Gary - Operating Department Practitioner
Hi my name is Gary, I am an ODP (Anaesthetic Technician) and I made a permanent move to NZ from the UK with my wife and son. The process from my EOI until arriving in NZ took approximately 4 months.
The easiest part was getting the job! Accent sorted out my application and interview, gave me good pointers for the interview as well.
The most challenging part was definitely getting the visa sorted. Managing to compile everything needed was very difficult in the timeframe and the whole process was far more expensive than we thought it was going to be. All in all though, the money spent was well worth it!
My advice would be to give yourself plenty of time to get the whole visa application, submit your EOI early, prepare to spend a fair bit of money, don’t get disheartened if it takes time and make sure to check and double check everything in your visa application!