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Hi folks, i came here with alot of hopes regarding my EOI for INZ. I have gained 165 points on SMC and about to lodge EOI, but confused between my education and experience which is of 10 years. Need some guidance on following points:

Age:
20-39 Range
Points=30

Education:
MBA (IT) completed in 2014, Total 18 years of education, PAR assessed it at Level 9.
Points=70
BSCS completed in 2006, Total 16 years of education, Level 7 as per my understanding.

Experience:
Total 10 years of IT experience in the Systems and Networks Field started in August 2007 and still working.
Points=50
Bonus points for absolute skills shortage=15
ANZSCO Code: 263111 Computer Network and System Engineer
Total Points=165

Now the thing which is bothering me is that NZQA will consider my experience from 2007 because the requirement for an IT specialist is a bachelor degree, and if that so will they give me points for Level 7 degree because I gained my masters later in 2014. Furthermore, if they give my 70 points for master’s degree will they consider my whole 10 years of experience or just the experience post completion of my master’s degree after 2014. Moreover, how will I claim my bonus points for being in Long Term Skill Shortage List.
I would appreciate an expert advice in this regard before staking my money and hopes on immigration.
 

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NZQA does not assess work experience. They only assess qualifications. NZQA don't 'give' you points. All the assessment does is gives you written evidence of the equivalent level your assessed qualification meets according to the NZQF.
So for your MBA they've stated Level 9 so that allows you to declare you can claim 70 points on the EOI.
The fact that you also have a Bachelors degree may be required to claim bonus points associated with LTSSL as anything under or over Leven 7 does not meet the requirements. If not exempt this qualification will also need NZQA assessment to give written evidence it meets the equivalent of Level 7 according to the NZQF......if you are to use it to claim bonus points for LTSSL.

Yes Immigration consider your whole work experience years not just post qualification. They will of course check that you have gained the minimum work experience years post qualification if you are claiming LTSSL bonus points which I think is 3 years.
 

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NZQA does not assess work experience. They only assess qualifications. NZQA don't 'give' you points. All the assessment does is gives you written evidence of the equivalent level your assessed qualification meets according to the NZQF.
So for your MBA they've stated Level 9 so that allows you to declare you can claim 70 points on the EOI.
The fact that you also have a Bachelors degree may be required to claim bonus points associated with LTSSL as anything under or over Leven 7 does not meet the requirements. If not exempt this qualification will also need NZQA assessment to give written evidence it meets the equivalent of Level 7 according to the NZQF......if you are to use it to claim bonus points for LTSSL.

Yes Immigration consider your whole work experience years not just post qualification. They will of course check that you have gained the minimum work experience years post qualification if you are claiming LTSSL bonus points which I think is 3 years.
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im in process of submitting my IQA application to NZQA but i couldn't find the option where i can mention in the application that im applying under Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) occupational group so that i can claim my bonus points. can you please help me in this regard.
 

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If NZQA assesses our qualification only then which authority assesses our professional experience?
 

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If NZQA assesses our qualification only then which authority assesses our professional experience?
Immigration will assess your declared work experience and claimed skills if you get to the point in the application process where you have submitted all your evidence for ITA.
 

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Today i have submitted my application for IQA assessment, please pray for me for a positive outcome.


Best Wishes
 

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Can anyone please check my attached IQA report and guide me on my below detailed points calculation and confirm whether im doing it right or not keeping in view my IQA result.

Age:
20-39 Range
Points=30

Education:
MBA (IT) Level 9, Points=70
BSCS Level 7 (eligible for LTSSL bonus points on the basis of this degree as per IQA)
LTSSL Points=15

Experience:
Total 10 years of IT experience in the Systems and Networks Field started in August 2007 and still working.
Points=50

Total Points=165
 

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Can anyone please check my attached IQA report and guide me on my below detailed points calculation and confirm whether im doing it right or not keeping in view my IQA result.

Age:
20-39 Range
Points=30

Education:
MBA (IT) Level 9, Points=70
BSCS Level 7 (eligible for LTSSL bonus points on the basis of this degree as per IQA)
LTSSL Points=15

Experience:
Total 10 years of IT experience in the Systems and Networks Field started in August 2007 and still working.
Points=50

Total Points=165
Seems right to me. I've even plugged your answers in to the Immigration NZ points indicator and come up with the same result.
Seems you have sufficient points for the EOI to be selected.

Hope you are aware though........If you don't have an NZ job offer, OR don't have any NZ work experience, OR don't have any NZ study experience you will not be approved for RV via SMC straight away. Assuming all goes well with your application you should get a Job Search Visa that will allow you to come to NZ and find a job. Once you have a written offer you can work in that job and you can send the letter to Immigration who will check and assuming they are satisfied will update your RV application to approved.
 

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Seems right to me. I've even plugged your answers in to the Immigration NZ points indicator and come up with the same result.
Seems you have sufficient points for the EOI to be selected.

Hope you are aware though........If you don't have an NZ job offer, OR don't have any NZ work experience, OR don't have any NZ study experience you will not be approved for RV via SMC straight away. Assuming all goes well with your application you should get a Job Search Visa that will allow you to come to NZ and find a job. Once you have a written offer you can work in that job and you can send the letter to Immigration who will check and assuming they are satisfied will update your RV application to approved.
Thanks Dear escapedtonz, can you please confirm when do we have to pay visa fees which is $2500 during our application process.
 

