Hi Valooran,Hi All,
I am planning to move to New Zealand. Kindly help me about the steps involved in the immigration process.
Myself, Network Engineer with Masters in IT, with 11 years of experience, and wife is Diploma in Nursing with 7 years of experience.
HI Mr. Ravi,Hi Valooran,
First of all you must check the eligibility since I could observe a few points as below:
- Masters in IT (Level 9), is not always capable of allowing for an occupation requiring Level 7. If you have another Level 7 qualification (graduate degree), it might help better. In my case I had level 7 and level 9, and so I had to apply on the basis of level 7 only; after being rejected on Level 9 saying it is over-qualified, at EOI phase.
- Have a look at Computer Network & Systems Engineer. I assumed your occupation is Computer Network and Systems Engineer (263111) or Network Administrator (263112). Both occupations are in Long Term Skills Shortage List, so you may go for the one which is closest match to yours.
- In your wife's case, I guess it seems quite fine, but just make sure you go with the desired specialization because Registered Nurse have like almost 12 variants in different fields in health services.
- Verify your achievable points here in the Points Indicator. If you get 140+ points, I would recommend you to start the process as soon as possible. If you don't feel enough qualified from the points indicator, try the other way around by considering your wife as applicant.
Finally if you decide to go for it, start with preparing your educational documents. The most painful part is to get Transcript from your colleges and official syllabus copies from university you studied. Visit NZ Qualifications Authority for more information.
Glad to help you, Valooran!HI Mr. Ravi,
Thsnk for your valuable feedback. have some more doubts.
Can you clarify the level 7 job.
my skill area is Computer Network and Systems Engineer (263111)
Eduational documents - do we need to send the original Degree Certificate or Notary Certified copy will do?