day 200

today marks the 200th day since we made the decision to attempt to immigrate. hopefully the hard work is behind us. selling two houses and moving a dog and our favourite stuff almost 10,000 miles should be easy, right? the…

elvis has left the building

just dropped off the application at fedex – what a relief. 194 days after we started we finally have the application off to NZIS for review. updated timeline:start: 14-JUL-06, day 1EOI submitted: 31-JUL-06, day 17EOI selected: 02-AUG-06, day 19EOI approved…

common sense prevails

2 major stress points resolved. firstly i mentioned earlier that we had read on the nzis site that they were not requiring full nzqa assessments as part of the application – and our dilemma since we didn’t have one and…

take back

many posting ago i was giving the boston university regiistrar a hard time. well, it’s now time to take it all back. just in case we need to go through the nzqa process i’ve been starting to assemble everything required.…

no really, you’re just kidding, right?

after the getting the fbi reports on tuesday i started the final pass assembling our application. i was curious about the latest estimate for processing the application so i went to the london office section of nzis site. then i…

we’re clean

huge milestone today – the fbi reports arrived just arrived as we should now have everything we need to complete our application. woo hoo the jboss is on the road this week, so if all goes well we’ll double check…

back on track

just got a nice email from the fbi director saying they would expedite our request – getting us results within 2 weeks. that would be 16 weeks, but hey i’m not complaining – that will meet our deadline. 16 weeks…

14 weeks + 4 days = 19 weeks

so when i last spoke to the fbi in mid december they said it was taking 14 weeks (instead of the advertised 8 to 10) to process requests. today is 14 weeks and nuttin’ in the mailbox, so i called…