Tri Nations Migrations http://www.imigrate2.com Immigration Services | Immigrating Services | Emigration Services Fri, 06 Jul 2018 06:36:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Why New Zealand is a top choice for young adults http://www.imigrate2.com/blog/why-new-zealand-is-a-top-choice-for-young-adults/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 07:00:38 +0000 http://www.imigrate2.com/?p=2570 Also known as ‘the land of the long white cloud’, New Zealand is situated at the far end of the South-Eastern hemisphere. It is famous for its kiwis and it is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Think pristine snow-capped mountains, green rolling hills, and a gorgeous subtropical climate. It’s not hard to envision the lifestyle that goes with such a picturesque setting. New Zealand

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Also known as ‘the land of the long white cloud’, New Zealand is situated at the far end of the South-Eastern hemisphere. It is famous for its kiwis and it is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Think pristine snow-capped mountains, green rolling hills, and a gorgeous subtropical climate.

It’s not hard to envision the lifestyle that goes with such a picturesque setting. New Zealand is one of the very few countries where you can surf in the ocean and go skiing on the same day. Wherever you are in New Zealand, you will always be less than two hours away from the beach.

It’s also a great place to raise a family. You may not have guessed it, but New Zealand is cheaper than Australia. It also has a low personal tax rate. In the developed world, New Zealand’s economy is known as ‘the Rockstar economy’ and it is rated as one of the most liveable countries in the world.

What New Zealand lacks in population size, it makes up for with its friendly people. According to studies, nine out of ten migrants find the welcome they receive meets or exceeds their expectations.

Food and hospitality are an important part of New Zealand’s culture and it’s renowned for its fresh produce, food, and wine.

Are you thinking about moving to New Zealand? Tri-Nations Migration can help you with the process. Contact us for more information today.

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How to Immigrate To Australia and NZ with Your Pets http://www.imigrate2.com/blog/how-to-immigrate-to-australia-and-nz-with-your-pets/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 07:00:45 +0000 http://www.imigrate2.com/?p=2577 Relocating to another country is a big deal. You would obviously want all of your family members – including your pets! – to come with you. Here is what you need to know about immigrating to Australia and New Zealand with your pets: The restrictions on moving a pet to Australia is far tighter than New Zealand. With both countries, however, pets are mainly limited to dogs and cats (so

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Relocating to another country is a big deal. You would obviously want all of your family members – including your pets! – to come with you. Here is what you need to know about immigrating to Australia and New Zealand with your pets:

  • The restrictions on moving a pet to Australia is far tighter than New Zealand. With both countries, however, pets are mainly limited to dogs and cats (so if you have an exotic animal as a pet, the chances are good that you won’t be able to take it with you). New Zealand prohibits the import of the following breeds of dogs: American pit bull terrier, Dogo Argentina, Brazilian Fila, Japanese Tosa and Pesso de Prassa Canario.
  • Many of the airlines don’t transport certain breeds of dogs such as bulldogs or fighting breeds of dogs. While the reason for this isn’t entirely clear, you may have to do research to find an airline that can accommodate your dog if it is a bulldog (Air Canada will still transport this breed, for example).
  • Your pet is a valued member of the family. While many people wonder whether the upheaval is worth it or even fair on your pet, it is always a good idea to research your options and get the advice of trusted professionals before you make a decision. Don’t be too worried about how your pet will take the actual travel part of the process as airlines go to great lengths to keep the spaces well ventilated and comfortable for animals.

Need more information about immigrating to New Zealand or Australia? Then contact Tri-Nations Migration today.

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Understanding the New Zealand Residence Programme Policy http://www.imigrate2.com/blog/understanding-the-new-zealand-residence-programme-policy/ Mon, 04 Jun 2018 07:00:31 +0000 http://www.imigrate2.com/?p=2573 Since last year, the New Zealand Residence Programme policy has introduced a new point system. The skilled migrant category is the most popular way for people to move to New Zealand. Before the department of immigration can invite you to apply for the New Zealand Residence Programme, you will first have to submit an expression of interest, called an “EOI” for short. The EOI will give the department more information

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Since last year, the New Zealand Residence Programme policy has introduced a new point system. The skilled migrant category is the most popular way for people to move to New Zealand.

Before the department of immigration can invite you to apply for the New Zealand Residence Programme, you will first have to submit an expression of interest, called an “EOI” for short. The EOI will give the department more information such as:

  • Your personal details,
  • Work experience,
  • Qualifications, etc.

If your EOI has 160 points and above, and it is successful, you will be given the chance to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely.

