Finally, I Am Granted With A New Zealand Visa

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@cacay1 (32741)
Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
August 22, 2016 7:53am CST
Ye hey ! Ladies and gentlemen of this Mylot universe, I am so happy today.The NZ Immigration officer messaged me telling me that they would grant me a visa , but only good for 1 year. Further, my passport expires May 17 2017, so they have to give me options: to post the visa to my passport good until February to allow me to come back to Philippines and renew my passport or, to renew my passport first before they will post the visa . I am thinking and resolving.What a sacrificial visa. I hope I can come with the right decision. My first choice is to have them post the visa so I can fly to NZ and come back in February, for it might be hard for me to return my passport to their office and to wait for another months. I hope my decision is right. Will it be right? Thank you lotters.Take care all. Image by Pixabay
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@responsiveme (14649)
• India
22 Aug 16
I can't help you with that, you will have more knowledgeable advice from others.But glad you got your wish.Yay:)
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Aug 16
@responsiveme , yay, thank you my dear. I am so happy.It took me almost one year to apply for this visa.God is so wonderful for granting me this and letting me go soon.
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@sunrisefan (17340)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
Congratulations, Ms. Erly! See? I told you the signs were clear hahaha! So when are you packing your bags? What about the blow-out to your co-teachers LOL!
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@sunrisefan, Thank you friend, no I haven't told them yet hehehehe afraid of the blowout.
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@sunrisefan (17340)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
@cacay1 Hehehe! Ms. LT will lose one fan and an officer of the Rebellious Fans Club at that hehehe!
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@sunrisefan I still write at mylot for some hours, you know that place is also cold.
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@sunrisefan (17340)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
Ms. Erly, I think it would be good if you renew your passport first so you would not need to come home in February. That would be an unnecessary and costly expense for the round-trip fare. Renewing your passport in advance would be much cheaper. Besides, if you can find work there, you would not need to cut your employment just to renew your passport in February.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@sunrisefan, I was told by DFA, cannot renew this time for the expiry date is still so far May 17 next year.they won't allow for they are waiting for the final directive for a passport tp expire good for 10 years under new admin.
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@sunrisefan (17340)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
@cacay1 Ah okay. It will then be costly on your part. Marry a New Zealander right away so you won't have to come home in February hehehe! My daughter called me tonight and asked me to sell our Hilander. She wants to buy me a new car hehehe!
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Aug 16
@sunrisefan , hehehehe my partner is from new Zealand he is the one supporting me financially in this application.The visa I applied is partnership visa with work visa.Now th secret is revealed.
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@dodo19 (32543)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 Aug 16
That's really great news! I'm glad that you were able to get that visa.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@dodo19 , Thank you after almost 1 year of applying and waiting.
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@dodo19 (32543)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
23 Aug 16
@cacay1 after a year, you must be so relieved it's over.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Aug 16
@dodo19 that is true.I can now breath well.
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@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
Congratulations my friend, don't forget us, your friends here in mylot, I hope you will still mylotting even when are already in the greener pasture.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Aug 16
@ilocosboy, Thank you friend, I will not abandon Mylot.This site is my second home and there are lots of nice people ere ready to help us all the time.
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@ilocosboy (34320)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
@cacay1 In NZ, that is lots of idea for mylotting.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Aug 16
@ilocosboy Correct friend, there are so many.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
So you see, I told you you'll have it. At least it was approved. If it would be advantageous for you to just come back here in February, then go for it.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Aug 16
@acelawrites, Thank you my darling, yes, I am right to have them post the visa to my passport.It took me almost one year to apply, huh!happy me.
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@acelawrites (10931)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
@cacay1 so when are you going to NZ? Just keep us posted.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@acelawrites , I will go there after the first semester class is over and that is end of October, but there are so many requirements every end of the sem for clearance signing.Most probably 2nd week of November.Thanks friend.
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@paigea (21886)
• Canada
22 Aug 16
I am glad you got your visa!
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@paigea , Thank you so much.
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@sjvg1976 (18380)
• Delhi, India
22 Aug 16
Glad to know that finally you got the Visa. I remember you mentioned that you are desparate to go to NZ . Its a beautiful country I also wish to visit this place once in my life.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@sjvg1976, Thank you my dear.
