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    Would you say NZ or OZ was harder to get a visa for.
    We was all set to go to OZ but they have just changed visa rules and now its looking iffffy, just wondering how easy/hard it was to get in to NZ?
    Any advise please.

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    That's an interesting question, one that is fraught with peril.

    The most straight-forward response: Oz has a reputation for being very difficult to get into and NZ as only moderately difficult.

    I don't think that you will find many (any?) people on this board who have tried to go to Oz but 'settled' for NZ. The occasional few who come to the board because they see NZ as a steppingstone or consolation prize for Oz immigration tend to not last long. It isn't that the forumites dislike them, but because they themselves come to realize that all that NZ and Oz have in common are the Tasman Sea.
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    With both Oz and NZ, it all depends on whether you have any skills to offer them as to how difficult it is to get in on a permanent basis. Both of them demand that you jump through hoops before you can get in, so if you haven't got what it takes in the first place, it's a non-starter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MotherBear View Post
    With both Oz and NZ, it all depends on whether you have any skills to offer them as to how difficult it is to get in on a permanent basis. Both of them demand that you jump through hoops before you can get in, so if you haven't got what it takes in the first place, it's a non-starter.

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    I have no qualifications as such but was hoping to get in on some sort of skilled migration visa with 22 years experience as a glasscutter/glazier any advise?????

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    Glazier and glass cutter are on the Immediate Skills Shortage List .

    The ISSL isn’t the same as the Long Term Skills Shortage List (LTSSL). It’s used for awarding work visas/permits rather than residence visas, so I wouldn’t think you would get points for it. If you apply for a work visa and you get a job offer which is on the ISSL then your employer doesn't need to prove that he/she looked for a NZ resident to do the job before offering it to you. It looks like maybe the best way forward for you is to try to get a job and then a Work Visa.
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    Hi Pez,

    You could try somewhere like Tradestaff- Industrial Employment Solutions - Welcome to Tradestaff to see if they need glaziers.

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