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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 10:27pm On Jul 05
femijck

What's the weather going to be like in Auckland by September?

I can't stand the heat in Europe and America presently.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 1:59pm On Jul 07
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


Kia Ora and welcome to New Zealand... Congratulations bro.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 2:11pm On Jul 07
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



I strongly doubt about the feasibility of this your plan.

1) I don't think you can work if your course of study is less than 14 weeks. You can find more details on this link.
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/options/study/working-during-after-your-study/working-on-a-student-visa

2) To be qualified for a post study work visa I think you need to have studied at least a level 4 course. You can check this link for more details.
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/work-and-employment/how-long-you-can-work-on-a-post-study-work-visa

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 2:15pm On Jul 07
davodyguy:
femijck

What's the weather going to be like in Auckland by September?

I can't stand the heat in Europe and America presently.

It will be spring by then so I can tell you that it's definitely not going to be hot. Expect something around 5°C - 18°C then rain.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 2:15pm On Jul 07
ugsams:



Kia Ora and welcome to New Zealand... Congratulations bro.
Thanks bro.

What would the weather be like from 1st September till 15th September, 2019?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 2:16pm On Jul 07
ugsams:


It will be spring by then so I can tell you that it's definitely not going to be hot. Expect something around 5°C - 18°C then rain.
This is great.

I can still survive 5° before returning to 30° in Lagos
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 2:20pm On Jul 07
davodyguy:

This is great.

I can still survive 5° before returning to 30° in Lagos

It will be mostly cold morning and evening and warm afternoon I guess. You should be alright bro. I've had reasons to be in Auckland around those seasons on few occasions without any form of jacket( just t-shirts)
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 2:24pm On Jul 07
Weather in Hamilton, Waikato right now is around 8°C and we are supposed to be in winter... It's not too cold up here in the North Island. The last time it was 0°C here was last 2 weeks

Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by olioxx(m): 3:11pm On Jul 07
davodyguy:

I can't stand the heat in Europe and America presently.
. . So you mean you are in 2 countries at the same time. . Fear God oo! .
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 3:36pm On Jul 07
ugsams:


It will be mostly cold morning and evening and warm afternoon I guess. You should be alright bro. I've had reasons to be in Auckland around those seasons on few occasions without any form of jacket( just t-shirts)

I pray and believe you.

Till then.

It's 2:00am I guess.

Why are you still up? grin
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 3:37pm On Jul 07
ugsams:
Weather in Hamilton, Waikato right now is around 8°C and we are supposed to be in winter... It's not too cold up here in the North Island. The last time it was 0°C here was last 2 weeks
Where are you based? Thought you're in Auckland too
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 4:30pm On Jul 07
davodyguy:


I pray and believe you.

Till then.

It's 2:00am I guess.

Why are you still up? grin


Life of a man... Lol
I have a whole lot I need to sort out so I had a little bit of sleep from around 8pm - 11pm on Sunday. I'll probably be awake until after work this evening.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 4:32pm On Jul 07
davodyguy:

Where are you based? Thought you're in Auckland too


I live in Hamilton, Waikato which is less than 2 hours drive away from Auckland.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 5:21pm On Jul 07
ugsams:


Life of a man... Lol
I have a whole lot I need to sort out so I had a little bit of sleep from around 8pm - 11pm on Sunday. I'll probably be awake until after work this evening.
It is well.

May God bless our hustle
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 5:24pm On Jul 07
ugsams:


I live in Hamilton, Waikato which is less than 2 hours drive away from Auckland.
Great.

I need ideas of fun places to visit for 2 consecutive days.

Like beach, zoo, museum, historical sites, train tour etc

I had so much fun when I was in Sydney in 2017, I want to relive those memories.

Any suggestions and what it would likely cost?

I'll be staying on Wakefield Street, Auckland 1010 CBD, you can know where to recommend I visit

Thanks
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ademeedee: 5:38pm On Jul 07
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!!

Hi what site did you use to check the short courses? I want to have a look myself. I am using Google search but you response will be helpful.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by olioxx(m): 7:33pm On Jul 07
ugsams:


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Hey mate, are there any Cyber security jobs in Kiwi?
I mean in terms of Job Availability, Pay rate and general scope of the job market in that field.
.
Cheers
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 7:00pm On Jul 08
davodyguy:

Great.

