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Hello lilKiwi,

Thats great news! Congratulations!

To answer your question, yes I am an ICT professional and hold a degree in Computer Engineering. I have gotten in PAR from NZQA and got level 7.

I have claimed points for Absolute Skill Shortage List and Work Experience in AASS.

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Hi Umair
Congratulations - That is awesome news.
We are applying for South Africa.
We received our official Invitation to Apply letter and all the application forms etc via DHL on Monday. We now need to go for the medicals, blood tests and xrays.
Our only concern is the Police Clearance Certificate it takes ages. I am told 6- 8wks if we are lucky. With the public holidays and the fact that it could already take longer I am worried about getting it within the 4mth deadline.
Also according to the docs I need to have one in my maiden name, my married name and my my previously married name. However the Police have told me they can only issue a certificate with my maiden name and married name not the previous one. So I am not sure what to do there.
Anyone else had these issues?
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Hello everyone,

Once again I was going insane when the selection date came closer and kept checking my online status at 1pm New Zealand time. Then at 1.35 pm - WOOAALAA!!!
Status changed from: "Submitted" to "Selected"
Yupee!!!

Now the real ride begins...hope it goes well for everyone!!!

@Siouxzee - whats the update on your situation? Any further correspondence from INZ? Which country are you applying from?

@lilKiwi - hello buddy, did you get the good news as well. They haven't posted the selection criteria in the news updates yet but have you checked your online status? Which country are you applying from?

@TopCat - hey buddy, since you have been around this forum for a long enough time...you might have an idea on this:
1) I know, if i get a PR directly before arriving in NZ i can do whatever I feel like there, job or start my own business
2) BUT if I am not offered PR and instead I get a Work to Residence Visa and I have 9 months to find a job, will I be able to do business in those 9 months? and then continue with it later?
The reason why I am asking is, I dont want to get bound with either, want to have the freedom to do both, as I do have the savings and stuff, but dont want to commit anything from the start-up. And also, I have been running a business on the side in Dubai as well. Let me know if you would be able to give me some advse on this. Thanks in advance!

I have already mailed INZ requesting the same, lets see what they have to say.

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Umair
Many congratulations!

Fingers crossed and you get the full PR so you can do what you want straight off.
I'm afraid I'm not too sure about the rules around 'Work to Residence' as we were lucky enough to get the full visa straight away - this may be worth checking with NZ Immigration.

Can anyone else out there help Umair?

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Hello lilKiwi,

Thats great news! Congratulations!

To answer your question, yes I am an ICT professional and hold a degree in Computer Engineering. I have gotten in PAR from NZQA and got level 7.

I have claimed points for Absolute Skill Shortage List and Work Experience in AASS.

Best Regards,
Umair
Congrats buddy! Fingers crossed... now waiting till they send the ITA

BTW does your PAR says that your degree is equivalent to a degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or Information Science? I don't have experience with NZQA PAR process My degree is also computer Engineering & it is included in the list of qualifications exempted from assessment therefore I didn't go through the NZQA process. But in case if I need to get it done in future I wanna know how they give the assessment.

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Hello everyone...

Just an update from my side...I checked up with my online status today and WOOAALAA => "Decision Successful"

Wow! that was pretty fast from INZ, in exactly a week from being selected they have termed my EOI and successful and have mentioned ITA Pending. That's good for speed specially around Christmas when all officers would be in holiday mood! Way to go INZ!

Another update, I have been in conversation with a few companies in NZ and a job offer in a consulting role might be just around the corner. So, yesterday I mailed the Bangkok branch requesting them an update on my EOI application and the expected processing time it might take with a job offer. I got a reply within a few hours stating from an immigration officer stating they wont be able to commit on a timeframe and suggested i apply for a temporary work visa while the process of my Residence application is ongoing.

I just want to know from other forum members, how long do you think it would take for residence application to process if I show them a job offer? Will it speed up the process?

Let me know people and thank you for all your support!

@ lilkiwi: did your online status get updated yet? let me know as our application selection dates were similar

@ Susan: have you received your ITA? have you started working on the documents? Also if you dont mind, what all is there in the ITA? what all do they require us to do?

