Esme may have woken me up at 5am but I don't mind so much today ...
Last night Tash told me that the powers that be in NZ would be selecting applicants from 'the pool' to be selected for the next steps of immigration into NZ ... and I'm over the moon to say that WE HAVE BEEN SELECTED!!
So what now!?!?
This is what was posted on an immigration forum;
Your EOI has been selected by machine, on the basis of the number of points you say you have.
Next, officials will look at all the EOIs selected this week, to make
sure that IT LOOKS AS THOUGH, with the qualifications listed, those
people really have the number of points to be selected. If not, they
could be put back in the pool, or refused (for instance, if they turn
out to have less than 100 points really). If the officials think all is
well, they will send you an ITA. (This
can all take some weeks.)
You send back the ITA, with evidence of everything you said about
yourself. Then your Case Officer (CO) will take all the time it needs
to check out everything you have sent in. (This can take months.) The
CO will send to you for more information any time s/he finds it
When the CO gets to the point that everything seems to be true, if you
don't have a job offer, s/he will set up an interview. In the
interview, s/he will be judging whether you seem to be the kind of
person who is employable in NZ, and if you could fit into NZ society.
(There are many old threads on the forum giving you Interview
Questions.) As a result of this interview, the result is one of three
things - Approved in Principle for Residence, or a Job Search visa
(deferred Residence) which gives the person a nine months visa to find a
skilled job in NZ, or refusal.
But before the applicant is told the result, the case is checked over by
a different official - there can be quite a long delay till this is
done, partly depending on which office is dealing with your case.
Our NZ adventure really begin now!!