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Monday, April 04, 2005

Settle in NZ in 12 Weeks

Natanggap niyo na ang pinakahihintay na Permanent Resident Visa mula sa NZ Embassy. Nakatatak na sa inyong mga pasaporte. Congratulations! Unang-una siempre, selebreysyon. Sa yo ang inumin, sa yo ang pulutan, tayo’y maghapi-hapi ...

Pagkatapos maginuman at makaraan ang hang-over ano ngayon ang dapat ninyong gawin? Kailangan planuhin ninyong mabuti ang paglipat sa NZ dahil kayo rin ang mahihirapan kung palpak ang planning.

Eto ang sarili kong rekomendasyon kung paano magiging maayos ang iyong pag-migrate sa NZ. Eto naman ay suggestion lamang at maaring hindi naka-akma sa iyong kalagayan, kaya kayo na ang bahala kung susundin ninyo o hindi ang planong ito. Ang planong ito ay para sa tipikal na Pinoy family na may isa or higit pa na mga anak.

Una sa lahat, mag-decide kayo na isa lang muna sa inyong mag-asawa ang maunang pumunta sa NZ. Susunod na lamang ang pamilya mo kapag medyo settled ka na. Ano ang advantages nito? Marami.

1. Tuloy-tuloy pa rin ang pasok ng income – kung ang matitira sa Pinas ay may trabaho at least may papasok pa ding income. Kung sabay kayong pumunta sa NZ, pareho kayong walang trabaho. Komon-sens.

2. Child care – di problema sa Pinas ang mag-alaga ng mga bata. Sa NZ, di mo pwede isama mga yaya. Again, komon-sens.

3. Disposal of Assets – habang ikaw ay nasa NZ at naghahanap ng work, ang esposo/esposa mo naman ay nasa Pinas para magbenta ng iyong mga ari-arian.

4. Mobility - Ikaw naman na nasa NZ, mas madali kang makakagalaw para maghanap ng trabaho at tirahan.

5. Lesser cost – dahil nag-iisa ka pa lang sa NZ, mas kakaunti pa ang gastos mo.

6. Konsiderasyon sa iyong host - Malaking bagay ito lalo na kung makikitira ka sa kamag-anak o kaibigan pag-dating mo dito. Kung buong pamilya ang makikitira ng sabay, kaawa-awa naman ang host mo. Alalahanin mo na walang mga katulong ang mga households dito.

Let’s assume na susundin mo ang payo ko na isa muna ang pupunta sa NZ. Unang dapat gawin ay maghanap ka na host mo, relative or friend na nasa NZ na pwede mong matuluyan at least for a few weeks at pwedeng maging gabay mo dito. Sa Pinas pa lang kontakin mo na ang prospective host mo para naman may sumundo sa iyo sa airport.

Bago ka lumipad papuntang NZ, i ready mo din ang Philippine Driver's License mo (make sure hindi expired) at kumuha ka ng certification mula sa car insurance mo certifying that you have not made any claims in the last 3 years. Ituloy mo ang pagbabasa at malalaman mo ang dahilan.

Let’s assume further na nandito ka na sa NZ. Sinundo ka ng host mo at may matutuluyan ka nang pansamantala. Eto ang aking suggested timetable showing the milestones and possible activities for you every week for 12 weeks.

WEEK 1
First few days, mag-adjust ka muna. May jet-log ka pa. Sigurado, ipapasyal ka muna ng host mo, kaya mag-enjoy ka lang. Habang namamasyal ka, familiarise mo na rin ang sarili mo sa area. Magtanong-tanong ka kung saan ang supermarket, ang mga shops, ang mga schools, bus stop, post office, saan makakabili ng mamasita, etc.

IRD Number - Pero para naman may masabi kang accomplishment mo sa unang linggo, make it your goal to apply for an IRD Number (Inland Revenue Department) in the first week. Para itong Tax Account Number sa atin. Kailangan mo ito para makapag-apply ng trabaho at makapag-open ng bank account later. You can download the application form from the IRD website, print it and fill it up. Then mail it to Inland revenue together with a xerox copy of your passport. It should take only a few days to get your IRD number.

WEEK 2:
Learn to Ride a Bus - Pag-aralan mo ang mag-bus mula sa tinitirhan mo papunta sa city. Kapag marunong kang pumunta ng city, madali ka nang makapunta sa ibang suburbs. Ang mga buses, naka-oras. Pumunta ka sa terminal sa city at kumuha ka ng timetable at bus routes. This can be very handy. You can’t expect your host to drive you every time to your destination. It’s also one of the best ways to familiarize yourself of the area.

Buy a newspaper and go to the classified ads section. Browse for prospective jobs. Ang mga vacancies dito, makikita mo under ng “Situations Vacant” section. Wala sa “Wanted”. Continue doing this until you find a job. Also try searching websites for prospectrive jobs. Usually, you should be able to just email them your CV. So wala naman gastos.

WEEK 3:
Open a bank account - By this time you should have received your IRD number from the mail. Once you have an IRD number you should be able to open a bank account. Importante ito, kasi, lahat ng sweldo dito diretcho sa bank account mo.

