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    Unhappy Wellington Immigration

    Four weeks ago I spoke with my case officer and he told me that he has every document needed and that he will make a decision within 4 weeks. After 4 weeks I wrote him an email asking the status. The answer was that he will make a decision within 4 weeks.

    This waiting period seems to be endless. Anyway I have a Working Visa till 2011 but I want this PR for me and my family before we settle definitely in NZ. I guess in the UK the process is a lot faster?
    Got Job offer in November 2007
    Got 3-years work visa valid to 15.01.2011 in Jan 08
    Landed in Wellington the 16th January 2008
    Work permit for my partner submitted the 26th Jan 08
    Loged EOI the 27th January 2008
    Was selected the 31st January 2008
    Work permit/visa granted for my partner the 20th Feb 08
    Loged my PR the 28th March 2008
    PR approved 23.07.2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by gnom View Post
    I guess in the UK the process is a lot faster?
    I have heard that applications made in NZ tend to be dealt with a lot slower than in other places. Perhaps they are much busier than branches in other countries or it could just be the kiwi laid-back approach.

    I hope it won't be much longer and your wait will be over.
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    It's not faster in UK, it averages 6 months wherever you are. We've just had our residency approved in principle and we first lodged it in November last year. 4 weeks would be a super quick turn around time - don't set your heart on it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn View Post
    We've just had our residency approved in principle and we first lodged it in November last year. 4 weeks would be a super quick turn around time - don't set your heart on it
    Does this mean the porblems with your sons dad are sorted? Congrats.
    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
    Approved in Principle 3rd May 2008
    Blue Stickers arrived 13th May 2008
    Flights booked for 19th Sept to Christchurch

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    Hi,
    I lodged my application on 5th May but have not got the visa as yet. case officer keeps telling me "we are in the verification process"
    I thought I was the only one waiting but seems we are many! Anyway mine is just a temporary work visa but I have been waiting for about nine weeks now. Lodged my application at the South African office.
    Lets just be patient. by the way have you heard that "No news is good news''....so keep waiting and praying !
    Zenji

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