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  1. #1231
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    I've been away a while? Is this thread completely dead now due to lack of processing?

    I applied for and got a refund for my Application from November 2019. I have moved across the straight.

  2. #1232
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mjacobs1991 View Post
    I've been away a while? Is this thread completely dead now due to lack of processing?

    I applied for and got a refund for my Application from November 2019. I have moved across the straight.
    I applied for a refund to my (SMC-Offshore) application from January 2019. Got an email yesterday that I will be given a refund.

    My time on this forum is done now.

    Take care all and good luck!

  3. #1233
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    Good luck with everything you're planning now.

  4. #1234
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    Hi all,

    Just an update on my brother's SMC application. He received an email yesterday from immigration and suggested that you have applied for SMC so you are eligible to apply for the 2021 Resident Visa.
    it is frustrating, as my brother, has applied for SMC EOI in September 2019,
    and the application was submitted in November 2019.
    The case officer requested additional documents in July 2021.

    and now start the process again. Have anyone faced this kind of situation.

    I can see, the only option left by immigration is he has to apply now for the 2021 Resident Visa.

  5. #1235
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    Wow this thread is still happening! Best of luck to all, I hope 2022 will start to move the gears a bit as borders ease open, but I might have despaired myself if we'd had to wait so long. All the best

  6. #1236
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    Hi all,

    I just got the AIP letter for my SMC application with my family members, partner and two childern. It took 3 years and 1 month from the application lodged.

    I really want to say that thank you very much everyone and your posts were really helpul and making us to keep our hope for the resident visa.

    Thank you again and hope you also get the resident visa soon.


    << 2018 >>
    ITA lodged - 26 October, 2018

    << 2019 >>
    CO allocated - 6 March, 2019
    Interviewed with CO - July, 2019
    Asked IRD and Payslip and sent them - July, 2019

    Long~~~ waitting~~~

    << 2020 >>
    Lost job - May, 2020
    CO asked me about my job status - May, 2020
    <At this time, we were seriously thinking to withraw our application and leave this country. It was very hard time for us>

    God a job and updated my employment to CO - July, 2020
    Employer Interview with CO - 23 December 2020

    << 2021 >>
    Interviewed with CO - End of March 2021
    3rd baby was born - May 2021
    I asked to update new baby to the application - June 2021
    Submited all docs about new baby - 10 August 2021

    Lockdown and stopped the processing. - 17 Aug 2021 ~

    We decided to leave this country because it looked there was no hope anymore and my friends were moving to other countries like AU and CA. Bought a airplane ticket and started to selling and packaging everything. - Sep 2021

    Announcement about 2021 Resident Visa and we decided to try for the 2021 Resident visa. - 29 Sep 2021

    We didn't get an email about the eligibility of 2021 Resident Visa Phase 1. - End of October 2021

    My immigration lawyer checked with INZ that they recommended to apply the 2021 resident visa in December 2021. - 10 November 2021

    Started to prepare the 2021 Resident Visa and took a X-ray check - 19 November 2021

    But....

    Online Status changed to Approved for my SMC application - 22 November 2021
    AIP Letter - 25 November 2021

  7. #1237
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    I'm so VERY pleased for you, after all this time. Congratulations!

  8. #1238
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdenK View Post
    Hi all,

    I just got the AIP letter for my SMC application with my family members, partner and two childern. It took 3 years and 1 month from the application lodged.

    I really want to say that thank you very much everyone and your posts were really helpul and making us to keep our hope for the resident visa.

    Thank you again and hope you also get the resident visa soon.


    << 2018 >>
    ITA lodged - 26 October, 2018

    << 2019 >>
    CO allocated - 6 March, 2019
    Interviewed with CO - July, 2019
    Asked IRD and Payslip and sent them - July, 2019

    Long~~~ waitting~~~

    << 2020 >>
    Lost job - May, 2020
    CO asked me about my job status - May, 2020
    <At this time, we were seriously thinking to withraw our application and leave this country. It was very hard time for us>

    God a job and updated my employment to CO - July, 2020
    Employer Interview with CO - 23 December 2020

    << 2021 >>
    Interviewed with CO - End of March 2021
    3rd baby was born - May 2021
    I asked to update new baby to the application - June 2021
    Submited all docs about new baby - 10 August 2021

    Lockdown and stopped the processing. - 17 Aug 2021 ~

    We decided to leave this country because it looked there was no hope anymore and my friends were moving to other countries like AU and CA. Bought a airplane ticket and started to selling and packaging everything. - Sep 2021

    Announcement about 2021 Resident Visa and we decided to try for the 2021 Resident visa. - 29 Sep 2021

    We didn't get an email about the eligibility of 2021 Resident Visa Phase 1. - End of October 2021

    My immigration lawyer checked with INZ that they recommended to apply the 2021 resident visa in December 2021. - 10 November 2021

    Started to prepare the 2021 Resident Visa and took a X-ray check - 19 November 2021

    But....

    Online Status changed to Approved for my SMC application - 22 November 2021
    AIP Letter - 25 November 2021

    Wow really it we are happy for you. .. it is really heartbreaking story to wait 3 years .

  9. #1239
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    Angry What is happening ?

    Hi Folks,

    Apparently, INZ ha resumed processing offshore application.

    Earlier today (21 Dec 2021), INZ had sent a generic email stating the following:

    The Government has removed the restriction that prevented first-time resident visa holders granted a resident visa offshore from travelling to New Zealand.
    As the holder of a resident visa, you are eligible to enter New Zealand. Restrictions apply


    Was surprised to see that INZ had started granting visa without even assigning a case officer . My 3 year wait (see my signature for timeline) was not in vein after all.

    Kidding aside, with a dollop of skepticism and a ounce of hope , logged into INZ website and checked the status - no change - still showing pending.

    Assumed, INZ had sent this generic mail to everyone. Asked a friend who is also an applicant and he confirmed the same.

    Lo and behold, a few hours later, INZ sends another disappointing mail, which states the following:

    Earlier today (21 December 2021 NZDT) you received an email from Immigration New Zealand that incorrectly identified you as the holder of a resident visa. That email was sent to you in error and you have not been granted a resident visa. We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

    What an colossal disappointment !

    dissapointed.jpg

  10. #1240
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    Gosh that’s shocking!

    You’d be granted a job search visa though, not residency, I think?

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