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Offline mandyh

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Work Permit - Medical Cover
« on: April 24, 2008, 02:56:44 am »
I know this question has been discussed before but I don't seem to find it anyone.  Someone please help with the necessary link. Thanks

I've just got a work permit.  Will I be covered for anything medical?

Offline Anchen

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Re: Work Permit - Medical Cover
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2008, 04:14:49 am »
If your Work permit is for longer than 2 years you have the same health privies as residents and citizens. See here for more info on what is included.

If it is for 2 years or shorter then you don't qualify and you can't even get private NZ medical insurance. You have to get international health insurance.



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Offline Dedre

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Re: Work Permit - Medical Cover
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2008, 04:25:16 am »
Thanks for the advice!!!



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Re: Work Permit - Medical Cover
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2008, 04:34:19 am »
When I applied for my work permit I put on the form "on going" and so did my employer.  For some reason the WP has come back with only one year for the permit.  Any ideas why that would be?

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Re: Work Permit - Medical Cover
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 08:14:35 am »
When I applied for my work permit I put on the form "on going" and so did my employer.  For some reason the WP has come back with only one year for the permit.  Any ideas why that would be?


On your application forms there is a "date you want the permit valid for". We were told to put a date 3 years from starting date.
Applied for work permit 14/04/2008
EOI submitted 20/04/2008
EOI selected 23/04/2008
ITA received 05/05/2008
Work permit approved 27/05/2008
Arrived in NZ 31/05/2008
PR received 01/10/2008

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Re: Work Permit - Medical Cover
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2008, 08:31:35 am »
Mandy I wouldn't stress about it, just have it extended if you don't have PR by then