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Offline Ristic-VanTonder09

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #30 on: March 27, 2013, 10:56:50 am »
we also going to Auckland...thats where my bf parents stay and my cousin  ;D

Here is the link, hope it helps:
http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/worktoresidence/LinkAdministration/ToolboxLinks/AccreditedEmployersList.htm

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Offline minette

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2013, 09:14:22 pm »
Hey there! We'll still be in Auckland in May, so give us a shout when you land, would be great to meet you and to help where we can.
Residency approved: 05/07/13
Work Visa approved: 06/05/13
ITA Received: 6 May 2013
EOI Selected: 03/05/13
EOI Submitted: 01/05/13
Applied for Work Visa: 26/04/13
Medicals: 24/04/13
Job offer: 12/04/13
Landed in Auckland: 05/02/13
House sold: 01/11/11
Decision to move to NZ: 08/12/08

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #31 on: March 27, 2013, 09:14:22 pm »

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2013, 12:32:42 pm »
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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #33 on: March 29, 2013, 12:13:38 am »
@therobsfamily
Are we leaving? No! It definitely isn't our plan. We came to stay, so that is still where our focus lies ;-)

The flight to NZ was my first flight EVER (never even did a domestic flight or light aircraft!) and we had two young kids (2 yrs and 6 yrs) also flying for the first time. Still not quite sure which good fairy was looking after us, but the flights went off without an issue and we didn't even have bad jet-lag!

It will be fine as long as your mindset is right!
Residency approved: 05/07/13
Work Visa approved: 06/05/13
ITA Received: 6 May 2013
EOI Selected: 03/05/13
EOI Submitted: 01/05/13
Applied for Work Visa: 26/04/13
Medicals: 24/04/13
Job offer: 12/04/13
Landed in Auckland: 05/02/13
House sold: 01/11/11
Decision to move to NZ: 08/12/08

Offline Ristic-VanTonder09

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2013, 08:38:39 am »
Just to let everyone know...RESIGNATION done... omw!! People are so supportive here at work...dont want me to go but are all so happy for me  :yippee:

Cant believe how well it went..!! They even offered for me to work in May a bit and pay for the month to help with money... so chuffed!! And they helping me look for work as my company has branch in NZ.... shewie...shows how being an awesome employee pays off I guess...and they told me if things dont work out in NZ i have my job back...  O0 LOL...but thats not an option...things will work out in NZ... POSITIVITY IS KEY!!!  :clap:

NZ HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Offline Goldie&3Bears

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2013, 03:13:59 pm »
OMW Ristic, what a great company you worked for. they are just awesome! And yes, pays to be a hard worker hey!


whoop whoop! ! !
05/03/13 Final decision NZ WILL be our future home!
19/3 Got a 'bite' now to hook it
2/4 DH got the job!
31/7 EWRB registration docs
20/8 Registration approved
28/8 Submit visa app
6/8 Visa APPROVED!
8/8 House sold
16/9 Submit EOI
30/9 ITA received
12/11 Arrive in NZ!

Offline Reinnette Rossouw Streak

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2013, 08:35:01 am »
Wow Ristic, that is so awsome!  Just takes the stress off a bit hey!

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2013, 11:16:56 am »
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Offline Ristic-VanTonder09

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2013, 12:16:26 pm »
@Reinnette It helps a hell of a lot... :)

@therobs that is such great news!!!  :clap: I will be holding thumbs and toes for you!!!!!  :gl:
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Offline Ristic-VanTonder09

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2013, 10:17:10 am »
3 weeks OH MY FLIP!!! Cant believe it...can just about contain myself...!!  :yippee:
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Offline yusuf

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2013, 07:48:57 am »
Ristic...You have 3 weeks, i have 3 days. I am going nuts wondering what I forgot!
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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2013, 01:01:35 pm »
Hey Everyone,

Been a while but just have not had a moment to get to the computer.

I AM IN AUCKLAND!!!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Arrived on Monday and I remember why I fell in love with this place.

As much as the goodbye was the hardest thing I have ever had to do, I dont regret it for one second!!!!  :clap:

wish me luck on the job hunt!!!!  :gl2:
"Change is inevitable; progress is optional."

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2013, 08:04:54 pm »
Goodluck.
2008-04-06 Landed
2008-06-06 WP.
2008-06-17 EOI
2008-07-16  Selected
2008-12-04 Residence application submitted
2009-03-30 Residence + RRV Granted
2009-04-07 Received passports
2014-07-28 Citizenship

Offline KarenD

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2013, 12:15:43 am »
Well done on taking the plunge and good luck with the job hunt!
Job offer received 16-04-2013
Medical completed 25-05-2013
Work Visa Application submitted 06-06-2013
Work Visa granted 20-06-2013
Arrived in New Zealand 23-07-2013
Family arrived 01-08-2013
Started working 12-08-2013

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Re: So close now its scary... !!!
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2013, 08:10:11 am »
Hey Everyone,

Been a while but just have not had a moment to get to the computer.

I AM IN AUCKLAND!!!  :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:

Arrived on Monday and I remember why I fell in love with this place.

As much as the goodbye was the hardest thing I have ever had to do, I dont regret it for one second!!!!  :clap:

wish me luck on the job hunt!!!!  :gl2:

Congrats and good luck!