4 Uncomfortable truths about emigrating – Plus the good news

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truths about emigratingIt’s no secret that emigrating is a massive undertaking. Even more so if you’re a family doing it!

However, most people entering the emigration process do not fully realise what lies ahead.

Is it worth it? Of course! You’re opening doors to new opportunities and a better life for your family.

But how do you prepare yourself for the emigration journey ahead? A good way to start is by reading the below.

There’s going to be a lot of admin

Many applicants are surprised by the amount of admin that’s involved in their application.

You have to gather the required documents, complete the necessary paperwork, do the applicable tests, and apply for professional registrations if your occupation asks for it.

Everything has to happen at the right time too and it also has to happen in a way or format that meets Immigration New Zealand’s requirements.

The good news

Our immigration advisers guide you every step of the way. You’ll know exactly what’s required of you and when it is required. Our team even go as far as booking English tests for you, leaving you with more time to focus on the other parts of your emigration.

You might not be able to emigrate as quickly as you’d like

If you’re like the average person who wants to emigrate, you basically want to do it immediately. You can’t wait to pack your bags and get on that aeroplane. And who can blame you? New Zealand is a dream destination.

Unfortunately your emigration might not always happen as quickly as you’d hope. Sometimes, for instance, Immigration New Zealand could take a bit longer to process a visa because there has been a high volume of applications.

The good news

You can rest assured that we always compile your application as quickly as possible. And while we cannot influence Immigration New Zealand’s process or decision in any way, we do undertake to ensure that you’re never left in the dark about what’s happening with your application.

Emigration is not cheap

There are a lot of costs to consider when emigrating, from paying the movers to putting down a deposit on a place to stay or importing your pet. You’ll also have to pay government fees and you might need to pay for English tests and registrations too.

The good news

Here’s what you don’t want to do – part with any money without knowing if you’re eligible for emigration. This is why we offer a free initial assessment. This assessment tells you whether or not you do qualify for emigration, which means you only proceed if you are eligible. You won’t spend money on parts of an emigration that’s unlikely to succeed.

Emigration is not for the faint-hearted

It is almost guaranteed that your stress and anxiety levels will rise during the application process. Mostly because it’s an unfamiliar process and because it’s such an important step in your life.

The good news

Our advisers will see to it that don’t have to go through it alone. Our team will always ensure that your stress and anxiety is kept to a minimum by seeing to it that all requirements are met and by giving you realistic timelines and expectations.

Here’s what some of our recent clients had to say:

Hey Sarah,

Just a quick thank you for the work you’ve done behind the scenes to help Antoinette. I’m sure that it took a considerable amount of time and effort and I’m glad she has safely arrived in NZ before she was due to start.

Thank you!

~ Ana

Hi Sarah

Just a note to say thank you for seeing me this morning on a personal level. I would just like to compliment you on your stunning friendly and polite disposition and the manner in which you conducted our meeting – you really made me feel welcome and your product knowledge is incredible. Thank you for the valuable information you gave me and I will definitely be in touch to chat again to finalize a few things. Your patience level is outstanding.

I will have no problem with recommending you wherever I go.

Thanks again so much.

~ Seb

Dear Sarah & Robyn,

I just would like to thank you for all your assistance and support with the process of getting our visas approved.

I recommend your work to anyone with great praise and respect. Without your assistance Lizanne and I would have been stranded and would not have known where to start.

You are the most enthusiastic and driven team I have come across in a long time with your passion, dedication and the willingness to assist where possible.

My wife and I cannot thank you enough.

~ Barend Swanepoel

Ready to make your emigration easier?

If you are, please book an initial assessment with us. This initial assessment is free and non-obligatory. Following the outcome, you’ll know if you’re eligible to immigrate to New Zealand.

From this point, our immigration advisers will guide you through the application process, providing support and knowledge every step of the way.

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