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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 7:15am On May 24
AyodejiAyeni:


Student Visa. I am self-sponsored.
I honestly can’t remember our convo sorry...... could u pls fill me in again as I can’t go back searching the thread.

Cheers
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 12:59pm On May 24
femijck:

I honestly can’t remember our convo sorry...... could u pls fill me in again as I can’t go back searching the thread.

Cheers

My passport is still not ready yet shocked sad angry cry
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 9:24pm On May 24
davodyguy:


My passport is still not ready yet shocked sad angry cry
why is that?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 11:51pm On May 24
femijck:
why is that?
As usual, no booklet.

I left Lagos, went to Abeokuta, paid ₦35,000 instead of ₦17,000 official money, yet still story.

I'm just tired of everything. I believe so much in Nigeria, but with the way are going now, I just might give up.

On Monday, I have to visit Abeokuta again to go beg the director and possibly bribe him so my passport can be printed.

Nigeria is almost finished
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 12:11am On May 25
davodyguy:

As usual, no booklet.

I left Lagos, went to Abeokuta, paid ₦35,000 instead of ₦17,000 official money, yet still story.

I'm just tired of everything. I believe so much in Nigeria, but with the way are going now, I just might give up.

On Monday, I have to visit Abeokuta again to go beg the director and possibly bribe him so my passport can be printed.

Nigeria is almost finished
Naija my country
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by djavu82(m): 10:27am On May 25
femijck:


I usually advise people to ask their question on this thread as that will create more audience and other experience guys here can also give suggestions and advise.

Secondly it will serve as info for others who might need same info. But if it’s very confidential, then send me a PM

Ok noted.

My questions are not directly related to this thread...Anyway,
1. Please in which state or province of NZ do blacks reside or Nigerians
2. Where do u advise as settlement base for any Nigerian
3. What is the average monthly rent for a 2bedroom apartment in dz area.

Thanks
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:50am On May 25
djavu82:




Ok noted.

My questions are not directly related to this thread...Anyway,
1. Please in which state or province of NZ do blacks reside or Nigerians
2. Where do u advise as settlement base for any Nigerian
3. What is the average monthly rent for a 2bedroom apartment in dz area.

Thanks

Auckland is the most populated and probably most expensive city here. But u will definitely meet Africans/ Nigerians if that’s your concern. African community is not so large like Indian, Asian or Pacific Islanders community so you won’t necessarily see Africans daily. But u will definitely see them around. Also there are few African churches around here.


There isn’t a lot of difference between 2 and 3 b/room apartment when it comes to pricing. But averagely I would say $350-$450 weekly for 2 bed while 3 bed could be $500 on average. This doesn’t include bills (power, internet, water etc).

Other cities might come cheaper but I recommend you don’t go to the South Island as I don’t have much knowledge of the African community or jobs availability except you don’t mind working on a farm.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by witgig: 2:02pm On May 28
My 2 cents: Make sure you take your time to gather as many evidence as possible to support your application and try do it yourself. Usually they try to verify the information in your documents. The verification could be in form of interview (phone), please make sure your responses are in tandem with docs submitted earlier.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by witgig: 2:10pm On May 28
davodyguy:

As usual, no booklet.

I left Lagos, went to Abeokuta, paid ₦35,000 instead of ₦17,000 official money, yet still story.

I'm just tired of everything. I believe so much in Nigeria, but with the way are going now, I just might give up.

On Monday, I have to visit Abeokuta again to go beg the director and possibly bribe him so my passport can be printed.

Nigeria is almost finished

Hope you have your passport issue sorted now?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 3:43pm On May 28
witgig:


Hope you have your passport issue sorted now?
Yes, Just returned from Abeokuta about 5mins ago. I've collected it after all the wàhálà.

Today's my son's birthday, so I'm back home to celebrate with him
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 3:46pm On May 28
witgig:
My 2 cents: Make sure you take your time to gather as many evidence as possible to support your application and try do it yourself. Usually they try to verify the information in your documents. The verification could be in form of interview (phone), please make sure your responses are in tandem with docs submitted earlier.
Great contribution.

Would send this to our group.

I'm sending my application on Monday 3rd June, straight away. I'm ready now. The attachments are too detailed.

