Thank you for all of your help over the last two years. At times we began to wonder if we would ever get our visa, but eventually we did. We greatly appreciated having you just at the end of the phone if we had any queries, and you were always happy to help.
We are now living approx 3 miles south of Perth as I start work here on Monday, John will probably be working by the end of the month.
Wendy Morris (Radiographer)
Thank you for phoning us last night with the great news as we had said anytime of day would be fine!
We both really appreciate everything you have done for us, you have been so efficient in our enquiries, and there have been many I know! Also you have always contacted us back with information very promptly.
As a whole The Emigration Group we have found to be both helpful and informative, we have already recommended you to some other friends who are thinking of emigrating.
We will be moving to Adelaide on the 20th April 2002 to start what we hope will be a very exciting new life. We will let you know how we are getting on once we are settled.
We also enclose the final cheque for £450.00.
Many thanks once again for your support and help over the last 13 long gruelling months, we hope maybe that one day you will be able to visit us in our new home and share a beer round the pool!!!
Take care, keep in touch.
Andy, Julie, Jordan and Zoe Dickens (Motor Mechanic)
Thank you very much for your wonderful telephone call yesterday, informing us that our application to migrate to Australia has been approved.
As requested, I enclose our current passports for you to send to The Australian High Commission in London for our visas to be issued.
Please accept our sincere and heart-felt thanks for helping to make our dream of a new life in Australia come true.
I would alsobe very grateful if you would pass on our warmest thanks to both Diane and Mike in your office who have also been closely involved in the day-to-day processing of our application. Both of these people have always been a pleasure to speak to and have answered any queries we have had immediately via email.
Thanks once again, we will await our new visas with bated breath.
Warren & Donna H. (Carpenter / Joiner)
Just a quick note to thank you and your colleagues once again for your help and guidance in obtaining our residency visas for Australia.
We are truly grateful for all you have done.
I'm currently organizing the move and we hope to be on our way by April (fingers crossed)!
Anyway, thanks again
Carol & Gary W. (Bricklayer)
We are most grateful for the help and support The Emigration Group afforded to us during our application for residence in New Zealand. The care and professionalism shown throughout the application process was highly supportive. Certainly, the whole process appears daunting at the outset, and it was reassuring to know that someone was always on hand to answer all our queries and help speed the whole process up.
We leave for New Zealand on the 30th August, with great anticipation and a bright outlook for the future.
Chris Brooks (Dentist)
We have pleasure in enclosing a cheque for £450, the success fee for obtaining us Permanent Residence Visas for New Zealand.
Things have certainly moved quickly in the last few weeks. It doesn't seem that long ago (March 10th 1999) that we first met Geoff in Chester to explore the possibility. Now we are in a position that we could only dream about then. This coming Wednesday the removal firm (Britannia - another great bit of advice) move in and begin crating our possessions up for the journey to the southern hemisphere. Car hire is arranged, hotels are booked and we fly from a cold January here to the height of Summer in Auckland on the 19th of this month. Wow! Double Wow, in fact then it has been non-stop, but thanks to your all in Chester at the end of the phone we were well prepared when final notice came.
Without your advice and professional help, I'm sure we'd have given up a long time ago. There is a minefield of paperwork and conflicting advice out there, as you are only to aware, but every bit of advice and reassurance we received from your office helped us all through the difficulties and what seemed to us endless delays. In retrospect though things have gone amazingly smoothly and again we have you to thank for that. To complete the process of emigration in 10 months from it being an idea to becoming reality is, we now realise, pretty impressive.
We have come to think more of you as friends, you have always answered our enquiries cheerfully and fully. The cheerful voice on the end of the phone can be very reassuring and Joanne has always managed to cheer us up as has Janice in Auckland. Ian, Geoff and Christine have also been of great help both for their friendliness and knowledge of the whole process.
We are glad we chose you to handle our emigration and again thank you wholeheartedly for everything you have done. I have warned Janice that I will look her up when I'm in Auckland, I just wish there was enough time to visit Chester once more to thank you all in person.
Keep up the good work.
Many thanks to you all
Clive Bushell (Secondary Teacher)
Firstly I would like to apologise for the delay in sending you this note of thanks for your great service in helping us secure our Permanent Residency Visas for Australia. Kerry, myself and the kids are all looking forward now to a healthier, better and hopefully less stressful and hectic lifestyle in Western Australia. Since receiving approval on the 12th of April things have happened very fast which have included confirming employment offer, moving out and selling our house, arranging storage and shipping and moving back into temporary accommodation (residential caravan). We are still unsure of when we are finally off but hope to leave end July/early August. Thanks once again, especially for what you did after the Network Migration shambles and I wish you and your company all the best for the future.
Yours faithfully and in appreciation
David C Kemp (Ground Engineer, Airframe & Engines)
I just wanted to thank you and your colleagues for your considerable help in securing me a teaching post in New Zealand and so quickly. In September of this year I had decided that another cold grey winter at a split site school, trudging through mud to get to lessons, would finish me off!! This was what prompted me to respond to your advertisement in the Times Educational Supplement and send for details on teaching in New Zealand. After a very encouraging interview at your Chester offices, I was impressed with the professionalism and commitment of the company in finding me a teaching post. As you know, having retained your services, things started happening very quickly. Armed with full instructions as to what documentation I would need and where to obtain everything in two weeks, I was able to send a complete package of certificates and letters to Ian Wallace at Chester. I would never have known where to start without his help and advice. It was such a relief that the company were able to deal with all the applications needed.
With some fear and trepidation I handed my notice in at school on 30 October having already been shortlisted for a position near Auckland. Two weeks later at 8.10 a.m. on a Sunday morning I had secured a post at New Plymouth after three brief telephone calls.
The speed and ease of the whole process was amazing and very reassuring. I am departing for sunnier shores in early January and looking forward to it immensely.
Thank you again for all your help.
