Kia ora tātou! Colin here from Singapore. IT professional with 8 years of experience. Created this blog to record my journey to New Zealand.
I was with Singapore Technologies (ST Electronics) as a Systems Specialist and Alice (my wife) was with DBS bank, working as a bank executive in the Audit and Compliance department.
We have engaged a migration agency to handle our application (under the Skilled Shortage Migration Scheme). NZ Immigration has recently raised the qualification points to 160 and base on my credential assessment, i will attain 185 points. It was through recommendation that we found out about Immagine. My ex-colleague had used their service and is now happily in Auckland. Iain and Jo from Immagine are currently assisting us and i have reached the IQA stage. So far, they have been very professional and swift in getting things done. They do not over promise and that is what i like about them. A big thanks for making this possible for us!
We landed in Auckland this year November to have a feel of how Auckland has changed. I have been there 20 years ago, and that was a very long time, some vague memories but i had my first experience with snow which made it memorable for me. We were there for a 6 days short holiday trip and it was fantastic! The people were super friendly, the air was fresh, the weather was perfect and the place was clean. Is this the place where you want to live, work and enjoy the next chapter of your life? Our answer is YES!
We are targeting windy Wellington in April 2018. Hopefully we will like it and eventually make New Zealand our new home. Will keep you guys updated on our progress. Till then, take care and enjoy my blog 👍🏻😁
Latest Update as of June 2019
We have since relocated to Christchurch after obtaining our residency and will continue posting our progress when I have the time. Thanks for following 🙂