The NZ Herald reports growing confidence in the business sector with small to medium businesses finding business sentiment has risen sharply to June 2013. The number of NZ firms taking on more staff was at its highest since September 2011. It would seem The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) monetary policy stance of very low interest rates seems to be succeeding in stimulating the economy into a self-sustaining recovery.
The downside is low interest rates are pushing up house prices.
So a welcomed e-mail in my in-box this morning. An ‘approval’ for the ‘balance of a a Long Term Business Visa’ for a couple I have been working with for some time.
In all this has been a very good week with my personal record for speed in obtaining Residency for a Skilled Migrant. Thank you London. Time taken to get those supporting evidences just right paid off. I may never have an application go through so fast again as every Applicant is individual with different circumstances but I can always aspire.
It would seem Parents applying for a Family Residency Visa under Tier 1 are currently being selected from the Migrant Pool at first selection but this may not mean a speed passage through Immigration. It can take some months for the Invitation to Apply to be issued. Still this is so much better than the long waiting lists before the rules changed last Autumn for those fortunate enough to qualify under the Category. I had the privilege of assisting one of the first couples through this new Category and they tell me they are unpacking their boxes and booked in for ‘babysitting’ duties….. and yes it was 20 degrees in Christchurch yesterday.