Elizabeth Seal (Teacher)
I apologise for not contacting you sooner. Thank you for sending me the details regarding application for Permanent Residence dated 4th November. At this time I am unable to take this particular aspect any further, the principle reason being I am a little strapped for cash. As you will understand I have not been working for some four months and this has obviously effected my financial position. I hope to contact you within the next few months when I will be in a stronger position financially (to allow you to do the necessary work to replace my temporary work visa with a Permanent Residence visa).
Separate from this, may I say how pleased I was to accept the teaching post in New Zealand. When I got to New Zealand I felt ready and prepared for the interviews that had been arranged by the company. It was surprising to meet so many people having come to New Zealand in search of a job. I do feel as though The Emigration Group and Taylor & Associates had prepared the paperwork and myself well for jobseeking. Amongst the many people I met during my five week stay I only came across one other person who had secured a position. I learned from this that going on 'spec' was not a very productive way to finding employment. Far better to prepare before travelling.
Special thanks go to Richard and Janice in New Zealand. They were very friendly and helpful. I felt that I was indeed being supplied a personal service.
May I thank the whole staff involved in my search for a job. It was all carried out at a very high professional level. You may be interested to know it took 133 days from signing the agreement to finding a job and only 15 days from stepping foot in New Zealand to securing a position.
For the moment, thank you and best wishes, and I hope to contact you in the future regarding my residence application.
Gary Lester (Teacher)
I thought I'd just say a quick hello to see how you are and to apologise for not emailing a thank you to you sooner. Since we arrived here in New Zealand things as you can probably imagine have been a little hectic. We arrived in Auckland on 22nd January and finally got over to Whitianga on 27th January where we moved into a furnished house. Our container arrived on the 29th February and was due to be delivered to us on the 8th March so I quickly started looking for something unfurnished.
We are now settled here and it was great to receive all our belongings although some things were damaged. Ce La Vie. I suppose, but we love it here and have made some good friends with people whom I think you know Sally.
Caroline and Stuart Ellison and Lee and Dee Kynaston I do believe you also helped them with their papers and they live close by and were both a great help to me when we first arrived.
Anyway enough of me rabbiting on. We have a beautiful beach to go to!!
I know I've said thank you to you before but just wanted to say what a fantastic job you did for us in sorting all our papers out (stress free) and just to let you know that I wouldn't hesitate in recommending YOU and the Emigration Group to anyone.
Take care Sally
Gill, Rob, Jared and Grace C. (Carpenter/Joiner)
Dear Geoff, Sally and all Staff at the Emigration Group
Firstly our apologies for not getting in touch before now, things have been quite hectic but as you can see we made it!
It is now just over 2 years since we came to that first meeting at your Chester office on a cold very wet day early in January. Well we finally managed to leave the UK on the 15th of September 02. We are still living in rented accommodation but are due to move into our own home in March. It has 22 acres of land, mountain view, swimming pool, 4 bedrooms plus space to convert into a self contained flat for guests or to rent out and just 10 minutes from the sea and beautiful beaches and an hours drive to the nearest ski fields. It is truly a very beautiful part of New Zealand and we still find it hard to believe we live here.
Our Children Jessica and Peter have settled very well into their new school with opportunities to do so many different activities. They both now have part time holiday jobs for the summer looking really well and happy .Geoff is now enjoying working at a local engineering firm getting into the New Zealand way of doing things.
I have been doing some supply teaching for the Nelson Kindergarten Association which has been a very valuable experience and good introduction to the New Zealand Education system. I have now been offered a full time teaching post near Nelson to start in January.
We have been busy exploring this beautiful place and trying out different sporting activities. Geoff has been hunting and shot a deer, we have been scalloping and diving for cray fish (lobster) Santa has brought us a boat for Christmas so more fish for the freezer and endless family pleasure on the water.
We definitely are enjoying a better quality of life out here. We have no regrets only that we should have done it years ago. It was a big risk for us at our age (nearly 50) and 2 teenage children but we knew it was now or never.
We hear now that the points have now gone up to 30 and realise how lucky we are to have obtained our residence visa's when we did and this we could not have achieved without your help. Thank you all so much. You were always so efficient, knew exactly what we needed to do, when and how to do it, taking all the worry out of the form filling in. Sally was always there for advice and support. We were amazed when we heard our application for residence had been approved on the 29th of May 2001, taking only 5 months from our first meeting with you. Over here the Kindergarten Association couldn't believe that I had arrived with my qualifications already assessed and full teacher registration hence I could start work immediately. Again this was all down to you.
Thank all for helping us to achieve our dream.
Helen and Geoff R. (Teacher)
Thank you for your reminder last week, I'm pleased to say that we are now ready to proceed. Enclosed you will find our passports and a cheque for £170. The funds are being transferred to the ASB bank in London on 27/09/01. I have asked the bank to notify New Zealand Immigration when this has been completed.
We are all very excited and have provisionally booked to go over in March.
Thank you again for all your help we know we could not have achieved this without using The Emigration Group.
Helen Renshaw (Teacher)
We are writing to thank you and your colleagues for all the hard work that you have done on our behalf to help us obtain our permanent residence visas. Without your guidance and help, I'm sure that we would have given up the paper chase a long time ago.
As you said, it takes a long time for the application to be processed, but here we are with just over a week to go until we fly out to Perth WA.
We are both looking forward to eventually moving to Australia. After months of planning and writing lists of things to do, we finally have had time to realize that our lives are about to change in a really exciting way.
To anybody who may read this letter while thinking about emigrating, it's worth the wait and effort. At times you may feel like giving up, but persevere and you'll get what you want. We did!
Again, thank you very much for all of your efforts Sarah, it is greatly appreciated.
Ian & Catherine B. (IT Systems Programmer)
I would like to thank The Emigration Group for all your efforts on our behalf. When we began this rather long and eventful journey, I had three major doubts:
1. That I would fulfil all the criteria and earn enough points to qualify for New Zealand Residence.
2. That your sister company, Taylor & Associates, would be able to find me a job in New Zealand knowing that hundreds apply for journalistic vacancies in this country even though countless vacancies are advertised each week, but in New Zealand the population is one/twentieth the size and, therefore, with correspondingly fewer opportunities.
3. I was uncomfortably close to the age limit and this may have a detrimental affect on my chances as it had been doing the U.K.