From marriage certificate to my academic and professional qualifications. Also attached my landed properties, car documents, stock and shares with Treasury bill etc just to prove I have no intention of staying one day beyond 14th September to come back to my office
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by djavu82(m): 10:19pm On May 28
Thank u for this info...

I sincerely appreciate.

Am just kinda worried dt if u begin to pay $500 per week without bills whixh is roughly $2000 per month, dt means u must get a job dt is roughly $5000 or $6000 per month ex Tax.

femijck:


Auckland is the most populated and probably most expensive city here. But u will definitely meet Africans/ Nigerians if that’s your concern. African community is not so large like Indian, Asian or Pacific Islanders community so you won’t necessarily see Africans daily. But u will definitely see them around. Also there are few African churches around here.


There isn’t a lot of difference between 2 and 3 b/room apartment when it comes to pricing. But averagely I would say $350-$450 weekly for 2 bed while 3 bed could be $500 on average. This doesn’t include bills (power, internet, water etc).

Other cities might come cheaper but I recommend you don’t go to the South Island as I don’t have much knowledge of the African community or jobs availability except you don’t mind working on a farm.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 11:36pm On May 28
djavu82:
Thank u for this info...

I sincerely appreciate.

Am just kinda worried dt if u begin to pay $500 per week without bills whixh is roughly $2000 per month, dt means u must get a job dt is roughly $5000 or $6000 per month ex Tax.


To earn 5000 NZD after tax means you have to earn at least $37/hr for a 40hrs/week job or $30/hr for a 50hr/week job (rough estimate). Most low and mid skill job worker don’t earn close to this.

I don’t think u can earn that much doing 40hrs a week mate, at the beginning of this thread, I mentioned NZ is not a Cheap country to live in. especially Auckland

There are couples who do not earn more than 4500-5000 a month. That been said, there are individual that still earn over 4500 monthly doing just low skill or mid skill job.
Although Professionals, tradie and business owners could earn more.

I believe your partner will be working ft/pt time too. If not, I will advise u think twice because I don’t think you qualify for any social benefit as non- resident immigrants and living on one income might be stressful before u find ur feet here. Except u have ur own plan.

Single or couple without kids do share flat which makes a huge difference...flat sharing could cost between 150-250 depending on the area, number of people in the house and nature of the flat u sharing.

I stand to be corrected on this .... but it’s my personal opinion.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by witgig: 2:22am On May 29
Femijck I sent you a PM . Kindly check please
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by djavu82(m): 6:42am On May 30
femijck:


To earn 5000 NZD after tax means you have to earn at least $37/hr for a 40hrs/week job or $30/hr for a 50hr/week job (rough estimate). Most low and mid skill job worker don’t earn close to this.

I don’t think u can earn that much doing 40hrs a week mate, at the beginning of this thread, I mentioned NZ is not a Cheap country to live in. especially Auckland

There are couples who do not earn more than 4500-5000 a month. That been said, there are individual that still earn over 4500 monthly doing just low skill or mid skill job.
Although Professionals, tradie and business owners could earn more.

I believe your partner will be working ft/pt time too. If not, I will advise u think twice because I don’t think you qualify for any social benefit as non- resident immigrants and living on one income might be stressful before u find ur feet here. Except u have ur own plan.

Single or couple without kids do share flat which makes a huge difference...flat sharing could cost between 150-250 depending on the area, number of people in the house and nature of the flat u sharing.

I stand to be corrected on this .... but it’s my personal opinion.


Thanks for the detailed explanation.
I have a job in Nigeria now and it's not dt bad though but am qualified for the NZ skilled migrant program under d long term skilled shortage program. Therefore, I will be given a PR (as per what I read) but I also read u won't be qualified for some benefits until after 24months. Such benefits whixh u r not qualified for includes support if u do not work.

So Am doing some computations to see if it's worth exploring. I have checked my score and likely to score 165 meaning, I can be selected from d EOI pool. I have assessed my university transcript by NZQA body whixh is valid for 5years...

But sincerely, the only thing I still find interesting yet is the citizenship after 5years and International job experience...Now, I want to be sure if working alone, I can save money, pay my bills and not have a stressful life reason I am asking for some of dz info.

Anyway, is there anything like a room and parlour (Like we call it here)....pending when i finds my feet to get a bigger apartment...what's d idea of the cost...

