We've decided to take some time out and sample life in a different country for a while. Neither of us want to move to a country where we don't speak the language, so the list of possibles includes Australia, USA and Canada. For several reasons though, we've agreed on New Zealand. We saw some highlights of the North Island when we were over in 2005, and really felt at home there. Add that to the outdoors-based, family-orientated culture, beautiful scenery, slightly nicer weather, affordable house prices, work-hard-play-hard ethic and the current shortage of IT knowledge, and it was a fairly easy decision to make.
The Skilled Migrant visa looks like the best way to apply, but it's not going to be easy.
Obviously there's no guarantee of getting in, but seeing as we're healthy, have no criminal records and a good working background, we've got a good chance. The first step is to complete the Expression Of Interest, and go into the selection pool. Thankfully this can be done online, but it's an almighty form split into these headings
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