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Apr 27th 2015, 8:35 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By joshbay84

Bioinformatics : Skilled Occupation?

One of my friend has a Masters degree in Bioinformatics, when I look for it in the LTSSL, cannot find any exact match. Since Australia sends most of its research to Singapore and New Zealand, was...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 27th 2015, 6:36 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By joshbay84

Re: Living without car in Auckland CBD

Thank you, that really helps.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 25th 2015, 4:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By joshbay84

Living without car in Auckland CBD

Do we need a car if living and working in Auckland CBD. I live in US and we use car for day-to-day activities, going to work,grocery etc. We are planning a move to New Zealand soon and would ideally...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 25th 2015, 2:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By joshbay84

Scope of Biotechnology in NZ

I have been following seek.co.nz for biotechnology jobs, but the postings have been few and far in between. Is the biotech job market really that bad ? Any pointers to website/portals for...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2015, 3:53 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,181
Posted By joshbay84

$50/hr in Auckland

Is $50/hr contract job in Auckland good enough ? I just did a simple calculation of (50*8*20)*0.67 - $50/hr , working for 8 hrs a day , 20 days /month, and finally deducting 33% tax - comes to...
Mar 3rd 2015, 5:29 am
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By joshbay84

Re: Approved!!!!

I am planning to be in Auckland by Mid of May - if that's what you are asking. Nothing is finalized though at this moment.
Mar 3rd 2015, 3:24 am
Replies: 6
Views: 845
Posted By joshbay84

Re: At Last Status changed to Approved

5 years - truly unbelievable. Congrats!!!
Mar 3rd 2015, 3:22 am
Replies: 3
Views: 879
Posted By joshbay84

Approved!!!!

Am thrilled to announce that my Resident visa application got approved last friday :thumbsup:

Here are the timelines:
EOI Selected - 05/03/2014
ITA - 27/03/2014
Visa application - 07/07/2014...
Mar 1st 2015, 10:36 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,718
Posted By joshbay84

Re: SMC - done with CO interview. How long is the wait now?

Thank you guys for the replies. Finally, I got an email about status change- and in the online portal the status is 'APPROVED' :-) It took approximately 7 weeks after the CO interview for the...
Jan 14th 2015, 6:31 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,127
Posted By joshbay84

Re: Pre Assessment Result (PAR)

Hi Alinoman65, No - I did not. I just accessed one qualification during PAR. For my partner, I went for straight IQA assessment for both Masters & Bachelors degree and we had to pay a single fee for...
Jan 11th 2015, 3:22 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,718
Posted By joshbay84

SMC - done with CO interview. How long is the wait now?

After the interview with CO, how long does it take to get the Visa stamped on the passport (assuming there is no denial)?

I am based out of USA, can I get the visa stamped in the nearest embassy...
Jan 11th 2015, 2:48 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,127
Posted By joshbay84

Re: Pre Assessment Result (PAR)

Not sure if this helps, my partner had a 2 year masters and 3 years bachelors degree from India. We applied for IQA - for assessing BOTH the qualification (as part of single application - and you pay...
Jan 9th 2015, 5:06 am
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By joshbay84

Re: Previous Visa Rejection

Don't take this for granted, this was just my experience

I had my B1 visa to US rejected and had specified the same in Form 80. I had mentioned that "the visa officer was not convinced that my job...
Forum: Australia
Dec 22nd 2014, 4:36 am
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By joshbay84

Re: Cost of Living in Sydney

Thank you for reply.I would like to use public transport all along (as I don't want to buy car).Outside CBD, are public transport facilities good? If yes - then I would like to know cost of living in...
Forum: Australia
Dec 22nd 2014, 3:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By joshbay84

Cost of Living in Sydney

For a family of 3 (Myself, partner and a 3 year old kid) - on a average, what would be approximate cost of living in Sydney CBD , Is $100,000/annum a decent salary to live in Sydney
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2014, 1:44 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By joshbay84

Re: Job hunting in Auckland - where to live

Thank you all for reply. Yes - I meant $4000 for all expenses - food, rent etc. In US, if we book hotel for more than 30 days - we get reasonable discounts(and get taxes back in some cases). Any...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2014, 3:12 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,469
Posted By joshbay84

Job hunting in Auckland - where to live

I am planning to visit New Zealand some time by March 2015. It looks like most of the software firms are in the CBD area.

What would be the best option for job hunting - will it be advisable to...
Dec 17th 2014, 4:55 am
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By joshbay84

Resident Visa : Invited for Telephonic Interview

First of all, I would like to thank the forum members - this forum has provided me with lot of information and helped me file for visa on my own.

I have been invited for telephonic interview by...
Dec 14th 2014, 4:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,285
Posted By joshbay84

Re: Fast Track NZQA IQA Allocation in 2 days but Evaluation pending for 9 days

After calling NZQA the remaining steps were completed in 2 days. So, I would say its better to get in touch with NZQA if application process is taking time
Nov 25th 2014, 6:31 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,285
Posted By joshbay84

Fast Track NZQA IQA Allocation in 2 days but Evaluation pending for 9 days

We applied for NZQA IQA assessment for my wife on a Fast Track, the allocation was done in 2 days, however the application is sitting in 'Evaluation' stage for the past 9 business days. When I...
Oct 23rd 2014, 8:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By joshbay84

Re: Require NZQA IQA but documents with London branch

The university was on the list, but Since the college was autonomous the CO has requested for NZQA evaluation.

I don't mind getting qualification assessment, but the problem is that the original...
Oct 23rd 2014, 4:49 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By joshbay84

Require NZQA IQA but documents with London branch

I have applied for skilled migrant visa and sent all mine and my spouse original education document. I was of the impression that education evaluation is not required for my spouse. However, case...
Sep 9th 2014, 12:54 am
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By joshbay84

Re: Pending with Lodgement Date - Has CO been allocated?

Yes, it says 1-6 months for London branch. However, I do remember reading in some forum that it was good only for applications with job offer and for non job offer applications (like mine) it could...
Sep 9th 2014, 12:33 am
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By joshbay84

Pending with Lodgement Date - Has CO been allocated?

I submitted the visa under SMC in July. The website shows Decision as "Pending" and Lodgement Date as "07 July 2014". Does this mean that CO has already started looking into my case or does it just...
Sep 4th 2014, 7:46 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By joshbay84

Are there any criteria on the start date if we get job offer

I have applied for resident visa under SMC. In the mean while, I am talking to some companies in NZ regarding employment. My Question is - is there any requirement that the job offered by companies...
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