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    Where is everyone in their moving process? So many people seem to be on the verge of leaving, I can't keep up! So, for my sanity and the interests of others... where are you up to now?
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    I'll start this off then. As most forum old-timers know, I'm not going anywhere anytime soon. For those that don't know, I'm waiting for Taffy to get in his 3 years of residency so he can sponsor me (unless he's changed his mind in the meantime, of course ) .

    The 3 years is up in August, I believe, so any time after that. Timing is of the essence because hubster wants to work a couple/three more years. My thoughts are that the sooner we get residency (she says hopefully) it will leave us free to enter NZ permanently whenever we like as long as we don't let the RRVs lapse. The way things are here at the moment it could go belly up at any time so it would be comforting to know we had somewhere to go and somewhere for our stuff to go without having to pay 12.5% GST.

    It will probably take up to a year for the application to be processed and, if we want to drag it out a bit, we can hold off paying the migrant levy for a few months, then we have a further 12 months before we have to get to NZ to activate the PR. Once activated, I guess we can leave NZ again if hubster is still working or, alternatively, I could stay in NZ if his job becomes desert-based (single status) as planned.

    That's the grand plan, but we'll have to see if it works out that way . Worries are that there may be a change of government after the elections, which could mean a shakeup in the immigration policies, not that they don't give them a bit of a shaking anyway from time to time . Nothing is cast in stone so we'll just have to go with the flow.
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    We'll have you MB if he changes his mind!

    WE FLY ON MONDAY!!!!!

    We have no Visas though so the hard work starts for Neil when we arrive- i'm trying my best to get him to pass his CV round before we actually leave- would be easier to get blood from a stone i think.

    Anyway once he secures a job offer then the EOI will be going in so hopefully within 4-6 months we should be fully fledged NZ residents.
    Flights booked for 24th March 2008!
    Landed in Wellington 26th March 2008!!

    Job Offer Received 9th July 2008!

    Temp Work Permit application submitted 11th July 2008!
    Temp Work Permit approved 4th August 2008!

    EOI Submitted 11th July 2008!
    EOI Selected 16th July 2008!
    EOI 'Successful' 1st August 2008!
    ITA Received 8th August 2008!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebianca View Post
    We'll have you MB if he changes his mind!
    Thanks, Beth. Just imagine, you and I could play Scrabulous and Scramble all day then.

    Trouble is, if you sponsor me, I'll have to turn the immigration clock back 3+ years and start again. If Taffy refuses to sponsor me, I'll just threaten to expose some of his nasty little habits as a child...... if I can think of any.
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    Have a wee peep at my sig and you'll see our progress on the PR application.

    House is sold and we are in a short term rental in the UK. Hoping to secure a job early April and would love to be out before July 2008.
    EOI Submitted 8th July 2007, 140 points no job offer.
    EOI Selected 18th July 2007
    ITA pack received 12th Oct 2007
    Completed ITA posted to NZIS 26th November 2007
    Case Officer assigned approx 22nd Feb 2008
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    Arrived in NZ, August 13th

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    Went to Expo in Manchester October 2007 to approach IT companies for Project Management jobs in or around Wellington
    Approached by agency with company interested in telephone interview, all went well and job offer by the end of January
    Medicals went ahead middle February and working visa applied for end February
    Received passport and visas on Wednesday 12th March so excited
    Today OH arrived in Auckland due to fly to Wellington ready to start new job in two weeks, and found a fantastic house to live in Waikanae
    The flight went well and he can recommend Singapore airlines no complaints
    Hopefully we will be joining him soon just waiting for house sale and getting plenty of interest as it appears that the market is picking up
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    We arrived July 07 on VV's. We have our residency application lodged with immigration and are still waiting to hear whether we have been successful or not. NZIS have intermittently asked for further information. Their latest request is for more evidence that Gary and I are in a long term relationship. We have already provided them with joint bank account statements from 7 years ago, joint mortgage forms, our daughters birth certificate from 6 years ago, numerous bills in joint names from different years inlcuding official letters from such authorities as the Inland Revenue, etc etc. Apparently this isn't enough and they now need letters of evidence from our parents. We feel like we're naughty kids who's parents have been contacted by school

    The other thing they've queried and this is REALLY annoying, is the Statutory Declaration that I had drawn up to allow us to bring my 12 year old son out with us. My son is from my previous marriage and I had to get permission from his father to remove him from the country. Everything is in order apart from wait for it........where the solicitor has witnessed, signed and officially stamped it she has not written in brackets by her name 'solicitor'. Because of this, I have had to send the whole thing back to the UK to be redone.

    Apart from this, everything is rosy and we are sure that we will have a positive result.
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    We've just accepted an offer on our house from a first time buyer, we've negotiated a four week delay between exchanging and completing, which should hopefully give us enough time to sell furniture and book flights.

    Keeping my fingers crossed very tightly and touching any bit of wood that I can find I'm hoping that we might be heading to NZ in June/July.
    26 January 2008 - House under offer, we're getting closer
    Feb 08 - our sale has fallen through
    19 March 08 - accepted another offer on the house
    Booked tickets, will arrive in NZ 4 July 2008
    Currently enjoying the 'weather bomb' in Northland July 08
    Anticipating a move to Auckland in the next few weeks - November 08

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    Hey - Well done Gina ... bet you must be relieved?

    Will keep everything crossed that this sale goes through without any hiccups.

    Looks as though we might be arriving at NZ about the same time ... any ideas yet as to where you're heading?

    Lou
    EOI Submitted 8th July 2007, 140 points no job offer.
    EOI Selected 18th July 2007
    ITA pack received 12th Oct 2007
    Completed ITA posted to NZIS 26th November 2007
    Case Officer assigned approx 22nd Feb 2008
    Immigration interview 7th May 2008
    PR AIP 10th May 2008
    Arrived in NZ, August 13th

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    Hiya Lou,

    We're going to be heading for Waipu which is a little coastal village about 2 hours north of Auckland. After that I have no idea, wherever my hubby gets a job, ideally still in the north and maybe no further south than Hamilton. He just rang me from work to say that he'd been looking at jobs in Oz!

    Good luck with your interview, I'll keep everything crossed for you too.

    Gina
    26 January 2008 - House under offer, we're getting closer
    Feb 08 - our sale has fallen through
    19 March 08 - accepted another offer on the house
    Booked tickets, will arrive in NZ 4 July 2008
    Currently enjoying the 'weather bomb' in Northland July 08
    Anticipating a move to Auckland in the next few weeks - November 08

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