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Dear All,

I am extremely new to this game, and what I am looking for is someone with a wealth of wisdom and knowledge??

 

Here we go, Both myself and my wife are on a 3 year work visa in New Zealand. I am 62 , my wife is 40 (60). They are saying here that i can extend my work visa for another year . All good so far. My Daughter and 5 grandchildren are resident here in New Zealand. My son is resident in Australia which is were we would prefer to be. But it would seem the only way to get there is by CPV. Which would set us back something like $80,000 nz. Is there any way around the finacial burdon this would put around our neck.

Any help would be appreciated. Oh by the way Iam a fuel tanker driver , who also trains new drivers to load and deliver fuel saftely to sites both farm and service station,s.

 

Andy Surridge

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I'm afraid I can't see any option other than a CPV and I'm also afraid that you've underestimated the cost. It will be more like NZD$100,000 AND your son will be up for an AUD$14,000 AOS bond on top of that.

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Thankyou for your prompt reply. Just a couple of questions, I did not mention that we are bitish citizens on a work visa. Also can my son sponsor me into Aus any other way.

Also is the two stage contribuitionary visa still in force?.

 

Again many thanks. ANDY,

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A Parent visa of some kind is the only way your son could sponsor you. And yes, the two stage CPV is still in force which would spread the pain somewhat but only by a couple of years. It's complicated to work out the cost of doing it that way but I think it would be a first stage of AUD$58260 (roughly NZD$63500) plus a second stage of AUD$39330 (NZD$43000) so in NZD terms, you would be up for an additional NZD$6000 - $7000.

 

If you were already of an age that's eligible for an Aged Parent visa, I'd probably be suggesting that you come to Australia and apply onshore for a non-contributory PV but by the time you reach that age, that visa is most unlikely to be available. It was repealed and closed earlier this year but that decision was overturned by a Senate Disallowance motion but it's may be only a matter of time before the government finds a way around that and repeals it again.

Edited by Ozmaniac

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I am not sure whether you qualify, but have you looked into becoming a New Zealand citizen, which I believe would give you the right to travel to and reside in Australia as you wished and still keep you options open if you wished to return to NZ. You can have dual British/NZ citizenship.

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Does your wife have any other children?

 

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