The points that are awarded for the New Zealand Residence Programme are broken down into individual groups, starting with age. The younger you are, the more points you will earn. Age brackets are divided as follows:

  • Those aged 20 – 39, will get 30 points. In the past, only 25 points were awarded for this age group but changes were made to acknowledge that more nurtured workers would be entering the workforce if they fall within this age range.
  • Those within the 40 – 44 age brackets are awarded 20 points,
  • Those within the 45 – 49 year age groups get 10 points, and
  • Those within the 50 – 55 age brackets only get 5 points.

You can claim points for the skills that you use in your current job or in a job offer that you have received. Skilled employment includes:

  • Specialist,
  • Technical, and
  • Managerial expertise.

For a complete list of jobs, check out Appendix 6 of the New Zealand Residence Programme.

This is only the start of calculating the points that you are entitled to when applying for this programme. If you are considering immigration to New Zealand, then let the immigration specialists at Tri-Nations Migration guide you through the process. Contact us for more information today.

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Auckland – One of the World’s Top Immigration Destinations http://www.imigrate2.com/blog/auckland-one-of-the-worlds-top-immigration-destinations/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 07:00:27 +0000 http://www.imigrate2.com/?p=2509 New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the best places to live. An increasing number of people are setting up home in Auckland. According to Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey, Auckland continues to be ranked as one of the best cities for quality of living. Auckland ranked third place for the fourth consecutive year, with Vienna and Zurich claiming the first and second spot. New Zealand cities offer a number of

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New Zealand is undoubtedly one of the best places to live. An increasing number of people are setting up home in Auckland. According to Mercer’s Quality of Living Survey, Auckland continues to be ranked as one of the best cities for quality of living. Auckland ranked third place for the fourth consecutive year, with Vienna and Zurich claiming the first and second spot.

New Zealand cities offer a number of attractive qualities, such as increased availability of housing on the city fringe, stable infrastructure and great employment opportunities.

NZ Ranked As the Least Corrupt Countries in the World

New Zealand recently scored 89 out of 100 in non-government organisation Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. Its public sector has thereby been ranked as one of the least corrupt in the world, narrowly beating Denmark to the top spot. Last year, Denmark and New Zealand were tied.

Clare Curran, New Zealand Open Government Minister, said that she is pleased with the results but that there is still plenty of work to be done.

“While we continue to hold the position of the least-corrupt country and already have high standards of conduct and integrity, we must not be complacent – these results show we’re not immune to behaviour and actions that can erode the great work done by the majority of people. Our focus must be on building and maintaining the public’s trust in the integrity of the public sector,” commented Curran.

Immigration to New Zealand isn’t as difficult as you may think. Contact Tri-Nations Migration to help you through the process today.

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Avoid Visa Scams with This Important Advice http://www.imigrate2.com/blog/avoid-visa-scams-with-this-important-advice/ Mon, 02 Apr 2018 07:00:00 +0000 http://www.imigrate2.com/?p=2506 Immigrating to Australia may seem daunting, especially with the number of fraudsters around these days. Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship has warned people that these scams come in all sorts of guises and often play on the victim’s fear of being deported. One of the recent scams, for example, involves people receiving a call from someone who allegedly works from an Australian department. The person will claim that there

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Immigrating to Australia may seem daunting, especially with the number of fraudsters around these days. Australia’s Department of Immigration and Citizenship has warned people that these scams come in all sorts of guises and often play on the victim’s fear of being deported.

One of the recent scams, for example, involves people receiving a call from someone who allegedly works from an Australian department. The person will claim that there is a problem with your “CISA card” (which stands for Citizenship and Immigration Services Alien and doesn’t even exist) and request money upfront or risk deportation.

If you receive a call out of the blue about your visa, then it should already be a red flag. If the person demands upfront payments, then it is very likely a scammer. Don’t feel pressure just because the person on the phone has your details, such as your nationality, name, address or any information pertaining to your visa status.

Never give your personal information away as the scammer could use your information to commit further identity fraud. Don’t send money via wire transfer, money order or any other type of internet payment method. If you have already been contacted by a suspected scammer, then you can report the incident to the Immigration Dob-In Line on 1800 009 623.

If you have recently immigrated to Australia, then you should also be aware of other common scams, such as credit card skimming. This is the illegal copying of information from the magnetic strip of an ATM card or a credit card. Be sure to ask for your card back immediately if a shop assistant needs to swipe your card out of site and never share your credit card PIN.

Avoiding scams is easier when you have an immigration partner. Contact Tri-Nations Migration to help you immigrate to Australia.

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Reasons to immigrate to Australia http://www.imigrate2.com/blog/reasons-to-immigrate-to-australia/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:00:21 +0000 http://www.imigrate2.com/?p=2502 Each person has their own reasons for making a big life change. When it comes to immigrating to Australia, however, there are a few common themes that many people cite as to why they made the move. Here are some of the top reasons. Ambitious immigration programme Australia has an immigration programme and they are actively looking for people who have scarce skills. Many trades and professions earn higher wages

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Each person has their own reasons for making a big life change. When it comes to immigrating to Australia, however, there are a few common themes that many people cite as to why they made the move. Here are some of the top reasons.

