This may seem like a strange question but here goes.....
I applied for a 175 visa (skilled independant) last June. I am one of the many whose emigration plans have been seriously delayed by the changes to visa processing rules over the last 12 months (we seem to be as far away as ever from getting our visa).
I haven't given up though, so I've been seeking employment in SA as a way to speed things up. So far I've had some interest but no firm job offers (at least not in Oz). Ironically, I've recently received a job offer in New Zealand !!! This has really given us something to ponder, it seems like a great opportunity, but it's in the wrong country. So, one of the many things we are now considering is whether to take this opportunity in NZ now, give life in NZ a whirl, but keep our options open regarding a longer term move to Adelaide.
My question is ,will I still be able to keep my existing visa application open if I move to NZ ? Or will I have to apply again as a NZ resident ? If anyone has the answer I would be very glad of some advice.