Immigration roulette - Job Search Work Visas
Nothing is more frustrating for permanent residence applicants who score 140 points without a job offer, being offered a job search work Visa by Immigration New Zealand rather than the residency visa they asked for. Although job search visa is the term used to describe the Visa it’s a misleading description. It offers a limited time to enter New Zealand to find work. If the right type of job is not found within the timeframe given, the residence case gets declined.
It’s a case of Immigration roulette. It places a prospective migrant in an impossible position – do they give up their job and go to New Zealand in the hope they find work knowing they could fail and have to return to nothing? Or, withdraw the application? It could make for some impossible choices. Sometimes there is a limited capacity to convince Immigration New Zealand to change their mind and approve the grant of residence outright. But that requires fast intervention by a skilled professional with extensive expertise.
“I have struggled with different legal firms over the years, but over the past few years I have engaged with Turner Hopkins with various requirements from personal relating to wills, family trust, property settlements and contracts through to commercial engagements including employment advice, commercial lease agreements and general legal advice. I have engaged with a number of the people in the firm and always found them professional, punctual in their responses and very sound in the advice provided.”
“John is very easy to talk to, he never makes you feel dumb, and never makes you feel like you are wasting his time for asking questions. He explains everything very clearly, every time. John's support staff are also very efficient and so easy to deal with. No detail is missed when dealing with them. My husband and I are fans of them all :)”
“I have used Turner Hopkins for my legal services for over eight years. I have always found their level of service excellent and their work to a very high standard. I have used various lawyers at their firm for various businesses I have been involved with and have always had very positive experiences. I would highly recommend them.”
“Joy, we cannot thank you enough for your help with our purchase! You have been wonderful to deal with and so proactive (and patient with my numerous emails). We will be visiting NZ in April so will make sure we drop in to thank you in person.”
“I can't speak highly enough of Jenny. She got everything done in a timely manner and when my ex-husband threw a spanner in the works at the eleventh hour she got the required documentation to his lawyers and settlement back on track.”