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    Greetings all! :icon_biggrin:

    Myself and my family are seriously considering the move to NZ in the not too distant future. We are still a way off submitting an EOL so I am still very much in the research stage.
    I am a television video tape editor specialising in drama and my wife is a registered ICU nursing sister and also a registered health visitor. I have 2 young boys Sam and Zach aged 3 years and 10 weeks.
    I have lived in the UK all my life and before now resisted any deire to leave the country. But things are so bad here now that I have no wish to bring my kids up here. The country may be affluent and prosperous but the cost has been a complete breakdown in law and order, respect for the individual and for your property. I am not naive enough to think that there is no crime in NZ but the way of life is so different that now is the time to be looking to get out of this country- I am scared to think what it will be like in 10 or 20 years time if we carry on like this.

    Anyway enough of that..we also love the outdoors and what better place than NZ...you have the 3rd cleanest water in the world and air quality is in the top 5...yes please we will have some of that.

    One problem though..my mother. We want her to come out with us but it looks like she is inelligible to come out immediately she would have to wait until we had 3 years residency..which at her age is really just too long...I was told you can sometimes get people in as staff we could say she is our full time child minder. Any thoughts on this would be welcome.

    Anyhoo thats us ...nice to see so many others want a better life in NZ.

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    [quote:02fc8b482b="simmy23"] I have lived in the UK all my life and before now resisted any deire to leave the country. But things are so bad here now that I have no wish to bring my kids up here. The country may be affluent and prosperous but the cost has been a complete breakdown in law and order, respect for the individual and for your property. [color=red:02fc8b482b]I don't think you'll find any of us arguing with you on that one, Simmy![/color:02fc8b482b]

    One problem though..my mother. We want her to come out with us but it looks like she is inelligible to come out immediately she would have to wait until we had 3 years residency..which at her age is really just too long...I was told you can sometimes get people in as staff we could say she is our full time child minder. Any thoughts on this would be welcome. [color=red:02fc8b482b]We, too, are having to wait the dreaded 3 years until Taffy can sponsor us to live in NZ. We're praying that there won't be a change of government in the meantime, which could mean, if it's the National Party, that the period goes up to 4 years. I really don't know whether it would be possible to smuggle your mum in as your childminder as NZIS seem to want to tie everything down to valid qualifications for any job. It really is difficult to get parents into NZ and the system is very hit and miss as they haven't run the Family Quota draw for quite some time now. There was talk of softening the rules to start the clock ticking from the moment the sponsor entered NZ rather than the time they were granted PR, but it's all gone quiet now. I wish I could be more helpful on this.[/color:02fc8b482b][/quote:02fc8b482b]
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    It's tough I know but making the break with close family and friends is part of the price of emigrating anywhere. It is good that you are considering mum in this way, and I"m sure she realises how very much you care for her. I left my mum behind because at 90 she wasn't really up to the journey let alone the complete change that NZ brings. She also, even had she been young and fit enough, would have had to make the break from her other children and her circle of friends. Unless mum is young enough to apply for PR or whatever under her own name I'm afraid the three year rule applies. The time will no doubt pass all too slowly until she can be 'claimed', but, if finances allow she could spend prolonged holidays with you. The journey is long and tiring by air but worth it in the end.
    Very best wishes to you - hope you make it.

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    Hi there, I agreed with MotherBear and Daisyspop. I read somewhere that you can extend the visitor visa to 9 months subjected to approval though but still tough considering the long journey for a elderly.

    In fact, I been native initially to think that I can bring my wife's grandmother (yep! She is not too old actually..still very healthy) but realized that it will be difficult and not immediate. She cannot simply bring herself to part with her friends and other relatives here in Singapore so we figured out that prolonged visits is the most ideal for now. My other intention now is to sponsoring my in-laws in the future, hopefully 3 years and not 4. NZ government really does not want to introduce too much burden to her healthcare system and community at large but that can be argued since elderly folks can bring huge amount of family bonding and contribute to the society and some folks actually stay very healthy. Anyway, I am planning to wait and see if the policy change over time, main focus now is to get myself and wife in first, that will be the first most important step.

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