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    Hi all,
    found this forum very interesting and guys very helpful, i took the decision to post seeking for answers to some question. so thanks lots in advance for your help:
    I am an Algerian who recently joined his wife who is studying towards qualifications in areas of absolute skill shortage. I have a 1 year visitor's visa and i would like to apply for a work permit.
    1-Can i apply for an open work permit just two weeks from my arrival ?
    2-What forms do i have to submit ?
    3 -Should i submit a police certificate and full check up attached to my application or shall i be exempted knowing i have done such 3 months ago for my visitorís visa application?
    4-Can i renew my work permit( if my first is granted) when it expires ? my wifeís course enrolement is 2 years but only granted a 1 year studentís visa and should renew it when it will expire.
    5-How much will work permit application costs?
    Thank you.
    Kind regards everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glascoranger View Post
    Hi all,
    found this forum very interesting and guys very helpful, i took the decision to post seeking for answers to some question. so thanks lots in advance for your help:
    I am an Algerian who recently joined his wife who is studying towards qualifications in areas of absolute skill shortage. I have a 1 year visitor's visa and i would like to apply for a work permit.
    1-Can i apply for an open work permit just two weeks from my arrival ?
    2-What forms do i have to submit ?
    3 -Should i submit a police certificate and full check up attached to my application or shall i be exempted knowing i have done such 3 months ago for my visitorís visa application?
    4-Can i renew my work permit( if my first is granted) when it expires ? my wifeís course enrolement is 2 years but only granted a 1 year studentís visa and should renew it when it will expire.
    5-How much will work permit application costs?
    Thank you.
    Kind regards everyone.
    sorry forgot to mention that my wife is Malaysian citizen

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    Hi there...

    still waiting for help to feel relieved
    where are you motherbear? you 've been helpful in many threads,
    don't you have any advice,

    thanks

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    1-Can i apply for an open work permit just two weeks from my arrival ?
    I wouldn't know why not. A sponsored work permit applicant can even apply as the same time as the sponsor. (So did my girlfriend and I.)

    2-What forms do i have to submit ?
    http://www.immigration.govt.nz/NR/rd...INZ1015PDF.pdf
    http://www.immigration.govt.nz/NR/rd...0D1/0/1146.pdf

    3 -Should i submit a police certificate and full check up attached to my application or shall i be exempted knowing i have done such 3 months ago for my visitorís visa application?
    The latter.

    4-Can i renew my work permit( if my first is granted) when it expires ? my wifeís course enrolement is 2 years but only granted a 1 year studentís visa and should renew it when it will expire.
    Not sure about that.

    5-How much will work permit application costs?
    NZ$200. See Office and Fees finder

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    I'm not around here as often as I was Glascoranger and don't have so much available time to devote to immigration research any more. I also need to be cautious about how much help I give on the forum with the new immigration advisers' regulations that have come in now . Mustn't be seen to be doing the work of an adviser when I'm not qualified.

    Quote Originally Posted by glascoranger View Post
    4-Can i renew my work permit( if my first is granted) when it expires ? my wife’s course enrolement is 2 years but only granted a 1 year student’s visa and should renew it when it will expire.
    I'm only assuming but with a visit visa, you would be granted one for the same length as your wife's student permit so it could be the same with a work visa. Then when your wife applies for a renewal student permit, you could possibly get another work permit. I tried to get into the guide for student visas on the INZ website, but the link is broken.
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