New Zealand EOI 125 points - Page 4

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in New Zealand > Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas

Like Tree2Likes

New Zealand EOI 125 points - Page 4


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #31 (permalink)  
Old 3rd July 2014, 12:12 PM
escapedtonz's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Te Puna, Tauranga
Posts: 4,852
Rep Power: 394
escapedtonz will become famous soon enoughescapedtonz will become famous soon enough
865 likes received
21 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in newzealand.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mutunus View Post
Reviving an old thread. So, I have sent in my residency EOI application for NZ with a grand total of... 110 points. Little did I know that not having a job offer doomed me to failure before I paid the $500 administrative fee. A little of my background: I have a BSc (hons) in Biological Sciences and an MSc in Medical Parasitology (I'm as baffled as you are), some (2 years) relevant experience in the bio field and am under 30 years old. Both my parents have retired in New Zealand and are now eligible for permanent residency. Looking through the wanted skills list I see "biotechnology" listed in the future skills list, however it appears I need a job offer in that field to be eligible for any additional points.

So, with my meagre 110 points will I fail to be selected at present? Someone mentioned in this thread that it is possible to go to New Zealand as a visitor (working holiday used/squandered some 2 and a half years ago) and apply for potentially residency granting jobs whilst I'm there. Is this really feasible? Will employers take a punt on someone who doesn't currently have residency? I've worked as a lab technician in wineries for the last 2 years; if I got a job offer as a casual employee during New Zealand's harvest season (late February) would this entitle me to more points under the "biotechnology" or other lab related jobs listed in the wanted skills list or does the job offer need to be a permanent one? New Zealand employers have a tendency (perhaps a legal requirement?) to take people on for 3 month "trial" periods before offering a permanent contract if I recall correctly?

Cheers,

Tim
Hi Tim,

Yeah unfortunately, an EOI with 110 points and no job offer will never get selected. It will just lie there in the pool for 6 months then be removed.

You could come to NZ as a visitor and use some of the time here to find a job, BUT be aware it isn't strictly allowed. Looking for work isn't the usual task of a visitor but lots of people do actually use this visa to find work before then applying for some sort of temporary work visa that will allow them to stay and take up the job.
It's a risk and something I wouldn't advise, but that's up to you.
I'd say you won't have the chance to apply for Residency if you did find a job whilst here on a visitor visa since they take so long to be awarded. It can take 6 months to get one of those when you have a job offer so you may not have enough time on the visitor visa to wait and the employer may not wait that long.

Yes employers will take a punt on you without a Resident visa. As long as you have a visa to work or you explain you should easily get a temporary work visa they should be ok with it, especially when you'll be presenting yourself in person and are essentially employable within a few weeks assuming they give you a job offer in writing and the occupation is on the skill shortage list. You need this job offer to get the temporary visa.

Be aware, that if you do come here as a visitor and whilst "visiting" yo manage to get a job offer, your next step is to approach Immigration to apply for a temporary work visa!
In doing that you may imply (to Immigration) that you've not been staying within the conditions of your visitor visa as you'll have been looking for work to get a job offer!

I'm no expert, but casual employees for seasonal work goes down a different visa route I think and I'm unsure if the time in a casual job can be counted as experience to increase the EOI points. I'm sure a job has to be a skilled role, be for a minimum number of hours a week, at a minimum salary level and offered for a minimum period before it can be considered for the EOI ?
I'd say all employers will give a person a 3 month trial irrespective that the job is a permanent contract or not.
I landed a full time permanent salaried role and I had a 3 month probationary period to go through.

__________________
EOI submitted Jan 2010. ITA Jan 2010. ITA submitted Apr 2010. RV approved June 2011. Passports stickered and returned Aug 2011. Secured job Dec 2011. Arrived Mar 2012. PRV Mar 2014..........Citizenship applications submitted June 2020!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #32 (permalink)  
Old 3rd July 2014, 12:36 PM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 2
Rep Power: 0
Mutunus is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in newzealand.
Default

Thanks for the lengthy reply! So, if I was in NZ on a visitor visa and was offered a job and headed to the nearest immigration centre to apply for a work visa it's possible (likely?) that they will turf me out of the country because I didn't adhere to the conditions of the visa? I've got 6 months left on my Aussie working holiday visa at present. Maybe I should be firing off job applications for lab type work in NZ now. It would mean me potentially flying to NZ for interviews, but if it leads to a temporary work visa and eventually residency then so be it. One option may be to get work in another winery in NZ for the vintage season next February and pick up a seasonal work visa. During this period, perhaps 3-6 months, I could apply for lab work elsewhere in NZ without risking deportation. This is may be my best option. Did I read somewhere in this thread that you wrote a blog of some sort of your own experiences during your residency application? Any chance of a link if this exists?