Ambitious immigration programme

Australia has an immigration programme and they are actively looking for people who have scarce skills. Many trades and professions earn higher wages and salary in Australia than what people would earn in their home countries. The country was founded in immigration and a large percentage of their citizens are descendants of other countries. In multicultural societies such as that of Australia, people don’t have to fear discrimination.

Prosperous economy

The health of a country’s economy can make a huge difference to the happiness of its people. Australia has a booming economy and a favourable GDP.

Lifestyle and standard of living

The picturesque cities, landscapes and nature are a big drawing point for many people. The housing is affordable and people have active lifestyles as well as a great work-life balance in Australia.

Climate

The weather in Australia is mild throughout the year, so you don’t have to worry about stocking up on snowsuits or spending months in drab, rainy weather.

Effective healthcare

Australians have access to private healthcare as well as Medicare coverage. The healthcare system in the country is renowned for its efficiency.

Quality education

English is the main language in Australia and there are many leading universities and schools across the country. Whether you are looking to pursue further education or are mindful of your children’s future, Australia provides a high level of education at all school levels.

Do you want help immigrating to Australia? Tri-Nations Migration can help you through the entire process. Contact us for more information today.

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What Is the Best Age to Immigrate to Australia Or New Zealand? http://www.imigrate2.com/blog/what-is-the-best-age-to-immigrate-to-australia-or-new-zealand/ Mon, 05 Mar 2018 07:00:22 +0000 http://www.imigrate2.com/?p=2500 Immigrating to a new country is a big decision. Not only does it have many financial and personal implications for you, but it affects your friends and family members in many ways as well. Many people see immigration as a way to ‘start over’. But, what is the right age to do this? If you have already built a life and career for yourself, and accumulated assets, is it a

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Immigrating to a new country is a big decision. Not only does it have many financial and personal implications for you, but it affects your friends and family members in many ways as well.

Many people see immigration as a way to ‘start over’. But, what is the right age to do this? If you have already built a life and career for yourself, and accumulated assets, is it a wise decision if you are over a certain age?

If you are young, you will likely be eligible for more types of visas. You will also have the luxury of being able to decide whether your immigration will only be for a fixed number of years or if you will be moving to New Zealand or Australia indefinitely.

As you become older, you will have to consider how your children will be impacted by the move and whether you will be able to work in your field of work in the new country. You will also need to sit and crunch a few numbers to determine whether it would be:

  • Financially feasible,
  • What your cost of living will be, and
  • The difference in property prices in your chosen country.

Some visa options have a cut off at age 45, but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t any other avenues to explore if you are looking to immigrate after this age. Factors such as:

  • Your financial situation,
  • Your family situation, and
  • Your health will all contribute to your eligibility to immigrate.

A good idea is to join expat forums and gain insights from people who have already taken the plunge. Ask what their experiences have been and what they wish they had considered before moving.  There are also a number of Visa-related and legal issues that you will have to sort out before you move.

Tri-Nations Migration can give you the clear-cut immigration advice you need. Contact us if you are thinking about immigrating to Australia or New Zealand – at any age.

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Qualified Teacher? New Zealand Wants You! http://www.imigrate2.com/blog/qualified-teacher-new-zealand-wants/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:29 +0000 http://www.imigrate2.com/?p=2489 Many qualified teachers from all parts of the globe immigrate to New Zealand. Not only is New Zealand’s education system top-notch, but the picturesque landscape, native bushes, and amazing outdoor life that the country offers make it a coveted place for professional teachers. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) put New Zealand in the top 20 nations for the quality of the country’s schools in 2015. Teenagers in

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Many qualified teachers from all parts of the globe immigrate to New Zealand. Not only is New Zealand’s education system top-notch, but the picturesque landscape, native bushes, and amazing outdoor life that the country offers make it a coveted place for professional teachers.

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) put New Zealand in the top 20 nations for the quality of the country’s schools in 2015. Teenagers in New Zealand perform above the OECD average for sciences, reading literacy and maths. Every year, over 90,000 international students come to New Zealand for educational reasons, making education the country’s fifth biggest export earner.

New Zealand’s schools are also facing a staffing crisis. In September 2017, Stuff.co.za published an article that said the New Zealand Ministry of Education is hastening to streamline the process for overseas-trained teachers to have their qualifications recognised. In the article, the president of the Auckland Primary Principals’ Association said the intervention was crucial.

Qualified teachers looking to immigrate to New Zealand to work need to have their qualifications recognised in New Zealand. This process involves working with:

  • The New Zealand Qualifications Authority,
  • Immigration New Zealand, and
  • The Education Council.