WEEK 4
Get a copy of the NZ Road Code – isa itong libro na mabibili sa mga bookstore or gas stations nandito ang mga rules ng pag-drive dito sa NZ. Basahin mo ito at pag-aralan.

WEEKS 5,6
Buy a Car – mahirap ang walang sariling wheels. Try to find a car for less than $5,000. If you are able to use this car for 1 to 2 years, that should be good enough. It is not worth it to buy an expensive car during your first year. Mas marami ka pang dapat pag-gastusan, kaya save your money na lang. Remember you are allowed to use your Philippine Driver’s License for 12 months. Kailangan mo ring ipa-insure ang sasakyan mo. Makakakuha ka ng at least 50% discount sa premium mo, kapag may certificate ka from your insurance company na hindi ka nag-claim in the last 3 years. See my previous post about owning a car in NZ.

Kung hindi ka pa confident na mag-drive sa NZ, magpa-tutor ka. Call a driving school. Makikipag-set sila sa yo ng time usually one hour per session tapos pupuntahan ka nila. Kung wala ka pang sasakyan, ipapagamit nila sa iyo ang training car nila. It’s worth it to take a few lessons.

WEEKS 7,8
During this time you should be busy applying for jobs, attending job interviews or just waiting for prospective employers to give you a call. Be patient. Get a list of possible employers from the telephone directory and even if they have not advertised an opening, give them a call or just walked in to their HR office and tell them you’re looking for a job. Don’t be afraid to be turned down. You have to find your own luck. Hindi ka hahanapin ng swerte. Sceintifically speaking, luck is just a statistical chance. The more chances you have, the higher the probability of success. So it’s up to you to increase your chances.

Attend a Filipino mass on Sunday. Tanungin mo ang host mo kung saan ang malapit. Even if you are not Catholic, tiempuhan mo kapag tapos na ang misa. After the mass maraming nagbebenta ng mga Filipino foods. It’s your chance para makipagkilala sa ibang Pinoy. Yung ibang Pinoy snub hindi ka papansinin. Yung iba naghihintay lang na ikaw ang unang bumati. Since ikaw ang may pangangailangan, ikaw na ang unang bumati. You never know baka may alam na job opening ang makilala mo. It happened to my friend. Nakilala lang namin itong mag-asawang Pinoy sa Mall at tinanong namin kung may kakilala silang naghahanap ng computer technician. Tiempo naman meron nga. See, kung inisnab namin sila, kami rin ang talo.

WEEKS 9,10
Find a Flat (apartment) – mas maganda sana kung may job ka na bago ka maghanap ng lilipatan para ang hanapin mo mas malapit sa papasukan mo. But there are other considerations, like schools, cost of rental, crime rate in the area, etc. Sa rental ng flat usually you’ll be required to pay 2 weeks rent in advance, 2 weeks bond, then baka may letting fee pa na 1 week. Kaya total 5 weeks rent kaagad ang kailangan mong ibayad. You should have a rental agreement in writing with the landlord. Before you move in sa flat, note down the water meter and electric meter readings with the landlord. This is for your protection para hindi ka i-overcharge later. You can also search for flats through the web. This is one site.

Then you need to call the electric company (parang Meralco sa atin) to open an account for them and tell them the electric meter reading. Yung water usually ang landlord ang bahala so you don’t need to call the water company. Kung gusto mong magpa-connect ng telephone, kailangan mo ring tawagan ang TELECOM (PLDT nila dito) para magpa-connect ng line.

Para sa karagdagan kaalaman, basahin mo ang previous post ko about Owning vs Renting a house in NZ.

WEEKS 11,12

Mag-shopping ka ng mga gamit para sa bahay. Mag-garage sale ka every Saturday early morning. Marami kang bargain na mabibili. I-try mo din ang www.trademe.co.nz kung gusto mong makahanap ng murang gamit.

At this time, kontakin mo ang prospective schools na papasukan ng mga kids mo. Para pag-dating nila sa NZ may slot na sila sa school. Ang start ng school dito is end of January at matatapos ng December. Pero pwede mo naman i-enrol ang mga bata anytime.

End of week 12, more or less settled ka na at pwede mo nang pasunurin dito sa NZ ang family mo. Good luck!

71 Comments:

  • Hello po ulit. Very informative po ito...but may I add something RE: finding a Pinoy Host.Just be sure na wag lang sila mag-abuso and do not expect too much form the host - dahil yung patirhan ka for a week is a big thing already. From experience po kasi - nakakatakot, masyado ang expectation - so beforehand be sure to level-off expectations with the host - iladlad mo na ang baraha e.g. - ilang days makikitira, ang budget, etc. Tendency po kasi ng mga Pinoy na nasa Pinas, since andito na tayo - WE ALREADY MADE IT. So since andito na tayo and have established ourselves a bit - mega tulong na tayo and they have the right na KUMUHA ng tulong from us. Tapos ang hilig pa ng pakiramdamamn ba...haaayy. Pag hindi ma nabigay ang hinhinging favour IKAW pa ang MASAMA at ipagkakalat pa. Kaya nakakadala talaga. Pero as on old saying goes, clouds do have its silver lining...meron naman po akong mga talagang naging good friends sa pagtulong ko - sila yung mga VERY CONSIDERATE na tao.