@ TopCat: Let me know if you would have any idea on the job offer thing i mentioned earlier? Also, if I show that I have a job offer, will it still result in a WTR or PR?

Thanks people.

Cheers.
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Hello everyone...

Just an update from my side...I checked up with my online status today and WOOAALAA => "Decision Successful"

Wow! that was pretty fast from INZ, in exactly a week from being selected they have termed my EOI and successful and have mentioned ITA Pending. That's good for speed specially around Christmas when all officers would be in holiday mood! Way to go INZ!

Another update, I have been in conversation with a few companies in NZ and a job offer in a consulting role might be just around the corner. So, yesterday I mailed the Bangkok branch requesting them an update on my EOI application and the expected processing time it might take with a job offer. I got a reply within a few hours stating from an immigration officer stating they wont be able to commit on a timeframe and suggested i apply for a temporary work visa while the process of my Residence application is ongoing.

I just want to know from other forum members, how long do you think it would take for residence application to process if I show them a job offer? Will it speed up the process?

Let me know people and thank you for all your support!

@ lilkiwi: did your online status get updated yet? let me know as our application selection dates were similar

@ Susan: have you received your ITA? have you started working on the documents? Also if you dont mind, what all is there in the ITA? what all do they require us to do?

@ TopCat: Let me know if you would have any idea on the job offer thing i mentioned earlier? Also, if I show that I have a job offer, will it still result in a WTR or PR?

Thanks people.

Cheers.
Umair
Hi Umair - congratulations!

Not sure on the visa front, I'm afraid - but with a job offer a visa of some sort should be issued reasonably quickly. I think it might be a 'Work to Residence', if the job offer is what is moving your points to 'above the line' for acceptance.

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Hi Umair
All our documentation arrived within less than a week from INZ. Came via DHL. Compared to where I live now I am so impressed with the efficiency.
We are busy getting everything together at the moment. It seems the police clearance certificates in South Africa take the longest - minimum of 6weeks if we are lucky
We phoned INZ as you only have 4mths to lodge from the date of the ITA letter. They said if we dont get it in time we prove we have applied for it and submit everything else in the meantime so at least we make it into the lodged queue. We have all our documentation ie : birth certificates and marriage certificates. We will also only go for the medicals etc once we have the police clearance as they are only valid for 3mths.
The ITA is basically the validation of everything you said in your EOI. So proof of degrees, work experience etc. Unabridged birth certificates, marriage certificates. Also if anything has changed you list it there.
From what I have read your application is processed quicker if you have a job offer. Also you are more likely to get the PR visa than the WTR.

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Hello everyone...

Just an update from my side...I checked up with my online status today and WOOAALAA => "Decision Successful"

Wow! that was pretty fast from INZ, in exactly a week from being selected they have termed my EOI and successful and have mentioned ITA Pending. That's good for speed specially around Christmas when all officers would be in holiday mood! Way to go INZ!

Another update, I have been in conversation with a few companies in NZ and a job offer in a consulting role might be just around the corner. So, yesterday I mailed the Bangkok branch requesting them an update on my EOI application and the expected processing time it might take with a job offer. I got a reply within a few hours stating from an immigration officer stating they wont be able to commit on a timeframe and suggested i apply for a temporary work visa while the process of my Residence application is ongoing.

I just want to know from other forum members, how long do you think it would take for residence application to process if I show them a job offer? Will it speed up the process?

Let me know people and thank you for all your support!

@ lilkiwi: did your online status get updated yet? let me know as our application selection dates were similar

@ Susan: have you received your ITA? have you started working on the documents? Also if you dont mind, what all is there in the ITA? what all do they require us to do?

@ TopCat: Let me know if you would have any idea on the job offer thing i mentioned earlier? Also, if I show that I have a job offer, will it still result in a WTR or PR?

Thanks people.

Cheers.
Umair
Dear Umair,

Many congrats to you

Mine got selected on 15th December and still showing as "Selected" in the status. I guess your one also selected on 15th ??

What's the specialization of your degree mate ?

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Hi Guys, congradulations for those whom recently being selected. I am actually new in this forum, I have submitted my EOI on December 29, so waiting to see what is coming, could
any one let me know what to expect next. I am claiming points of 135

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