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Hi there

I recently started the process to immigrate to New Zealand from South Africa.

On arrival in New Zealand myself, my fiance and her child got given a limited visitor visa. I already had an interview lined up for a job application at F&P.

We then got an Immigration lawyer to assist us with the visa applications:

Myself: Work visa (Skill shortage)
Fiance: Partnership Work visa
Child: Partnership Dependent Student Visa

We then had to leave NZ to apply for the visas due to the limited visitor visa we were given.

We are currently in Fiji waiting for news from Immigration. On the website it says that it is currently being processed.

My visa application went in on the 29th of March and my fiances and child's visa's went in on the 4th of April.

Has anyone been in this situation before? And does anyone have an idea of how long the visa application should take?

Thanks
David

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Hi there

I recently started the process to immigrate to New Zealand from South Africa.

On arrival in New Zealand myself, my fiance and her child got given a limited visitor visa. I already had an interview lined up for a job application at F&P.

We then got an Immigration lawyer to assist us with the visa applications:

Myself: Work visa (Skill shortage)
Fiance: Partnership Work visa
Child: Partnership Dependent Student Visa

We then had to leave NZ to apply for the visas due to the limited visitor visa we were given.

We are currently in Fiji waiting for news from Immigration. On the website it says that it is currently being processed.

My visa application went in on the 29th of March and my fiances and child's visa's went in on the 4th of April.

Has anyone been in this situation before? And does anyone have an idea of how long the visa application should take?

Thanks
David
It appears each Immigration office attempt to get through 90% of their Work visa (Skill shortage) applications within 25 days where they load the details in the system within 24hrs.
Applications where the case officer has to carry out further checks will delay this process somewhat.
Some offices are taking up to 7 days to load the details due to the high volume of applications, so taking this in to account and assuming that you did indeed provide everything necessary for the process to be completed maybe it'll take around 32 working days approx ?
Partnership visa processing will be included in your application processing so this may also delay it a wee bit. I'd expect all to come through together.
I'd give it till mid May 2016 before making contact.

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It appears each Immigration office attempt to get through 90% of their Work visa (Skill shortage) applications within 25 days where they load the details in the system within 24hrs.
Applications where the case officer has to carry out further checks will delay this process somewhat.
Some offices are taking up to 7 days to load the details due to the high volume of applications, so taking this in to account and assuming that you did indeed provide everything necessary for the process to be completed maybe it'll take around 32 working days approx ?
Partnership visa processing will be included in your application processing so this may also delay it a wee bit. I'd expect all to come through together.
I'd give it till mid May 2016 before making contact.
Is there no circumstances where the visas get approved in a more timely manner?

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Is there no circumstances where the visas get approved in a more timely manner?
Of course. I've known of people who've secured temp work visas within a week of it being received. All depends on their individual circumstances, the completeness of their application and how busy the immigration office handling the application is.

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