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Living in New Zealand as an expatriate

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New Zealand SMC Job Search Visa to Residence Visa

My wife is the main applicant, and we applied for SMC residence Visa for a family last year in September 2018. Yesterday got email stated offer Job Search Visa for my wife. I am very confused and ...
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Can I use my NZ restricted drivers license in the UK?

Can I drive in the UK with my restricted NZ license? I have my EEA FP and am in the application process of getting my residency. I have not been here 185 days yet. Thanks for the help Sammy Jay Dawson
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Are German Bologna degrees really not exempt from New Zealand Qualifications Authority assessment?

I'm trying to apply for a Skilled Migrant visa in New Zealand. I was baffled by the fact that German university degrees seem to be exempt from NZQA assessment if awarded under the old Magister/Diplom ...
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Applying for New Zealand student visa from Poland as an international student with third party nationality

I am inside Poland with student visa type D national (I am not Polish). It was expired 4 months ago and I am living legally since they stamped my passport that I applied for rp. Unfortunately, Poland ...
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Can I go as a Skilled Migrant to NZ without bachelors?

I am 26, unmarried with 5 years of experience. But I don't have a bachelors. My education qualification is high school. When I went over New Zealand immigration website, 'bachelors' looks like the ...
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New Zealand SMC Job Search Visa to Residence Visa

My wife is the primary applicant and our SMC Visa application got lodged in July 2019. Since we do not have a Job Offer and we are offshore, She is eligible for a SMC Job Search Visa. My Question is: ...
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Will my NZ permanent residency be cancelled if I renounce my Indian Passport

I am an Indian Citizen holding a Green Card. I plan to apply for American Citizenship, and I have to renounce my Indian Passport when I do that. The thing is, I am a permanent resident in New Zealand ...
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Regarding age limits for PR of Australia and NZ

(1) Can people above 45 years of age apply for Australian PR? I see that you get 0 points if you are above 45 years of age, but does that make me ineligible rightaway? (2) Can people above 55 years of ...
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What is the difference between hiring a "licensed immigration" advisor and an "immigration lawyer" if I want to move to New Zealand?

I have contacted the authorities. They suggested me to find a "licensed immigration" advisor or an "immigration lawyer". What is the difference? Are they just two words for the ...
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Do Australia, New Zealand, Germany permit permanent stay visas to immigrant parents of citizens?

Do Australia, New Zealand, Germany facilitate permanent stay visas to immigrant parents of citizens? If I get citizenship in either of the countries, can I bring my parents permanently to that country?...
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SMC New Zealand, Job Search Visa or Resident Visa

I am planning to start SMC application for New Zealand. I have 165 marks where i hold a MSC and over 14 years of work experience. Recently i learnt that they offer a job search visa before granting ...
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Am I allowed get a copy/transcript/recording of New Zealand Student Visa interview?

I applied for a New Zealand Student Visa in April this year. I had to attend a Telephone Interview taken by an New Zealand immigration officer. Some days after that, I got a refusal letter. Is it ...
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My IELTS score and eligibility for Canada PR [duplicate]

I am a software engineer with 8+ years of experience. My recent IELTS score was: Listening 6.50 Reading 7.50 Speaking 6.00 Writing 6.00 OverAllBandScore 6.50 Would I be able to apply for work ...
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Can I keep my car on UK plates while studying in New Zealand?

I'm considering going to New Zealand for university, however I want to drive my car on its current UK plates while I'm there. Is it possible?
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New Zealand Accredited Employer Visa - Transfer?

I'm presently being hired under the Accredited Employer Work to Residence Visa and am wondering if I am hired by another Accredited employer, do I have to resubmit an application or my existing visa ...
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ANZSCO occupation

I am a Computer Engineer with 6 years of experience. Applying for New Zealand's "Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa" Points can be gained for recognised work experience, that is matches the ...
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Australian student visa rejected because of GTE. Will it affect New Zealand student visa?

My Australian student visa was rejected on GTE (Genuine Temporary Entrant) grounds. Will it affect a New Zealand student visa? Also, do I need to declare that I have had a previous student visa ...
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Does permanent residence for AUS/NZ require 'renewals'?

I read the AUS/NZ permanent residence is infinite. Other countries require perm to be renewed after 5 years or so. 1) Is it same for AUS/NZ? 2) Is it same for minors too ?
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Can a person stay in NZ on permanent residency without renewing a passport?

New zealand offers infinite permanent residency, however if passport is expired and never renewed, is the stay in new Zealand valid ? Can someone stay in new zealand forever on expired passport on ...
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Can I move to Australia? Special Category Visa... NZ/SA dual citizenship

I was wondering if anyone has come across this situation. I would like to move to Australia on a special category visa. I have a New Zealand passport and I have dual citizenship with New Zealand(by ...
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Immigration extra baggage allowance

If I am immigrating from South Africa to New Zealand, are there any airlines that will allow extra baggage? Which airlines would?
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New Zealand Residence Visa under SMC

Can I apply New Zealand Residence Visa under SMC? I am married and have two kids. I want to apply Residence only for me. If I get RV, then I would like to initiate RV for my family. Is it possible? ...
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Can I get a working visa in Australia/New Zealand without a degree?

I have Italian citizenship and I would like to go work in Australia or New Zealand for an undefinite amount of time. I don't have a bachelor's degree, would it be enough for me to get a job offer as ...
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Do Australian citizens need any paperwork to work in New Zealand?

Many years ago I'm sure Aussies and Kiwis were free to live and work in each other's country without special visas or complicated paperwork. And I believe that some decades ago that changed to make ...
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NZ PR rejected, will it affect Australian Student Visa subclass 500?

