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Hello everyone,
This is my first post in this forum, but I have been going through various past and current posts over the last couple of weeks, I really appreciate this forum and all posters and administrators for having such open discussions on various minor issues during the entire application process.

Brief Description on my current situation:
Living in Dubai working in an IT field, married with a 5 month baby girl.
I had submitted by expression of interest (EOI) on November 28th with a points total of 120, these included 10 points for Work Experience in an Area of Absolute Skill Shortage.

Checking the updates on the New Zealand Immigration site, they had a selection on 2nd December, 2010. The last category mentioned they selected EOI with 115 points having 10 Points for work experience in an Area of Absolute Skill Shortage. Usually they mention these selections giving a range, for example between 115 and 135 points, this time they mentioned just 115 points, do you think I would qualify with my EOI in this selection? I have 120 points and not 115??? (I know this might sound lame, but i am slightly worried)

Also, I had submitted my EOI mentioning by education level degree as Level 7. Simultaneously, I had submitted my application to NZQA for PAR for my degree, I received their reply yesterday confirming that it is a qualification with a Level 7. Now should I wait for someone to contact me or should i just update my EOI, i dont really know if i should update when I might have been already selected.

Another small query, I had submitted my old passport details, then going through this forum I realized, my wife and myself both dont have 1 year validities on our passports, thus would it be a problem updating my info at a later stage with new passports for both of us?

Also, how long would it take for these guys to contact me if my EOI was selected?

Thank you for your support. I hope you guys can answer my queries and calm my nerves a bit

Cheers.
Umair

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Hello everyone,
This is my first post in this forum, but I have been going through various past and current posts over the last couple of weeks, I really appreciate this forum and all posters and administrators for having such open discussions on various minor issues during the entire application process.

Brief Description on my current situation:
Living in Dubai working in an IT field, married with a 5 month baby girl.
I had submitted by expression of interest (EOI) on November 28th with a points total of 120, these included 10 points for Work Experience in an Area of Absolute Skill Shortage.

Checking the updates on the New Zealand Immigration site, they had a selection on 2nd December, 2010. The last category mentioned they selected EOI with 115 points having 10 Points for work experience in an Area of Absolute Skill Shortage. Usually they mention these selections giving a range, for example between 115 and 135 points, this time they mentioned just 115 points, do you think I would qualify with my EOI in this selection? I have 120 points and not 115??? (I know this might sound lame, but i am slightly worried)

Also, I had submitted my EOI mentioning by education level degree as Level 7. Simultaneously, I had submitted my application to NZQA for PAR for my degree, I received their reply yesterday confirming that it is a qualification with a Level 7. Now should I wait for someone to contact me or should i just update my EOI, i dont really know if i should update when I might have been already selected.

Another small query, I had submitted my old passport details, then going through this forum I realized, my wife and myself both dont have 1 year validities on our passports, thus would it be a problem updating my info at a later stage with new passports for both of us?

Also, how long would it take for these guys to contact me if my EOI was selected?

Thank you for your support. I hope you guys can answer my queries and calm my nerves a bit

Cheers.
Umair
Hi Umair - did you apply on-line? If so, you'll be able to view your status on-line. Otherwise - it might be a couple of weeks before you're sent the initial invitation to apply.

it doesn't look as if the news section of the website has been updated with this fortnight's selections yet - where did you see the results? I don't think having more points than the lowest mentioned will be an issue Just be aware that not all EOIs are selected - especially at the lower end of the points range. And recently it has been hit and miss whether applicants with 10 points for work experience in an area of absolute skill shortage have been selected.

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Hello,
Thanks for your reply.

Yes I have applied online, and the latest selection is only viewable currently under "latest updates" once I am logged in. they haven't updated the news section yet.

My current status mentions "submitted" and not anything else. I have been visiting the site 10 times in a day to see the news and my status change, no luck so far

Let me know what should I do and responses to my other queries also if possible. Thanks a lot for your help.

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Hi Umair

We submitted our EOI on the 16th November got selected on the 2nd December. We only had 115pts but my husband skills are on the Long term short skills list. I think the website was updated within a day or 2. Today they have come back and said our the decision on our EOI is successful and we have an Invitation to Apply.
Have you had anymore news?
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Hey Siouxzee,

i think i must be one of the very few people to have written a post of this sort. Initially, I had claimed 120 points with a break-up of:

Age: 30 points
Qualification: 60 points (Qualification Bonus included)
Experience: 10 points (ASS Bonus)
Partner Qualification: 20 points
Total: 120 points

When there was a selection on December 2nd, I do qualify but there was no change in my online status. So i called and emailed the INZ people, they got back to me and told me that I had NOT claimed points for work experience and had only claimed points for ASS bonus points. So they told me to amend my EOI and enter the work experience in the other category also. So now my points total stands at:

Age: 30 points
Qualification: 60 points (Qualification Bonus included)
Experience: 25 points (ASS experience bonus included)
Partner Qualification: 20 points
Total: 135 points

Just to justify myself, I had removed these 15 points initially from my EOI as i thought they are only counted if they are from a "comparable labor market" now when i reread, it mentions if its in the skill shortage list it can be counted for no matter which labor market.

So that's that, and now i think i have to wait for the next selection.

Keep me posted on your updates, I guess we will be more or less in our case updates (hopefully) (fingers crossed)

cheers.
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That is Brilliant Umair. We are waiting in anticipation for our pack now. Do you know if they email or post it?
It has all happened much quicker than I initially thought, which is great!
In terms of our points I dont have a degree only work experience and a diploma so we did not get any points for me only my husbands qualifications and work experience.

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Hey Siouxzee,

i think i must be one of the very few people to have written a post of this sort. Initially, I had claimed 120 points with a break-up of:

Age: 30 points
Qualification: 60 points (Qualification Bonus included)
Experience: 10 points (ASS Bonus)
Partner Qualification: 20 points
Total: 120 points

When there was a selection on December 2nd, I do qualify but there was no change in my online status. So i called and emailed the INZ people, they got back to me and told me that I had NOT claimed points for work experience and had only claimed points for ASS bonus points. So they told me to amend my EOI and enter the work experience in the other category also. So now my points total stands at:

Age: 30 points
Qualification: 60 points (Qualification Bonus included)
Experience: 25 points (ASS experience bonus included)
Partner Qualification: 20 points
Total: 135 points

Just to justify myself, I had removed these 15 points initially from my EOI as i thought they are only counted if they are from a "comparable labor market" now when i reread, it mentions if its in the skill shortage list it can be counted for no matter which labor market.

So that's that, and now i think i have to wait for the next selection.

Keep me posted on your updates, I guess we will be more or less in our case updates (hopefully) (fingers crossed)

cheers.
Umair
Hi Umair - that sounds very good. And hopefully will make a difference to your selection chances. Good luck in the next round!

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Hi Umair,

Me with 130 points. (5 less for age) fingers crossed!
Wish you all the best!

What is the email address you contacted them ??


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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.

Best Regards,

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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.

Best Regards,

Umair

Hi Umair,

My status changed to selected & I'm from Sri lanka are you an ICT person ?? If so what's the specialization of your degree ? & are you claiming points for Long Term Skill shortage List?

Sorry for asking so many questions at the moment I'm in bit of a doubtful situation

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