Thanks for d info so far
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 11:12pm On May 30
djavu82:


Thanks for the detailed explanation.
I have a job in Nigeria now and it's not dt bad though but am qualified for the NZ skilled migrant program under d long term skilled shortage program. Therefore, I will be given a PR (as per what I read) but I also read u won't be qualified for some benefits until after 24months. Such benefits whixh u r not qualified for includes support if u do not work.

So Am doing some computations to see if it's worth exploring. I have checked my score and likely to score 165 meaning, I can be selected from d EOI pool. I have assessed my university transcript by NZQA body whixh is valid for 5years...

But sincerely, the only thing I still find interesting yet is the citizenship after 5years and International job experience...Now, I want to be sure if working alone, I can save money, pay my bills and not have a stressful life reason I am asking for some of dz info.

Anyway, is there anything like a room and parlour (Like we call it here)....pending when i finds my feet to get a bigger apartment...what's d idea of the cost...

Thanks for d info so far

If you qualify for the skill migrant category, then it’s an opportunity you should take. Things will come a little bit easier.
Also becoming NZ citizen will be a Golden opportunity for u and those involved. It’s a gate to the globe for y’all. Also as a NZ citizen, u can live indefinitely in Australia if u choose to.

* No room and parlour but you can share a flat with people or rent an a 1/2 bedroom unit from a building. Renting a unit will give u the privacy than sharing a flat. But might be slightly higher in price.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by djavu82(m): 6:52am On May 31
femijck:


If you qualify for the skill migrant category, then it’s an opportunity you should take. Things will come a little bit easier.
Also becoming NZ citizen will be a Golden opportunity for u and those involved. It’s a gate to the globe for y’all. Also as a NZ citizen, u can live indefinitely in Australia if u choose to.

* No room and parlour but you can share a flat with people or rent an a 1/2 bedroom unit from a building. Renting a unit will give u the privacy than sharing a flat. But might be slightly higher in price.

Many thanks for the response and advise.
Will keep u posted then and come for further advise.

Thanks
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Lekster(m): 4:22am On Jun 03
I’m sorry for disturbing you about this...please i don’t have any clue on how to go about this
Even the first step to be taken ..
I want to start the processing as soon as possible

Thanks
Hoping to read from you again



femijck:

Student visa is the best and u can go from there... search for one year course program from any institution......preferably all these institutions of technology. They might be cheaper than Uni, I’m not so sure
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ezinwaJesu(m): 4:18pm On Jun 04
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ezinwaJesu(m): 4:21pm On Jun 04
Lekster:
I’m sorry for disturbing you about this...please i don’t have any clue on how to go about this
Even the first step to be taken ..
I want to start the processing as soon as possible

Thanks
Hoping to read from you again





First, you need IELTS

Secondly, Google is handy for endless list of schools you can apply for.

When you apply and get unconditional offer, then come back for the next step.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by solin: 9:41pm On Jun 04
@Femijck and other knowledgeable person.

I have been observing recently news from New Zealand about job availability with scarce human resources.

I'd like to know what jobs can one apply from Nigeria that can help get an employer to sponsor one?

Thank you in anticipation.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 11:44am On Jun 05
solin:
@Femijck and other knowledgeable person.

I have been observing recently news from New Zealand about job availability with scarce human resources.

I'd like to know what jobs can one apply from Nigeria that can help get an employer to sponsor one?

Thank you in anticipation.
Guy at one point you're in Australia and this time your post suggests Nigeria. Where exactly are you?

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ezinwaJesu(m): 7:36pm On Jun 05
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by anthney87: 11:41am On Jun 07
davodyguy:

Guy at one point you're in Australia and this time your post suggests Nigeria. Where exactly are you?

thought I was imagining things o.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 7:10pm On Jun 10
femijck:


.

Congratulations on becoming a Kiwi and well-done for keeping the thread alive. Many people may not understand how much sacrifice you make in order to respond to the queries here especially when we consider the time difference. Many times I have set out to respond to questions, typed half way and then break is over at work(you can only use phone during break or after work) or one thing comes up and that will be the end.

