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Offline Nolan

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Immigration Advice
« on: October 09, 2009, 10:05:35 pm »
Guys, I hate to do this but I have deleted some posts which could be seen as immigration advice. The IAA is giving folks running websites lots of uphill and I don't want anything to happen to the site that would cause it to be shut down.

One lady has already been warned about chatting about her own immigration process on her blog HERE
and the Move2NZ guys have had an official warning / complaint issued against them with has forced them to close down their invaluable Migrant Support Centre in Christchurch as well as cancel their information seminars to the UK (which has always been run with NZIS doing the immigration talk and them doing the settlement talk). The fate of their website still hangs in the balance at this stage. HERE

Feel free to post your progress but please don't ask or answer any questions regarding your application process.

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2009, 06:25:11 am »
got it!  :)

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2009, 08:51:52 am »
sorry

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2009, 08:41:04 am »
Ja Baas   ;D ;D  Sorry Baas.  8) 8)

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2010, 10:11:41 pm »
Guys, I have been deleting too many posts again lately that are asking or giving immigration advice. Every time somebody posts immigration advice they put the whole site at risk of being closed down and myself being prosecuted, which in turn jeopardises my own PR status when I have to apply for an IRRV or citizenship and there is no way in hell I am gonna let anybody do that.

I don't want to or have the energy to start the new year off with a fight, so I have decided to implement a warning system, two strikes and your out.

If you are unsure of whether the answer you are about to add or the question you are about to ask is immigration advice, then rather run it past me first via PM.

A general guideline you can use is : am I asking or answering a question that has anything to do with the blue stickers in my passport? If the answer is yes, then please don't ask or answer the question because it is illegal for you to do so in NZ.

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2010, 10:22:20 am »
Got it, sorry of I was guilty .......... if I may ask, if a new member to the forum ask something about going over cowboy and you tell them to do their EOI, is that regarded as advice......... I guess so because then you talk about your blue stickers? Am I right?  :confused:


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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2010, 10:57:47 am »
Frodo/Maya, yes that is unfortunately immigration advice as you are advising them about which route is best for them to get their blue stickers in their passport, ie, telling them that in their case it is better to go for PR as opposed to WP.

Information given in general is okay, eg., the articles on what routes are available that I have added to the MyMove section, it becomes advice the minute it becomes "tailored" to a person, ie., an answer to a question or by saying "if you had xyz, you would do abc".

This new law is very vague and frankly stupid and unworkable when it comes to sites like ours, but until somebody with the money can stand up and fight for our freedom of speech. As the webmaster I hang a noose around my neck every time somebody posts immigration advice here, that is why I prefer us to just stay off the topic altogether.  :-\

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2010, 04:20:58 pm »
Thanks Nolan.

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2010, 07:06:39 pm »
Hi Nolan,

I agree that hosting this site can put you at great risk. 
I will scrutinise my posts from now on and run it by you if I'm unsure.

Thanks for still keeping it up and running!
Auckland NZ, Howick

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2010, 11:29:14 am »
Thanks guys I appreciate it O0

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2010, 09:53:05 pm »
Hi Nolan,
I promise that if we cause you to land in jail, :oops: we will bring you beer and biltong.  :party: :crazy2:

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2010, 08:16:27 pm »
and bail money  :confused:

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2010, 08:19:00 pm »
Nope, sorry can't help you there. ::) but you can sell your butt in jail for bail money  :tongue:

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2010, 08:29:28 pm »
:-X

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Re: Immigration Advice
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2011, 09:24:55 pm »
just bumping this up to remind the new guys