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    Can only imagine that's for an application for an extended visitor visa. I think from the UK you are entitled to 6 months visa free (other countries generally less), but can extend that with an application and fee.
    For the US you are entitled to 3 months visa free but can apply and extend that up to 9 months, so I'd guess that's what that is referring to.

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    I'm British, and have been to NZ twice on a visitor's visa. In each case, although I wasn't staying that long, the visa was was for 6 months and was stamped into my passport upon arrival in NZ, with no fee payable.

    Could you put up a link to the page you found?

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    Bit ICT deficient I'm afraid
    I started on NZIS site, clicked onto contacts, then London and it was on there somewhere.
    Will try to find it again.

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    Spoke to NZ House London today and all comments refer to Primary Teachers.
    (Forgot to ask about info in previous post but she didn't mention it either)

    Conditions for (Primary Teaching) work permits applied for in NZ
    NZQA - full
    NZTC registration
    need job offer in a letter form
    copy of contract
    form 1015 from their website
    passport photo
    supplementary employer form 1115 (filled in by school)

    Can be for permanant OR temporary job offers however as it is for a work permit then permit is temporary.
    Permanant job offer permit is up to 3 yrs at the discretion of NZIS
    minimum permit for temporary job offer is 3 months

    As someone previously said permit for temp job offer is for duration of job

    Although there is no specified salary required for work permit NZIS will check salary offer to make sure it is within expected range for that job

    Now here is where it gets interesting because I thought differently -

    if job offer is for under 12 months - no medical and no police check required (unless you have a criminal record)
    if job offer is over 12 months but under 24 months - medical but no police check (unless you have a criminal record)
    if job offer over 24 months you need a full medical and police check

    The nice lady also advised if job offer comes towards end of 6 months e.g. 4 months onwards when you have a job offer take it by hand and talk to regional branch of NZIS.
    They may speed up process and MAY grant extension of visitor visa.
    However you may be required to leave for a short time and then come back.

    In the conversation she also said that current work permit processing times in London is 6 - 8 weeks

    Hope that makes sense
    Last edited by tea drinker; 9th June 2009 at 06:52 AM.

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    Thanks for all the info.

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    eek! I thought a work permit would take two-three weeks to get rather than six to eight. Thanks for the info tea drinker....

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