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    Just doing some research for a friend who is applying to move to NZ. He is applying for a 12 month working holiday visa that allows him to work for 3 months at a time for one employer.

    He then thinks he will be able to apply for full residency when he is here and working. As it will give him extra points?

    Is this the case? I got in after applying for full residency as I had a skill listed on the shortage list. He however does not have that, so this was his solution. I don't want him to get here and have no way of staying.

    What would be his best bet? Is it possible to apply for full residency if you are working in the country on a 12 month working holiday visa?

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    Stalks

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    As he wouldn't be able to hold a permanent job on a WHV, he would first need a long term job offer and it would need to be skilled and/or one that a company couldn't find a kiwi to do. Then it would only get him a temporary work permit in the first instance. NZ work experience is a good thing, but it would need to be in a skilled position before he could move forward to residency. If he wants to go on to apply for residency he would only be able to do this if his job title was on the LTSSL or if he qualified to apply for a Work to Residence visa.
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