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murbanes



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: TOURIST VISA APPLICATION Reply with quote

Good day to all forum members, I am a Computer Programer/IT Administrator (3yrs of working exp) I need some advice regarding my Tourist Visa Application, particularly in the section that question my purpose in visiting New Zealand. Not just to visit the place, but the true reason is to seek for a job. Any “fruitful words” to justify my entry in NZ. Although i read some articles that it's hard to look for a job holding just Tourist Visa. This topic will be helpful to all Filipino aspiring to work in NZ.. Thanks..
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wellingtonianbuddy



Joined: 02 May 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are likely to be exposed when you come under tourist visa with the real intention of looking for work. You don't wanna be seen on NZ TV "Border Security", do you?

With your qualifications, work out your SMC applications. Believe me, there is no easy way into NZ.
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levi



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: TOURIST VISA APPLICATION Reply with quote

murbanes wrote:
Good day to all forum members, I am a Computer Programer/IT Administrator (3yrs of working exp) I need some advice regarding my Tourist Visa Application, particularly in the section that question my purpose in visiting New Zealand. Not just to visit the place, but the true reason is to seek for a job. Any “fruitful words” to justify my entry in NZ. Although i read some articles that it's hard to look for a job holding just Tourist Visa. This topic will be helpful to all Filipino aspiring to work in NZ.. Thanks..


I would have to agree with wellingtonianbuddy.

If you apply for a tourist visa, the main purpose of your stay is to be a tourist, which means you have to have proof of hotel/inn/housing accommodations and places you want to visit.

If the customs officer asks you where you are staying and what places do you intend to visit and if all you can do is give him a blank stare, you will be denied entry and hauled back to manila on the next available flight.

Next thing that you have to prove is that you have funds to defray your stay here in New Zealand. If the customs officer asks you that and if your answer is not satisfactory, then you will be hauled back to manila on the next available flight.

The safest and legal way to do it is this:

1.) Apply as a skilled migrant under the skilled migrant category. Long process but you get entry here and be entitled to work.

2.) If you have enough funds, then try to apply online with various companies, and see how it goes. Probably emphasize that you are willing to travel here to new zealand for a face to face interview.

2.) If several companies are interested, apply for a visitor's visa here to nz. Put as your primary reason is to see the sights and then secondly to look into possible job opportunities.

3.) Include in your supporting documents your correspondence with the various companies to prove that you have a genuine invitation to be interviewed.

4.) The visa officer can do two things: give you a visitors visa or deny you a visitor's visa but give you a limited purpose visa instead. A limited purpose visa entitles you to stay here for a specified period for a specific reason. You cannot work or apply for an extension of your stay under a limited purpose visa but hey at least you are here in nz legally.

hope this helps.
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