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Thread: Smc waiting over one year!

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    Default Smc waiting over one year!

    Hi Guys:
    What happened to my case,
    Here is the timeline

    ITA LODGED:19 Oct 2015 (AUCKLAND CENTRAL BRANCH)
    TOTAL POINTS:160
    CO CONTACT: 19 Nov 2016 ( ASKED FOR PALY SLIP AND BANK STATEMENT AND IRD. EMPLOYER questionnaire sent as well) REPLIED Second DAY TO CO.
    PPI: 10 June 2016 REPLIED One weeks later TO CO
    Additional document require:1 July 2016
    CO come to my office interview: 15 August 2016
    Three weeks ago. I call to call center, they said my co wait for recommendation from her supervisor
    Two weeks ago I call to call center, they mentioned 2pc and co leave a letter in my file, but do not know the content.

    Until now, no reply.

    What do you guys think of my case? Why waiting so long?
    Thank you
    Last edited by joez; 26th October 2016 at 09:19 PM.

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    You are not the only person waiting around 12 months. INZ have got extremely busy during this last couple of years. I hope you get your answer soon.

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    Hi which job you have applied for? And from which country you are from? Did you fill NSC form? My application is also still in process more then 1 year. Looking forward reply

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    hi, whats your job title ?

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    I have been waiting for six months.

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    Any news on your case? And what they have asked in your PPI? I am also waiting more then 1 year now

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseguy View Post
    Any news on your case? And what they have asked in your PPI? I am also waiting more then 1 year now
    Hi wise guy
    What occupation did you applied you smc application?
    Please share your time line

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    I hope immigrants are allowed to accept their job offer and get settled while waiting for the SMC to process...? Are you and your partner/kids granted temporary visas while waiting for residency to be approved? It's not like you can hang around burning your savings that long...

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    If you get the offer of a skilled job, what most people do then is to apply for an Essential Skills visa https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...ills-work-visa, or a Talent (Accredited Employer) Work To Residence visa https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...residence-visa, at the same time as the application for Residence under SMC. Those temporary work visas can be processed much more quickly (around a month if all goes smoothly), so the person can be working in NZ while the SMC application ticks away in the background, taking as long as it takes. The temporary work visa gives them the right to support an application from their partner for a partner-sponsored temporary work visa https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...k-visa-holders or this https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...s-visitor-visa, and children can get student visas if of school age https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...d-student-visa, or visitors' visas if below school age https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-...s-visitor-visa, matching the parents' for time, so the whole family is covered. (The family's visa applications can all be sent together with the worker's application for a temporary visa, linked with a covering letter, and it will all be worked as one case, with INZ supplying such things as the visa number, which you won't know at first, as it becomes available.)

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    Thank you for the clarification as always, JandM We found all these things on the website before, but it can be pretty difficult to figure out what the actually MEAN when the rubber meets the road. It looks like partners are not supposed to work while on a partner-sponsored temporary visa...(fine by me, hehe)...and it lasts as long as your partner's work visa. That should suffice.

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