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  1. #1
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    Default New Zealand Army

    I just check out the website this morning, and it says if I lived in the States at least 10 years, then I qualify for joining the NZ army. I can pass the PT requirements with a little practice.Do they have an age limit for new recruits? I'm 45, but can still kick but like a 30 year old. I'm Ex-Army, ex-security guard, and ex-bar bouncer. I wrote them and asked if I qualified or not. If they accept me, will this qualify me for bringing my family there also?

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    Hi,

    No upper age for new recruits.

    http://www.armyjobs.mil.nz/applicati...s/default.aspx

    If you can get a job offer and have enough points for PR then what's stopping you and your family.

    Tim

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    Didn't get an offer, just desperate enough to go in the military to get my family out of this craphole. I only have 80 points, according to the online assessment, and my wife has 75. She has a master's degree in Chemistry, and I don't have a degree.

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    I wrote them, but no answer yet.

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    Did I read a post somewhere about buying a franchise being a 'back door' entry? Not sure if it's an option for you, but it's hard to feel so powerless, and it might be worth a look. Really hope you get there, we are all just trying to do the best for our families.

  7. #7
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    guess it doesn't matter anymore. Maybe I will come to New Zealand as a tourist in another couple years. I've decided to get divorced, and go back to the States. Hope none of you their have been harassed and hated as much as I have in this country. I will get my son out when I can get a lawyer, and get permanent custody. He has American passport too.

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    I'm truly sorry to hear that things haven't worked out for you and your family.

    A custody battle fought in Ukraine while you are in the US is, unfortunately, likely to be frustrating and expensive. Best of luck.

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    No, I'm here too. That is why I'm trying to get out. I guess we are working things out. Still looking to get my family out. Been two weeks, and haven't heard from the NZ defense forces yet.

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