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Offline silvrav

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #220 on: September 24, 2018, 06:24:44 am »
I have a job interview in Wellington next week Tuesday. Maybe I will be your first new tenant. :imaposer:

Or first braai partner  :pot: good luck with the interview  :thumleft:
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Remember I want a house with a sea view and a braai room.

 :deal: I cant get you an office in that fitout...luckily i dont deal in residential....to many house wifes and their issues  :imaposer:

So start another week and another week of waiting....  :o ??? ::) :P
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #221 on: September 25, 2018, 08:15:14 am »
what work do you guys do @w@nted @landieman

I am a chemical/process engineer, currently working at Sasol.

We had to leave the two kids with grandma for the weekend, as we had a wedding to attend. Our initial plan was to visit NZ early next year,but we might need to move it a bit, as the youngest daughter (5 months) was quite a hand full this weekend. I will feel a bit more comfortable leaving the kids at grandma when the youngest one is about a year old, as it will have to be for about two weeks.
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #222 on: September 25, 2018, 11:23:27 am »
struggling with the online visa process,so off to VFS tomorrow after my Met exa
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« Reply #223 on: September 25, 2018, 11:24:49 am »
struggling with the online visa process,so off to VFS tomorrow after my Met exa

Happy to help if you want  :thumleft: did my visitors visa by myself in May
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #224 on: September 25, 2018, 11:53:23 am »
@silvrav, How helpful are the NZ Migration agents? I see they are offering a free evaluation/information session during October. Is it worth it to book a session with them for more information?
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #225 on: September 25, 2018, 11:56:03 am »
@silvrav, How helpful are the NZ Migration agents? I see they are offering a free evaluation/information session during October. Is it worth it to book a session with them for more information?

The INZ agents themselves (you can phone them almost any time) is very very helpful.

The license immigration companies can be a 2 fold...some are good, some promises you the moon and stars to get your money only to tell you oh sorry, INZ declined your visa. Try to get references on them from people who have used them (and not people that they said used them) and confirm with INZ that their license number is correct and up to date.
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #226 on: September 26, 2018, 04:39:03 am »
struggling with the online visa process,so off to VFS tomorrow after my Met exa

Happy to help if you want  :thumleft: did my visitors visa by myself in May
for some reason the verification emails for Realme didn't want to verify my account,so my wife got an account sorted on the first try :thumleft: visa application in process  ;D
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #227 on: September 28, 2018, 06:51:39 am »
how long should i expect to wait to hand in my in my passport for verification?as departure date is drawing close
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« Reply #228 on: September 28, 2018, 08:55:45 am »
how long should i expect to wait to hand in my in my passport for verification?as departure date is drawing close

Book it as soon a you get your reply email once you submitted your application. appointments can take up to a week with another 2-3week wait for the actual visa.

Dont wait, book asap
 

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« Reply #229 on: September 28, 2018, 11:17:26 am »
thanks,luckily the tickets are flexi dates so if there are any delays it won't be a massive problem
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #230 on: October 01, 2018, 08:25:26 am »
No news yet on work visa  :-[ But we have faith it will come through and have decided to press on.

This weekend was spend sorting the garage out, throwing out things not being taken with, donating some stuff to our domestic and gardeners and put some more stuff up for sale.

I am not a sentimental man, but some stuff was hard to chuck out, and I could see my wife even having a hard time as well...mostly cause she says, hey we can sell this for R10  :lol8: I rather donate things at that price then sell

And so we wait another week...
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #231 on: October 02, 2018, 01:24:46 pm »
Good luck and we hold thumbs.

I am also hopefully flying out next week to visit Kiwi country and meet some people. Just waiting for the visa.
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #232 on: October 02, 2018, 01:59:17 pm »
Good luck and we hold thumbs.

I am also hopefully flying out next week to visit Kiwi country and meet some people. Just waiting for the visa.
Heel verbaas om te lees NZ oes so 396 000 ton druiwe. Baie meer as wat ek gedink het. Met al die reen daar sou ek eerder n dons skimmel gif agent wou wees!! :deal: ;) :lol8:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #233 on: October 02, 2018, 07:50:43 pm »
 :imaposer: Waar nę! Self al gewonder…
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #234 on: October 03, 2018, 12:19:16 am »
Good luck and we hold thumbs.

I am also hopefully flying out next week to visit Kiwi country and meet some people. Just waiting for the visa.
Heel verbaas om te lees NZ oes so 396 000 ton druiwe. Baie meer as wat ek gedink het. Moet al die reen daar sou ek eerder n dons skimmel gif agent wou wees!! :deal: ;) :lol8:

Chris, as ek weer by Masterton kom sal ek jou kiekies neem van die druiwe. Ook van die sagtevrugte noord oos van ons by Hawksbay :thumleft:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country..... (NZ offer received!)
« Reply #235 on: October 03, 2018, 06:09:32 am »
visa appointment on friday :) can i take my powertools with?
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« Reply #236 on: October 03, 2018, 06:52:20 am »
visa appointment on friday :) can i take my powertools with?

Visitor visa? and if so why you want to take tools with? Is your plan to stay if you find work?
 

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« Reply #237 on: October 03, 2018, 09:26:43 am »
visitor visa yes,found out that our family will be growing by two legs,so residency is the eventual goal
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« Reply #238 on: October 03, 2018, 10:40:18 am »
visitor visa yes,found out that our family will be growing by two legs,so residency is the eventual goal

congrats  :thumleft: :thumleft:

Whats the purpose of the tools? this is what immigration at the gate will ask . Remember you allowed to look for work on visitor visa (declare it though) but it shouldnt be your main focus, and you are not allowed to work while on visitor visa
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« Reply #239 on: October 04, 2018, 06:30:11 am »
sorry,lots of shit bouncing around in my kop.can i take my powertools with for when the container goes over with all our worldly possessions goes over,as replacing them would cost a pretty penny.have been instructed the Boney WILL be going with too ;D
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