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    Hi my name is joe, I am retired,I like golf,football,and enjoy watching most sports.I hope to move to new zealand nexed year. In november this year the second of my three children becomes a new zealand residend. I have sent off for my police checks, and my medical forms are filled in ready,I just need to give the medical people two weeks notice, I dont want to have it to soon as they only last for three months, but as soon as my doughter takes up her residancy I hope to fill the forms in and put them with my sons sponsorship form and apply. I will be glad of any help from you nice people or any suggestions. One other thing I think I will take my wife with me. I hope I have done this right as I am new to computers and forums and threads, but I try. Thanks Joe.

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    Hey Joe,

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    You seem up to speed with all your preparations for being sponsored, so you must already be well aquainted with the system. It could have been a problem with you having 3 children if 2 of them were still in your home country, but I see you have that sorted, too . Will your third child also join the rest of you in NZ at some point?

    My hubby and I are in the same boat as you and hoping to be sponsored after next year when my son (Taffy on here) has got his 3 years of residency in. We already have a house down in NZ and can't wait to finally move there. We just have to time it right to coincide with my husband's retirement. I just hope the government doesn't change the rules before then. They're a tricky lot, you know .

    Good luck with all your paperwork and the medicals. If you have any particular questions fire away, otherwise just join in with the banter on here and we'll wait it out together.
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    Thanks M.B. my other child will come over as soon as she can. I have got all my info from my children, but I have no idea how its going to go. have you or any other member any idea of the time scale involved, we were told its faster to apply in the U.K. but we dont know how long. Thanks Joe.

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    I was thinking we'd have anything up to 12 months to play with once we'd put our application in, but I read somewhere a while ago that it took one couple only 3 months, so that was a bit of a shock.

    With hubby still working, I was reckoning on say 10-11 months for the application process, dragging it out another 4 months by delaying payment of the migrant levy, then we'd have up to another 12 months to get to NZ to activate our PR (if the INZ graciously decides to grant us one). If the application was to go through too quickly, we might be caught in a situation where we aren't quite ready to make the move. Obviously, the longer we can have a salary coming in, the more money we'll have to retire on. Once you're in NZ with PR you have to stay there for a minimum of 6 months per year for the first 2 years to qualify for an Indefinite Returning Residents' Visa, so we don't want to screw that up. It's a way off yet, so we'll just have to see how things go. Fate has a funny way of sticking her oar in, so we'll just play along and hope for the best.

    With you having 2 children already in NZ, your application could go through quite smoothly, as long as there aren't any health issues with your medical that could hold things up. The medicals are another worry with us and we just hope we'll scrape though without any unexpected problems.

    As with all visas, INZ take their own sweet time in processing them, but I'd hope you'd be sorted within a year, but quite possibly a lot sooner than that. I thought, being retirees, we'd be put to the bottom of the pile, but it doesn't seem that this is necessarily so. Timing depends on several things, like how busy the branch is that is sorting your application, but it should be more straightforward than if you were trying to get in on the strength of your qualifications, work experience or a job offer.

    I hope it all goes well for you and then you can move forward with your plans.
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    Joe, to what is the mad-house. Have you been to NZ? Where are your children? You're right, we are very nice people and also nosey!

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    One other thing I think I will take my wife with me.
    That's nice of you

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    I hope I have done this right as I am new to computers and forums and threads, but I try. Thanks Joe.
    You have

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    HI
    No I have never been to new zealand, but my son has lived in christchurch fo 5 years so whats good enough for him is good enough for me. The sooner the better.

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    Hi Joe,

    Welcome to the forum from me too

    New Zealand is great, but you might want to rethink taking your wife - you know how much trouble these girls can be!

    Just joking Mrs Joe!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffy View Post
    New Zealand is great, but you might want to rethink taking your wife - you know how much trouble these girls can be!
    Allow me, WG
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    Quote Originally Posted by keeweegal View Post
    Allow me, WG
    With pleasure, KG


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    my pleasure, WG

    (not that we're coming onto each other - whatever the boys think )
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