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    Default 40 hrs contract but only 30 hrs given

    hello everyone. I have a contract with 40 hours signed by my employer but i am getting just over 30 hrs .what happens if i get few week pay less than 30 hours. will that affect my residence visa application.

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    A job is not considered full-time if it's less than 30 hours per week.
    It will depend on the CO. If there is a consistent history of 40 hour working week, then a couple of weeks working fewer hours (for personal reasons, sickness etc) will not matter much.

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    Thank you very much. I have a 40 hours contract but will there be a problem if i am do only 31-32 hrs a week? I get fortnightly 62-63 hrs so is that counted as a fulltime

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    31-32 hours is definitely enough to constitute full-time as defined by INZ (minimum of 30 hours per week), so it's not a problem.
    However if you have a consistent history of doing only 31-32 hours per week, say in the last 3 month, which is not in line with your contract (40 hours), a harsh CO may want to hear from the employer as to why the hours is reduced over a long period.
    If it only happens a few time, like 40, 35, 32, 30, 40, 40, 40 then it's ok. Normally they will ask for the last 3 month payslips and/or bank statements only.

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    Normally he would give me 40 hrs but at the moment its not busy becuase of the winter. It will increase as winter finishes as well as the job i am doing is very demanding so he is training me at the moment so i will get 40 hrs once maybe after my full training is over after 3 months. But does it matter if immigration declines that in contract it says its 40 hrs and u have been doing 31-32 hrs continuously for last fee months? Cheers

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    Very doubtful that it would matter. INZ regard 'full-time' as being a minimum of 30 hours per week. As 100k says, it would be a very harsh CO that nit-picked about this point.

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    Is it ok then if i am doing 62-63 hrs fortnightly to prove that i am full time even my contract says 40 hrs weekly??

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    If your contract states 40 hours then regardless of whether you work all 40 you are to be paid for all 40 hours. Check this: https://www.employment.govt.nz/

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    I dont think my employer might pay me for 40 hrs if i am only working 30-32 hrs weekly or 62 hours fortnightly. If i am happy with 62 hrs fortnightly but my contract says 40 hours weekly will that be an issue for residence?

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    Can anyone say how to approach my employer about my employer if my contract says 40 hours and i am only getting 31 hrs weekly. I dont want him to remove me from the job if he cant afford to give me 40 hours because i have applied for my residence. Should i approach my employer nicely or should that be ok for residence if i get 31 hours weekly? Please any suggestion ??

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