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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 3:44am On Jun 26
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


Cover letter is a very important component for visa application especially those that visa interviews are not compulsory. It's on the letter that one will answer possible questions that would have been asked if the immigration officer is to interview he/she. It's there that one gets to explain his individual circumstances, full reason for travel, the value it will add to his life, his socioeconomic status amongst other things. Knowing how to draft this letter is another thing.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by u3fine(m): 12:18am On Jun 27
Good day landed seniors, please what's the prospects of a Teacher or School Administrators? The pay and job availability?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 5:58am On Jun 27
ugsams:



Cover letter is a very important component for visa application especially those that visa interviews are not compulsory. It's on the letter that one will answer possible questions that would have been asked if the immigration officer is to interview he/she. It's there that one gets to explain his individual circumstances, full reason for travel, the value it will add to his life, his socioeconomic status amongst other things. Knowing how to draft this letter is another thing.
Best way to write this letter is by putting yourself in the position of that immigration officer who have absolutely no prior knowledge of you or your circumstances. but also have 100’s of other applications to go through at the same time as yours. This letter should not be bulky if u really want your case officer to read it. 3-4 pages max is enough

Despite the great importance of a cover letter in any visa application, there’s no known template or format for it. Which means it doesn’t matter how It’s written as long as the message is delivered.

Cover letters are unique to each individual and visa types. BUT all cover letter must contains most of the following information.


Your cover letter must be able to;

1. Introduce you to the immigration officer (Name, passport number and Nationality), what you do and your socio-economy status.
2. Link together every other evidences or documents you’ve supplied
3. Your plans, duration and purpose for visit
4. Values or benefits the traveling will add to your personal life or business if granted visa.


Also, I usually recommend that people include a “Table Of Content” to their application especially if it’s a paper application. It’s the best way to tell the case officer what documents you’ve included in the application. So even if they miss anything the first time, the table of contents will remind them.

Lastly, Emotions is the only one thing that’s the same all over the world. So despite colour, race or status we all have emotions. Show a little bit of emotion/vulnerability towards the end of your letter. I mean just a “little bit” to show what the visa actually means to you but not in a desperate way and how u will “Never” break the conditions of your visa if it’s granted. This has worked for me many times.

P.S; Information contained here are my personal opinions and should not be taken as immigration advise.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 11:14am On Jun 27
femijck:

Best way to write this letter is by putting yourself in the position of that immigration officer who have absolutely no prior knowledge of you or your circumstances. but also have 100’s of other applications to go through at the same time as yours. This letter should not be bulky if u really want your case officer to read it. 3-4 pages max is enough

Despite the great importance of a cover letter in any visa application, there’s no known template or format for it. Which means it doesn’t matter how It’s written as long as the message is delivered.

Cover letters are unique to each individual and visa types. BUT all cover letter must contains most of the following information.


Your cover letter must be able to;

1. Introduce you to the immigration officer (Name, passport number and Nationality), what you do and your socio-economy status.
2. Link together every other evidences or documents you’ve supplied
3. Your plans, duration and purpose for visit
4. Values or benefits the traveling will add to your personal life or business if granted visa.


Also, I usually recommend that people include a “Table Of Content” to their application especially if it’s a paper application. It’s the best way to tell the case officer what documents you’ve included in the application. So even if they miss anything the first time, the table of contents will remind them.

Lastly, Emotions is the only one thing that’s the same all over the world. So despite colour, race or status we all have emotions. Show a little bit of emotion/vulnerability towards the end of your letter. I mean just a “little bit” to show what the visa actually means to you but not in a desperate way and how u will “Never” break the conditions of your visa if it’s granted. This has worked for me many times.

P.S; Information contained here are my personal opinions and should not be taken as immigration advise.

I already copied post and sent to my colleagues. If they act on it and still get denied after second application, we would do the needful to the author kiss
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 3:12pm On Jun 27
u3fine:
Good day landed seniors, please what's the prospects of a Teacher or School Administrators? The pay and job availability?