However, despite the overwhelming odds, you pulled it off. It has been a long and frustrating experience, with two appeals on the way.
I am sure we could not have achieved this without The Emigration Group and Taylor and Associates. It was well worth the effort and the cost.
There were several consultants from which we had a choice before setting out on this journey and I will always be grateful that fate steered us in your direction.
John D Winters (Editor)
Dear Sarah (& all who've played a part in our emigration process)
Thanks for the ‘good news' just before Christmas and all you've done in the process for our application.
You and the staff at the Emigration Group have always been helpful, friendly and there with the appropriate advice on what has seemed, at times, the longest roller coaster ride we've ever been on!
THANKS! With our best wishes.
Karen, Jeff, Rachael & Annie C. (Teacher)
Emigration to Australia
We would like to send special thanks to you for all the time, patience and consideration shown when dealing with our application for Australian visas. We are very grateful.
Would you also express our thanks to the whole Emigration Group team who we found helpful, professional and courteous at all times.
We have already recommended a friend who is using your services and would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
We all thank-you very much and would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the future.
Lesley, Paul, Louis & Sophie S. (Nurse)
A huge THANK YOU to yourself and the team at The Emigration Group for all the hard work you have put in, in helping us to achieve our 'Skilled Migrant Residency Visas'. We really could not have done this without your help. From start to finish you made the whole process easy for us, with your predicted timings being absolutely spot on! WE would definitely recommend you to anyone wishing to emigrate to New Zealand.
Our plane tickets have been booked and we leave the UK on 24th July 2006, ready to start our new life in New Zealand. We are so excited!
Once again, our sincere thanks,
Graham, Sue & Louise S. (Plasterer)
AUSTRALIA HERE WE COME!!!
What can we say? We are gob smacked! Can't believe we've got our visas through.
We'd both like to give enormous thanks to you and your colleagues at The Emigration Group here in the UK and Australia for all the help you've given us. We know we certainly could not have done it without you.
We've had nothing but praise for the way you've handled our case, keeping us informed at all times and helping us through all the paperwork.
We've recommended you to all our friends and colleagues, just in case they want to join us out there. We're planning on taking a holiday out there in August to check things out. More of a fact finding tour, so that we've got a good idea of what we plan to do once we've gone out there for good.
There's still a way to go yet, getting everything sorted out this end and once again, request your help in that area.
Many, Many Thanks for all your hard work.
Nigel R. & Maureen O. (Electronic Instrument Tradesperson)
Thanks very much for the e-mail. The passports and visas arrived this morning in the post, so we've got lots to do now.
Please pass on our thanks to everyone in your office who helped with the application process. I'm so pleased to be able to say that it's all been worth it.
I've recommended you to a few other couples who we know, who are considering emigrating. One couple, I believe are already signed up with you; the Goss family from Camberley and there is another couple who want to go to New Zealand (Dawn & Phil, not sure of the surname though. They are from our road).
Anyway, we'll be in touch and let you know when we're going and how we get on.
Mark Nelson (Electrician)
Just a line to confirm the safe return of our Passports complete with Residence Permits.
I would just like to say once again ‘Thank you' for all of your assistance during the past 18 months in achieving this goal!! The service we received from The Emigration Group Ltd and in particular yourself has been above our expectations. Thank you for guiding us through the whole process in such a professional manner whilst remaining a friendly adviser throughout the period.
If ever you would wish to contact us for recommendations or just as a contact for someone else about to begin the path of the emigration process then please do not hesitate to do so.
Yours with kindest regards,
Martin Bevan (Engineer)
Hi, I hope you are well.
Firstly, I would like to say a ‘HUGE' thank you to yourself and the team for helping me with an application, and making it possible to live in New Zealand on a permanent basis. Your service has been excellent throughout, and I have recommended yourselves to quite a few other people hoping to emigrate. So I can't thank you enough for that.
Just let me know if you fancy a trip to NZ. You deserve it after all your hard work.
My brother Jonathan and his family have arrived and really love NZ. He is currently looking for employment and will be in touch with you in the next couple of weeks.
Thank you once again,
Michelle W. (Textile Designer)
Since our last correspondence, life has been somewhat hectic. You may remember our aspiration to be in Australia for the Millennium, well it looks like we've made it. Removals have gone and flights are booked and we leave at the end of November. It only remains for us to travel around the family, saying farewell and we're off.
We would like, however, to take this opportunity in thanking you for all your help and advice. Taking on your services is without doubt, one of the best decisions we've made and it turned a potential bureaucratic nightmare into simplicity itself.
It has been very clear to us that throughout our time with you, we have both not only benefited from a high quality and professional service, but also from genuine interest in our individual needs and concerns, all of which have been addressed with tact and understanding. I would further add that both Beverley and myself would unreservedly recommend you and your services to anyone wishing to undertake immigration.
Once again many thanks and it only remains for us to wish you all the very best for the future and know that when we're sunning ourselves over the Christmas BBQ, we'll be thinking of you.
Mick Newsome (Ammunition Technician)
Emigration to New Zealand
I thought it appropriate to drop you a line before we leave these shores to thank you and the team at The Emigration Group for the part you have played in our getting to NZ.
Whilst we only contracted you to provide a Checking Service for our LTBV application you were always available for help, advice or to simply just listen. We had no end of problems with the LTBV but you were always able to offer some guidance and it was greatly appreciated.
It was also many thanks to you that we finally realised we could go in on a General Visa application when you noted one of your other clients had succeeded where we had all thought we would not, some 10 months earlier. That degree of knowledge of all your clients has paid off handsomely for us and we are more than grateful and it is in its own right a worthy testimony to your Company.
You very kindly then offered to check that application and suffice to say that what with the contacts we had built up through our trials and tribulations and your help through your contacts the Visa was assessed and granted within a week of our application …. and now we leave in the next few days.
All is total chaos here and emotions are ranging from fear to exhilaration to tears at saying our goodbyes …. perhaps we will blame you for that!!!!
Many thanks once again and do not forget to come and see us when you are next in NZ!
