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    OH and I are a few months into the trying-to-figure-it-all-out process and have come to the conclusion that we need to start selling up first and then trying to apply for jobs from the UK (we need a job offer to be able to submit an EOI as we don't have enough points otherwise). I know, though, that it can be a bit of a catch 22 trying to do this and being in NZ would dramatically increase the odds of landing a job. So phase two, if no job could be got from the UK, would be for OH to go out on a recce and line up as many interviews as possible and then hopefully get a good offer, return to the UK and then start the EOI process from there. However, OH suggested today that once we've sold we just head out on a tourist visa and hope for the best. Obviously the risk is that we don't find anything and then have to head home and start again but he was thinking that since we have 6 months on a tourist visa then that should be enough time and if not we then we would be heading from whether we were on a tourist visa or on a PR visa.

    Is this a crazy idea?! Has it worked for anyone?

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    It may sound crazy, but some have actually done it before! Whatever you decide to do, best wishes and good luck!

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    Thanks

    It's not my preferred route. I'd feel a lot happier knowing that there was a job in the bag but things seem to be winding down here all by themselves so the idea of just taking off is getting more attractive.

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    What type of jobs are you looking to secure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ2NZ View Post
    ... some have actually done it before!
    I am one of them! Meaning, I came on a tourist visa (three months); I didn't have the hassle of having to deal with a house though!

    Had a police certificate with me; the medical I did only after I had got the job offer.

    Worked all out very well!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralf-nz View Post
    I am one of them! Meaning, I came on a tourist visa (three months); I didn't have the hassle of having to deal with a house though!

    Had a police certificate with me; the medical I did only after I had got the job offer.

    Worked all out very well!!
    That's good to hear! As I said, I'd rather have it all in the bag before we leave but I think we would be willing to take the chance and accept that a trip home may be the end result. But also, as I said, I think if we couldn't find work within 6 months then we were never really going to find it and we couldn't afford to be unemployed for any longer than that no matter what visa we are on.

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    We were in the same boat, needing a job offer to get enough points. We had also talked about doing the same thing you're talking about - taking a 6-month sabbatical from work and just heading out to NZ to try and secure a job. Luckily the job offer came first so we didn't have to go that route but I think I would have done it to make our dreams come true.

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