Teaching is very good and lucrative, and they are mostly having shortage of skilled teachers every now and then. To practice here you need some form of registration.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by u3fine(m): 4:46pm On Jun 27
Thank you very much. i want to explore this route. Although i have 10 years school admin experience but just enrolled for PGDE. after my PGDE i will apply for teaching.
Although my wife have teaching qualifications
ugsams:


Teaching is very good and lucrative, and they are mostly having shortage of skilled teachers every now and then. To practice here you need some form of registration.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 7:02pm On Jun 27
davodyguy:


I already copied post and sent to my colleagues. If they act on it and still get denied after second application, we would do the needful to the author kiss
lol....And who is d author?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 12:16pm On Jun 28
femijck:

lol....And who is d author?

Like Jesus and Judas Iscariot. Master who would betray you amongst us. Jesus answered You said

So no comment grin
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by shogan5: 9:26am On Jun 29
femijck:
New Zealand is no doubt a tourist destination than a live in country for many people, beautiful and fascinating scenery. But before you finally make that decision, here are the 8 important things you need to know.

Most of the houses are old bungalow
It may look charming, but chances are it’ll freeze parts of your body that you didn’t even know existed.

The Land of the Long Dark Cloud

1. Colder Inside than Outside

New Zealand is a country abundant with low build-quality houses, with minimal or no insulation. Most houses also have issues with dampness. In the summer you can feel too hot, and in winter you’ll be chilled to the bone.

If at all possible, hold out for a modern, insulated house – unless of course it’s one of the leaky ones.

2. A garden shed masquerading as a family home

Turning up the heating might temporarily add a degree or two of warmth to the garden shed you now call home, but just wait till you get your first electricity bill. It’s then you’ll wish you’d paid attention to point 1.

If you’ve bought a garden shed masquerading as a family home, you can insulate it, double-glaze it and install central-heating to make it equivalent to a home in another developed country. It will cost plenty of money, but until you’ve lived (and frozen) in one of these old New Zealand houses, you can’t truly appreciate the value of these improvements.

If you’re renting a shed, you’ll either need to foot the huge fuel bills or, as Kiwis will say to you: “harden up and put on another jumper” (or a coat!). Buying and running a dehumidifier will most likely be the fastest, cheapest way to make your home a bit more comfortable.

3. Not for the Faint Hearted

New Zealand is geologically active, so you’re at risk from earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

Gold Coast, Queensland
The Gold Coast. More Kiwis live in south east Queensland than live in Dunedin!

4. Voting Against New Zealand – with their feet

Hundreds of thousands of people have moved from New Zealand to Australia. Since New Zealand’s population is less than 4.5 million, that’s a lot of people voting with their feet for Australia and against New Zealand. Every New Zealand citizen has the right to live and work in Australia.

The hordes fleeing the country induce regular outpourings of angst in the media. Short of Australia legislating against New Zealanders, or New Zealand introducing North Korean style legislation, New Zealanders will continue moving to Australia, where the mining boom has steadily pushed Australian wages to among the highest in the world.

5. Homesickness

The number one reason we’ve seen for non-Kiwis leaving New Zealand is homesickness, usually bound up with missing loved ones. If you have very close family or friends you will miss dreadfully when you move to New Zealand, do think carefully before moving because…

6. Price Gouging on Flights

New Zealand is a long way from anywhere else – obvious, you may think, but a lot of people forget about it until they actually get here, then they find it’s too expensive to visit family and friends back home every year. People from the UK and USA complain that it’s much cheaper to buy return flights into NZ than out of NZ – watch out for that if you’re making plans.

New Zealand sun - before/after
Be careful out there, or you too could suffer from microwaved skin.

7. Wrinkly New Zealand

New Zealand will make you wrinkly before your time. The summer sun is very strong – much stronger than people from Europe (including the Mediterranean) or North America are used to. Sun-screen is a must, or your skin will be damaged. You can see skin damage on a lot of born and bred New Zealanders, some of them not especially old. Sunglasses are also a must, because cataracts are a real risk too.

