Originally Posted by hifihunk
Please correct me if i am wrong, but as per knowledge, a JSV holder needs to work atleast three months (not 12 months) in his approved skilled job to apply for conversion of JSV to RV.
A principal applicant of RV (via SMC) who has been given a JSWV in lieu of RV needs to get a written skilled job offer from an NZ employer and that job offer must be for at least 12 months which classes it as permanent. That is the qualifying criteria to turn the JSWV in to RV. That JSWV will be for up to 12 months.
Yes the JSWV allows a person to work in any job and for any employer but there is no condition that states, once you do get a skilled job offer that you must work in it for a minimum period before applying for conversion to RV.
If you are approved RV via SMC on the basis that your application includes points for a job offer then you must take up that job offer within 3 months of entering NZ (activating the visa) and then remain in that job with that company for at least 12 months before you can have that condition removed. Once removed you are free to do whatever you please.