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How to emmigrate at 57 yrs old

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How to emmigrate at 57 yrs old

Postby asholina » Wed 4 Nov 2009 16:44 GMT

Hi everyone, Has anyone my age (57) emmigrated to New Zealand? And which visa did you get?

I want to work in Early Years Education and have lots of experience and qualifications.
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Postby zeberdy » Sat 14 Nov 2009 19:09 GMT

Hi there
i am 55 and have just emigrated to NZ. I only got in because my wife is a Nurse and we got in via skill shortage.
My advice ?
don't come here unless you have stacks of cash its really expensive.
chances of getting a job a big fat none.
I am here and I cant even get a interview I would think long and hard before you catch that flight.
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Postby Toonster » Fri 20 Nov 2009 08:17 GMT

Hiya,

I'm afraid that you are too old for the Skilled Migrant's Visa :-(
http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/live/ has the list of the different ways of emigrating to NZ.

If you have money or a business to transfer, then you could consider an investment visa or entrepreneur one:
http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/ ... efault.htm

But otherwise, I'm afraid, it doesn't look like you will be able to get more than a holiday visa :-( There was talk of bringing in a retirement one, but I don't know how long that will take to get off the ground, or if it was only talk for the elections last year...

Sorry!
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Re: 57

Postby Zootalaws » Mon 23 Nov 2009 18:51 GMT

zeberdy wrote:don't come here unless you have stacks of cash its really expensive.
chances of getting a job a big fat none.
I am here and I cant even get a interview I would think long and hard before you catch that flight.


Maybe you should have thought more before you emigrated in the middle of a world-wide recession?

As to it being 'really expensive' - it's all relative. If you want to buy a property in central Auckland or Wellington, think of similar prices in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff or Dublin.

Prices are comparative with other countries that have a large land area and small population.

Not another whinging Pom? I thought we weeded you lot out.
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Postby kiwikorner » Tue 24 Nov 2009 10:30 GMT

Don,t take too much notice of Zeberdy,s comments. I have made several trips out there and find it comparable to UK, in many ways cheaper. Remember we are in the middle of a worldwide recesion.
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