Yours, in thanks
Mike and Alex C. (Financial Planner)
I feel bad that I have missed your calls today. It's hectic around here at work now thatI have been promoted to department supervisor. Yep, with just 3 months left of my employment and after 20 years I finally get promoted! However, even with the grade and pay rise it's not going to stop me from emigrating.
A member of staff called me this morning with the amazing news and I tried to contact Yvonne four times but she was in the wrong part of the office and didn't have her phone. It just so happened you called before she called me. But not to worry, the news is great no matter who it came from.
We can't thank you and Jill enough for all your efforts and hard work on our behalf. We will be writing a letter of praise to you for your folder, remember the one you showed us when we came to meet you in Hammersmith. Wow, that seems so long ago now, but really 6 months is such a short time for us to get to where we are today and we definitely couldn't have done it without the help of The Emigration Group. So, my hat goes off to you guys and I will be recommending TEG on the forums.
Sorry once agian for missing your calls. Hopefully we will get to chat soon.
Many thanks and best wishes,
John S. (Carpenter)
Hi Diane x 2, Joanna and Phill
When signing my contract with The Emigration Group 1½ years ago (yes, it was that long ago…) I had a big dream – to live in what was, and still is, to me the most amazing place in the World: Aotearoa/New Zealand. I had lived in Germany for many years and after traveling to New Zealand in 2000 and again in January 2003, I decided that this place would have to become my new home.
I had picked up a brochure in 2000 (which I kept for 3 years!) and contacted The Emigration Group. After some research into various companies that provide the service of helping customers relocate to New Zealand, The Emigration Group made the best impression on me. So after contacting TEG in Chester and filling in an initial evaluation regarding my chances of eligibility for residency in New Zealand, I was invited to attend an interview in London to discuss details of the process, fees etc.
This, too, made an excellent impression on me, that I was dealing with professionals. The Emigration Group is, as far as I'm aware, the only company that also deals with probably the most important part of immigrating into New Zealand, since this is a prerequisite for the immigration authorities: To find SUITABLE employment. This is done via their sister company in New Zealand, Taylor & Associates. It cannot be any job but needs to be one which matches an applicant's qualifications, which of course makes it more difficult for an applicant who is over 20,000km away and doesn't know the dynamics of the NZ labour market. So I signed a contract with The Emigration Group/Taylor & Associates.
Throughout the entire process I was guided by very competent, professional and exceptionally nice people, who were always aware of the fact that they were not just doing a job but had a major role to play in working on the destiny/happiness of someone who has decided to change his life for the better. There were many uncertainties throughout the process, which was due to a change in immigration laws during my application phase and general uncertainty as to whether or not my application would be accepted. The entire process of emigration to a new country, especially NZ with its very strict immigration laws, is very complex and I'm very happy to have invested the money to let professionals help me along the way. There were many anxious moments for me but throughout the application process, I had a quietly confident feeling that all would turn out well in the end. This feeling, too, was based on the knowledge that I was dealing with people for whom It was important and not just another client - and who know what they're doing.
So from my decision to emigrate to being guided along all the things, documents medicals etc. that needed to be done, there was always a helping hand along my exciting journey. This included, of course, the exceptional work of Taylor & Associates, who opened many doors for me, so that after only a few weeks in New Zealand in November 2003, I had 5(!) suitable job offers to choose from. The work visa & residency application was also done exceptionally well by The Emigration Group in Chester. After receiving a work visa in March 2004 and traveling one-way to Auckland in mid-March 2004, I still needed to apply for permanent residency, which had become significantly more complicated in November 2003 due to a change in New Zealand's immigration laws. On 19th October 2004, NZ Immigration stamped my passport and sent it back to TEG, who passed it on to me in NZ. Please find attached a photo which expresses quite well what this (to now be a permanent resident in this beautiful country) means to me.
New Zealand has turned out to be all and more than I had hoped for and I couldn't possibly imagine going back to my previous life in Europe. The people here are friendly, it is an exceptionally beautiful country with a pleasant climate. My life has improved significantly and looking back on the emigration process & costs incurred, I can say that every single dollar / Euro spent was worth it.
So thanks again especially to Diane Cornelius, Diane Vale, Joanna Brizell and Phill Platt for your great work in helping me fulfill my dream of living in New Zealand! The best part about it is that when I open my eyes and wake up from the dream, the reality is even nicer than I imagined!
Neill S. (Marketing Manager)
Dear Mr Taylor,
Enclosed is your final success fee of £450.00.
We would like to take this opportunity to say what a tremendous job everyone at Taylor & Associates, and The Emigration Group have done for us. From our very first meeting with you personally back in February, to Sally Tomkinson ringing to tell us we had been approved on 6th November, we have been dealt with on a personal level and with the utmost commitment from everyone we have dealt with along the way.
The additional advice we may need from associates of yourselves we will no doubt be taking on board in the next few months, but we will not have need fro the job search programme you offer, as we have decided to invest in a business in New Zealand.
Many thanks to you and your team.
Nick & Stephanie Holloway (Project Manager)
Please accept these gifts as our way of saying thank you for your assistance with our New Zealand application. Without your assistance I'm sure we wouldn't have obtained our visas with our sanities intact.
Please pass on our thanks and best wishes to everyone in the team.
Lots of love
Rachel Wiscombe (Sales Manager)
It was fantastic to hear from you the other night.
Thank you soooo much for all you have done in processing our residency application. Chris & I both agree that we couldn't have done it without you and would probably have admitted defeat when we received the email from immigration back in January if we had been processing the application on our own. Your continued commitment and ongoing support has been a real life line and you were right - we got there in the end!
Thanks once again from all of us.
Chris, Debbie, Lauren & Paige A. (Sales Manager)
Just to let you know that Gary & I are off to Australia on Friday... for good!!! We have a house to rent for 12 weeks through "Poms in Perth", in which time we hope to find jobs and a house to buy. It seems strange that we've still never actually met you even though we signed up with The Emigration Group 3 years ago!!!
We just want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the work you've done. You made a difficult task run smoothly!! We've already recommended you to our friends who also want to escape the UK!!
