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Default SMC Visa approved (with no job offer) ..... Whats next ?

I was going through the forum and the website but was unable to find anything post the approval process.

So what are the conditions once your SMC application is Approved (with no job offer) and you pay your migrant levy fees and get the visa stamped on your passport ??

- Do you have any conditions, like have to enter NZ before xx-xx-xxxx date ? and have to find a job in your respective skills within next xx months ?
- How long are these visa valid ? Since one do not have a job offer.
- Can I enter NZ (may be for a short 10 day holiday), activate my visa and come back to continue my exiting job ?

I know I have to stay for 2 years in NZ before I can apply for a Permanent Visa, but can I keep this Resident Visa and continue to visit NZ for short visits (continue my current job in India for next 2-3 years and then search for a job in NZ) ?

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Hi Cooldash
Yes, There are some dates on your visa that you need to consider. On your visa, you can see start date:, First entry before:, and Expiry date travel:. Start date is the date of issue of your visa. You will have 12 months time to enter NZ boarder from that date. You have to start activate your visa on or before the First entry date. The expiry date is the last date your visa will be valid for travelling. You have to renew or change to PRV before that date. If you are not in NZ while your visa expires, your visa becomes invalid.
Now the expiry date travel for resident visa is 2 years according to New Zealand Immigration 2009. But below expiry date travel, you can see visa expiry is INDEFINITE ( this means you can stay for indefinite days once you enter).
Number of entries of a resident visa will be mentioned on your Blue sticker. If it is a multiple entry, you can travel out NZ and re enter NZ as many times you wish. If its a single entry, you are allowed to enter only once, but can stay in NZ for indefinite. But you can apply for a variation of travel conditions in case you need to go out and re enter.

Regarding your last question, it may be possible, though you will not become permanent resident. If you do not qualify for a permanent resident visa, you may still be eligible to have the travel conditions on your resident visa extended, to allow you a longer time to return to New Zealand as a resident. Variations of travel conditions can be granted for 24 months, 12 months or 14 days depending on your circumstances. By this time, you can make a better decision about whether to come and settle down in New Zealand.
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Thanks Surej, this is indeed helpful.

So if I understand correctly:

- I will have to enter NZ and activate my Visa by the FIRST ENTRY DATE (12 months from stamping - START DATE)

Incase, I have been issued a multiple entry visa:

- I can leave NZ the very next day after activation.

- I now have 2 years EXPIRY DATE to come and go back from NZ.

- I enter NZ a week before EXPIRY DATE (since my visa is still valid) and can live and apply for jobs.

Scenario 1 - I apply for extension of resident visa for the next two years. Will I be given the extension on my RV ?? since I have not been in NZ from last two years. If Yes, can I again leave NZ and come back multiple times within next 2 years ? - What category would I need to make my application under ?

Scenario 2- I find a job - so now I can apply for an extension and variation of travel conditions based on my skilled job offer ? (e.g: Extension and Multiple entry for the next two years ? after which I can apply for PR ). - Again which category will my application be under ?

Scenario 3 - Same as scenario 2 but without 'Skilled' offer ?


Btw, Surej - What is the source of your information ? I was unable to find this on the Immigration site.

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Hi cooldash
Yes, you understood correctly, except the three scenarios that you mentioned.

The major source of the above information is the immigration website itself. Look at the link below:
Next steps for residents

As i told above, your travel conditions MAY BE extended depends on your CIRCUMSTANCES. For some applicants, they may extend another whole 2 years, for some its just another 14 days.
I personally don't think your idea of working in India and keeping resident visa in NZ will work out. Look at the requirements of variation of travel conditions
Requirements for a variation of travel conditions

In a nut shell, once you are granted a resident visa, you are supposed to work and live in NZ and contribute to NZ economy. But you will be allowed to go back for short time (Max: 6 months in a year) during your 2 year residency period.
But if you meet the conditions for getting a PRV and gain a permanent resident status, you will be free to go and and work anywhere you wish and come back to NZ as you desire. That's my understanding.
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Hi All, Happy to say that my SMC RV approved!.. Here is my timeline:

2nd Apr 2014 PAR Applied
11th Apr 2014 PAR Result
26th Nov 2014 EOI Selected with 145 pts
10th Dec 2014 ITA Received
25th Dec 2014 NZQA IQA Applied
27th Feb 2015 NZQA IQA Received
13th Mar 2015 ITA Submitted
31st Mar 2015 CO Assigned
10th Apr 2015 IPENZ Assessment Applied
28th May 2015 IPENZ Assessment Result
3rd Aug 2015 CO Interview
28th Aug 2015 Online Status – RV Approved
28th Aug 2015 AIP received via email

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Hi All, Happy to say that my SMC RV approved!.. Here is my timeline:

2nd Apr 2014 PAR Applied
11th Apr 2014 PAR Result
26th Nov 2014 EOI Selected with 145 pts
10th Dec 2014 ITA Received
25th Dec 2014 NZQA IQA Applied
27th Feb 2015 NZQA IQA Received
13th Mar 2015 ITA Submitted
31st Mar 2015 CO Assigned
10th Apr 2015 IPENZ Assessment Applied
28th May 2015 IPENZ Assessment Result
3rd Aug 2015 CO Interview
28th Aug 2015 Online Status – RV Approved
28th Aug 2015 AIP received via email
Congratulations. So all you need to do now is post immigration your passports for the visa stickers to be applied and pay your final migrant levy fees.
As soon as you receive the passports back you will have 12 months from the date on the visa to activate them by crossing the border in NZ.
Safe travels.

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Hi InSgNz,

Can you please guide me how you obtained IPENZ assessment letter. Even I have Engineers Australia assessment and NZQA full assessment report, but IPENZ advised to apply for KA02 assessment. They are not accepting EA assessment at all.
Can you please guide.

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Hi InSgNz,

Can you please guide me how you obtained IPENZ assessment letter. Even I have Engineers Australia assessment and NZQA full assessment report, but IPENZ advised to apply for KA02 assessment. They are not accepting EA assessment at all.
Can you please guide.
Hello engrwsf,

I am not the right person to guide you , but you can ask IPENZ people on how to write and what to write. They are very helpful and friendly. As I understand from my experience, each applicant differs from others.
All the best for your success.

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Congratulations... You had a very long journey to get this resident visa. Happy to read your time line. Welcome to New Zealand.
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Hi InSgNz,

Can you please guide me how you obtained IPENZ assessment letter. Even I have Engineers Australia assessment and NZQA full assessment report, but IPENZ advised to apply for KA02 assessment. They are not accepting EA assessment at all.
Can you please guide.

You can find here to apply for letter.

https://www.ipenz.nz/home/become-a-m...tence-assessed

Who can join?

Membership recognises your competence for independent practice as a professional engineer (MIPENZ), engineering technologist (TIPENZ) or engineering technician (AIPENZ).

Typically, you'll ​have four to five years’ experience in the industry after graduation. You’ll need to demonstrate your competence for independent practice against the appropriate competence standard for your area of expertise. If you don’t have a relevant​ accredited qualification, you’ll first need to take a knowledge assessment.

If you’ve been practising overseas and have already had a competence assessment from a signatory of the Washington, Sydney or Dublin Accords, you may be eligible for Membership without being reassessed.

You can tell them they already mentioned on there website. I think your EA assessment would be approved. Or you can direct apply for Graduate Membership.This membership work as a letter for INZ.
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