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    scott&vicky is offline Junior Member
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    I have been speaking to New Zealand House in London and was told I can not apply for any sort of work visa (apart from the 12 month holiday visa), unless I have a job waiting for me in New Zealand.
    Is this true?

    Also do I have to prove a qualification in English as I have noticed on the application form it states, "do not complete anymore of this form unless you have a reconized qualification in English".
    Is this also true?

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    Hi,

    As the principle applicant, it's true that you can't apply for a work permit unless you have a job, as work permits are tied to the employer. Your partner can then apply for an open permit, without having a job.

    Your english qualification is being born and bred in the UK, where english is your only language
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    Hey Scott and Vicky,

    Have you looked at the Skilled Migrant route? Or are you thinking about just going out for a year or two for a work experience away from home?


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    Hi,

    If you're under the age of 30 you can get a 12 or 23 month WHV and get employemt in NZ. This can be either Permy/Contract or Temp for 12 months.

    During this time you can then go down the Work Visa route or PR route.

    Good luck with things!

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