Many thanks once again.
Lindsey & Gary J. (Nurse & Upholsterer)
From: Robert Eliasson@ecommerce.swe.seTo: Joanne SadlerSubject: Good News!
Absolutely Wonderful News!!!
The champagne is in the cooler and is waiting to be opened as soon as I have finished this email!
I wish I could offer you a glass to join in the celebration. We are two happy Swedes, believe us!
Of course we will send you our passports as soon as possible. I guess you can expect them at the end of next week.
A practical question:Is it true that we now have 12 months to sort things out before we actually move?
How strange but wonderful that the application came through so fast!
The best and very happy regards,Robert & Camilla Eliasson (IT Manager)
I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been dealing with us since day one until we got our visa. They all have been very helpful and supportive and we couln't have done it without them. Mr C Maloney has been a rock for our family and always made us feel comfortable and welcome. The standard of the service we have received has been extremely high and we are grateful for that.
Ahmad B & Fakri S. (Business Owner Visa)
Dear Mike & Diane,
Many thanks for all of your help throughout the past 12 months. It was a great help knowing you were always there to answer our questions.
We are all ready to start our new life in Australia and wish you all the very best for the future.
Barry, Julia, Lauren, Jemma, Jody & Zoe C. (Vehicle Body Maker)
Just a quick note to show our appreciation for all the hard work that you and The Emigration Group have done for us so far. We know that the "journey" is not over yet and we still need to get those all important 5 points but both of us are looking forward to the next few months and whatever challenges we meet!
These past few weeks have gone so quickly and both of us are looking forward to some time off together before we arrive in New Zealand and the hard work starts.You have really made the whole process much easier and have been a great help/support throughout.
Thanks again and hopefully we will be speaking / emailing in the near future, talking about the permanent residence visa.
Sally N. (Project Co-ordinator)
I am writing to you to express many thanks for all the help, support and patience you have given over the past 6 months.
When times have seemed difficult for me and Matt you have been one reassuring voice that has motivated me to keep on track. Always acting very professional but also very personal and friendly. I can honestly say that we could not have done this without you, I have and would advise people to go through The Emigration Group as you have taken all the stress out of our New Zealand visa application. At first I thought it a little expensive but can now appreciate why and it is money well spent as it has got us where we wanted to be.
I would also like to thank Sally who has also helped in your absence and had the pleasure of passing on our good news.
Many thanks again Diane.
Sarah and Matt R. (Precision Toolmaker)
Thank you ever so much for all that you have don e for us over the last 10 months, taking the stresses out of the paperwork. You were very easy to chat to and nothing was a problem. We're so excited about starting our new life in New Zealand. We couldn't have done it without you.
All the best for the future. We shall speak again with the next 2 years.
Hope you received the flowers
Simon R. (Hairdresser)
Australian Residence Visas
Please find enclosed our passports so that the visas can be issued! Many thanks for your help. We have been extremely impressed with how well and quickly it has all gone, with much of this due to the help you have given to us along the way.
Simon S. (Computer Professional)
The Cox family would like to thank you very much indeed for the tremendous support you gave us during the stressful process of applying for our visa. It seems to have gone on and on, but you have managed to remain upbeat and cheerful throughout. We particularly appreciate how thoughtfully you have kept us abreast of progress. Finally, it was good to meet you, albeit briefly, at the Emigration Exhibition at Sandown Park and to find you really are so upbeat and friendly in the flesh!
With our very best wishes for the future.
Yours with thanks,
Steve, Linda, Megan, Kyle C.(Management Training Consultant)
Dear Ian & Julie
We thought it was time to let you know how we are getting on here. We didn't realise we had been here for 6 months - the time is just flying by.
We bought a car two weeks after arriving and stayed in a motel for four weeks - a bit expensive but not much more than renting. We were at the Blue Haven Motel in New Lynn and can recommend it - very nice people run it. The day we arrived was just awful, the tail end of 'Gavin'. Never seen wind and rain like it - but it didn't put us off.
Anyway, we decided to take the plunge and buy a house.
I got a job at Avondale College in the office and started there at the end of April. We moved into the house at the end of May.
Gary was offered a job with Enerco (the big gas company here) in the Business gas division. He was sad to leave Barnes & Follas after so short a time but he keeps in touch with everyone there and they were fine about him moving on - and not surprised. He has a company car - a Mazda 626 wagon, mobile phone, lap top computer, long hours and is very well thought of. He is the Business Gas Engineer and Enerco are even thinking of buying a small company for him to run!
We are very happy here and have made lots of friends. Gary plays football for an over 35's team at Oratia United, most of the players are from Liverpool and still sound the same even though they've been here for over 20 years. We've also met and made friends with lots of Kiwis and we both work in places were people have a good social life together. We've been away for a few weekends and even went to see Victoria Wood in concert. The oddest thing we've done yet is to go to a Christmas party in July.
We find food quite cheap compared with England and very much tastier and easier to cook. All in all we are much better off over here and our quality of life is much improved.
We want to thank you both for all you did for us in getting us accepted here. We couldn't have done it on our own. We have a wonderful future in front of us and are grateful to you for making it all possible.
All the best to you both.Sue & Gary Jones (Gas Fitter)
Firstly, sorry that I haven't written back sooner and thanks for the email.
This place is great! I've been here about 4 weeks and have only seen 1 bit of rain. I'm renting a small house and sharing with another pom. The view from the house is terrific and looks North along the coast and over a bay I often watch the yachts and freight ships. School is brilliant, such a good school, the boys (a boys school) are polite and good natured and usually apply themselves well to all aspects of school. Being teenagers they have a great sense of humour and so I have a steady flow of jokes to tell and listen to at the end of many lessons.
I knew that moving out here would be a good move – but I didn't realize that it'd be even more than what I had hopped for.
It's totally obvious to me looking back that I couldn't have got out here and into such a great job without you and the company you work for. It's very important to get that first job and for it to be a good one so that you can settle quickly and make a start to life here with the least of hassle. I can't thank you enough Janice for how you have helped me. It really is the best thing I've done.
Thank you again Janice – not only for getting me here, but also for such a great school.