I need ideas of fun places to visit for 2 consecutive days.

Like beach, zoo, museum, historical sites, train tour etc

I had so much fun when I was in Sydney in 2017, I want to relive those memories.

Any suggestions and what it would likely cost?

I'll be staying on Wakefield Street, Auckland 1010 CBD, you can know where to recommend I visit

Thanks

I will reply this later after I must have come up with a good list for you.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 7:01pm On Jul 08
olioxx:

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Hey mate, are there any Cyber security jobs in Kiwi?
I mean in terms of Job Availability, Pay rate and general scope of the job market in that field.
.
Cheers

I don't know much about this field except for the fact that one of my mate is about to graduate from the same course. I will try to do a random search later and also ask a few of my mates that are into IT.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by olioxx(m): 3:44pm On Jul 09
ugsams:


I don't know much about this field except for the fact that one of my mate is about to graduate from the same course. I will try to do a random search later and also ask a few of my mates that are into IT.
.
That will be cracker.
.
Thanks.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 1:09pm On Jul 12
ugsams:


I will reply this later after I must have come up with a good list for you.

Will be waiting oo

Just shot myself in the foot.

Last week I got a booking for return ticket at N760,000 but i didn't buy, not it is N817,000 for Lagos-Jxb-Perth-AKL via SAA cry cry cry
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 9:09pm On Jul 12
davodyguy:


Will be waiting oo

Just shot myself in the foot.

Last week I got a booking for return ticket at N760,000 but i didn't buy, not it is N817,000 for Lagos-Jxb-Perth-AKL via SAA cry cry cry
if u go through Perth, u wil need a transit visa for Australia.... Tell ur agent or whoever to route u through Honk kong instead of Perth . SAA also have that route. Just re-route
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 9:34pm On Jul 12
femijck:
if u go through Perth, u wil need a transit visa for Australia.... Tell ur agent or whoever to route u through Honk kong instead of Perth . SAA also have that route. Just re-route

I see,

But I read somewhere that if we remain on airside and not stay beyond 8:00hours, we would not need a transit.

I just check SA now, they said we're stopping over in Pert for 7hrs:15m

Should we be worried?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 9:44pm On Jul 12
davodyguy:


I see,

But I read somewhere that if we remain on airside and not stay beyond 8:00hours, we would not need a transit.

I just check SA now, they said we're stopping over in Pert for 7hrs:15m

Should we be worried?

Alright mate, Upto u what u decide......but if I were u, I will go for certainty than risking not being allowed to board on your travel date.
The only non- transit visa required route I know of are Honk kong and Bangkok Thailand.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 9:53pm On Jul 12
femijck:


Alright mate, Upto u what u decide......but if I were u, I will go for certainty than risking not being allowed to board on your travel date.
The only non- transit visa required route I know of are Honk kong and Bangkok Thailand.

I may be wrong, that's why we are sharing ideas.

Kindly read the below to see if I may have interpreted wrongly





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Do I need a visa to transit through Australia?
You may need a Transit visa (subclass 771) if you plan to travel through Australia to another country.

If you are transiting though Australia for less than eight hours and you do not need to leave the airport transit lounge (except to board your connecting flight), you may not need to apply for a Transit visa (subclass 771).

If you are going to stay in Australia for longer than 72 hours, you cannot get a Transit visa and you will need to apply for another type of visa.

If you belong to one of the categories and meet the criteria outlined below, you can transit through Australia without applying for a visa.

Categories of eligible travellers
The following categories of travellers are eligible to transit through Australia without applying for a visa if they also meet the criteria below:

Citizens of the following countries:
Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kiribati, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (including its colonies), United States of America, Uruguay, Vanuatu and Vatican.

Residents of Hong Kong holding a Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) passport or a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.

Residents of Taiwan holding a passport issued by the authorities of Taiwan (other than passports purported to be official or diplomatic passports).

Indian official passport holders.

Diplomatic passport holders, excluding holders of:


Eligible travellers must be able to meet the following criteria to be permitted to transit Australia without applying for a visa. Travellers must:

enter Australia by aircraft

hold a confirmed onward booking to leave Australia to travel to a third country on the same or another aircraft within 8 hours of arrival in Australia hold documentation necessary to enter the country of destination and not need to leave the airport transit lounge except to continue their journey.