8. New Zealand will drain your bank account

The cost of living for all too many grocery and consumer items will be higher than you are used to. The huge economies of scale that are present in many countries are absent in New Zealand. Expect your shopping bill to be higher than it was and to have fewer choices in nearly every store than you’re used to. Furnishing and equipping a home will also be expensive.

https://www.enz.org/8-must-knows.html
Hello bro pls can you guard me though am all my processing to New Zealand
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 11:19am On Jun 29
shogan5:
Hello bro pls can you guard me though am all my processing to New Zealand
Myself and other knowledgeable people on this thread are willing to help anybody with information.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by shogan5: 3:01pm On Jun 29
femijck:
Myself and other knowledgeable people on this thread are willing to help anybody with information.
Can u pls send me ur contact or ur email
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 7:24pm On Jun 29
shogan5:
Can u pls send me ur contact or ur email
informations are given on this thread for the benefit of others. I can’t promise a response to any PM sorry.

Cheers

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 9:14pm On Jun 29
Yes, we should share information here
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by gbemi0507(f): 6:10pm On Jul 03
hi , I don't really know how this nairaland space works , but i got a job in Auckland ... and I need to ask a few questions about the environment. Please respond. I need to be sure about a couple of things before i leave my current job and how my spouse can get a job with their visa @femijck
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by gbemi0507(f): 6:12pm On Jul 03
hi , I don't really know how this nairaland space works , but i got a job in Auckland ... and I need to ask a few questions about the environment. Please respond. I need to be sure about a couple of things before i leave my current job and how my spouse can get a job with their visa @femijck
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 7:37pm On Jul 03
gbemi0507:

hi , I don't really know how this nairaland space works , but i got a job in Auckland ... and I need to ask a few questions about the environment. Please respond. I need to be sure about a couple of things before i leave my current job and how my spouse can get a job with their visa @femijck

Please go ahead and ask all your questions so that when femijck comes he could answer and if there is anyone I'm able to answer I will be happy to do so.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 8:09pm On Jul 03
Guys I don suffer ooo

Since last week that passport arrived Pretoria, they've been unable to send to kiwi embassy till this evening Lagos time

First tried Sterling bank card, it failed
Tried Zenith Bank card, it failed

Walked into Zenith Bank to fill form A for school fees payment. After debiting me ₦5,250 CBN said Form A is not for regular international transfer.

Yesterday, had to open 'dollar Account.'
Funded with $100(₦36,000)
Today Zenith Bank sent me Telex and evidence of crediting VFS's account

I'll now have to count my cost tomorrow, just to pay ZAR 530(₦13,500) I've spent ₦15,000 extra
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by liliberth: 10:28pm On Jul 03
davodyguy:
Guys I don suffer ooo

Since last week that passport arrived Pretoria, they've been unable to send to kiwi embassy till this evening Lagos time

First tried Sterling bank card, it failed
Tried Zenith Bank card, it failed

Walked into Zenith Bank to fill form A for school fees payment. After debiting me ₦5,250 CBN said Form A is not for regular international transfer.

Yesterday, had to open 'dollar Account.'
Funded with $100(₦36,000)
Today Zenith Bank sent me Telex and evidence of crediting VFS's account

I'll now have to count my cost tomorrow, just to pay ZAR 530(₦13,500) I've spent ₦15,000 extra


If you had gtb naira master card it shouldn't have been an issue na.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 10:50pm On Jul 03
liliberth:



If you had gtb naira master card it shouldn't have been an issue na.
Yes. Eventually a colleague of mine offered to help if international transfer failed

It's only Gtbank that enable offline debit card transaction. Most of other Banks in Nigeria placed restrictions it.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by bigglenn12(m): 4:02pm On Jul 04
Hello Gorus on this thread i have been a silent reader here. I want to migrate for greener pastures
Im a graduate of industrial chemistry and currently work in an FMCG, with over 5 years of working experience, no travel history. I want to relocate to New Zealand. I have seen vocational courses to apply for since their fees is not quite expensive. Its a 12 weeks course, my question is
1) can i work during my 12 weeks as a student?
2)after my visa expires can i change my status of my visa to live permanently or have work permit? Because i don't want to come back here to Nigeria once i leave.

