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    Default After Landing in NZ

    Hello NZities,

    Can somebody explain me what happens next when I land in NZ? I am on SMC visa.

    Will they issue a separate visa stamp?
    Do I need to register officially with NZ immigration dept at airport or at another place?
    I don't have any clause in my SMC visa, does it mean I am allowed/permitted to do any type and any kind of work?
    I am landing two weeks before my SMC visa get expired. What steps has to be taken to have smooth entry process ( any documents, photos need to be carried)?

    Any advise and help is appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Will they issue a separate visa stamp?
    No there won't be any visa stamped.


    Do I need to register officially with NZ immigration dept at airport or at another place?
    No.


    I don't have any clause in my SMC visa, does it mean I am allowed/permitted to do any type and any kind of work?
    Yes


    I am landing two weeks before my SMC visa get expired. What steps has to be taken to have smooth entry process ( any documents, photos need to be carried)?
    I don't think you will be asked for any additional documents, its simple and straightforward process.

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    Thanks Sun77 for the quick reply. Do they just stamp the date of entry? And based on this date, it means that I am allowed to exit and enter NZ multiple times for two years? During this two year period I am on residency visa ?

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    Yes, just date of entry and that date onwards you will have the initial 2 years residency (with variation of travel conditions) allowing you to enter and leave NZ any no. of times. After 2 years you can apply for Residency Visa (equivalent of IRRV as per old terminology). Hope that helps.

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    Thanks Sun77.



    - NS

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    After 2 years you can apply for Residency Visa (equivalent of IRRV as per old terminology).
    Slip of the fingers here, Sun - it's Residence he's got. After two years he will be able to apply for PR. http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migra...quirements.htm

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    Thanks JandM

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