My father had applied for New Zealand PR for himself and the family last year but unfortunately, the PR application was rejected due to insufficient points. I got accepted into The University of ...
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New Zealand refugee or protection status claims visas

I live in Iraq. I am Turkish citizen. I was victimized by the Turkish government. I have a record in the UN. I want to apply for refugee or protection status visa. All my official documents are ready....
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Wrong stamp in my passport!

I travel on a NZ passport and have lived in the UK since 2006. I travelled to Canada in June 2016 to begin a 2 year Canadian working visa but on a trip back to the UK in July I received a 6 month visa ...
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What is the average cost to migrate from India to either Australia, Canada or New Zealand? [closed]

I'm analyzing my options as the best country to move to with my family. Immigration is always a big deal and finances are an important aspect of this process. I'd like to inquire what is the cost to ...
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What requirements are there to be able to vote in the NZ general election if living abroad?

The New Zealand general election is on September 23rd this year. What are the requirements for a NZ citizen living overseas to be eligible to vote in the NZ election?
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How can I explain to New Zealand that I am not barred re-entry to UK? [duplicate]

2 months ago, I was refused entry at the border due not meeting the General Visitor requirements Section 4.2. I was told I was not banned from re-entry to UK and my refusal letter makes no mention of ...
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Work experience documents for New Zealand - Skilled Migrant

This is regarding the resident visa application under skilled migrant category. With regards to work experience documents, The check-list expects below information: Am I suppose to submit, 1) ...
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Bringing multiple computers into NZ on a holiday visa - customs or immigration issues?

My wife and I (both British) will shortly be moving to New Zealand for a period of between 3 and 6 months. My wife will be travelling on a work visa, but I will be travelling via visa waiver due to ...
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Recognition of British Computer Society Higher Education for migration for the following countries

I'm an IT support engineer with 3 Years experience, currently holding a Professional Graduate Diploma in IT (PGD)(BCS) which is equivalent to a university honors degree in England, and is recognized ...
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What kind of jobs do people usually take during a Working Holiday, if you can't work for one employer for more than 3 months?

My citizenship allows me to travel to New Zealand for a working holiday. On the surface it sounds great since salaries in NZ are very good and I could find a job easily as a software developer. ...
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Would UK visa/entry problems affect getting a visa for other countries?

Long story short. Unfortunately, I was removed from the UK by the authorities. I understand that there is definitely going to be a ban on me to the UK. Am I liable to get visa from other countries ...
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How to find a job in New Zealand or Australia without work visa?

Employers will offer Job only if I have Work Visa, I can get Work visa only if I have valid offer letter. I am in this deadlock situation. I am from India having 4 years of experience in IT industry....
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Can I go as a Skilled Migrant to NZ?

I am 29, unmarried, having 6+ Years of experience as a Software Engineer in India. How can I get a job in NZ before I apply for visa under 'Skilled Migrant' category?
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Australia / New Zealand skilled permanent residence

If I obtain Australian or New Zealand permanent residence through the skilled independent category: When must I move to the country? What will happen if I don't ever move? If the permanent residence ...
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My Australian and New Zealand student visas were declined

My Australian student visa was declined in March 2016. After that I applied for a New Zealand student visa in june 2016 and it was also declined. What can I do now? Can I reapply again in both ...
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How do I move family items, antiques, art? [closed]

I've been living in New Zealand for about three years. Every time I go visit my home country I take the opportunity to bring to NZ some things I left there. It's been mostly books, small household ...
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I live in New Zealand and have a job offer from an Australian company. It's a remote position. Can I stay in New Zealand and work?

Irish national living in NZ. I have a working holiday visa and it runs out in September. Can I apply for a New Zealand Visa with a remote job? Should I get paid in Euro into my European account ? ...
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What happens if my second year visa gets refused while I am in New Zealand and have no money for a flight out of the country?

I am currently waiting on my partner to receive his next visa, my first year working holiday visa for New Zealand will be up in march, when he receives his I am going to apply for a de facto visa/...
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Australian PR : Can I work in New Zealand

I am moving to Australia under PR (Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) visa. Does this make me eligible for working in New Zealand also. Thank You
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New Zealand or Canada, which is the better destination? [closed]

From career aspect, I am a front-end web developer, received Permanent Residence status for both New Zealand and Saskatchewan (Canada). Currently a citizen of India. I cannot move out of Saskatchewan ...
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Interview phase for SMC immigration - NZ [closed]

Please let me know a few times and days when you might be free during London business hours and your preferred land line phone number. If you cannot provide a landline number, I can call a mobile ...
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Skilled Migrant - Expression Of Interest - New Zealand

I am selected under "Skilled Migrant - Expression Of Interest" for New Zealand. The latest message that i received: Congratulations. We are very pleased to confirm that your Expression of ...
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Accommodation in Auckland NZ

Under Skilled Migrant Category, NZ immigration has scheduled my interview call for PR visa for me and my family. I would like to have an idea on, how to find accomodation for me(alone) immediately ...
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Is a two and half year degree valid for New Zealand Work Permit

I received a job offer from New Zealand. I have a degree well recognized in my country as a tertiary education. However it is not a bachelor's Degree. It is a Diploma, usually called Associate Degree....
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Work with IT and Software Engineering in Germany and in New Zealand [closed]

I am leaving Brazil now, I have two job offers: one for New Zealand and one for Germany. In New Zealand I will be working in Auckland and in Germany in Frankfurt. I going to work as a programmer ...
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Query on New Zealand immigration

I've worked with major internet companies for the last 7 years as a Systems engineer/System Administrator in Bangalore, IN and I'd like to immigrate to New Zealand to work and live there. Although I ...