    A piece of my brain po.

    By Anonymous trotskybee, at 1:55 PM, April 06, 2005  

  • Totoo yang sinabi mo. may mga kakilala ako na magkaibigan pero nagkalayo ang loob nila nung magsama sila sa bahay. isang cause yan ng samaan ng loob. kaya hanggat maari kung kaya mo rin lang mag-solo ng tirahan, gawin mo.

    sa atin naman na nandito bilang host, part ng dapat nating gawin ay ang turuan ang bagong dating. lalong lalo na sa mga gawaing bahay. maaring kung minsan akala natin tamad sila dahil hindi naghuhugas ng pinagkainan, naglilinis, etc, pero sa totoo lang baka hindi sila sanay. kaya dapat natin ituro ang mga bagay na ganoon.

    ang isa pa tungkol naman sa expenses. kung makikitira ka sa host ng matagal, at lalo na kung may job ka na, pagusapan ninyo na kung pwede mag-contribute ka sa expenses. huwag mong i-assume na ok lang sa host na tumira at kumain ng libre. $50 to $100 per week - pagusapan ninyo. pero dapat manggaling sa iyo at baka nahihiyang maninggil ang host mo, at unti-unti ka na lang niyang lasunin. :-)

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 3:47 PM, April 06, 2005  

  • Cool post. Makagawa nga rin nang para naman sa Oz. Good idea yung pumunta sa Filipino Mass. Recently ko nga lang naisipan e kasi habang naglilibot ako sa Melbourne, nakakita ako ng pamphlet sa simbahan doon na meron ngang Filipino mass tuwing second Saturday ng buwan pag 2.30 pm. So baka itong linggo subukan namin para makapag-networking naman (medyo babu-bagong salta pa man din kami ni Raquel dito sa Melbourne).

    By Blogger Geejay, at 6:59 PM, April 07, 2005  

  • ka uro, malaking bagay ito para sa amin na nagpaplanong pumunta po diyan sa NZ, actually po nakabase po kaming mag-asawa dito ngayon sa UK, maganda po bang desisyon itong gagawin namin, pero kung lifestyle baga diyan po kami kasi di mapapantayan ng pera minsan ang pagsama-sama ng pamilya at saludo po kami sa inyo.

    By Anonymous ronald, at 6:44 AM, April 26, 2005  

  • Ronald,
    Hindi pa ako nagpunta sa UK kaya di ko alam i-compare. But compared to other countries I've been to, NZ is definitely a very nice place to raise a family and retire in the future.

    If I may suggest that maybe at least one of you to come and visit NZ first to help you decide kung saan talaga nyo gustong mag-settle. siguro, isa sa inyo pumunta dito at mag-try humanap ng trabaho, bago sumunod ang iba. mahirap kasing sabihin maganda dito, kung later wala naman kayong makuhang trabaho, di ba?

    you can apply for PR, regardless of whether you'll settle here or not. medyo may gastos nga lang. pero at least you have an option later in the future, for yourself or your children's. as far as i know, once you get a PR, you have 12 months to decide to come here or not.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 8:22 AM, April 26, 2005  

  • First off....I'd like to thank you for this very informative blog site...Secondly, tanong ko lang po kung ano ang options ng mga walang kamag-anak o kaibigan sa NZ (walang prospective host)...thanks...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:37 PM, May 19, 2005  

  • hi anonymous,
    nung dumating kami una dito wala din kaming kahit isang kakilala. padlanding sa airport naghanap lang kami ng murang hotel sa yellow pages at doon kami nagpahatid. yung mga tinatawag na backpackers at hostel mas mura kesa hotel. after ilan days may mga nakilala na kaming pinoy na willing tumulong sa amin. ganoon lang.

    lakasan lang talaga ng loob. God always provide. huwag kang magalala.

    if worse come to worst at wala kang matuluyan, email mo ako. if i can't help personally, baka may ma-irefer ako.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 5:58 PM, May 19, 2005  

  • ka uro, salamat po dito sa post na ito! may tanong po ako, gusto kong mag aral sa NZ at gawin daan yun para makapag trabaho, and eventually mag stay na jan. pwede po ba yun?

    By Anonymous foo, at 6:46 AM, May 25, 2005  

  • foo, pwede yang iniisip mo. may post ako tungkol diyan. http://a-pinoy-in-nz.blogspot.com/2005/03/isang-paraan-ng-pagpunta-sa-nz.html

    kaso lang mahal ang tuition kung hindi ka residente rito. international student ka kaya mas mahal.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 11:54 AM, May 25, 2005  

  • Da best talaga ang mga kwento ni Ka Uro, talagang ka pupulutan ng aral. marami na talaga kayong natulungang kababayan...sana katulad mo ang lahat ng Pulitiko sa Atin :=)

    By Blogger neodelphi.net, at 10:34 PM, June 13, 2005  

  • Hi Ka Uro!

    i am in the phils. right now and was able to read your sharing. we plan to go there (NZ-Auckland)w/in this year husband ko po muna (still waiting for the visa)to try it there for how many months, then me & my 4 kids will follow pag ok na sya dyan. we just want to let you know that we are very thankful for this section is very informative and madami talga kming natututunan. salamat po at meron pang mga katulad nyo na vey unselfish to share lahat ng experiences nyo sa amin, which we really appreciate. to tell you frankly we don't have any relatives or friends there lakas lang po talga ng loob. kesa dito kmi mag stay sa phils, wla na talga pupuntahan we're just thinkng of our kids' future. anyways, til my next email. hope to find more filipinos like you! pls.continue your good intentions. INGAT & GOD BLESS po!

    cheers,
    scorpio mom :>

    By Anonymous scorpio mom :>, at 11:55 AM, July 08, 2005  

  • Ka Uro,
    Very informative and blog mo... marami kang natutulungan dahil dito. 1st time ko pa lang basahin ay na-hook na agad ako.

