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    Default Applying Silver Fern Visa while waiting SMC Visa progress

    Hi,

    Is it allowed to apply for a Silver Fern Visa while there is already an existing SMC Visa application in progress?

    What is the normal processing times for Silver Fern Visa?

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    You could, but it only allows you to search for a job, and as it's limited to 300 places per year, I would expect this quota to have been filled already! Processing times - I can't find, but would expect it to be within 60 days like other temporary entry permits.
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    Thanks a lot Taffy!

    Will it affect the SMC Visa if ever the Silver Fern is granted?
    For an instance, Silver Fern visa holder got a job then SMC Visa has been granted will it go directly to PR or nope?

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    Permanent residency overrides any temporary visa. Best to speak with your case officer if you've submitted your ITA, as you could end up paying for a SFV for nothing if your SMC goes though around the same time or shortly afterwards.
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    We dont have a Visa officer yet.But i think what you said was right.How much does SFV usually costs?is it the same as the SMC?

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    No, it's 115 for the SFV, but as suspected, all places have been taken for this year:

    Silver Fern Job Search Visa
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