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Old 11-21-2019, 01:21 AM
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Wish there is a way to call the Nz centre directly

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Thanks for the update.

What number did you call?

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Hi guys! I applied onshore on 7 Sep 2017, right now at 26 months. Called immigration two weeks ago and the lady checked my application (gave her my application ID) and she can see that it is still “being processed” and they don’t need anything from me at this moment. Have not done medical check or police checks. Basically nothing since I applied. My case is straightforward, received the visa when I was 15 (stepfather is Kiwi) so see no reason for them to deny. Just don’t understand why it’s taking forever and it’s not good news if some people who applied few months before me is not approved yet. Them increasing it to 26-28 months is very discouraging too. Was hoping I could get my visa before Xmas but now not too sure.


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Old 11-21-2019, 02:29 AM
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Just got off the phone from immigration and the lady checked my application after informing her of the new processing time. She said there’s been some “recent activity” with my application (whatever that means). I asked if she can tell me if I’ve been assigned a case officer/team yet and she can’t disclose that information.
Better than nothing I suppose. Highly recommend you guys to call them and give them your details to see your application if you’re in the 26-28 months bracket.


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Old 11-21-2019, 04:23 AM
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Hi guys, Department of Home Affairs called me back shortly after I got off the phone. He began asking questions about my relationship to the New Zealand citizen, whether I have been working (have not worked since I got here), whether I am still living at home (yes), do I pay for boarding (no, I am completely financially dependent on my parents) and if I am disabled (no).
So when I applied for the visa, my parents called immigration to see if I can still be dependent on them. I was 21/22. Since I was below 23, they said it is fine for me to apply for the visa. I just finished uni at that stage and was living in Singapore. Moved back with my parents as I have no place to go. Talking to the guy on the phone, he said that I don't satisfy some requirements that will allow them to give me the visa. Mainly since I am able-bodied and above the age of 23. I had the 461 visa in 2011 but it expired in 2016. To visit my family from uni I applied for two ETAs. This is also not ideal for the visa being approved.
I am just bloody frustrated at that phone call because none of this information was available to me when I applied for the visa. I contacted the NZ centre many times about my age and they did not respond. Called immigration and they told me the NZ centre should look at my age when I applied which was 21/22. Now the possibility that my visa might be refused because they extended the processing time since I applied for the visa back in 2017 is frustrating.
He is going to send me an email today or tomorrow asking me for more information etc. Will update. He advises I talk to an immigration agent about my other possibilities in the event my visa is refused.
God, I am at my wit's end.


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Hi guys, Department of Home Affairs called me back shortly after I got off the phone. He began asking questions about my relationship to the New Zealand citizen, whether I have been working (have not worked since I got here), whether I am still living at home (yes), do I pay for boarding (no, I am completely financially dependent on my parents) and if I am disabled (no).
So when I applied for the visa, my parents called immigration to see if I can still be dependent on
them. I was 21/22. Since I was below 23, they said it is fine for me to apply for the visa. I just finished uni at that stage and was living in Singapore. Moved back with my parents as I have no place to go. Talking to the guy on the phone, he said that I don't satisfy some requirements that will allow them to give me the visa. Mainly since I am able-bodied and above the age of 23. I had the 461 visa in 2011 but it expired in 2016. To visit my family from uni I applied for two ETAs. This is also not ideal for the visa being approved.
I am just bloody frustrated at that phone call because none of this information was available to me when I applied for the visa. I contacted the NZ centre many times about my age and they did not respond. Called immigration and they told me the NZ centre should look at my age when I applied which was 21/22. Now the possibility that my visa might be refused because they extended the processing time since I applied for the visa back in 2017 is frustrating.
He is going to send me an email today or tomorrow asking me for more information etc. Will update. He advises I talk to an immigration agent about my other possibilities in the event my visa is refused.
God, I am at my wit's end.
Hi!
I'm really sorry to hear your story, it sounds so frustrating! It does not seem fair that your visa should be refused because the processing times keep getting longer...
Hope you get a positive answer or at least that you find another way to stay with your family!


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Thank you! I do hope they see my side and grant me the visa considering how attached I am to my family. Just have to wait for this email tomorrow and see where I can go from there.

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I'm really sorry to hear your story, it sounds so frustrating! It does not seem fair that your visa should be refused because the processing times keep getting longer...
Hope you get a positive answer or at least that you find another way to stay with your family!


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Old 01-02-2020, 01:14 AM
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Hi guys, happy New Years! Just to let you all know my visa was refused today. It’s frustrating After waiting for two years but I can’t do much at this stage. Good luck to everyone!


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Has anyone successfully applied for a mortgage with a 461 visa? If so, with which bank? My wife had no problems until we told them it was 461 and then they withdrew the approval. 😞 Like we don't have enough hurdles with this visa already


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Has anyone successfully applied for a mortgage with a 461 visa? If so, with which bank? My wife had no problems until we told them it was 461 and then they withdrew the approval. 😞 Like we don't have enough hurdles with this visa already
So sorry to hear that.
I've been knocked back for a job I'd been told was mine because their policy is to only take people with more than 5 years left on their visa.
Bridging visa now 28 months and counting...


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Hi guys, happy New Years! Just to let you all know my visa was refused today. It’s frustrating After waiting for two years but I can’t do much at this stage. Good luck to everyone!
Did they say why it was refused?

I’m still waiting to hear from someone. I applied July 2018.


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Old 02-22-2020, 03:14 AM
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Hi guys, happy New Years! Just to let you all know my visa was refused today. Itís frustrating After waiting for two years but I canít do much at this stage. Good luck to everyone!
Hi! Sorry to hear about the bad news regarding your visa... and the time it took to give you a clear answer...


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