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Could any one correct me if i am right track?

I am planning to apply for NZ PR under skilled migration.My plan is as follows.Once my visa got approved, i will go to NZ (with my family if required) and will be there for 1 or 2 months to complete all the formalities and i will return to india.

I will stay in India for next 6 months and i will go back to NZ and will stay there in NZ for the next 6 months and will return to india and will stay in india for 5 months and will be back to NZ and will stay there for next 7 months.

Once i complete my 2 years visa ? can i extend my NZ pr ? i will repeat the above for next 2 years . mean while my wife will complete her pg in medicine in india.

Basically i am into Software Industry with 11+ years of experience in programming.I may work as a programmer or may do some hard jobs during my 1 year 1 month stay in NZ(6months + 7 months).does this effect my pr extension?

kindly tell me , if there is anything wrong in this approach?
can i bring my family to NZ almost after 4-5 years . their whole period of stay in NA will be only for 1 to 2 months or even lesser.

kindly correct me.

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Hi

Good Morning!

Could any one correct me if i am right track?

I am planning to apply for NZ PR under skilled migration.My plan is as follows.Once my visa got approved, i will go to NZ (with my family if required) and will be there for 1 or 2 months to complete all the formalities and i will return to india.

I will stay in India for next 6 months and i will go back to NZ and will stay there in NZ for the next 6 months and will return to india and will stay in india for 5 months and will be back to NZ and will stay there for next 7 months.

Once i complete my 2 years visa ? can i extend my NZ pr ? i will repeat the above for next 2 years . mean while my wife will complete her pg in medicine in india.

Basically i am into Software Industry with 11+ years of experience in programming.I may work as a programmer or may do some hard jobs during my 1 year 1 month stay in NZ(6months + 7 months).does this effect my pr extension?

kindly tell me , if there is anything wrong in this approach?
can i bring my family to NZ almost after 4-5 years . their whole period of stay in NA will be only for 1 to 2 months or even lesser.

kindly correct me.

Thanks
Venkat

First off it is not NZ PR via skilled migration category. It is RV, so Resident Visa ass opposed to Permanent Residency. You cannot gain PR until you have held RV for a minimum of 2 years AND satisfied one of five qualifying criteria.


Secondly - will your application for RV via SMC include points for an NZ skilled job offer OR Work experience in NZ, OR Qualifying study experience in NZ ???
If the answer is NO to all of these, you will not be approved RV. The best you could hope for would be a Job Search Visa for the principal applicant only which would allow that person to come to NZ for up to 12 months to gain and work in a skilled job offer which then allows RV to be approved for all on the application.


Lets assume you satisfy this requirement and can be approved RV for all members on the application.
Once RV approved ALL persons must travel within 12 months of approval date and activate the visa by crossing the border in NZ before the expiry date on the visa.
The visa will (at least) have a 2 year travel condition meaning all persons can come and go as they please for up to 2 years. At the two year anniversary from date of entry the 2 year travel condition will expire meaning each person will not get back in to the country if they leave or if they are already outside of the country.
You have two options to resolve the travel condition :-
(1) Permanent option is to apply for PR but as I say above you need to have held RV for at least 2 years AND satisfy one of five criteria. PR does not have any conditions.
(2) Temp option is to apply for a Variation Of Travel Conditions via INZ. No guarantee and completely at the discretion of Immigration depending on your personal circumstances.


The main PR condition most people look to meet is that on the second anniversary of entry on RV they have spent most of the previous 2 years in NZ. This is where you MUST have spent at least 184 days (not 6 months) in NZ in the previous 2 years prior to PR application.
So, let's consider your timeline :-
We'll assume you are approved RV and you all travel to NZ at the beginning of January 2019.......then leave in March 2019 after spending 53 days in NZ.
You then stay in india for 6 months till end of August 2019.
You arrive back in NZ beginning of September 2019 and stay until end of February 2020 - a total of 122 days in year 1 then another 59 days in Year 2.
You have then only completed 175 days in Year 1 so you'd have to extend your stay in Year 1 to make sure you did at least 184 days.
You then need to do the same in Year 2 and make sure you lived in NZ at least 184 days.