    Tanong ko lang po, anong klaseng visa and inapply mo? Nalilito kasi ako sa immigration website ng NZ. Same lang ba yung "Be a Skilled Migrant" dun sa "Work to Residence in NZ"?

    thanks in advance

    By Blogger Charmed, at 2:40 PM, August 12, 2005  

  • charmed,
    pareho lang yon. both will lead you to getting a PR (permanent residence) as a skilled migrant. yung WTR (work to residence) parang probationary PR na pwedeng ibigay sa applicant. kaya probationary kasi pwede kang pumunta sa nz at may permit ka para maghanap ng work. once you get a job offer pwede mo itong isubmit sa immigration at automatically bibigyan ka na ng PR provided yung job related sa field mo.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 2:54 PM, August 12, 2005  

  • Ka Uro,
    Thank you so much talaga sa mga tips and information. I have almost given up hope in pursuing my plan to take my chance in NZ. With what you shared, naenlighten ako. Magstart pa lang ako from step 1 ,that is, assessment and i am really hoping and praying maachieve ko ang dream ko of living in NZ with my family. More Power to you!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:51 AM, August 27, 2005  

  • ka uro, curious lang po..totoo bang in-demand dyan ang mga food tech? I'm planning to try my luck dyan. Mas advisable po ba kung mag under "consultancy" pa ko or diretso na ang apply ng EOI ko. Bigyan nyo sana ko ng idea dito..Salamat!

    By Blogger Popoyolday, at 9:57 PM, September 01, 2005  

  • anonymous,
    ipagpatuloy mo ang pag-apply. good luck!

    popoy,
    sori di ko field yung food tech. better go to www.seek.co.nz para magka-idea ka kung may mga job openings sa field mo. yung question mo about "consultancy" ikaw din ang makaka-answer. try mo munang mag-isang mag-fill up ng EOI. if you're confident na tama ang pag-fill up mo baka di na kailangan ng consultant. try mo rin mag-join sa pinoy2nz yahoo group marami sa kanila ang katulad mo and situation para makakuha ka ng tips sa kanila. email mo sila sa pinoyz2nz@yahoogroups.com

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 9:06 AM, September 02, 2005  

  • Halu Ka uro I am now completing my EOI on line pero wala pa kasi ako ielts this dec. sana makakuha na ako pwede ba ako mag submit ng EOI kahit wala pa akong assessment ng NZQA

    Thanks God Bless..

    Len

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:07 AM, October 17, 2005  

  • Hellowww mga kababayan!!! I really like the article. DISKARTE talaga! I wish somebody could tell me how much money should I bring with me enough to pay expenses. Somebody said at least Php80k+ or NZ$2500 - talaga? Am not sure! And somebody said since mahal ang IELTS, pwde na ang University Certificate articulating the English Language as medium of instruction. Please help! Thanx very much!

    By Blogger JAMES, at 8:36 PM, November 02, 2005  

  • Hello Ka Uro,

    Magandang araw sa yo! Very helpful ang blog na ito.. Saludo ako sayo.. I always believe that to give more is to receive more.. kaya pala ganyan ka ka-successfull.. My friend forwarded this to me.. natuwa naman ako kasi, i'm sure this is a big help for me to go to NZ. (D2 po ako sa Phils. ngayon) Ka Uro, i have questions lang po, what if the university / school where i graduated doesn't belong to NZQA list, does this mean i can no longer acquire points from this category? i graduated at PUP Mla. with a 4-year degree course din naman. i'm more than 10 yrs na in my company right now and i'd like to try my luck there in NZ.. i'm half-way filling up the online EOI form.. and I feel sad when i can't find my school from NZQA list. i've also read it somewhere, if certain case like mine occurs, it would pass the assessment by nzqa first(??)(hope i got it right) how will i know if they recognize the said institution?? Ka Uro, my instinct told me you are the right person to ask.. hope you can enlighten me.. thank you so much in advance.. may God bless u more!

