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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 9:39am On Jun 19
davodyguy:
Another of my colleagues, has just been denied again, making 2 out of 5 applications sent so far
wetin Dey happen na .... how u take package d application

Mehn that’s why I always prefer paper application... so I can bombard them with paperwork...
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 10:51am On Jun 19
femijck:
wetin Dey happen na .... how u take package d application

Mehn that’s why I always prefer paper application... so I can bombard them with paperwork...

Hello. Just got a mail requesting for further information.

Need to chat you privately oga
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:55am On Jun 19
Send a pm
davodyguy:


Hello. Just got a mail requesting for further information.

Need to chat you privately oga
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:56am On Jun 19
Email me You’ve contacted me before
davodyguy:


Hello. Just got a mail requesting for further information.

Need to chat you privately oga
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 11:52am On Jun 19
ok
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodguy: 6:50pm On Jun 19
Number colleague now refused again on two grounds

1. He did not show strong employment record
2. He did not show he has traveled for the conference before.

This man that was denied has been traveling since year 2000 to every part of the world. If you see his int'l Passport, the booklet is always, filled, but was still denied. His the most senior executive in his office, as the organization was founded by his cousin in 1997 and still waxing strong till date.

I just don't understand what's happening
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:18pm On Jun 19
davodguy:
Number colleague now refused again on two grounds

1. He did not show strong employment record
2. He did not show he has traveled for the conference before.

This man that was denied has been traveling since year 2000 to every part of the world. If you see his int'l Passport, the booklet is always, filled, but was still denied. His the most senior executive in his office, as the organization was founded by his cousin in 1997 and still waxing strong till date.

I just don't understand what's happening

Did he submit a copy of all his previous visa with the application since u guys are doing online and immigration hasn’t even seen his passport to confirm his travel experience ?
Did he show proper records of his employment, asset, liabilities and even family ties to Nigeria?

There should be a part of the application that actually shows all the socio-economy bond to the country.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodguy: 10:41pm On Jun 19
femijck:


Did he submit a copy of all his previous visa with the application since u guys are doing online and immigration hasn’t even seen his passport to confirm his travel experience ?
Did he show proper records of his employment, asset, liabilities and even family ties to Nigeria?

There should be a part of the application that actually shows all the socio-economy bond to the country.
I think he did.

Please check your mail, let's chat offline abeg. Can say stuff here for security purposes
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:48pm On Jun 19
I’ve replied ur email
davodguy:

I think he did.

Please check your mail, let's chat offline abeg. Can say stuff here for security purposes
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodguy: 7:59pm On Jun 21
femijck:
I’ve replied ur email
Sent my passport to SA via UPS for ₦14,500. They said it would arrive on Wednesday
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by SAT123(m): 11:37pm On Jun 21
@Femijck and others

Great day and it has been wonderful learning from here.

I have equiries,
1. What is the cost of living in Hamilton for a family of 4
Father,mother and kids of age 7 and 4?
2. What is the average salary that one can live comfortably with in Hamilton,NZ?
3. What is the school like for children of the above age?


And other information you can help with.

My family is working on moving,am working on taking up an offer with an arm of the organization that I work with,but I still have to discuss salary.

Thanks.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Tominiola: 1:49am On Jun 22
ugsams:


Funny enough I always find myself missing that Lagos life many times, New Zealand can be quite boring and lonely at times.

Sounds just like England.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:59am On Jun 22
SAT123:
@Femijck and others

Great day and it has been wonderful learning from here.

I have equiries,
1. What is the cost of living in Hamilton for a family of 4
Father,mother and kids of age 7 and 4?
2. What is the average salary that one can live comfortably with in Hamilton,NZ?
3. What is the school like for children of the above age?


And other information you can help with.

My family is working on moving,am working on taking up an offer with an arm of the organization that I work with,but I still have to discuss salary.

Thanks.

Ugsam should have info about this
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 2:27pm On Jun 22
femijck:


Ugsam should have info about this
Do you still have any trusted person to help us pick passport from SA?

Thanks
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 4:06am On Jun 24
davodyguy:

Do you still have any trusted person to help us pick passport from SA?