To everyone who is considering making a move here, I will say go for it if you have the resources and opportunities to come here legally. Working condition is good, quality of life is nice and the people are very polite and respectful. Your rights are protected and generally it's safe here. However, if you're not going to be in Auckland prepare for a laid back life which was a challenge to someone like me at first.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 7:15pm On Jun 10
davodyguy:

Guy at one point you're in Australia and this time your post suggests Nigeria. Where exactly are you?

He could be making the inquiries for a family or friend back home or he might have studied in Australia and have gone back home at the end of his studies/post study visa if he has no option of converting to a residence or work visa. Whatever his circumstances are, let's not make him feel uncomfortable here, it's his personal life and he is entitled to be here just like anyone else.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 7:29pm On Jun 10
solin:
@Femijck and other knowledgeable person.

I have been observing recently news from New Zealand about job availability with scarce human resources.

I'd like to know what jobs can one apply from Nigeria that can help get an employer to sponsor one?

Thank you in anticipation.

My answer will be biased based on my experience here. I will say it's mostly trades such as welding. I have seen lots of my colleagues been hired from overseas, and many others who are already here move jobs easily. I think welding job is promising here and it's mostly in Skill shortage lists of most countries. However, in Nigeria, most trades are highly underated. we look at them as a poor man's job and as such we don't have a proper system for apprenticeship or internationally recognised vocational education framework/certification.

In addition to these, I have seen Nurses, Teachers, and just few weeks ago my colleague's brother came on a work visa to work for a forestry company.

You can also check the accredited employer list and see what's in there for you. Here is the link
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/tools/accredited-employers-list
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 8:41pm On Jun 10
ugsams:


He could be making the inquiries for a family or friend back home or he might have studied in Australia and have gone back home at the end of his studies/post study visa if he has no option of converting to a residence or work visa. Whatever his circumstances are, let's not make him feel uncomfortable here, it's his personal life and he is entitled to be here just like anyone else.
No, I think you're perceiving it wrongly.
Solin and I ha r been pals here since my 2017 AU trip that we shared information.

I think I visited AU before he did and thought he was processing AU 2 years ago. This is the sole reason I asked. It's very harmless
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by georgee(m): 10:11pm On Jun 10
ugsams:


My answer will be biased based on my experience here. I will say it's mostly trades such as welding. I have seen lots of my colleagues been hired from overseas, and many others who are already here move jobs easily. I think welding job is promising here and it's mostly in Skill shortage lists of most countries. However, in Nigeria, most trades are highly underated. we look at them as a poor man's job and as such we don't have a proper system for apprenticeship or internationally recognised vocational education framework/certification.

In addition to these, I have seen Nurses, Teachers, and just few weeks ago my colleague's brother came on a work visa to work for a forestry company.

You can also check the accredited employer list and see what's in there for you. Here is the link
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/tools/accredited-employers-list
For one to apply for Skilled immigration visa in New Zealand, do i need to have a job offer before i can apply.
.
My major is banking
9 years experience in International Trade
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 11:01pm On Jun 10
davodyguy:

No, I think you're perceiving it wrongly.
Solin and I ha r been pals here since my 2017 AU trip that we shared information.

I think I visited AU before he did and thought he was processing AU 2 years ago. This is the sole reason I asked. It's very harmless

All good mate. Thanks for clarifying and responding in a matured way. All the best on your future trip.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 1:08am On Jun 11
ugsams:


Congratulations on becoming a Kiwi and well-done for keeping the thread alive. Many people may not understand how much sacrifice you make in order to respond to the queries here especially when we consider the time difference. Many times I have set out to respond to questions, typed half way and then break is over at work(you can only use phone during break or after work) or one thing comes up and that will be the end.

To everyone who is considering making a move here, I will say go for it if you have the resources and opportunities to come here legally. Working condition is good, quality of life is nice and the people are very polite and respectful. Your rights are protected and generally it's safe here. However, if you're not going to be in Auckland prepare for a laid back life which was a challenge to someone like me at first.

You’re very correct bro.... especially the first paragraph. It’s not easy.... most of my typing are done in my precious time. And that’s why I hardly reply PM except when it’s very confidential and I have been informed earlier. But some of the beautiful comments makes it all worth it.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 1:34am On Jun 11
ezinwaJesu:


@Femi: Can someone working in New Zealand comfortably save $20k per annum after tax, rent and all other personal expenses


It's achievable, it all depends on your lifestyle, how long and hard you're willing to work and your pay rate.

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