Tony D. (Science Teacher)
Just a quick note to say a big thank you for the assistance given in my visa application.
The service was extremely professional, efficient, thorough and personal. I hope to utilise the services of The Emigration Group in the near future for the next stages of the emigration step i.e. job searches, financial services etc.
In the meantime, once again my deepest thanks for your continued support.
Adam Dowsett (Chemical Engineer)
Hope you had a good Christmas and Happy New Year!
We are here (finally!) and Auckland really is lovely. We are just about to move into a lovely newly renovated house in Blockhouse Bay, a very nice suburb right near the water.
We had a lovely day yesterday choosing new furniture in Summer sales!!
The weather here is lovely apart from the very, very sudden showers!
Thank you for all your help and support over the past 7 months – it was definitely needed!
Angela T. (Teacher)
Well its all go now. The packers have started and are taking us off line tomorrow. We leave the house on Thursday and arrive in New Zealand on 7/2/06.
Thanks for all your help and support. It was certainly a lot easier using TEG than trying to do it ourselves. I have already recommended you to some other interested parties.
Marty G. (Registered General Nurse)
Just want to say a huge THANK YOU to all that have been involved with processing our application, and a special gigantic THANK YOU for being so helpful and super efficient throughout.
We can't wait to start our new lives in Australia …. We have just had an offer on the house so hopefully it won't be long now J
Thanks again from us all.
Selena C. & Justin E. (Computer Professional)
We would just like to say a big thank-you to you for helping us through the minefield of the emigration process. I am sure that if we had tackled it on our own we would have given up. But your experience is undoubtedly an asset to you, and the whole process although a bit frustrating on our side over the last 4-5 months has gone quite smoothly.
We can't believe we have only 3 weeks left in the UK and are looking forward to starting our new life in Perth, and having another summer!! What else can you wish for?
Have a great Christmas with your family and we wish you all the best for 2006.
Steve & Sue B. (Bricklayer)
How are you!!
It's been such an emotional week since we spoke to you, we are just about coming back down to earth.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work and effort and for all your phone calls that have kept me sane this last six months.
It really is the best Christmas present we could have ever wished for!!
We finish work on the 6th January, but have holiday pay until the 9th of Feb and we are able to stay in our accommodation until the end of Feb if need be.
The boys are really excited, but I think that's to do with it being Christmas!!!!
Wishing you a lovely Christmas and new year!!
Speak to you soon.
Kaye S. (Long Term Business Visa)
We are just writing to say thank you to you personally and all at TEG Ltd for your invaluable help and support over the past 12 months in getting our New Zealand visas and Joanna a job in Hamilton.
We have heard it said that getting a visa and a job in New Zealand is easy and an agent is unnecessary. That may well be true for some people who have the time and inclination. We had neither the time nor the inclination and wanted to be sure that we got it right first time. Your friendly help and professionalism have been invaluable to us.
We leave for Auckland on 9th January and Joanna is due to report for duty on 19th January. We are both heading to NZ with open minds and a determination to make the move work. Whether it does work remains to be seen but if it does not it will not be for the want of trying.
Once again thank you for all your help.
Geoff & Joanna D. (Teacher)
Mark and I are now in receipt of our visas for permanent residence in Australia and would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the Emigration Group team for the professional and efficient manner in which you have dealt with each stage of our application.
We cannot believe how quickly our application was processed and are now truly excited about what the future holds for us both.
The Emigration Group have taken all the stress and pressure out of the application process and we have been able to sit back, relax and take everything in our stride, comfortable in the knowledge that our application was in safe hands.
The after sales service has also been excellent, and the introductions to shipping agents, financial services (the list goes on), has been of great help to us and just made everything so much easier.
Thank you so very much for all that you have done.
Annette and Mark R. (Business and Information Professional)
Dear Mr Arthur
We wish to record that we have been absolutely delighted with the patient and impeccable guidance which we have enjoyed from the Emigration Group throughout.
The professionalism and efficiency of your team was always evident and served to make our application process completely stress free and painless.
Would you please pass on our grateful thanks and best wishes to all those whose efforts helped us achieve our goal.
Fred B. (Retirement Visa)
Firstly I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of the last 2 years. I recently found the letter inviting me for a consultation with Andrew James in London the other day. Both Allan and I were extremely hopeful and left with a realistic goal. Thanks to the hard work from yourself and the Emigration group Allan and I now have the chance to put our dreams into action to become reality.
Enclosed are our passports, look forward to the day they come back with my visa inside.
If I do not speak to you before hand (I am sure ( will) have a great Christmas with your family and a happy New Year.
Kerry & Allan H. (Production Manager)
Thanks for your email its reassuring to know the transfer went through ok. Have not heard from Mandy as yet. Is she arranging the transport to pick us up???
I must tell you about one of your employees. Jill Boukheddar in Chester is amazing. She has not only been efficient and super at the job she is doing for us (ie the visas) she has been super helpful and friendly. She makes every phone call a delight with her relaxed style and eager to help manner. I completely and utterly trust her to sort out everything and anything. She doesn't just go the distance she exceeds it. If you ever need to choose a star employee it should be her. I will recommend TEG to all my friends purely based on the dealings I have had with you all. I feel so blessed that she was assigned to us.
Claire S. (Teacher)
Thank you so much for all the work that you have put in for our now successful application!! We are absolutely delighted!
I enclose all 4 passports, as you requested in your letter.
If you have anything further you require, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Hope all is well with you.
Andrew & Debbie G. (Welder)
Sally and Staff
Just a little note to say a massive, massive thank you to you and your staff for the unlimited amount of work you have done for our family, arranging everything for our amazing future in New Zealand.
You were always so friendly, always willing to help us and very reassuring. We can't thank you enough, we hope you liked the flowers we sent you, you deserve them
Until we speak again soon, thank you again for everything you have done.
With much Love
Tina R. (Spouse of Hairdresser)
Dear Sarah & Diane
We received our passports this morning containing our Australian Residence Visas and I would like to say a very big thank you to you all for all the assistance you have given us over the past 18 months.
