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Hi all,

I've just been offered a job and the start date is in 3 weeks' time. The position is a full-time permanent one, but I was wondering whether I can state my intended length of stay to be less than 12 months.

The reason that I am thinking of doing this is to avoid the 10+ days of waiting for the police certificate from Singapore, and the full medical exam. I already had my chest X-ray done.

My eventual goal is to submit my EOI as soon as I get the temp work visa, so I have genuine intentions of staying in New Zealand.

I wonder if anyone can offer some advice? I've given Immigration a call this afternoon but didn't get a clear answer.

Thanks!
 

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Even with a job offer, I'd be amazed if the visa came through in 3 weeks. But I think you're right about the approach - look at the 'work to residence' category Work to Residence
Thank you. Can I ask about your experience with visa applications (processing times etc)? The Wellington branch that I'm dealing with is not known for swift processing :(
 
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