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 ResidenceHi 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.