There have been many times that we have felt that we would fail and have felt quite despondent but there has always been someone on the end of the phone to give us advice and reassurance. We have always been dealt in a professional way but most friendly as well, and that goes a long way when you are doing something so important in your life.
We will most definitely recommend The Emigration Group to anyone thinking of immigrating to Australia, you obviously know your stuff!
Thank you once again for all your help and for making this happen for us, we will send you a postcard from sunny Oz when we get there.
Mike & Angela P. (Solid Plasterer)
Dear all at The Emigration Group
Just a quick message to thank everyone at The Emigration Group for all of the hard work over the past two years. With a decision as life changing and dramatic as moving to the other side of the world, I felt that it was important to get professional help and the assistance that you have given to me over the past two years has been second to none.
I wasn't even sure if I was eligible to emigrate to New Zealand, but from the first consultation through the minefield of changing immigration laws. I can honestly say that without your expert services I would not have the residence visa sitting in my passport and not be about to begin a new life in New Zealand.
I have and would recommend the Emigration Group to anyone considering emigrating and I am very grateful to you!
Jamie W. (Green-keeper)
To Chris Maloney, The Emigration Group
Angela and myself would like to say a big, big thank you. You all must have worked so hard to get my family through all the different stages.
The biggest thing is that you told us you could get us all through in three months. We both didn't believe you could, especially being a large family and when we saw the passports with the Visas in them words couldn't explain how we felt.
All I would have to say is that we would recommend the Emigration Group to anybody because at the end of the day we would have never been able to have done this on are own.
So once again.
Thank you very, very much.
Ps A big special thank you to you Chris
Colin, Angela, Jonathan, Hannah, Thomas & James A. (Service Technician)
I hope you are well in the cold land. We have just about settled into life here now, its been a bit up and down in the first few months, finding a place to live, then waiting for all our stuff to arrive, but after all that its worth it. We have a house at the beach in Mount Maunganui.
We would like to say a huge “THANK YOU” to you for all the hard work you put into getting us over here, you sorted everything out from the start, every last piece of paper that was needed, every document to be sent. You were so brilliant when we got scared and were on the phone to you 10 times a day you were there to calm our nerves and after 5 months of hard work it worked. We all got our visas and passports. Working with you and The Emigration Group was worth every penny once again thank you all.
Jane J. & Ken S. (Anaesthetic Technician)
I'd like to thank everyone involved in helping me acquire the position that will enable me to move to Australia. Everybody at the Emigration Group has been so friendly on approach and kept me up to date with the process.
There are a lot of nurses who are also considering moving abroad also, so don't be surprised if you get a few more enquiring from St. Helens. I would recommend your services.
The last time we spoke I enquired about my partner and the process of sponsorship. If its possible, could you inform me on what this entails and costs that it will include, also time frames.
Once again thanks. My passport has been sent to you in the post.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but once my passport is returned I only need to visit Oz before May and then I've four years before I need to be there again to live. Is that correct? Also, can I now move addresses, without this affecting my future move to Oz?
Adam S. (Nurse)
As you will see we have landed down under. Thank you so much for all your help. We couldn't have done it without you. We are settling in well and Ian has already started his new job. We have sorted some rented accommodation for November when the furniture should arrive. For the time being we are staying with our friends in Oxford.
Ian, Lyn & Clare R. (Motor Mechanic)
We wanted to put in writing just how good we think The Emigration Group has been and to thank you personally for such a hassle free experience.
From the moment we met Andrew in your London office we could see and feel the level of professionalism and passion for delivering an exceptional client service.
It was apparent that once we started communication with you that The Emigration Group offers so much more than just putting your application through in the correct way. Anyone reading this should be fully aware that it seems impossible to over-use the service as there is so much help and guidance offered before you even have to ask, which is why it is so impressive.
In our opinion a business or service is only as good as its people and in this area The Emigration Group scores full marks. You have all been a joy to work with and your support has been exceptional.
In short thank you so much for everything, you have been brilliant. We would like to wish you and The Emigration Group all the best for the future.
Lee and Lara F. (Managing Director)
To Sarah and All the team
Just a note to say thanks for all the work you put in securing our visa.
We were vindicated in selecting yourselves as our agent.
When the real work was needed to be done you did what was required.
Thank you again
Carl & Linda S. (Master Fisher)
Thank you very much indeed for everything that you have done for us. It really has been appreciated and, without your help and advice, I doubt we would be over here enjoying ourselves so much. If you are ever in the country then please do not hesitate to contact us. You would be most welcome as our guest.
Colin D. (Electrician)
To Sarah and everyone at TEG
We would like to say a big ‘thank you' for all your effort and hard work at securing our residency visas for Australia. We would never have completed all the forms and got through the paperwork if it hadn't been for all your help.
The road to achieving our dream was certainly full of ups and downs, starting with the points going up and finishing with Mark getting more points for his profession, but this process only strengthened our resolve to emigrate.
We are now in the process of booking flights, sorting out the shipment of our house contents and of course resigning from our jobs, all very scary but extremely exciting! We now can't wait to start our new lives with our two little boys, who only being 3 years old and 4 months old will become little ‘Aussies'. If all goes according to plan we should be boarding a plane with a one way ticket to Brisbane, early August.
Once again, thank you.
Our warmest wishes,
Mark, Jacqueline, Max & Finn W. (Fitter)
Telephoned you today and I am sad to hear you are off sick. I hope you feel better soon. I phoned just to say a big thank you for your excellent work so far. You have been prompt and professional at all times, while being really friendly, warm and very helpful. You have been great, I am really glad you were assigned to us!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. (I rang Sally today to tell her how great you are!)
Claire S. (Teacher)
Thank you so much for your help, support, information and resources. Your company is very lucky to have a consultant such as yourself whose enthusiasm, passion and professional integrity shine through. I have and will happily recommend you to fellow colleagues that I meet. Your standard of service is exceptional.
May I take this opportunity of thanking you for all the help and patience you have given me during this epic application process. I am sure that lesser people would have given up long ago!
It goes without saying, of course, that I am now eagerly awaiting the return of the passports!