    By Anonymous Flordeliz, at 9:23 PM, November 07, 2005  

  • len, james and Flordeliz,
    a lot of your questions are about the application process. iba kasi ang procedures nung kami ang nag-apply. so my knowledge in this area is lacking if not antiquated. the best people to answer your questions are those from pinoyz2nz. okay itong group na ito. mas marami kayong makukuhang info mula sa kanila. at wala pang bayad! hindi na ninyo kailangan ng consultant if you join their yahoo group, you won't regret it. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pinoyz2nz/

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 10:42 AM, November 08, 2005  

  • Hello po ulit! thanks so much for your quick reply.. nag-register na po sa sinabing nyong blogspot.. sana marami pang taong katulad ninyo.. God bless always =)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:39 PM, November 10, 2005  

  • marami pong salamat, ka uro for your very informative blog. magagamit namin itong mga tips mo pag napunta na kami jan ng friend ko soon. we're planning to fly ahead of our families, settle everything first before fetching our families. buti nasabi mo na mas mura ang hostels; ala kasi kaming relatives or friends na powede naming masilungan pagdating namin jan.
    ok lang po ba, ka uro, kung pagdating namin jan e hanapin namin kayo para makapagpatulong kami for more tips on jobhunting, househunting and settling nicely in NZ. thank you po!!!

    By Blogger purring, at 2:39 PM, November 23, 2005  

  • lang problema purring. email mo ako sa maurojean@yahoo.com para makapagpalitan tayo ng phone numbers.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 2:51 PM, November 23, 2005  

  • Hi!Ka Uro,

    Nakita ko na po kayo nung nakaraang Meet na ginanap sa Megamall, natutuwa po ako sa inyo kasi napa humble nyo. Na inspire ako lalo sa mga sinabi nyo. Hingi lang po sana ako ng konting information kung paaano ba po ang sinasabi nilang pre accomodation. Sabi po kasi pag meron ka daw nito, di ka na hihingan ng malaking amount for settlement funds.
    Thank you po.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:41 PM, November 25, 2005  

  • hi anonymous,
    sagot ko sa tanong mo tungkolsa pre-accomodation. eto naman ay sarili ko lang opinyon. sa aking palagay kung meron kang kamag-anak dito na mag-sponsor sa yo para may matuluyan ka pwede yon tanggapin na pre-accomodation. may fill-up silang form na katibayan na sa kanila ka titira at sila'y may pera sa bangko para sa pagtustos sa yo.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 3:54 PM, November 25, 2005  

  • Salamat Ka Uro sa quick response.
    Tungkol sa relatives wala po ako nun sa NZ pero kung sa kakilala meron kaya lang di naman close. Meron ba kayang service or agency na nag ooffer ng pre accomodation dyan or siguro kahit pagdating nalang dyan na pwedeng mag accomodate sa kagaya namin.
    Salamat.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:53 PM, November 25, 2005  

  • mas maganda siguro kung mag-inquire ka sa immigration mismo kung ano yang pre-accom. baka yung friend mo pwede na rin. sory wala akong alam na agency.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 8:36 AM, November 26, 2005  

  • Good day ! Ka Uro. Your topics are very informative and interesting.I intend to settle at NZ.Is it possible that I can find job related to mining industry?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:10 AM, December 28, 2005  

  • anonymous,
    i can't see why not. marami din minahan dito, but i'm not in this field so i'm not really familiar. mabuti pa try mong maghanap ng jobs sa seek.co.nz.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 8:48 AM, December 28, 2005  

  • Hello Ka Uro,

    Naghihintay nlang po ako ng interview kaso po ang worry ko wala po kasi akong kakilala na pwedeng mag guide sa akin pag dating ko dyan at kung pwede po sana gagawin kong contact person na ibibigay ko sa VO ko sa interview. Nagbabaka sakali lang po na may alam kayong pwede kong hingan ng favor sa Wellington ko po sana gusto tumuloy. Ang makilala ko po sya at maibigay ko lang sa VO contact info nya, malaking tulong na po iyon sa akin.

    Salamat po ng marami.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:59 PM, January 11, 2006  

  • anonymous,
    mag-email ka kay mon illana (ramon.illana@pentad.co.nz) o kaya kay alice (aliciaroses_nz@yahoo.co.nz). mga taga welli ang mga ito na pwedeng tumulong sa yo.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 10:51 PM, January 11, 2006  

  • Hi,po! My name is Malou. I'm currently here in the philippines and currently employed in a hotel. Just would like to ask lang po sana kung marami bang job opportunities there for hoteliers like me?Gusto ko po sanang i-try ang luck ko there. How to go about it po ba?Katulad din po ba ng pag-aapply to have US or London visa na you really have to shell out big amount of money? Sana po matulungan ninyo ako.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:00 AM, January 28, 2006  

  • malou,
    maraming jobs dito sa mga hoteliers kasi very dynamic ang tourism ng nz. the first thing is for you to go to the nz immigration website www.immigration.govt.nz at basahin yung steps for applying as skilled migrant then sumali ka sa yahoo group pinoyz2nz http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pinoyz2nz/

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 8:27 AM, January 28, 2006  

  • kauro
    Bilib na talaga ako sa inyo kauro napakalaki ng puso nyo sa mga tulad naming nangangarap mapunta dyan sa NZ. Waiting for interview po ako, kauro baka puede nyo akong tulungan kc ala po akong relatives en friends dyan na puedeng mag guide dyan at kung puede rin po ibigay na contact person sa VO ko. Umaasa po ako na matutulungan nyo God bless...
    dhey

