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  1. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi team, I am not sure if this question has been asked and answered in the past. If any one can please help me on my situation. I applied for SMC in April 2019. I work as a retail store manager in Auckland. I called INZ last week and they said that the applications filed in December 2018 are...
  2. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi, I was unfortunate that I lodged an EOI (expression of interest) on 9th April 2020 and last EOI selection happened on 18th March 2020. Due to COVID 19 SMC EOI selection is suspended indefinitely till further notice. Any news of updates on when they might start EOI selection again soon? I have...
  3. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi, I have a one year work Contract, based out of Christchurch. The job is listed on LTSSL, but I don't want to opt for Absolute Skills shortage, as it means submitting more documents and getting it recognised by Engineering NZ for about 250$. I comfortably cross the 160 points based on age...
  4. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi all, I'm new to the forum and newly arrived in NZ. I'm here on a Skilled Migrant Job Search Visa and currently seeking work. A recruiting agency I met with yesterday asked if I can work as a contractor/consultant on the visa I am on - and I didn't know the answer. I'm in a queue to speak to...
  5. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    I am not residing in NZ. I have never visited, worked and applied for NZ in past. My current and previous organization/s (not in NZ) do not give a letter stating number of hours per week, my roles and responsibilities. Is it possible to submit a signed and notarized statutory declaration...
  6. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Are there any success stories who obtained SMC job search visa and then got a job and ultimately got PRV after the new regulations imposed in Aug 2017? Will it be a risk to apply for JSV (obviously without having a job offer) at this point?
  7. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Does any one got the PCC from the High commission of India? High commission of India at Singapore is asking me "Requisition letter from concerned Embassy (for migration visa)". I don't have this letter. Is this letter is mandatory to get the PCC from HCI? Does any one of you have this...
  8. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi Friends, I thought this thread would help people who are under SMC Resident Visa processing and awaiting for results. Please share your experiences and thoughts on this thread regarding the same. Sharing your timeline would be great. My application accepted on 28th November and London...
  9. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    First of all, I would like to introduce myself as far as this is my first post here ;) My name is Tomas and I am 28yo, come from Slovakia(EEA). In Slovakia I finished my medical degree, then I moved to UK and worked there for about 8months as a junior doctor. I had my GMC registration etc...but...
  10. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi All, Can anyone advise if it's worth to pay a visit to NZ and look for a job to speed up my SMC processing , I'm an IT Professional with long experience , I work as Project Manager with heavy technical skills and also ITIL. I have contacted some recruitment companies and they comment that my...
  11. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Apllied under SMC category in 2014 (Without Job offer) ... - EOI selected on July 2014 - ITA received after 3 weeks and submitted with all documents including medical on Sep 2014 Then after 2 months, in Nov application transfered from Mumbai office to London branch and then received a new mail...
  12. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi, I have a small query regarding my Residence Visa Conditions (see attached), I would appreciate if you can help me out with it: I applied for Residence Visa under SMC, instead of residence they gave me a Work Permit and asked me to show them if my skills are being recognized by showing a...
  13. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi there, I am considering moving to New Zealand. I am looking to apply for a Skilled Migrant Visa, but am having trouble deciding if this is the right visa for me. There are some questions I have that I cannot seem to find the answers to. My main question is: If I were to be granted an SMC...
  14. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Question about "Qualifications in an identified future growth area" | Thank you. Qualifications Webpage on NZ-SMC Hi friends, I am reading the page for SMC about "Bonus points: Qualification in an identified future growth area". I would like to claim my ICT Master Degree and my ICT Job...
  15. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    hi guys, i would like to try to apply an EOI at NZ Imm website, but it keeps prompting an error page saying: ==================================== Access denied Sorry, but you've been denied access to this page. Possible reasons include: your session has timed-out you've tried to access a...
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