hope for me yet :D

Thanks
Sep 1st 2005, 10:03 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By RD1

Skilled Migrant Processing Times?

apologies for posting this here as well as the immigration forum but most of the NZ experience seems to hang out here.
I have now submitted my application for residence under the skilled migrant...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2005, 9:56 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 633
Posted By RD1

Re: Post Graduate Qualifications. 55 Points??

You'll need to get your quals verified by NZQA in all likelihood but Masters Degrees and Doctorates (levels 9 & 10) are the only levels which qualify for 55 points.
the full list is here...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2005, 9:47 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By RD1

Re: Job 1st Visa After

It does indeed...
It can take as little at 3 weeks as opposed to up to 6 months if I'm reading this ...
Sep 1st 2005, 9:35 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By RD1

Question NZ Skilled Migrant Visa - How long will it take

Patience is not a virtue I exeed at and now I have submitted my ITA I really would like to know how long I can expect it to take for the visa to be processed these days.
I have no job offer, yet....
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 25th 2005, 11:10 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,662
Posted By RD1

Re: any singletons going out, are we mad??

Well, looks like I'm late in joining this thread but I sent my application off yesterday and will be giving up a job of 12 years to move to the other side of the planet to a place I've never been but...
Aug 23rd 2005, 6:35 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 245
Posted By RD1

Introduction and 1st Call for Help

Hello all, I thought I'd better introduce myself first. I'm in the process of applying for a NZ residence visa and really wish I'd found this forum 6 months ago ;)

so far things have been at my...
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