    By Blogger dhey, at 5:00 AM, February 24, 2006  

  • dhey, what's your email address? or just email me at maurojean@gmail.com

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 9:50 AM, February 24, 2006  

  • Ka Uro
    Naku talagang idol ko na kayo! imagine d nyo pa ako gaanong kakilala pero eto kayo madaling lapitan kaya naman ang dami sumasaludo sa inyo at isa ako don. Ang dami din akong natutunan at very helpful ang mga tips nyo. Sa totoo lang medyo lumalakas ang loob ko sana po pagpatuloy nyo pa po ang magandang adhikain nyo lalo na sa mga tulad naming nag uumpisa more power en God bless...
    dhey

    By Blogger dhey, at 5:47 AM, February 25, 2006  

  • Hi Ka Uro, I am one of your million avid fans. I always read you kuru-kuro and I find them very interesting, very informative, and very useful for all the aspiring NZ migrants like me. Ka Uro I just would like to ask your opinion regarding my case. When we submitted our EOI through a consultant, it was my husband who's the principal applicant since he is an electrical engineer (OFW). Unfortunately he was not able to pass the IELTS so because of that, our consultant switched me to be the principal applicant instead of my husband when we lodged our application for Residence Visa last November 2005. According to our consultant, pwede daw na ako na lang ang maging principal applicant for the foll. reasons; i got a 6.5 band score in IELTS, i have more than 10 yrs. working experience in accounting department, i am 38 yrs. old, i graduated in UST, and i have a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce major in Business Administration. Do you think pwede talaga ito? Up to this time we still don't have scheduled interview in Bangkok. Do you think there's a problem with our application? My husband and I really wanted to migrate to NZ. Please help me Ka Uro by giving me your comments and suggestions regarding our case. Thanks and more power to your site. God bless you and your family.

    By Blogger tess, at 3:05 AM, April 06, 2006  

  • hi tess,
    i cant see any problem with your qualifications. pwedeng-pwede ka na ikaw ang principal applicant. konting patience lang. minsan marami lang backlog ang bkk. there's a time for everything. god bless you too.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 8:57 AM, April 06, 2006  

  • Thanks a lot Ka Uro for your reply. At least now I am relieved by those useless anciety. Hearing those words from you I am now at peace. You're right there's a time for everything, so we just have to be more patient and have more faith in God. Ty and hope to meet you someday.

    By Blogger tess, at 1:52 PM, April 06, 2006  

  • hello Ka Uro..i enjoyed reading most of your blogs..para nga akong sira kasi bigla na lang ako tatawa while going through your articles...but mas marami akong natutunan since i am an NZ aspirant too like the rest here!!just waiting for the WTR approval...anyway, pakiliwanagan nman po ako..please...i happen to be the principal applicant(belonging to the female species..hehe) and para po atang di ko kaya na isipin na ako ang mag-iisa pumunta dyan sa NZ...i am also into IT...i have 2 kids...after reading this post, medyo, nawala ang lakas ko...kasi mahina tlga ang loob ko pag malayo sa family...could you give me any advise about going solo first..baka nman po kayanin pag buo kami family?please shed light..and could you give me your email address...i have lots to ask for regarding NZ and i know you have a handful of answers...
    thank you and you're doing a great job...still remember jap on the forum..he had given me lots of insights too but he always mentions your name whenever i ask something since he is in canada already...

    By Blogger karisa, at 9:49 PM, April 18, 2006  

  • hi karisa,
    you may email me at (maurojean at yahoo dot com).
    ok lang naman if you want to come here all at the same time. all i'm saying is be prepared. 1) saan kayo mag-stay? since 4 kayo, kahit may relative kayo dito, baka di kayo magkasya sa bahay. maliliit lang kasi houses dito. if you rent out a 2BR flat, that'll cost around $270 per week. 2) habang naghahanap ka ng work at pumupunta sa mga job interviews, saan mo iiwanan ang mga bata? ok lang ba kay mister na siya ang mag-alaga?

    there are pros and cons of your decision whether mauna ka for a few weeks lang naman o sabay sabay kayo lahat.

    only you can decide. but whatever your choice, mahirap pareho sa first couple of months.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 9:36 AM, April 19, 2006  

  • karisa, pahabol. send my regards to JAP. pakibigay mo ang email ko sa kanya kung may contact ka para magkaroon din ako ng contact sa kanya.

    also nag-join ka na ba sa Pinoys2NZ? if not yet. mag join ka. tiyak bibigyan ka ng lakas ng loob ng group na ito.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 9:38 AM, April 19, 2006  

  • hi ka uro..thanks for all the info..i already extended your regards to jap and gave your email ad...i'll be joining pinoys2nz also...my best regards..

