- Aug 8, 2017
Yeah, thats what I thought as well. 2 - 3 months would seem reasonable.^^^ is permanent residence I referred to above. Skilled migrant is the category of permanent residence.
No, your timeline is wrong.
1) Move ready
2) apply for jobs, get offer
3) Apply for work permit, get permit (2-6 weeks), get on plane, start working
4) Submit EOI for PR visa.
5) Invited to apply for PR - week or two I believe if you have enough points
6) Apply for PR
7) Get PR - 6 months or so
I have put my house on the market already - no job offer yet. I will fly over by myself if step 3 happens before house is sold - my wife will stay behind to finalise things. She will supervise packing of container in that case. If the house is sold before the job offers happen, then we'll pack everything into a container, ask the shipping company to store it for us until we know when/where we're going, and go and stay with family until we're ready to go.
It's very doubtful that you will get a job offer that is prepared to wait for the PR to come through. That's why you go work permit first - much quicker process. Skilled work permits are valid for 2-3 years and renewable.
It's unlikely that I will resign from my current job until I am assured that the work permit will be granted - so yeah 3 months or so in that case.
Bear in mind, depending on your skill level, jobs, luck of the draw, you may need to go to NZ for interviews/job hunting etc. At this point I'm hoping to land a job with just skype/video calls.
I'm also hoping to land a job through remote interviews, but will probably go over around May if I haven't landed something by then, as I will probably only start applying end of March.