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    Default another "Approved in principle"!

    Just to let you know, we had an email on Friday, and the letter on Saturday to say we have been approved in principle.

    It has no mention of a work-to-residency, so do we assume that we have been granted "Permanent Residency"?

    Doesn't feel real yet ...

    Lou
    EOI Submitted 8th July 2007, 140 points no job offer.
    EOI Selected 18th July 2007
    ITA pack received 12th Oct 2007
    Completed ITA posted to NZIS 26th November 2007
    Case Officer assigned approx 22nd Feb 2008
    Immigration interview 7th May 2008
    PR AIP 10th May 2008
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    AIP usually means you've been granted full residency. It would say on the letter if you were being offered WTR. Just down to the final check by the department head and you're done
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    Great news Lou. Join the club. I haven't got a letter but I did email my CO who said they would not normally send a letter if I had agreed for them to put the visa on our passports at the same time. They still have them from when I submitted our ITA.
    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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    Just to help - I have just checked the website and it states that my application has now been APPROVED and that the visa expires 12th May 2009. It also says I have the condition of having to take up work within 3 months etc... At least it is in black & white now. The ITA was lodged with them on 28th April so that is 2 weeks from then. Hope this gives you an idea of the timescale.
    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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    Great News Lou- won't be long now before ypou have those all imprtant blue stickers.
    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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    thanks everyone ...

    Just got to send our passports back now ... have tried emailing our case officer, but no reply from her yet, so I'll ask here.

    Do we send the passports addressed to case officer? OR just to Immigration Dept, NZ House?
    EOI Submitted 8th July 2007, 140 points no job offer.
    EOI Selected 18th July 2007
    ITA pack received 12th Oct 2007
    Completed ITA posted to NZIS 26th November 2007
    Case Officer assigned approx 22nd Feb 2008
    Immigration interview 7th May 2008
    PR AIP 10th May 2008
    Arrived in NZ, August 13th

    Check out our website -> http://the-clarks.freehostia.com/

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    Send 'em to your case officer, as they are the ones who will issue the visas
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    Woo hoo, the blue stickers are flying Congratulations, Lou & Jon.
    If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
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    Hearty congrats to both Lou and Nicky. Another wodge (if that's the right word) of hopefuls moving steadfastly towards NZ. Good luck to all.
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