You cannot extend RV as it is a permanent visa, but with conditions.
Immigration may allow a variation of the conditions, but from what I know they only approve this is exceptional circumstances.

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First off it is not NZ PR via skilled migration category. It is RV, so Resident Visa ass opposed to Permanent Residency. You cannot gain PR until you have held RV for a minimum of 2 years AND satisfied one of five qualifying criteria.


Secondly - will your application for RV via SMC include points for an NZ skilled job offer OR Work experience in NZ, OR Qualifying study experience in NZ ???
If the answer is NO to all of these, you will not be approved RV. The best you could hope for would be a Job Search Visa for the principal applicant only which would allow that person to come to NZ for up to 12 months to gain and work in a skilled job offer which then allows RV to be approved for all on the application.


Lets assume you satisfy this requirement and can be approved RV for all members on the application.
Once RV approved ALL persons must travel within 12 months of approval date and activate the visa by crossing the border in NZ before the expiry date on the visa.
The visa will (at least) have a 2 year travel condition meaning all persons can come and go as they please for up to 2 years. At the two year anniversary from date of entry the 2 year travel condition will expire meaning each person will not get back in to the country if they leave or if they are already outside of the country.
You have two options to resolve the travel condition :-
(1) Permanent option is to apply for PR but as I say above you need to have held RV for at least 2 years AND satisfy one of five criteria. PR does not have any conditions.
(2) Temp option is to apply for a Variation Of Travel Conditions via INZ. No guarantee and completely at the discretion of Immigration depending on your personal circumstances.


The main PR condition most people look to meet is that on the second anniversary of entry on RV they have spent most of the previous 2 years in NZ. This is where you MUST have spent at least 184 days (not 6 months) in NZ in the previous 2 years prior to PR application.
So, let's consider your timeline :-
We'll assume you are approved RV and you all travel to NZ at the beginning of January 2019.......then leave in March 2019 after spending 53 days in NZ.
You then stay in india for 6 months till end of August 2019.
You arrive back in NZ beginning of September 2019 and stay until end of February 2020 - a total of 122 days in year 1 then another 59 days in Year 2.
You have then only completed 175 days in Year 1 so you'd have to extend your stay in Year 1 to make sure you did at least 184 days.
You then need to do the same in Year 2 and make sure you lived in NZ at least 184 days.


You cannot extend RV as it is a permanent visa, but with conditions.
Immigration may allow a variation of the conditions, but from what I know they only approve this is exceptional circumstances.
Thank you very much for your explanation.i understood.

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Hi All,

Hope you are doing well! My name is Ajay Kumar and I'm planning to migrate to NZ as a Skilled Immigrant (Residency Visa). I have calculated my points by self and found that I have 165 points. I have three queries here:

My first query is that my Employer (Wipro India) will give me the relieving letter which will contain the period of my work, designation, and other basic details with the company's letter head but will not be listing the roles and responsibilities in it. To cope this up, I have collected an email from my HR that Wipro will not provide R&R in the relieving letter, I have asked my lead to send an email (Wipro Official email) to me mentioning the R&R, get his ID card, business card, his contact number and finally preparing an affidavit and asking him to sign that. Would this be fine?

My Second query - I was offered employment in the year 2012 under the Wipro BPO domain; however, the roles that I did were matching the 'ICT Customer support officer' roles. Post 2014, I moved to Wipro Technologies (IT) and since then, my job duties exactly matches the 'ICT Support and Test Engineers nec - ANZSCO 263299' role. Will it be a problem if the officer sees 'Wipro BPO', though I'm going to ask my previous boss (who left the company) to sign an affidavit mentioning the roles and responsibilities?