    By Blogger karisa, at 3:13 PM, April 20, 2006  

  • Hi ka Uro. The information u unselfishly give to those who need such info is very impt. Thanks! I am also planning to go there! Actually I already have an invitation, work to residence visa. I am milling around to look for money and the like. May i just ask how much time I need to wait after submitting all the requirements and money to the embassy? I need it sir so that I will know what to do while I am still here. Another, is it okay if my driver's license is a mere sub-pro? I mean do they recognize a sub-pro driver's license? Thanks!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:28 PM, April 24, 2006  

  • sorry i don't know how long it'll take before you get a visa. depends on the VO. as long as you have a valid license to drive a car there, that's valid here for 1 year.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 7:17 PM, April 24, 2006  

  • Ka Uro,

    We got our ITA and our application was acknowledged already. The acknowledgement came from Pornjit Kunapakorn. Does anyone out there know how this VO works? Our imigration consultant was saying that whites are better than the Thais. Is there truth to it? Thanks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:50 PM, May 16, 2006  

  • hi ka Uro,

    i do appreciated your concerns about migrating to NZ and its really gives us insight living there..
    we are planning to fill up our EOI, since we are partner as boyfriend and girlfriend and we are not living together. how can we best prove our partnership? we prefer to stablish first before geting married..
    salamat po...

    by jmruss

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:03 PM, June 20, 2006  

  • NZIS will ask for proof that you have a genuine and stable relationship as de facto partners. they'll ask for documents as evidence of this. for example, photos, letters, joint account bank statements, utility bills, joint ownership of properties, affidavits from other people. these are just examples. they might ask why your not living together if you are really in a de facto relationship. you should have a good answer for this.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 8:36 AM, June 21, 2006  

  • This is my first time in pinoz2nz.how do i register as member?also,we just avail of a consultancy firm to help us in our appplication to go there.we just paid an initial payment.They forwarded our transcript of records to NZQA for assessment.our university is not included in the list however,they have already processed apllicants with the same school,and they passed..but this is not my concern as of now..After reading ur website,i begun to think,are we really better off than those who didnt avail of any agency?should we just drop the agency and apply on our own?cud you give us some advice.thanks.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:24 PM, August 02, 2006  

  • hi anonymous,
    go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pinoyz2nz/ and click the JOIN button. you will be required to introduce yourself before your membership is approved. i'ld say once you become a Pinoyz2nz member you'll then find out the answer to your question about agencies. so mag-member ka na muna.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 6:46 PM, August 02, 2006  

  • hi!

    sori try ko kasing punta sa groups.yahoo. pero wala me makitang button para mag JOIN...

    Gusto ko lang SALUDUHIN etong site,MAGANDA po talaga sya! very informative..

    Isa po akong social Worker dito sa PInas,nainterview na po ako ng isang recruitment agency,pero sabi, i contak ko po sila 4-6 months bago ako umalis...

    Me alam po ba kayo na agency na nag ha-hire? isa pa pong problema ko, wala man lang akong kakilala na pwedeng sumalubong at magmagandang loob sa akin...

    thank you

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:33 PM, August 22, 2006  

  • hi anonymous,
    try mo ulit pumunta sa http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PINOYs2NZ/

    wala akong alam na nag-ha-hire ng social worker eh. try mo na lang mag-search sa www.seek.co.nz.

    don't worry kung wala kang kakilala o sasalubong sa yo dito. di ka nag-iisa. lahat kami halos dito nagdaan sa ganyan at di ka pababayaan ng mga pinoy dito.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 4:16 PM, August 22, 2006  

  • Hi KA URO,

    salamat ng madami ha!

    Naka reg na ako sa PINOY2NZ pero di naman ako ma kasubmit ng bagong topic...

    bukas pag aaralan ko uli kung panu...

    As of now po, waiting ako ng NZQA, ilan weeks po ba yon?... almost 5 weeks na po ako sa Saturday...

    Thank you uli po!

    si.margspo

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:04 PM, August 22, 2006  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:36 PM, August 24, 2006  

  • Hello po.

    I hope everybody's doing well.I've been reading this blog and it's really inspiring and helpfull.

    I'm also planning to migrate and I've a few questions because I'm not really sure how & where to start.

    1. Is it advisable to go to an immigration consultant (like Sampang consultancy & Add Force) because they ask for amount that I don't think I can give for their services?

    2. If not the Immigration Consultants, who will assist me and my family?

    3. How many months will it take if everything goes smoothly?

    Thank you very much, Ka Uro. God bless you and your family!

    By Blogger Jeff, at 6:50 PM, September 06, 2006  

  • hi jeff,
    bago ka mag-sign up with any consultant, mag-sign up ka muna with Pinoys2nz yahoo group. may link ako sa kanan. marami kang makukuhang info from members. mabilis pa silang mag-answer ng mga questions at most of all it's free.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 10:52 AM, September 07, 2006  

  • Hi Ka Uro,

    Thanks again for the info. Sige sa-sign-up ako sa group.

    Regards.

    Jeff

    By Blogger Jeff, at 1:36 PM, September 07, 2006  

  • hi!Ka Uro,
    your blog site is very informative and helpful ,especially sa amin na nangangarap maging permanent residence sa NZ. ask ko lng po yun case nmin, ang expiration po ng WTR nmin ay sa Feb '2007 na ,currently i have a casual job pa lng and looking for a prmanent job. pwede ko po ba pasunurin d2 sa NZ ang husband & daughter ko sa Jan '2007 para lng matatakan yung visa nila b4 the expiration date then balik uli sila sa Pinas since wla pa me prmanent job. then ipapa-extend ko yung visa ko for another 6 months sa immigration (nabsa ko kc sa NZIS na pwede pa extend ng another 6 months). just incase na pwede, wla na po bang ibang documents na kailangan ng i-process bago sila bumalik ng pinas?
    tnx ka Uro & more power....god bless

