Hi Gary. I'm also a carpenter and coming over in February. Reading your post about needing a white card; do you know if I would need one of these to work on a subcontract basis? Also just wondered what you did about your tools and getting them over. I'd planned to stick them in the container with everything else but obviously won't be able to work for about 6-8 weeks until they arrive. Trying to make contact with local builders about work availability but not getting too far. Sorry about all the questions, there just seems so much to sort out!!