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    Hi Taffy,

    Just wondering, If we can't get a job trying from the uk. Is it legal to come over on a holiday visa, get a job and apply for work permit. then apply for residency? Too old for WHV, 35 and 37. :icon_sad: Wish we had started earlier, oh well.

    I just thought if all else fails, we could come over and try to get work that way. I know it seems a bit of a risk having the kids in tow and using our cash to live without a job but desperation warrants it. It that possible?

    Does that make sense :icon_wink:

    Thanks
    Sara

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    Just seen another thread which said you can visit from the Uk for 9 months extendable to 12 is that true? Is that the whole family? I was under the impression you could only come for 3 months. I assume employers prefer this and you are more likely to secure a job. Help!

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    Hi,

    Your initial visitors permit wil be for 6 months, which you can extend for 3 months at a time.

    It is perfectly legal to look for jobs whilst on holiday permits, as long as you dont start them until you have a work permit.

    After that, applying for residency is also not a problem. Many people have done exactly that, and NZIS look well upon your efforts to set yourself up.
    Taffy

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    Brilliant news, thanks Taffy.

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    Just an after thought, Remember I asked you if we can leave the country on a work permit, Well is that the same if you are on an visitors permit. Cousin's wedding next July. I can hear you all saying why waste the time and money just come after next July, don't think we can wait that long, we want to be there now! Our eldest also needs to be settled as she would be starting her GCSe's in September when she goes into Y10. I would rather make the move before that if poss. Not asking much am I.

    Can they go to school on visitor visa :icon_confused: ,assuming it takes a while for Ian to get a job.

    Is it easy to transfer our visitors to student visa if Ian gets work permit?

    If you understand all that jargon your a star! Sorry to be a pain :icon_neutral:

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    Hi,

    If you want to leave NZ and return on your visitors permit, you must have a multiple entry visitors visa. Easy enough to get!

    Can the kids start school on visitors visas? Nope.

    Is it easy to transfer to a student visa after Ian gets a job? Yup!
    Taffy

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    Your a star! :smiley10:

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