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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #60 on: May 22, 2018, 12:00:52 pm »
So got reply from New Zealand immigration...

From SA immigration a foreigner will probably just get no reply.  They only get denied when they land here.
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #61 on: May 22, 2018, 12:21:24 pm »
So got reply from New Zealand immigration...

From SA immigration a foreigner will probably just get no reply.  They only get denied when they land here.

True this.

Submitted my visa last week Wednesday, got a mail to say i must to show i have my passport. I only went Friday as i was out the country until then.

Get an email 24h working hours later with additional queries....first world services, I can get use to this.
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #62 on: May 22, 2018, 12:37:21 pm »
Is it legal to go for job interviews while on a tourist visit visa?

I am asking because I seem to recall on some of these "Border Security" programs they are very strict on this. If they even get the slightest sniff that you are there to work (or even look for work, hence the interviews) they stop you right in your tracks and cancel your visa, then you are pretty much screwed......

Is this not an issue with NZ Immigration?


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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #63 on: May 22, 2018, 01:00:26 pm »
Is it legal to go for job interviews while on a tourist visit visa?

I am asking because I seem to recall on some of these "Border Security" programs they are very strict on this. If they even get the slightest sniff that you are there to work (or even look for work, hence the interviews) they stop you right in your tracks and cancel your visa, then you are pretty much screwed......

Is this not an issue with NZ Immigration?

Nope you are allowed to look for work BUT are not allowed to actually work until you have a work visa.As long as you remain true and inform them your main reason for visiting is visiting, which in my case it is as I haven't seen my friends in years you can proceed.

here is the extract from INZ - https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/already-have-a-visa/my-situation-has-changed/visit/can-i-come-to-nz-as-a-visitor-to-look-for-a-job
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #65 on: May 22, 2018, 02:20:19 pm »
Is it legal to go for job interviews while on a tourist visit visa?

I am asking because I seem to recall on some of these "Border Security" programs they are very strict on this. If they even get the slightest sniff that you are there to work (or even look for work, hence the interviews) they stop you right in your tracks and cancel your visa, then you are pretty much screwed......

Is this not an issue with NZ Immigration?

I remember seeing this a year ago - so no, wouldn't be illegal, LOL.

https://metro.co.uk/2017/03/02/new-zealand-are-offering-to-pay-for-you-to-visit-if-you-agree-to-having-a-job-interview-while-youre-there-6483334/
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #66 on: May 22, 2018, 02:46:31 pm »
Nope you are allowed to look for work BUT are not allowed to actually work until you have a work visa.As long as you remain true and inform them your main reason for visiting is visiting, which in my case it is as I haven't seen my friends in years you can proceed.

here is the extract from INZ - https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/already-have-a-visa/my-situation-has-changed/visit/can-i-come-to-nz-as-a-visitor-to-look-for-a-job


You are visiting friends who are trying to convince you to move to NZ.

You are visiting NZ to see what it is like and if you would want to stay in NZ.

You may call it a job interview or you may call it a meeting with like minded people to understand working in NZ.

Different views for doing the same thing.
 
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #67 on: May 22, 2018, 09:23:28 pm »
Second to that my main reason remains a visit...bit of a Lord of the Ring fan (the books, movies was okish) but still keen to visit so come june ill become a hobbit....Dwerg I will bring some soil back from your motherland  :imaposer:


The town of Matamata is close to the LOR external sets. Some call it Hobbiton :thumleft:

Some google piekkies.

https://www.google.com/search?q=matamata+new+zealand&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjDgeiShprbAhVJFpQKHW-ICnUQ_AUICygC&biw=1536&bih=752&dpr=1.25
Gewoontlik n@@i ek reguit aan op fyndraai.

