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Offline KarenD

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This time next week...
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:57:13 am »
Its the final countdown!!

This time next week, I will be somewhere over the Indian Ocean, heading for Auckland, via Sydney.
I am excited, nervous, and stressing (badly) about all the things that need to get done in the next week!
Its good to know that so many of you have 'been there, done that' - and survived to tell the tale!

Looking forward to the adventure that awaits  :)

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

Offline Chan in Wellington

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Re: This time next week...
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 02:00:04 am »
The final few days are super stressful, but once you sit your bum down on that plane, the relief is unreal. Happy travels.
'The only difference between a rut and a grave, is the depth'.

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Re: This time next week...
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 02:00:04 am »

Offline MichelleL

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Re: This time next week...
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 06:18:06 am »
Good luck, and enjoy the adventure!!  ;)

Offline Goldie&3Bears

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Re: This time next week...
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 07:21:38 am »
Karen, i can just imagine you must be shaking in your boots LOL of excitement and fear at the same time. Good luck with all the final arrangements and when you do get on that plane try to relax and enjoy the ride!

Are you flying with your sis and kiddies?
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 Darter

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Re: This time next week...
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 09:24:41 am »
Sho thats pretty soon, good luck!

|Ps, i hope that FX company worked out for you.

Offline KarenD

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Re: This time next week...
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 12:15:47 am »
Thanks everyone!

@Goldie, my sis is travelling over with the kiddies at the end of the month (2 weeks later). I need to find us a place to stay, car, day care, etc  :-\   That's another story!! At least I have some time before starting my job.  :)

@Darter, the fx company is great! I got comparative quotes, and they offer really competitive rates and service. I will be using them! :)



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

Offline Goldie&3Bears

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Re: This time next week...
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 11:19:37 am »
Karen how are things going for you?! You settled in?
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!

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Re: This time next week...
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 11:19:37 am »

Offline Zedd

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Re: This time next week...
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2013, 07:20:46 pm »
Hi Karen,

I searched the forum for FX company but got no hits.  Could you please share the company that you got quotes from?

Thanks
18 March 2013 - EOI submitted
3 April 2013 - EOI selected
10 May 2013 - ITA issued
23 July 2013 - ITA submitted
18 Sep 2014 - Resident visas approved
28 Feb 2015 - The chicken has landed!