@femijck@ugsams please advice. God bless
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 10:20am On Jul 05
Glory be to God in the highest

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:23am On Jul 05
davodyguy:
Glory be to God in the highest
Lol congrats
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 10:29am On Jul 05
femijck:

Lol congrats

You never sleep

Multiple loading

I dey dance skelewu skelewu

The start date of your visa is: 05 July 2019
You must arrive in New Zealand before: 5/10/2019
The number of times you may enter New Zealand using this visa is: Multiple
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by bigglenn12(m): 10:34am On Jul 05
Hello Gorus on this thread i have been a silent reader here. I want to migrate for greener pastures
Im a graduate of industrial chemistry and currently work in an FMCG, with over 5 years of working experience, no travel history. I want to relocate to New Zealand. I have seen vocational courses to apply for since their fees is not quite expensive. Its a 12 weeks course, my question is
1) can i work during my 12 weeks as a student?
2)after my visa expires can i change my status of my visa to live permanently or have work permit? Because i don't want to come back here to Nigeria once i leave.

@femijck@ugsams please advice. God bless

No one is saying anything.... I am only been honest and stating my intentions. Kindly help me in responding please!!
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:45am On Jul 05
davodyguy:


You never sleep

Multiple loading

I dey dance skelewu skelewu

The start date of your visa is: 05 July 2019
You must arrive in New Zealand before: 5/10/2019
The number of times you may enter New Zealand using this visa is: Multiple


Congratz mate... now I can say ‘Kia ora’ to u.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 10:50am On Jul 05
femijck:



Congratz mate... now I can say ‘Kia ora’ to u.
I'll take this to mean, 'karo ore'

But, honestly Femi, you are the man.

I appreciate. I would have made a fatal error if not that I shared the message here and you warned me

God bless you and you too shall find help in the time of need
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:58am On Jul 05
davodyguy:

I'll take this to mean, 'karo ore'

But, honestly Femi, you are the man.

I appreciate. I would have made a fatal error if not that I shared the message here and you warned me

God bless you and you too shall find help in the time of need

One love brother, Seeing people get their visa is the joy of everyone helping out with info on this thread....Another person who spoke to me privately due to the confidentiality of his application also got approved few weeks ago. But it would have been good to say something here just to keep the thread alive. And also to share info with others.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 11:02am On Jul 05
bigglenn12:
Hello Gorus on this thread i have been a silent reader here. I want to migrate for greener pastures
Im a graduate of industrial chemistry and currently work in an FMCG, with over 5 years of working experience, no travel history. I want to relocate to New Zealand. I have seen vocational courses to apply for since their fees is not quite expensive. Its a 12 weeks course, my question is
1) can i work during my 12 weeks as a student?
2)after my visa expires can i change my status of my visa to live permanently or have work permit? Because i don't want to come back here to Nigeria once i leave.

@femijck@ugsams please advice. God bless

No one is saying anything.... I am only been honest and stating my intentions. Kindly help me in responding please!!

I really have to check this out as this is a short course. I’m not sure if u will qualify for a post study work visa but as long as u have a student visa, I believe u can do part time job..

Will update this reply with d right link ASAP.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by bigglenn12(m): 11:24am On Jul 05
Thanks boss @femijck. I will be expecting the updates
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 11:51am On Jul 05
femijck:


One love brother, Seeing people get their visa is the joy of everyone helping out with info on this thread....Another person who spoke to me privately due to the confidentiality of his application also got approved few weeks ago. But it would have been good to say something here just to keep the thread alive. And also to share info with others.

I agree with you.

It doesnt change anything. It is a thing of Joy, even if immigration Newzealand follows this thread, they'll see we are not into illegality or speak on how to smuggle drugs into the country. When you became a kiwi, you posted here for everyone to see.

No big deal sharing here honestly

Over 7 applied and I was the only one granted. I appreciate God first and you all for the support and advise.

It's good to share information for others to learn

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Miril: 3:02pm On Jul 05
Even though New Zealand is a small country, it has a ton to offer especially for hiking and high-adrenaline activities. I recently went to New Zealand. I did a ton of research before going. It's always a good idea to plan all the details of the trip in advance, these sites help me with this issue https://travelsites.com/trip-planner/
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 5:50pm On Jul 05
Miril:
Even though New Zealand is a small country, it has a ton to offer especially for hiking and high-adrenaline activities. I recently went to New Zealand. I did a ton of research before going. It's always a good idea to plan all the details of the trip in advance, these sites help me with this issue https://travelsites.com/trip-planner/

Will check it out

We would be arriving Auckland on Sunday 8th and by 12th and 13th, need to catch my fun around the city before returning back to Nigeria

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