 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #68 on: May 22, 2018, 09:47:49 pm »
Second to that my main reason remains a visit...bit of a Lord of the Ring fan (the books, movies was okish) but still keen to visit so come june ill become a hobbit....Dwerg I will bring some soil back from your motherland  :imaposer:


The town of Matamata is close to the LOR external sets. Some call it Hobbiton :thumleft:

Some google piekkies.

https://www.google.com/search?q=matamata+new+zealand&client=firefox-b&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjDgeiShprbAhVJFpQKHW-ICnUQ_AUICygC&biw=1536&bih=752&dpr=1.25

That looks awesome....maybe stay a night in one of the hobbit houses...will have to see costs.  O0
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #69 on: May 22, 2018, 10:05:45 pm »
That looks awesome....maybe stay a night in one of the hobbit houses...will have to see costs.  O0

Or rent a stripshow on wheels a.k.a jucy.....https://www.jucy.co.nz/our-vehicles/camper-vans/jucy-condo/

Drive down from Auck and spend time in Hobbitvile and around. All over NZ there is free overnight spots. But only if you have a self contained and certified camper. :thumleft:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #70 on: May 24, 2018, 12:10:08 pm »
Visa approved!  (and all in 1  week)

3month multi entry visitor visa mailed and linked electronically to my passport  :biggrin:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #71 on: May 24, 2018, 12:47:08 pm »
Congrats :thumleft:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #72 on: May 24, 2018, 02:19:34 pm »
Now go slay them with your can-do attitude and Saffa work ethic that will put them all to shame!  :thumleft:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #73 on: May 31, 2018, 05:43:51 am »
Automatic emailed received by a friend of mine in NZ..their power was out for a few hours earlier the week.

You think Eskom would do that  :imaposer:

 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #74 on: June 07, 2018, 08:44:12 am »
So update of the week:

1 week before I fly. I am still cool as an ice block in winter but the wife is starting to have her itches....she hates flying and hates it even when I fly. In the past the longest I have been out of communication was 10hours with my flights to Senegal and ivory coast. Flight to NZ in total is about 16-17hours.

Other then that NZQA came back and on pre-assessment gave my one qualification a level 6, diploma level in NZ  :thumleft: - 40 points confirmed.

And i have another confirmed meet and greet.
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #75 on: June 09, 2018, 11:00:11 am »
So update of the week:

1 week before I fly. I am still cool as an ice block in winter but the wife is starting to have her itches....she hates flying and hates it even when I fly. In the past the longest I have been out of communication was 10hours with my flights to Senegal and ivory coast. Flight to NZ in total is about 16-17hours.

Other then that NZQA came back and on pre-assessment gave my one qualification a level 6, diploma level in NZ  :thumleft: - 40 points confirmed.

And i have another confirmed meet and greet.

Awesome!  :thumleft:
Which Airline and route are you flying?

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #76 on: June 11, 2018, 08:35:09 am »
So update of the week:

1 week before I fly. I am still cool as an ice block in winter but the wife is starting to have her itches....she hates flying and hates it even when I fly. In the past the longest I have been out of communication was 10hours with my flights to Senegal and ivory coast. Flight to NZ in total is about 16-17hours.

Other then that NZQA came back and on pre-assessment gave my one qualification a level 6, diploma level in NZ  :thumleft: - 40 points confirmed.

And i have another confirmed meet and greet.

Awesome!  :thumleft:
Which Airline and route are you flying?

Qantas - JHB - SYNDEY with 1 hour layover and then to Auckland.

and had another call this morning with an agent - one more meet and greet confirmed  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #77 on: June 11, 2018, 09:07:57 am »
So update of the week:

1 week before I fly. I am still cool as an ice block in winter but the wife is starting to have her itches....she hates flying and hates it even when I fly. In the past the longest I have been out of communication was 10hours with my flights to Senegal and ivory coast. Flight to NZ in total is about 16-17hours.

Other then that NZQA came back and on pre-assessment gave my one qualification a level 6, diploma level in NZ  :thumleft: - 40 points confirmed.

And i have another confirmed meet and greet.

Awesome!  :thumleft:
Which Airline and route are you flying?

Qantas - JHB - SYNDEY with 1 hour layover and then to Auckland.

and had another call this morning with an agent - one more meet and greet confirmed  :thumleft:

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #78 on: June 11, 2018, 10:44:34 am »
Flew Qantas direct JHB to Sydney. was pretty cool, flew over the southern ocean.

Good luck!
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #79 on: June 17, 2018, 11:04:09 pm »
Auckland beaches!

Jetlag not to bad as I changed my sleeping patterns during the flight and the flight to sydney was only 2hours longer then my flight to Senegal.
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