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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?
 

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That would be impossible to know - explained below.

It takes a minimum 2 years as a Resident Visa (RV) holder before you even become eligible for Permanent Residency Visa (PRV) assuming you also meet one of the five criteria for PRV.

If you consider a person having been given JSV after August 2017, travelling to NZ quickly, being on that visa in NZ for a few months to get a written job offer, then waiting a while before final conversion to RV.....lets say hypothetically speaking they received the RV in February 2018, then they would not even become eligible to apply for PRV until February 2020.
 

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That would be impossible to know - explained below.

It takes a minimum 2 years as a Resident Visa (RV) holder before you even become eligible for Permanent Residency Visa (PRV) assuming you also meet one of the five criteria for PRV.

If you consider a person having been given JSV after August 2017, travelling to NZ quickly, being on that visa in NZ for a few months to get a written job offer, then waiting a while before final conversion to RV.....lets say hypothetically speaking they received the RV in February 2018, then they would not even become eligible to apply for PRV until February 2020.
What I meant was RV after securing a job using SMC job search visa. PRV was a typo. Sorry for the mistake.
My concern is, has anyone succeeded after 2017 Aug policy changes where JSV holders need to secure a long term job, which matches the salary threshold.
 

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Anyone who got a JSV after 2017 Aug changes and were able to find a job that matches the salary threshold and got RV? Any success stories?
 

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i would be interested too in hearing such success stories.
 

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Anyone whose EOI selected on June27.2018 pool and got ITA????
Not possible to receive ITA so soon after EOI is selected from the pool. Minimum 2 weeks to get through Preliminary Checking - maybe as much as 4 weeks before ITA is issued.
 
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