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    matt&jan is offline Junior Member
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    Question Its now or never!

    Hi everyone,
    We are new to this cause we only joined yesterday but already we have found so much out from you all about moveing to NZ. We have been thinking about moving to NZ from england for a while now to make a better life for the family and decided its now or never.
    We just woundered if anyone had advice on how to get started, where to look for jobs cause we would need one as soon as we get there and has iam a Head gardener do they have that kind of work over there?
    Its just so comfusing to start with!!! HELP!

    Thanks everyone,
    Matt and Jan.

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    Welshgirl is offline Super Moderator
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    Hi matt&jan and welcome to the forum

    Have a look at the points indicator on the Immigration website here Points Indicator - New Zealand Immigration Service to get an idea of where you stand, then we'll see where you can go from there

    Whereabouts in England are you from? Do you have any children? Why have you chosen NZ? And why am I so nosey?

    Great to have you on board anyway

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    MotherBear is offline The missing link
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    Matt and Jan. Welcome!

    To qualify to apply for residency under the Skilled Migrant Category you would need to have an occupation on the Long Term Skill Shortage List and, preferably a qualification to back this up. You could also look on the Immediate Skill Shortage List although having a job title on there doesn't allow you to go directly for residency. You would need to have a job offer, apply for a Work Permit, work for 2 years in the job and then apply for residency, so it's a longer route but you usually get there in the end .

    This is a previous thread which contains links explaining the points system.
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    ebianca is offline Gingery, Peppery & Spicy
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    Think they have given you enought to start with but justwanted to welcome you on board!

    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!!!!
    Residency Visa issued 7th July 2009!!!!!

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    from me too. Hope you get the answers you need. If not, keep asking.
    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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    matt&jan is offline Junior Member
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    Thumbs up Thanks everyone.

    Thanks for your replies and welcomes. I will have a look at the points systems and see where we stand and i will also have a look at the skills shortage lists as i no we will need a job to go out to.
    We live near a small rural town called Alcester in warwickshire, we have two kids age 7 and 9 and also a dog and cat. We are both gardeners on a big country estate, but our jobs take up so much of our time even at the weekends that we dont feel we have much family time but also this country is getting so bad for crime and drugs ect that we would worry about our kids growing up in this, so to answer your question we wont to move to NZ for a better life! We have been thinking about this for a long while and believe its now or never and if we dont try we will always regret we didnt.

    Lots of thanks to everyone,
    Matt and Jan.


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