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    Becksly is offline Junior Member
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    Hi, I am currently in NZ on a working holiday visa, and have managed to get myself a professional job that is willing to keep me on long term. This means that I will score 150 points with my job offer. A couple of things are concerning me:

    1: I think I am only meant to work in one job for 3 months on my WHV, and I have already worked four months and plan to continue. Will this overstaying get me in trouble with immigration (and is it best to move onto a work permit to get around this).

    2: How long will the visa take to come through, considering I have a job offer and am already in NZ? I'm asking because I would like to change jobs pretty soon after I get residency as I am not particularily happy living in the town I'm in (but a job in another town may not come up for a long time so I would like to apply with this job offer)

    If anyone has any experince and can help me on either of the issues that would be fantastic!

    Thanks Becksly

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    Hi and welcome.

    Congrats on the job offer first of all.

    I think you are pretty limited on the length of time you can work on a WHV so you could apply for temporary work permit to cover you until you are granted PR.

    As for length of time from EOI to getting PR this can vary depending upon a lot of things. However if you have over the 140 points and a job offer you will be at top of the list for processing.

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