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Thanks Dear escapedtonz, can you please confirm when do we have to pay visa fees which is $2500 during our application process.
EOI fees are paid with EOI submission.
Formal visa fees are paid when you submit all your evidence after ITA. Immigration will charge the fees prior to visa processing.
Final levy fees are paid at the end if visa approved when you send in passports.
 

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EOI fees are paid with EOI submission.
Formal visa fees are paid when you submit all your evidence after ITA. Immigration will charge the fees prior to visa processing.
Final levy fees are paid at the end if visa approved when you send in passports.
will they refund the visa fees if visa not approved due to any reason.
 

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will they refund the visa fees if visa not approved due to any reason.
Absolutely not. There are no refunds. Payment is taken for visa processing whether that takes them 5 minutes or 6 months and it is your responsibility to make sure everything is in order to get your application over the line. If your visa is declined for whatever reason you lose the fees.
 

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Absolutely not. There are no refunds. Payment is taken for visa processing whether that takes them 5 minutes or 6 months and it is your responsibility to make sure everything is in order to get your application over the line. If your visa is declined for whatever reason you lose the fees.
sounds really scary for loosing of $3000 :scared:
 

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I have been rejected a USA visit visa last year, now i have applied my INZ EOI with 165 points but the thing i am concerned about that i have answered “NO” for the question:


“B12. Have you ever been refused entry to any country, including New Zealand?”


i answered it No because i thought there is difference between visa refusal and entry refusal. now i need your opinion that i really made a mess with my EOI or not, and should I state my USA visa refusal in ITA if i receive it.
 

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I have been rejected a USA visit visa last year, now i have applied my INZ EOI with 165 points but the thing i am concerned about that i have answered “NO” for the question:


“B12. Have you ever been refused entry to any country, including New Zealand?”


i answered it No because i thought there is difference between visa refusal and entry refusal. now i need your opinion that i really made a mess with my EOI or not, and should I state my USA visa refusal in ITA if i receive it.
I would agree with how you have answered. You have a concrete and legitimate reason for answering like you did if Immigration should question it during processing if of course you get that far.
I wouldn't declare it during ITA submission unless there is a specific question on the application that asks if you have been refused a visa for any other country.

Each application form does have an associated guidance document which gives additional info for each question. Maybe that document expands on the question further ?
 

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I would agree with how you have answered. You have a concrete and legitimate reason for answering like you did if Immigration should question it during processing if of course you get that far.
I wouldn't declare it during ITA submission unless there is a specific question on the application that asks if you have been refused a visa for any other country.

Each application form does have an associated guidance document which gives additional info for each question. Maybe that document expands on the question further ?
Thanks escapedtonz, i answered it NO but wrote about my situation in the comment box hope they will be satisfied. Moreover, i checked the status of my EOI today and it shows as Selected but i havent received any email about this from INZ, is this normal?
 

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Thanks escapedtonz, i answered it NO but wrote about my situation in the comment box hope they will be satisfied. Moreover, i checked the status of my EOI today and it shows as Selected but i havent received any email about this from INZ, is this normal?
Yes it is normal.
Update notifications will be via your Immigration account.
 

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Yes it is normal.
Update notifications will be via your Immigration account.
My EOI was selected in yesterday draw and today i have received ITA. Im so confused how come INZ become so fast in reviewing applications that they took only one day in assessing my application and sent me an ITA. I think they didnt check it thoroughly and sent me an invitation just to get the application fees and if later something wrong will happen they are gonna simply reject my application and i will loose all my money.
 

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My EOI was selected in yesterday draw and today i have received ITA. Im so confused how come INZ become so fast in reviewing applications that they took only one day in assessing my application and sent me an ITA. I think they didnt check it thoroughly and sent me an invitation just to get the application fees and if later something wrong will happen they are gonna simply reject my application and i will loose all my money.
Your EOI would have been automatically selected since it had 160 or more points. Preliminary Checking then takes place and it isn't rocket science whether or not an EOI looks reasonable or not. Doesn't take 5 minutes to check whether your qualification needs assessment or not etc etc. At this stage Immigration only check you tick all the mandatory basic criteria boxes.
Your EOI may have been top of the pile. There will be around 650 selections made each fortnight and don't think for one moment that it was rushed through just to get the application fees. That is not how they work.
Immigration do everything by the letter. They have a strict code of conduct and follow a guideline operations manual. They are an NZ government organization not a group of cowboys nor corrupt like some government organisations around the world.
If you have received ITA then you now have 4 months to submit all of your evidence, police reports, medicals etc. You now have to prove that you can claim the points you have claimed on the EOI. If something is wrong, it can only be your mistake.

The only error spotted at EOI selection/Preliminary Checking stage is when a person submits EOI with a qualification that needs assessment and that has not been assessed by NZQA.
This is where you'll see your Immigration account state "EOI selected" but then you'll receive notification that you are claiming points for a non-recognised / non-exempt qualification so all points associated with the qualification and LTSSL bonus points removed and EOI either placed back in the pool (if recalculated points 100 or >) or removed from the pool as not eligible to apply (if recalculated points <100).
 

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Dear escapedtonz,

Im in middle of gathering all my documents for ITA submission and need some guidance regarding following queries:

Do I need to send original police certificate or the certified copy?

I haven’t received the hard copy of my IQA report yet, what should I do in this case? Wait for the IQA report or send the print of the digital report?

HR department of our organization do not issue experience letter, so if I get one from my manager, will it work?

can I pay my fees using some other means than using credit card?
 
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