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    Hi,

    We've nearly made it to the 3 year mark, and parents are thinking about making the move too.

    Is there a limit on how many parents you can sponsor? (Looks as though Jons folks are planning to follow us here, but there's always the possibility of my Dad making the more).

    I don't want to sponser the "in-laws" if that means we can't sponsor my Dad at a later date.

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    Hi Lou,

    3 years already?! Wow, time zooms by!

    Anyway, sponsorships are individual, so you can sponsor your dad and Jon can sponsor his parents. You have to meet the sponsorship requirements individually also, so be aware of that.
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    Didn't realise it was that long And you survived the quakes too.

    Good news that the family want to follow - that was our problom. Family would not even visit :(

    Can't help with the sponsoring but hope it works out for you all and you can be together eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickydwuk View Post
    Family would not even visit :(
    @Nicky - Ouch! That's sad and would make the situation reallybad for you. I guess that played a big part in your decision to go back to the UK. Pity one lot of rellies hadn't come down and spread the word back home about how great it was in NZ.
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    Thanks for the advice - good to know that Jon can sponsor his folks, and I can do the same for my old man (assuming I can convince him to come over here permanently).

    Our 3 years aren't up until August, so still a few months to prepare ....

    Nicky - my mum or sister won't visit us - even after all this time so I understand. Thankfully my Dad was fully supportive of our decision otherwise it would have been almost impossible to make the decision to move.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherBear View Post
    @Nicky - Ouch! That's sad and would make the situation reallybad for you. I guess that played a big part in your decision to go back to the UK. Pity one lot of rellies hadn't come down and spread the word back home about how great it was in NZ.
    We always hoped they would but there was no persuading them. My sister would have but she never has any money so that was a no go. I do think it would have been easier and I really envy those whose family make the effort - especially in the difficult first year. Hope it all works out for you Lou & Jon. Who knows - we may come and visit too
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