Ellen Macgregor-Reid, the New Zealand Ministry of Education deputy secretary, said the country was currently looking at ways to make the process for foreign teachers to get their qualifications recognised easier.

To work as a teacher in New Zealand, teachers MUST be:

  • Registered,
  • Hold a current practising certificate, and
  • You also need to have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

You can check if your overseas qualification is exempt from the assessment by the NZOA. If it isn’t exempt, you will have to apply for an International Qualifications Assessment.

Tri-Nations Migration can help you with immigrating to New Zealand. Contact us for more information today.

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Immigrating to Australia Or New Zealand? Here’s Your Moving Checklist! http://www.imigrate2.com/blog/immigrating-australia-new-zealand-heres-moving-checklist/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:00:08 +0000 http://www.imigrate2.com/?p=2486 When immigrating to Australia or New Zealand, it can seem like the to-do list is never-ending. Here’s a quick timeline-based checklist that can help you organise yourself and your family: 18 Months to Immigration Decide where you want to live: if you can’t visit the country at this time, do thorough research online, Research everything from the cost of living to what property and rental prices will be, Join expat

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When immigrating to Australia or New Zealand, it can seem like the to-do list is never-ending. Here’s a quick timeline-based checklist that can help you organise yourself and your family:

  • 18 Months to Immigration

  • Decide where you want to live: if you can’t visit the country at this time, do thorough research online,
  • Research everything from the cost of living to what property and rental prices will be,
  • Join expat groups online to gain insight and to gather information, and
  • Find out what type of visa you will need to live and work in the country of your choice.
  • 1 Year to Immigration
  • Partner with an immigration company so that you can start the visa application process,
  • Get all your personal documentation, certifications, licenses and other information up to date, and
  • Make sure that you have at least 24 months left on your passport (and your family members’ passports) before it expires.
  • 1 Month to Immigration

  • Visit your children’s school, dentist and doctors for handover documents,
  • Resign at your current place of employment,
  • Cancel all your monthly subscriptions and debit orders,
  • Ensure that all your utility bills and other accounts are up to date
  • Confirm your flight details,
  • If you are moving items to New Zealand or Australia, confirm the shipping details, and
  • Confirm the arrival date of the moving company.
  • 1 Week to Go

  • Make sure you have said goodbye and that you are finalising all your farewell affairs,
  • Exchange currencies for all the pit-stops en route to Australia or New Zealand.
  • 1 Day

  • Confirm your pick up and drop off at the airport,
  • Make sure everyone’s overnight bags are ready to go.

Immigrating to Australia or New Zealand is a big deal. Tri-Nations Migration can make the process much smoother by guiding you through the process and helping you with all the related administration. Contact us for more information today.

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Immigrating to New Zealand? Overcome Visa Related Challenges with This Advice http://www.imigrate2.com/blog/immigrating-new-zealand-overcome-visa-related-challenges-advice/ Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:00:15 +0000 http://www.imigrate2.com/?p=2469 There have been major changes to New Zealand’s work visa and skilled migrant residence policies which came into effect on the 15th of January 2018. This may cause major problems for people looking to immigrate to New Zealand, as migrants looking to work or gain residence in the country need to renegotiate their income with their employers to stay in New Zealand. In September 2017, Immigration New Zealand introduced remuneration

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There have been major changes to New Zealand’s work visa and skilled migrant residence policies which came into effect on the 15th of January 2018. This may cause major problems for people looking to immigrate to New Zealand, as migrants looking to work or gain residence in the country need to renegotiate their income with their employers to stay in New Zealand.

In September 2017, Immigration New Zealand introduced remuneration thresholds to determine an applicant’s skill level. Basically, depending on how much money you earn, migrants are sorted into three skill levels namely high-skilled, mid-skilled and low-skilled. These skill levels were based on income regardless of your abilities, job responsibilities or the calibre of work that you can bring to your role.

To apply for residence in New Zealand, you had to be making at least $23.49 per hour. To get an essential work visa as a farmer, chef or manager, for example, you had to be making a minimum of $19.97 per hour.

The barre has now been raised again. Resident candidates can say goodbye to $23.49 and hello to a minimum of $24.49 per hour. Work visa applicants also have to earn $20.65 per hour instead of $19.97 per hour from 2018. These figures have been calculated according to a standard 40-hour working week for 52 weeks in a year. An engineer, for example, would need to be making at least $42,952 to qualify for a work visa and $50,523 to qualify for an SMC visa.

How do you overcome these barriers? Firstly, you would need to renegotiate your work contract with your employer. Partnering with immigration experts at Tri-Nations Migration can help you overcome a number of challenges related to immigrating to New Zealand. Contact us today and watch the video about major changes to NZ work and skilled migrant residence policies.

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