Important information about certain Australian airports
If passengers are required to pass through Immigration clearance and check-in to their onward flight, including managing their luggage, they will require a visa to enter Australia.
An appropriate visa for this purpose will need to be applied for and granted before travelling to Australia.

Passengers transiting at Perth airport (PER) will need an appropriate visa for Australia if flights are departing from different terminals.

There are limited transit facilities available at the Gold Coast airport (OOL).

Overnight stays are not permitted at Cairns (CNS) and Sydney (SYD) airports. Passengers transiting overnight will need an appropriate visa for Australia to leave the airport to access overnight accommodation.

Transit facilities at Adelaide airport (ADL) are only available for passengers arriving and departing on the same aircraft. However the transit lounge will be made available for other transit passengers if the airline provides advance notice.

Note: This information is not applicable to stateless persons and refugees.

Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 9:57pm On Jul 12
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:11pm On Jul 12
davodyguy:


I may be wrong, that's why we are sharing ideas.

Kindly read the below to see if I may have interpreted wrongly



I didn’t see Nigeria in the list of eligible travelers. Double check with your carrier. I may be wrong too. lol
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:28pm On Jul 12
davodyguy:


I see,

But I read somewhere that if we remain on airside and not stay beyond 8:00hours, we would not need a transit.

I just check SA now, they said we're stopping over in Pert for 7hrs:15m

Should we be worried?
If u all traveling with Nigeria passport, I think u should be worried grin smiley
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 10:43pm On Jul 12
femijck:
If u all traveling with Nigeria passport, I think u should be worried grin smiley

I see.

I will send an email to SAA ASAP for clarification, if not I can apply for transit Visa myself.

I was given AU visa in 2017 and didn't violate their rules, so I think there would be no issue apply for Transit Visa.

One of the benefits I enjoy is having my Visa come early and ample time to prepare
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 10:47pm On Jul 12
davodyguy:


I see.

I will send an email to SAA ASAP for clarification, if not I can apply for transit Visa myself.

I was given AU visa in 2017 and didn't violate their rules, so I think there would be no issue apply for Transit Visa.

One of the benefits I enjoy is having my Visa come early and ample time to prepare

You are the man....
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 10:51pm On Jul 12
davodyguy:
https://archive.homeaffairs.gov.au/lega/lega/form/immi-faqs/do-i-need-a-visa-to-transit-through-australia

Bro, according to what you posted this is what they said about Perth.

Passengers transiting at Perth airport (PER) will need an appropriate visa for Australia if flights are departing from different terminals.

are you transiting through different terminals? If yes, then apply for a transit visa as fast as possible. In fact, I think it's safe to apply for a transit visa whether different terminals or not. Just in case of any irregularities. It should be easy for you since you were in Australia for the same conference few years ago. They will see some consistency in your travel history and shouldn't be difficult to get.

However, if the price difference with other airlines is not much just go for some other one that won't need to transit through Australia.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 10:59pm On Jul 12
femijck:


You are the man....
Thanks to you, that encouraged us to apply early.

My experience I would share below.

I've been getting PMs from Nairalanders and I always direct them to this thread so we can get it more interactive.

My application was submitted on Tuesday 11th June, 2019.

I was contacted by case officer on Wednesday 19th, June 2019 requesting for more information.

Between 19th and 27th we were having back and forth exchanges o we the information required, but was able to scale through on 27th June, when officer said he's satisfied with the information I've provided.

Next was making payment to VFS in Pretoria for Passport handling fees.
Sent them Sterling bank debit card details, it failed
Sent them Zenith Bank debit card details, it failed.
Went to my bank to do Form M according to CBN rules, I was declined the usage.


On Monday 1st July, 2019 I opened a dollar denominated Account and did international transfer. The money entered the VFS account on Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019.
They sent my Passport to Immigration NZL embassy in Pretoria on Thursday 4th, July, 2019.

By Friday, 5th July, 2019 My Visa was granted.

That's how the journey has been.

I sent passport via UPS, paid ₦14,500
Same UPS picked passport from SA at a cost of ₦18,000

Purpose of travel is to attend 11th ICVPME, in Auckland, this year.

That's my story, for anyone interested in visiting NZL

Thanks to Femi, Ugsam and others that we've been chatting on this thread since December, 2018

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