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@sishy7 (27654)
• Australia
22 Aug 16
Congratulations! I know you've been waiting for this and if I'm not mistaken you even had to re-apply before - so I can imagine how happy and what a relief it must be to have it finally granted. Do you have to come back to the Philippines to renew your passport? Can't you renew it at the Philippines embassy in New Zealand?
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@sishy7, whew, you are super right, it gives me hear ache . I am at peace this time just waiting for the consensus of suggestions here ,
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@thelme55 (14338)
• Germany
22 Aug 16
Congratulations! I think you have chosen the right decision. Go for it and tell us about NZ.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@thelme55, Thank you thel.I surely share you there my life there soon.
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@shshiju (10373)
• Cochin, India
22 Aug 16
Congrats for your new visa. Enjoy the wonderful moments. I think you have the right decision to come back before expire your passport.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@shshiju , Thanks friend, I might choose that suggestion.
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@AkoPinay (11707)
• Philippines
22 Aug 16
Sorry, I don't know the right answer but congrats!
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@AkoPinay , Thank you friend hehehe.
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@marlina (72550)
• Canada
22 Aug 16
Sincere congratulations to you! Persistence pays off.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Aug 16
@marlina , Thank you friend, it took me almost 1 year to apply and wait.. I need to persevere or else no visa.
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@Happy2BeMe (74679)
• Canada
22 Aug 16
So happy for you that your NZ visa has been granted. That is wonderful news.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Aug 16
@Happy2BeMe , Thank you friend happy yet sacrificial.
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@allen0187 (33150)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
First off, congratulations on getting a NEw Zealand visa. What are you planning to do there? It really depends on you what option you will pursue, regardless... good luck!
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
Thank you dear my visa is work visa.
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@allen0187 (33150)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
@cacay1 what job did you apply for in New Zealand? Was suppose to work in New Zealand as well as a farm hand for a friend's farm. the task include picking apples and working with her herd of cattle. She was surprised when she learned my background, said I was overqualified for the job. I told her I'll work for food and accommodations. She said that she might get in trouble with the labor ministry if she hired a 'foreigner' as a farm help.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@allen0187 , I will teach there find. I was already assessed by New Zealand Qualification Authority. I will teach in private college, hiring on March and ends May.
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@RubyHawk (23231)
• Atlanta, Georgia
23 Aug 16
I have no idea what you should do, but I hope your choice is the right one.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Aug 16
Thanks madam, I already wired the NZ immigration that I have to go back by February to renew my passport.The foreign affairs won;t allow me to renew fr i still have some 9 months prior to is expiration.
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@RubyHawk (23231)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Aug 16
@cacay1 I'm so happy it worked out to your advantage.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
10 Sep
@RubyHawk sorry friend for the late reply and sorry to tell you, it never prospered.My partner is so sick.I am afraid he only has some years to live.
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@SIMPLYD (78593)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
I am happy for you , my dear . So finally , you can find a replacement there for your former boyfriend . So, when you finally have it , will you fly sooner ? Tourist ? Do you have a relative there ?
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD , hehehehe, work visa , I will leave after the submission of my final grades ist week of November.
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@SIMPLYD (78593)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
@cacay1 Oh i see . You must be so excited . Well, even from New Zealand you can still myLot .
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@SIMPLYD , yes friend, this site can help us in time of crises .The moral supports are immeasurable.That is what I like there despite scarcity of pay.
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@magallon (17876)
• Philippines
23 Aug 16
Congratulations for having your VISA to New Zealand. Good luck to your trip. Enjoy...
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@magallon, Thank you Cristy. i will fly there 2nd week pf November. I have to finish my term in school until October 25.
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@magallon (17876)
• Philippines
24 Aug 16
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Aug 16
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@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
23 Aug 16
What a tough call. I wouldn't know what to do, actually. I guess I would probably go for renewing my passport, but I also guess it depends on how long it takes to renew it.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
Thank you friend for your suggestion.You know this is almost 1 year application..
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@ElicBxn (60802)
• United States
23 Aug 16
@cacay1 a year! that is a long wait! I'd probably go then.
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
@ElicBxn , yeah and I was so desperate in the previous months.Thanks.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
22 Aug 16
Great news regardless :)
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Aug 16
Thank you so much very much pleased here.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
23 Aug 16
@cacay1 you need to post some pictures here once you're in NZ!
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@cacay1 (32741)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
24 Aug 16
@Drosophila , yes, in fact I have so many pictures taken in Auckland. I been there 6 times already as a visitor for 1 month only every summer.
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