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Thread: Can you advise on the best route to take

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    dobetter is offline Junior Member
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    Default Can you advise on the best route to take

    Hi I would appreciate your advise:


    I intend to move to NZ from the USA. We were initially from Zimbabwe.
    I can apply to enter via one of 2 routes.

    1. As a skilled application for myself. I have been working in IT/Technical
    Support for the last 10 years for one of the major computer manufacturers
    in the US. Disadvantage is I am 55 years old and turn 56 in November.

    2. The alternative option is apply as family application. My wife although
    skilled, is in a position as a departmental manager for a large retail chain. Position does not appear to be in high demand. My wife is 10 years younger 45. Her mother and 2 brothers are residents already in NZ. This is the alternative.

    What do you think?

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    TanyaJ is offline Member
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    I'd go with option 2 - I just feel your chances would be better applying as a family. You could still claim points for your work experience and being on the shortage list but you'd have the added advantage of family in NZ.

    Have you tried filling in an EOI online and seeing what your points are on either option?

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