Thanks

I'm sorry bro I don't have any reliable person to trust with your passports. what I did was to go to DHL, pay around 30k and their courier guy picked it up from VFS.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 4:07am On Jun 24
Tominiola:

Sounds just like England.
I strongly doubt.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 4:08am On Jun 24
SAT123:
@Femijck and others

Great day and it has been wonderful learning from here.

I have equiries,
1. What is the cost of living in Hamilton for a family of 4
Father,mother and kids of age 7 and 4?
2. What is the average salary that one can live comfortably with in Hamilton,NZ?
3. What is the school like for children of the above age?


And other information you can help with.

My family is working on moving,am working on taking up an offer with an arm of the organization that I work with,but I still have to discuss salary.

Thanks.

I'm at work at the moment, once I'm done at work I will take my time to write a comprehensive reply.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 4:11am On Jun 24
davodguy:

Sent my passport to SA via UPS for ₦14,500. They said it would arrive on Wednesday

If it's not too late, you can also contact me through PM if you feel my personal opinions could contribute to the success of your application. I feel bad for the denial of your colleagues but they can still re apply. Did they do a good cover letter to go with the application?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by SAT123(m): 10:40am On Jun 24
ugsams:


I'm at work at the moment, once I'm done at work I will take my time to write a comprehensive reply.

Thanks,I will be waiting,please what is the personal income tax rate in NZ?
I will be residing in Hamilton?
How much is apartment for family of 4?
Do you thing salary of NZ$75,000 per annum okay to support the family of 4.
This is before tax.

Thanks.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Tominiola: 3:21pm On Jun 24
ugsams:


I strongly doubt.

Why? You don't think people in the UK get bored or lonely sometimes too?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 4:10pm On Jun 24
ugsams:


I'm sorry bro I don't have any reliable person to trust with your passports. what I did was to go to DHL, pay around 30k and their courier guy picked it up from VFS.

Thanks.

Would try UPS.

DHL billed me N25,000 to deliver Passport, but UPS charged 14,500 including Insurance.

They may be cheaper
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 12:12am On Jun 25
SAT123:


Thanks,I will be waiting,please what is the personal income tax rate in NZ?
I will be residing in Hamilton?
How much is apartment for family of 4?
Do you thing salary of NZ$75,000 per annum okay to support the family of 4.
This is before tax.

Thanks.


I don't know where you are migrating from or the type of life you live there. My guess is that you're probably coming from another western country in order for you to get this type of offer or you're in a highly specialised field. Without mincing words, At $75,000, I believe you have a very good offer and will be able to live a comfortable life in Hamilton. At 75,000 that's around $35 per hour which is above average salary here.

Accomodation: I have seen 2 Bedrooms from around $280 per week at Hamilton East which is a walking distance to the university of Waikato. You can also get 3 bedrooms usually from around $350 upwards per week.

School: The public schools are usually free but you have to buy stationeries which is still affordable. You have to make some voluntary donations and pay for other non academic activities. I think it's compulsory for them to play at least one sports so you have to make that happen. But generally all these doesn't cost much. Your second child who is 4 years old will have to attend an Early Childhood Education Centre or a form of preschool which the government usually funds the first 20 hours. Your first child must be enrolled in school because it's compulsory for any child who is already 6 to be in school. I have never seen a school bus here, lol. I think it's compulsory for you to drop them off at school when they are young and of certain age which I'm not sure of. The quality of education here is generally good so your kids should be well taken care of.

Shopping: for groceries, I use Pak'n'save and Countdown for fruits and booze. I buy rice and some spices from Indian shops such as Binn Inn, Yogiji and the likes. For Maggi(seasoning) I buy powdered knor from Wellmart Chinese shop. For bread I buy from coupland bakeries but you can find their breads in some Dairies (supermarket) around. I buy very basic clothes from Kmart and warehouse and better ones mostly from Hallenstein Brothers or Farmers, sometimes under armour, puma or Rebel sports. I use my AA smart card(you can get it for free at Countdown or the mentioned petrol stations) for discounts to get petrol mostly from CALTEX or BP. The price for petrol is not stable but average price is $2.2.

