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Offline van Graan

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Cost for VISA
« on: February 21, 2008, 01:43:03 pm »
Hi there,

I'm a new member ... We have tentative decided to apply for a skilled migration to NZ.  Can anyone give me a breakdown of the cost implications for a family of 4.....I've been reading the NZ website, but I require a more comprehensive more realistic over view of the cost.  I afraid of hidden cost that they do not mention.

If anyone would be so kind as to break it down for us it will be appreciated.

Thanks
van Graan

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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 10:40:20 pm »
Hi van Graan and welcome to the site.  Im sure you can find most of what you need to know in the My Move section of this site. These were our costs for 2 adults:

Change passport to married surname                 165.00
Unabridged Birth Certificate X2                 100.00
Police Clearance X2                                    118.00
Submit Expression of Interest $300               1460.76
Courier fees for Police Clearance                 360.00
Copy of HDE                                                 220.00
X-rays X2                                                                 440.00
Blood tests X2                                                     1347.40
Medicals   X2                                                 660.00
Visa (after ITA) (£520)                                7343.25
Courier fees for ITA Package                                 348.00
Migrant Levy ($300)    X2                               3102.50
Trip to Cape Town for settlement interviews       3000.00
Courier fees for Passports                                 258.00
      Total   18922.91

Those were all our fees, including the courier fees.  Although we did not have to do NZQA, which many people seem to have to do nowadays.

Good luck!

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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2008, 10:40:20 pm »

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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008, 11:06:38 pm »
Howzit van Graan, welcome to the family :clap:

Our whole application process also cost around R20 000. We did our application ourselves. In the MyMove section I have added our costs.

This was just to get PR and does not include the actual move and settling costs.

:gl: and keep us posted

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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008, 07:50:07 am »
EOI  done on 14 Feb cost 400 NZ $

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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008, 08:39:36 am »
Welcome van Graan! and  :gl:

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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008, 09:58:14 am »
Hi Guys,

A huge thank you for your warm welcomes and wonderful advise... I will definitely keep everyone posted.....

Thanks again....
van Graan

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cost of houses
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2008, 11:46:29 am »
Hi there, can anyone give me an idea what an average 3 bedroom home would cost in Auckland, preferably near the sea. 

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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2008, 04:51:34 pm »
Hi van Graan welcome to the family  :clap: and  :gl:

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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2008, 06:05:41 pm »
EOI done last Sunday cost $400, equivalent to R2497

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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2008, 08:48:47 pm »
Ernest have a look at these sites.

www.harcourt.co.nz
www.trademe.co.nz
www.raywhite.co.nz
www.search4homes.co.nz
www.barfoot.co.nz

Prepare yourself for around 5 to 600 000 for a average 3 bedroom.
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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 12:15:26 pm »
thanx for the info

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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 06:11:18 am »
Hi Van Graan and welcome.

Are you the same van Graan I know? If so PM me so I can send you my contact details here in NZ. I lost your email somewhere in the move. You might need a landing spot when you come over  O0



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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2008, 02:56:58 pm »
Thank you for all the information, I am also new to the Site!! I am feeling a bit  :idiot2: It feels like I dont know where to begin and just looking at everything makes me want to cry. Thank you so much for all the info I am so glad I found this site, I would like to ask if anybody could give me an indication of what I would be paying for my children's visa's. They are 11yrs and 8yrs old.

Thank you Thank you Thank you.
Cathy



Hi van Graan and welcome to the site.  Im sure you can find most of what you need to know in the My Move section of this site. These were our costs for 2 adults:

Change passport to married surname                 165.00
Unabridged Birth Certificate X2                 100.00
Police Clearance X2                                    118.00
Submit Expression of Interest $300               1460.76
Courier fees for Police Clearance                 360.00
Copy of HDE                                                 220.00
X-rays X2                                                                 440.00
Blood tests X2                                                     1347.40
Medicals   X2                                                 660.00
Visa (after ITA) (£520)                                7343.25
Courier fees for ITA Package                                 348.00
Migrant Levy ($300)    X2                               3102.50
Trip to Cape Town for settlement interviews       3000.00
Courier fees for Passports                                 258.00
      Total   18922.91

Those were all our fees, including the courier fees.  Although we did not have to do NZQA, which many people seem to have to do nowadays.

Good luck!


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Re: Cost for VISA
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2008, 03:23:22 pm »
Welcome Cathylee and  :gl: Can't help you off hand, but I'm sure someone who has "done that" will answer you soon! O0

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