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    Talking we got it

    the work permit. Dated until 2010
    It took 59 days.
    So hubby off to work on monday. Heading to the school with my 6yrold monday also to get him started.
    And hopefully my 16yrold daughter into college.
    Also went out yesterday and got a cute wee dog out the adoption centre,been promising the kids one for ages.
    Had wee celebration last night,so feeling slightly shitty today,
    but hey it was worth it
    Meadow

    Landed in New Zealand 29th jan 2008
    Colin got job offer 21st feb
    Work Permit applied for 3rd march
    Colins work permit received friday 2nd may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010
    My work permit applied for 7th may 2008
    My work permit received 27th may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010


    Arrived back in Scotland 21st July 2009

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    Great news- no stopping you now!!!

    I presume you had medicals to get a 2yr work permit?
    Good luck for OH first day at work and hope you get the kids in school/college you want.
    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!
    ITA Aplication accepted 26th September!

    APROVED in Principle 10th June 2009!!!!
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    Thanx B
    Ive pmd you
    We got the meds done in N.Z as they are cheaper here,you need to submit them even for a 1year work permit.
    Though 6yrold didnt have to do xray or give blood,but my 16yrold daughter did and poor wee soul nearly fainted giving blood. That took lot coaxing and bribing that day.
    Meadow

    Landed in New Zealand 29th jan 2008
    Colin got job offer 21st feb
    Work Permit applied for 3rd march
    Colins work permit received friday 2nd may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010
    My work permit applied for 7th may 2008
    My work permit received 27th may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010


    Arrived back in Scotland 21st July 2009

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    Well done & congrats on WP & jobs. I know how your daughter feels with the blood tests. Mine (18yrs) was the same. They also had to do it twice as the first time they couldn't get any blood. Then she had to have extra tests 2 weeks later. She really bit into her hand. All worth it though as we got approved today
    Nursing Registration sent 5th August 2007
    Job Offer 25th September 2007
    Nursing Registration received 28th December 2007
    Submitted EOI 3rd January 2008 with 150 points
    Selected 17th January 2008
    ITA Received 31st January 2008
    ITA submitted 25th April 2008
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    Congratulations.
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    Double congrats then, meadow and nickydwuk!
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    OK honey, time to get that EOI in now. No rest for the wicked!! Suppose we could let you get over the hangover first but first thing tomorrow morning we expect you on the case right

    Well done, congratulations and all those other over used words. Only you really know what this means to you Good luck for the next stages
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    cheers for the replys.
    Its been great going out and being able to buy things,instead of keep saying oh we better wait,just incase.
    Congrats to you Nickydw
    And yip Dawn gonna have to get onto the next stages soon.
    Dont know if we should wait though till hubby,s training finishes,as he is doing 3 month training to start with.
    Probably take us that time to get all the paperwork sorted out
    Ive got to hand in my work permit and the kids student forms next.Dreading filling these out,but has to be done.
    Still thats the first hurdle over
    Meadow

    Landed in New Zealand 29th jan 2008
    Colin got job offer 21st feb
    Work Permit applied for 3rd march
    Colins work permit received friday 2nd may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010
    My work permit applied for 7th may 2008
    My work permit received 27th may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010


    Arrived back in Scotland 21st July 2009

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    Meadow, congrats! We have plans to be in NZ at the end of this month and will be going through the same process of waiting for a job offer and filing for WP while at the same time submitting our EOI. Seeing that you've done it, I'm very hopeful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy View Post
    Meadow, congrats! We have plans to be in NZ at the end of this month and will be going through the same process of waiting for a job offer and filing for WP while at the same time submitting our EOI. Seeing that you've done it, I'm very hopeful. Thanks for sharing.
    Hi Cindy,
    Good on you for deciding to go for it. Like us you probably feel that you will always regret not trying.
    We got loads good encouragement from forums(wish i found this one sooner) and i also searched Kiwis on myspace,and now we are good friends with a couple who stay not to far from us.
    Actually i had never even touched a computer until i decided we were making the move.
    We found the hardest part was the goodbyes to family,especially my 18yrold son
    The rest has been fantastic,and we just traveled around the island while waiting on the permit,cause now hubbys started work(todays his first day)We wont get around so much,only weekends
    But hey its freezing here now in CHCH so content to stay in with my wood burner.
    Good luck to yous and i will be folllowing your progress,anything i can help with,just ask
    Meadow

    Landed in New Zealand 29th jan 2008
    Colin got job offer 21st feb
    Work Permit applied for 3rd march
    Colins work permit received friday 2nd may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010
    My work permit applied for 7th may 2008
    My work permit received 27th may 2008
    Dated till jan 2010


    Arrived back in Scotland 21st July 2009

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