Traffic congestion is not much here although those who has been here most of their life complains about traffic congestion on some route but it is well below average and only happens for a few hours in a day. Under normal circumstance, I drive about 19 minutes to work if the road is free but during peak periods it take me about 45 minutes at most. The highest I have ever had was a day an accident happened on a particular busy spot and the traffic had to be diverted, it took a little above 1 hour on that day. My route happens to be one of the busiest in Hamilton.

Generally, Hamilton is a bit laid back and the quality of life is a bit high. At first you may find it boring but with time you will start adjusting to it. We have a growing Nigerian population here(not as much as bigger cities elsewhere) and some other Africans and live mostly within 25 minutes drive. We do play soccer most evenings in summer months and have a little get together every now and then.

If you have more specific questions please feel free to ask and I will respond as soon as it becomes convenient for me.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by SAT123(m): 9:58am On Jun 25
Thanks Ugsam.

Good explanation.
I will be coming from Nigeria.
I will sign the contract and start preparing for visa processing .

My wife hold a BSc in economics,hope she can get something doing in Hamilton?
She doesn’t mind taking some diploma courses to put her in line.

Will update and ask questions when I have any.

Thanks

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by u3fine(m): 5:38pm On Jun 25
Congratulations SAT123, please which sector are you and did you get the job from Nigeria?
SAT123:
Thanks Ugsam.

Good explanation.
I will be coming from Nigeria.
I will sign the contract and start preparing for visa processing .

My wife hold a BSc in economics,hope she can get something doing in Hamilton?
She doesn’t mind taking some diploma courses to put her in line.

Will update and ask questions when I have any.

Thanks
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by SAT123(m): 6:27pm On Jun 25
u3fine:

Congratulations SAT123, please which sector are you and did you get the job from Nigeria?

@U3fine
I work as Mechatronics engineer with a leading industry,we are equipment manufacturer ,so I have exposure working across various countries and the organization I work with is present in more that 150countries.

The job is with the same company I work with in NIgeria,it is just filling a position in another country.

I am taking up the offer to allow me take some courses internationally to boost my hiring opportunity to earn at global level.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by u3fine(m): 8:18pm On Jun 25
Ok, congratulations once again
SAT123:


@U3fine
I work as Mechatronics engineer with a leading industry,we are equipment manufacturer ,so I have exposure working across various countries and the organization I work with is present in more that 150countries.

The job is with the same company I work with in NIgeria,it is just filling a position in another country.

I am taking up the offer to allow me take some courses internationally to boost my hiring opportunity to earn at global level.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 9:23pm On Jun 25
ugsams:


If it's not too late, you can also contact me through PM if you feel my personal opinions could contribute to the success of your application. I feel bad for the denial of your colleagues but they can still re apply. Did they do a good cover letter to go with the application?
They didn't even do any cover letter, save letter of introduction by employer, they also didn't attach photographs etc.

But they're reapplying next week.

Out of 6 of us that applied, 4 refusal, 2 contacted for additional information
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 9:34pm On Jun 25
davodyguy:

They didn't even do any cover letter, save letter of introduction by employer, they also didn't attach photographs etc.

But they're reapplying next week.

Out of 6 of us that applied, 4 refusal, 2 contacted for additional information

Why would anybody apply for a visa without a cover letter explaining their circumstances even if it wasn’t asked for.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 10:07pm On Jun 25
femijck:


Why would anybody apply for a visa without a cover letter explaining their circumstances even if it wasn’t asked for.
I learned a thing or two from you regarding supplying information that may or may not be required.

If you see how I've been bombarding with documents, it's as if my life depended on it

There's a section that my attention was drawn to

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/#34341.htm
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 11:05pm On Jun 25
davodyguy:

I learned a thing or two from you regarding supplying information that may or may not be required.

If you see how I've been bombarding with documents, it's as if my life depended on it

There's a section that my attention was drawn to

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/#34341.htm
Yea u are right with the link ... there’s also another one very similar to this ..... this is d same manual that determines the out come of any application.

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