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    Smile Processing Time Frame for Residency from Work (Skilled Migrant Category)

    Hi,

    I am Indian, IT Hardware/Network Support Engineer (Masters in Computer Sciences) living in Auckland. FYI, I came to New Zealand on 9 months Work To Residence Visa in Aug 2011. I found the job in IT (ICT) as Technical Support Engineer (DC Technician) in one of the famous & top 5 companies of NEW ZEALAND. I started my job in first week of Feb 2012 and submitted my Cover Letter, Employment Agreement/Contract, Job Description and Original Passport in Manukau Branch. After 2 weeks i was informed that, i have been assigned an Immigration Officer and my Residence Application is in Henderson Branch.

    Do you have any idea, how long the process takes and when can i know the result, just rough idea?

    EOI Submitted from Kingdom of Bahrain (Middle East): 29th April 2009
    EOI Selected from Pool: 6th May 2009
    ITA Invited: 6th June 2009
    ITA Submitted: August 2009
    Interview from Beijing Branch: June 2010
    WTR Issued: May 2011
    Landed in NEW ZEALAND: Aug 2011
    Started Work in Skilled Job: First Week of Feb 2012
    Submitted Documents for PR in Manukau Branch, Auckland: 10th Feb 2012
    Immigration Officer Assigned: 3rd Week of Feb 2012
    WTR Expiry Date: May 2012

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    It's always difficult to put a time on the immigration process because different INZ branches work at different speeds because of their different work loads. you can see here general guidelines for Auckland branches if you click on Processing Times on the left. As you already have a job I would hope it won't be too much longer before you have an answer.
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    Hi Motherbear,

    I would like to inform that, my online status for Residence has been changed Approved. Is that Approved in Principle or any thing else. Fingers crossed. What's that? Please let me know.

    Thanks,

    Mukkie.

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    I don't know what INZ procedure is but I would think, if it was 'Approved in Principle' it would say that. Either way, congratulations!
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    Hi Motherbear

    Thanks for your information. I got email from my CO that, my Application is Approved in Principle and also she told me that i will receive official letter by next week. When do i need to pay the migrant levy? Hope my Residency is confirmed now.

    Thanks for your support
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    Mohammad.

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