My Third query - I recently completed MBA (Distance Education) which is equal to level 9. Since I have completed this very recently only, would it be problem? cos I heard that I should have completed studies even before starting to work and totally confused here

I would highly appreciate if you could provide me a clarity on all these, as no one seems to have knowledge of answering this. I'm in a grave situation to get this sorted and request you to help me on the above

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Hi Ajay,

I am also ex -Wipro employe and planing to file my EOI, have you filed your application , did you wipro Experiance was counted as my application is rejcted satting that my wipro experiace didn't fall under compraable market .

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Hi All,

Hope you are doing well! My name is Ajay Kumar and I'm planning to migrate to NZ as a Skilled Immigrant (Residency Visa). I have calculated my points by self and found that I have 165 points. I have three queries here:

My first query is that my Employer (Wipro India) will give me the relieving letter which will contain the period of my work, designation, and other basic details with the company's letter head but will not be listing the roles and responsibilities in it. To cope this up, I have collected an email from my HR that Wipro will not provide R&R in the relieving letter, I have asked my lead to send an email (Wipro Official email) to me mentioning the R&R, get his ID card, business card, his contact number and finally preparing an affidavit and asking him to sign that. Would this be fine?

My Second query - I was offered employment in the year 2012 under the Wipro BPO domain; however, the roles that I did were matching the 'ICT Customer support officer' roles. Post 2014, I moved to Wipro Technologies (IT) and since then, my job duties exactly matches the 'ICT Support and Test Engineers nec - ANZSCO 263299' role. Will it be a problem if the officer sees 'Wipro BPO', though I'm going to ask my previous boss (who left the company) to sign an affidavit mentioning the roles and responsibilities?

My Third query - I recently completed MBA (Distance Education) which is equal to level 9. Since I have completed this very recently only, would it be problem? cos I heard that I should have completed studies even before starting to work and totally confused here

I would highly appreciate if you could provide me a clarity on all these, as no one seems to have knowledge of answering this. I'm in a grave situation to get this sorted and request you to help me on the above

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Hello Mate,

Nope, I have not yet begun the process. My spouse is interested to study in NZ. I was told that if spouse goes on a study visa, the partner can get upto 3 years work permit.
So planning to go via that route first and then try this visa
But what I heard is if your job code falls in the long term skills shortage list, then the employer does not matter.
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Hello Mate,

Nope, I have not yet begun the process. My spouse is interested to study in NZ. I was told that if spouse goes on a study visa, the partner can get upto 3 years work permit.
So planning to go via that route first and then try this visa
But what I heard is if your job code falls in the long term skills shortage list, then the employer does not matter.
Can you call me if you have time
My number is xxxxxxxxxxx
Incorrect.
To come to NZ on any type of temporary work visa you need a job offer. That is the number one criteria.
In terms of a permanent class visa one can apply without a job offer so long as you have sufficient points but without a job offer and having points on the EOI for the job offer the best outcome would be a job search visa for 12 months which would allow the principal applicant only to live and work in NZ to get the all important permanent skilled job offer within 12 months which would then allow you to complete the permanent class visa application for you and the rest of the applicants.

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Mate, note that if your spouse comes to NZ on a study visa, the partner is eligible to obtain a work permit without a need for a job.
I have called NZ Immi and confirmed the same with them
If you still have questions on this, do go through the link in NZ Study program
It is very clearly mentioned that the spouse does not need a job offer to be able to obtain a work permit
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Mate, note that if your spouse comes to NZ on a study visa, the partner is eligible to obtain a work permit without a need for a job.
I have called NZ Immi and confirmed the same with them
If you still have questions on this, do go through the link in NZ Study program
It is very clearly mentioned that the spouse does not need a job offer to be able to obtain a work permit
That isn't guaranteed. The visa is based on partnership and some of the criteria requires minimum thresholds for the job being offered to the partner in terms of salary and anzco skill level etc.
It isn't just as easy as oh I can have a work visa because my partner has a job offer and has a work visa.

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