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:52 PM, November 26, 2006  

  • ang alam ko 3months lang ang binibigay na extension sa WTR at conditional pa yon. dapat may permanent job ka na related sa inaplayan mo sa yong EOI para mabigyan ka ng extension. i don't think it is a good idea na pasunurin ang pamilya mo sa jan 07 kung wala ka pang permanent job. i suggest you seek the advice your VO kung anong dapat mong gawin. you can listen to our advise but at the end of the day, nzis pa rin ang masusunod. so better get the advise directly from them. good luck

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 6:02 PM, November 26, 2006  

  • hi Ka Uro,
    tnx po sa advice, additional question lng po...ask ko lng po yung condition na nakasaad sa work visa po nmin ,ano po ang ibig sabihin nito "The holder may work as unspecified for unspecified in New Zealand" does it mean na kahit ano job pwede kahit nde related sa field nmin?tama po ba? pls advise po...tnx and more power..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:54 AM, November 28, 2006  

  • yes kahit anong job legal kang mag-trabaho kung hindi mo ipapaconvert into PR ang iyong WTR. pero kung ipapaconvert mo into PR dapat related sa field mo.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 7:44 AM, November 28, 2006  

  • hindi ko alam kung paano ako nakarating sa site mo Ka Uro pero napaka-informative. i am planning to go to NZ at may kaibigan na ako na magho host sa akin. hindi pa namin napag usapan ng husto ang mga details at ayaw kong masira ang aming matagal na pagkakaibigan dahil dito. babalik-balikan ko ang site na ito for more details. happy new year!

    By Anonymous iska, at 10:33 PM, January 01, 2007  

  • hello..thankful ako na me gn2 site now who can assist kabayans in their dreams to migrate at NZ..i also have same dreams, and hopefully magkatutoo e2..

    as per ka uro, ala na daw ang newjobz, closed na..kasi paid associate ako sa kanila nov 06..db nasayang lng pera ko?!! kainis!!

    with this group i wanted to know if possible panu ba mag apply on ur own ng eoi, kc at dat stage na po ako..i plan to get an agency here in manila, kaso bka perahan lng ako eh!..been der done dat,u know?

    gustong gusto ko na umalis ng pinas..now am trying to apply on line, pero ala pa nasagot..can anybody tell me which site ng new zealand jobs mganda mg apply? please naman oh! kc wish ko mka kuha ng job sna b4 mg eoi..pcble b un?..

    hope somebody can send me a reply..thanks..jiggsy po eto..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:47 PM, January 23, 2007  

  • Hi Ka Uro,

    I am due for interview next week in Manila. Am positively hoping na sana granted ang application ko.

    BTW, I am an IT person...can be an Oracle functional consultant? Meron po bang mga agencies dyan which I can coordinate for work na talagang IT related? Yon bang head-hunter na type?

    Regards and More power!

    Chris

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:10 PM, March 09, 2007  

  • hi chris,
    most advertisements for IT positions in www.seek.co.nz are already handled by agencies or head-hunters.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 8:23 AM, March 11, 2007  

  • hello ka uro,

    salamat sa blog mo...ang dami naming natipid na oras. dalawa kaming balak lumisan ng pilipinas at pumunta ng nz. kaso wala kaming ni isang kaluluwang kaibigan sa new zealand, at nagkakaproblema kami dahil doon. may maituturo po ba kayong apartments for rent kung saan may malapit na nakatirang pinoy na maari naming pagtanungan?

    salamat ng marami!

    By Blogger Bembong, at 7:07 PM, May 01, 2007  

  • hi bembong,
    sali kayo sa AKLNZPinoys or WLGNZPinoys depende kung sa auckland or wellington ang destination niyo. marami sa members ng group na yan ang pwedeng tumulong sa inyo with regards to accommodation.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 7:38 AM, May 02, 2007  

  • salamat ka uro! nangahas na akong magpakilala ng sarili sa yahoogroups na tinuro mo. sana tanggapin kami. salamat ulit!

    By Blogger Bembong, at 12:29 AM, May 03, 2007  

  • ka uro, first time visitor po, nag sign up din po ako sa auckland pinoy group. papunta na kami sa auckland this april & just like any migrant nag-iisip kong pano ba kami makakahanap ng work in a short period of time, considering the current economic situation. but still we are hoping for a good opportunity... sana po me makatulong. salamat

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:34 PM, March 20, 2009  

  • hi ka uro,

    im really glad na may ganitong site, its very helpful!
    ask ko lng sana kng totally walang matutuluyan as in lakasan lng ng loob pumunta jan as a tourist, may mkukuha ba kmeng work khet ano, stepping stone lng...? thanks a lot...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:41 PM, May 05, 2009  

  • hi anonymous,
    yung mga may WTR hirap na hirap makahanap ng trabaho ngayon. dahil sa recession karamihan ng mga companies ayaw nang kumuha ng hindi Permanent Resident. kung hirap na hirap ang WTR, ang tourist, baka 0.001% na lang ang chance na makakuha ng trabaho. try mo mag-apply muna online sa www.seek.co.nz or maghintay muna pag tapos na recession dun ka mag-try ulit.

    By Blogger Ka Uro, at 7:38 AM, May 06, 2009  

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