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    Hi,

    Any questions, comments or otherwise related banter about work and related permits goes here!
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    I have been looking at this forum for a few months now but somehow never got around to post a thread.
    However, things are speeding up for us as my husband had an interview earlier this week with his case officer from London. Everything looks good (well, the CO didn't say much apart from "so far so good"..) but we don't know if we will get PR or a working visa.
    I was wondering : do we have to pay school fees if we live in NZ under a working visa ? (We have 4 young kids, aged 6,5 ,4 and 2; ). Does a working visa give us the same rights than PR?
    thanks, laura

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    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum :)

    Every school has fees, but if you have a work permit, your children are entitled to pay domestic fees, instead of international fees.

    On a work permit, you dont have rights to financial support, some healthcare cover and you are limited to the land you can buy. Apart from that, work permits aren't very restrictive otherwise.
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    Thanks Taffy,
    I guess I was just extra cautious with my WTR questions : we got PR today !!

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    Congratulations!!

    Welcome to the blue sticker club :icon_biggrin:
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    Well done, Sharpblade [smiley=023.gif] . Bet it's a nice feeling.
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    Yeah, it is nice... Funnily enough, the whole application (NZQA, EOI, ITA) didn't seem too long nor too nerve racking, I didn't have much time to think about it, really. But now that we have PR, it feels real and a bit overwhelming maybe. I just hope we took the right decision (mainly regarding the kids and our families).
    Thanks for your answers,
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    As long as you?ve done your homework and research and are going with both eyes wide open, you should be fine. It?s a great opportunity to put yourselves on a new and better track in life. At least you have the security of having PR under your belt, so you know where you stand. Here?s wishing you all the very best.
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    Hi everybody,

    in the last days I've been searching for an answer to following question.
    I will be in NZ by April 2006 and I am sure to get work fast and a work permit, too . My occupation is listed .
    I am married since April 2004 with a Thai woman, I stay and work in Thailand now since Mai 2004.My nationality is German.
    Now , when I am in NZ and work there , will my wife and her two son's ( 11 and 9 )be able to move to NZ live with me and work there or what are the steps for her ?
    She has a Bachelor degree in Education ( Sience ,Chemistry ) and is teaching secondary school.
    If I could get an answer from somewhere would be great . Thanks.

    Wolfgang

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    Default Work Permit / WHV Chat

    wolfgang, i might be wrong but I think because you've been married for more than ayear your wife and her sons will be alowed to go with you on your visa..

    I'm sure the more knowledgable among us will be able to verify this..

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