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #33 (permalink)  
Old 3rd July 2014, 04:27 PM
escapedtonz's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Te Puna, Tauranga
Posts: 4,852
Rep Power: 394
escapedtonz will become famous soon enoughescapedtonz will become famous soon enough
865 likes received
21 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in newzealand.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mutunus View Post
Thanks for the lengthy reply! So, if I was in NZ on a visitor visa and was offered a job and headed to the nearest immigration centre to apply for a work visa it's possible (likely?) that they will turf me out of the country because I didn't adhere to the conditions of the visa? I've got 6 months left on my Aussie working holiday visa at present. Maybe I should be firing off job applications for lab type work in NZ now. It would mean me potentially flying to NZ for interviews, but if it leads to a temporary work visa and eventually residency then so be it. One option may be to get work in another winery in NZ for the vintage season next February and pick up a seasonal work visa. During this period, perhaps 3-6 months, I could apply for lab work elsewhere in NZ without risking deportation. This is may be my best option. Did I read somewhere in this thread that you wrote a blog of some sort of your own experiences during your residency application? Any chance of a link if this exists?
Yeah I'd say it's possible.
I'd say the majority of people who look for work this way, come over on a visitor visa, find a job then go home with the written offer. They then approach Immigration from back in their home country to get the visa which will then allow them to come back to live and work here. In this scenario, Immigration are non the wiser as there's no evidence that you got the job offer or looked for work when here as a visitor since you would be applying from outside the country.

Yeah you should take the opportunity now to try and get a job here by firing off applications and cv's etc since you aren't far away and able to pop over to take an interview etc. If you are upfront with Immigration and declare that you intend to come over as a visitor to attend a job interview they'll be fine about it.
Yes you could also come over as a casual worker with a temporary seasonal work visa and look for work whilst you are here. That would be fine I'm sure.
No wasn't me that wrote an actual blog about my residency application experience, but happy to share whenever anyone asks.
You can see my visa timeline on my signature.

__________________
EOI submitted Jan 2010. ITA Jan 2010. ITA submitted Apr 2010. RV approved June 2011. Passports stickered and returned Aug 2011. Secured job Dec 2011. Arrived Mar 2012. PRV Mar 2014..........Citizenship applications submitted June 2020!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #34 (permalink)  
Old 31st December 2014, 10:06 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: India
Posts: 282
Rep Power: 0
raman15091987 is on a distinguished road
24 likes received
43 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from india. Users Flag! Expat in australia.
Default

hello sir.. need some advice regarding points.. my credentials are as:
Btech in Electronics and communication from India
Microsoft certification in Networking(MCSE)
1 Year job experience( 6 months in one company+6 month in other)computer netwrk engg
then i went NZ on student visa
Graduate diploma in computing and technology Level 7 from Waiairiki
then due to some family problem i was forced to return back to India
the here in India i am still working as computer network and system enggfor about 2 years
age is 27
ielts score is 8 overall
my cousin is PR in NZ( not sure can claim his points)

please guide me

__________________
489FS, 65 Points, 263111
12/12/2014 - ACS submitted , 05/01/2015 -Received positive
14/04/2015 - PTE A L= 76 R=66 W=73 S=74
21/04/2015 - EOI , 24/04/2015 - Invited
29/04/2015 - NZ Criminal conviction history applied , 02/06/2015 - received
19/05/2015 - Visa lodged
21/05/2015 - Indian PCC applied ,01/06/2015 - received
29/05/2015 - Medicals
10/06/2015 - All documents uploaded (except form 80)
17/05/2015 - direct grant
12/06/2015 --- in melbourne
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
60 points if all gets accepted - IELTS to improve points? Franconian Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 4 30th November 2012 07:38 AM
How to claim points for Recognised Overseas Qualification for new points test Jul'11 mosinn Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 15 25th November 2012 11:08 AM
Confused and need help about points I get in new points system shanders Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in Australia 6 5th April 2012 04:14 AM
EOI New Zealand - Job offer points lo-renzo New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in New Zealand 3 23rd July 2011 08:08 AM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.