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Offline jafa77

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2 years and counting...
« on: January 13, 2009, 10:56:57 pm »
hello all

havent been on here much for the last month cause I was in Thailand/Vietnam etc. Cant tell you how wonderful it is to be back in NZ again. I love travelling but coming home is even better.

I have been in NZ over 2 years now and my 2 year PR anniversary happens on 8 February. That means I can apply for the Indefinite Returning residents visa, and makes my PR absolutely indefinite (meaning I can leave NZ for 20 years and still return and have my PR). 3 more years until citizenship and passport. I look forward to the day when I arrive at OR Tambo for a family visit and stand in the foreign passports queue with a Kiwi passport!

anyway, hope all your applications are going ok and that the recession doesnt impact too much. I think the next few months might be rough but then it will pick up. Still hoping property prices fall more in 2009 so I can maybe afford to buy a nice flat or small house sometime.....

Ka kite ano.
Brad

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 11:46:12 pm »
Kai Ora, Brad!
Congrats on your upcoming 2 year PR anniversary  :clap: :clap:

Ours pasted by in Sept.  Although I am celebrating with you, on 7th Feb, as that is when I arrived in NZ 2 years ago.
One final step to go with the Indefinite PR is obtaining an Indefinite Returning Residence Visa.  For this we have to complete an NZIS 1004 and a form for IRD to complete, this is because our Returning Residence Visas have expired.  If we had applied before the full two year term was up we wouldn't have had to apply for an IRRV it would automatically have been issued.  :'(
All good though!  :clap:

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Offline Etresia

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009, 12:29:03 am »
Congrats!  :)

Offline Nolan

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009, 12:51:50 am »
Well Done Brad :clap:

When we gonna meet up for a beer?

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2009, 02:16:59 am »
Well done Brad

Just getting my "approved in principle" was a huge relief so I can image how you must be feeling right now.

Offline Alta van zyl

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2009, 05:29:51 am »
Congrats Brad  :clap:   

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2009, 06:04:59 am »
Congrats Brad :clap:

I've looked at some of your pic's. Looks lovely there O0


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Offline M and G

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2009, 06:42:27 am »
 :clap:  :clap:  :clap: Congrats Brad  :clap:  :clap:  :clap:



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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2009, 06:43:39 am »
Sweet as!!! :clap:

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2009, 07:30:31 am »
 :clap: Congrats Brad!
EOI selected - 21 May 2008
ITA received - 1 July 2008
ITA lodged - 14 July 2008
PR approved in principle 04 May 2009
Received passports with stickers - 03 June 2009

Offline ANTONK

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2009, 02:36:26 pm »
Congrats Brad  :clap:

Offline dance

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2009, 06:38:09 pm »
 :clap: Sjoe! so many goals to reach. It keeps us going though. we stil have a year to go before we can celebrate along with you. Count down to the next goal now Passport :smitten:
When life throws you a lemon - make lemonade!

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Offline Bevmac

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Re: 2 years and counting...
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2009, 10:13:43 pm »
 :clap: :clap: Congrats Brad!   :clap: :clap:

I'll be celebrating when i climb on a plane to leave SA, and then when i land in NZ and again when hubby gets a job and so it goes!!  :D  ;D ;D ;D