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Offline banna

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gonna die here,need to get out
« on: March 09, 2011, 05:55:54 pm »
Hi there. How do we get out of SA? My husband and I wouldnt qualify on the skilled list but boy oh boy we have the brains to make a success of anything. Recently closed our gift/toy shops(had 3) in SA(due to crime etc etc) and want to come to NZ asap.Could we go to NZ and look for jobs there? my husband is a very qualified car salesman. HELP please.......

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Re: gonna die here,need to get out
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2011, 09:29:08 pm »
:bigwelcome: to the forum guys.

Unfortunately it's not just a case of pack up and move to another country. Your best option at this stage is to see how you guys are able to qualify.

There is a break down of the options HERE, from there you would need dig around Immigration New Zealand's website to see what your best option is.

:gl: and keep us updated

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Re: gonna die here,need to get out
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Re: gonna die here,need to get out
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2011, 09:55:52 pm »
 :welcome: :welcome: Welcome to the forum, and the best of luck in your quest.  :gl: :gl:
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Offline banna

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Re: gonna die here,need to get out
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2011, 04:31:27 am »
 Ok,now my option of starting a business is obviously the best choice, but........WHERE. Reckon we gonna have to come to NZ and see for ourselves. Does anyone maybe have an idea of a car dealership that has a ex SA as an owner??? I know this is a fat chance I am taking but you never know who knows who.

We can rent a campervan from Jucy for 30 days and travel around. reckon we should do this.

If my husband applies for a business visa, can he then own a business and also work for a salary at another company?

The reason why I am hammering on the car salesman job is because he has more than 20 years experience in the industry.

We need to get out of SA for the sake of our two small boys.

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Re: gonna die here,need to get out
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2011, 04:56:20 pm »
Hi Banna
And welcome to the forum
I posted link for you on another thread just moments ago re starting business. Hope it helps.
If you can - I would strongly suggest you go to NZ & do market research.
When the CO vets your BP - knowledge of the NZ market counts for 25% - people there are very approachable
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Re: gonna die here,need to get out
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2011, 05:39:22 pm »
thanx so much