Many thanks once again for making my day.
Amanda L. (Registered General Nurse)
I would like to take this opportunity to express my opinion on the service provided by The Emigration Group and Taylor & Associates. From the initial contact and interview in London where, we were provided with information on the immigration process to the final confirmation of New Zealand residency, we had extreme confidence in the teams, to deliver a world-class service. The Chester office, were extremely helpful and always answered our query's in a cheerful and professional manner. They consistently provided all the essential information to allow the residency to be completed without any problems. This allowed us to focus on other important issues and significantly reduced the amount of “stress” that accompanies this major decision to emigrate.
The job search in New Zealand was successful in receiving 3 job offers, in 3 weeks of my arrival. This was achieved through a structured process between client and recruitment consultant to understand my career aspirations as well as the family's lifestyle requirements. The job search was focused on a specific business sector in the Utilities area and utilized a range of recruitment contacts that had been developed by the consultant. As an individual, I would not be able to source those contacts and using the consultant provided an additional level of credibility and professionalism. Regular contact was maintained with the recruitment consultant, to review options and discuss the appropriate strategies across a wide range of topics.
Our main contact through the process was, Diane Cornelius. She a credit to your organisation and understood the issues and problems that occur during the immigration process. We would like to thank everyone again for all their help. I would recommend your company to other potential migrants and wish you and your employee's success in the future.
Graeme B. (Public Health Engineer)
Myself and Bob just wanted to say a big thank you for helping us get our visa's for Australia. Your help has been invaluable.
We've booked a trip for August to get the visas validated, and hopefully if the sale of our flat goes through we'll be moving over to Melbourne in October.
There are a couple of things that I need to ask.
Firstly, could you put me an information pack in the post for one of our friends (she's now got the bug too!!)
Secondly, we are hoping that Bob's mom can join us in a couple of years when she retires. We were wondering if you could give us any advice or information regarding obtaining her visa (ie type of visa, when to apply etc). As she will be back in England still we will require your assistance as well in dealing with the application for her.
Thanks again for all of your help. We'll keep in touch and let you know our contact details as soon as we get there so that when you come over you can pop in for a cup of tea.
Robert & Andrea N. (Motor Mechanic)
Just a note from sunny Auckland to say thank you so much for everything.
When we arrived a Heathrow waiting for the plane to start our new adventure Zak and I said how we would not have liked to have gone through this whole process without your help and support. When the points system changed you let us know straight away and sent us a copy of the official statement so that we knew where we were in the process. The same thing happened when we went for the medicals although the Doctor didn't know that the medical forms had changed again and we were able to quickly phone you, find out exactly what blood tests etc were needed. This saved time and money and took away any feeling of ambiguity.
We were particularly pleased that you didn't rush us or put us under any pressure to move any quicker than our slow pace at the beginning whilst we waited to sell our house. With four children you can only go at a speed that you are comfortable with and you understood that.
When we had any queries you were always at the end of the phone and able to deal with them for us. The job-search arm of your business is a great help. There is no way at all that Zak would have found his job with City Care without Diane Cornelius and her completely professional approach to arranging interviews to him.
You have still been there giving support and advice since we arrived here as well, you did not just ignore us once your job was done.
We would wholeheartedly recommend any person thinking of starting a new life in New Zealand to use your services. You were as a company both professional and honest and as a person you were always bright and cheerful when I phoned you – which in the last few weeks prior to leaving was often!
Finally can I say a big although I feel somewhat inadequate thank you so much for everything that you have done for us as a family.
Zac (Andrew) & Sadie H. (Water Treatment Plant Operator)
First of all can I say a huge thank you to you and everyone in the office for the help and support I got while I was out there and before I arrived. You have given me a first class service and I would recommend you to anyone. Thank you for helping me realise my dreams and live them out. Hope you have a great time being a mother and it brings you loads of joy.
Paul W. (Carpenter)
Please find enclosed my passport as requested. To forward to the Australian Embassy in London. My fiancé and I are ecstatic about the great news, that our Prospective Marriage Visa has now been accepted.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a large thank you to your company. Mainly for their professionalism, first rate service, and honesty all through my application for entry to Australia.
Brian S. (fiancé of an Australian Citizen.)
Promised that the next time you heard from us would be from New Zealand and here we are. The house in Colchester is rented for 6 months and up for sale, our worldly goods are in a container somewhere between Spain and the Panama canal as we speak, and we are in a very nice apartment in downtown Auckland next to Viaduct Harbour.
We arrived on the 19th March as planned, Di started her Job on Monday 21st, and my retirement lasted all of two days as I now have a four month contract with the franchise company that re-sells the software I used to train in the UK – so we have hit the ground running. Already starting to feel at home – the weather has been really good and we've spent the four days of Easter exploring some of Auckland's 20 Regional parks – walking and swimming so far, though a fishing rod and a couple of Kayaks are pretty high up the list.
I have to admit to a good laugh seeing the usual news story on the BBC News web site “Easter getaway causes travel chaos” – so no change there then – we travelled widely over the holiday and traffic was just not an issue – I've already treated myself (sorry I mean us â˜º) to a Nisan X Trail which I would never have dreamed of owning in the UK because of the traffic – it was also around six grand cheaper in NZ!!
Already, the reasons we came to New Zealand have shown it was absolutely the right decision – Di has settled straight into her job – really nice people, though the schools computer system is somewhat out of the arc – but as a job it got us here so it'll do fine for a year. I have a job to get me focused, and our leisure time has just taken off – from not wanting to go out in the UK because of the congestion, we are now like two kids in a sweetshop!!
Within six weeks we should be in rented accommodation for the year with our own things – only difficulty here is that the choice is just overwhelming. Still I'm sure we shall find something to suit.
Our kids are coming out for three weeks in August (no prizes to guessing who bought the tickets â˜º) and my sister for a fortnight in November. Phoning the UK (not “home” anymore) is really cheap with a calling card so long family conversations are helping to bridge the gap that I'm sure my parent felt when we left.
So all in all two extremely satisfied customers who I think are already well on the way to making New Zealand home. Your help was invaluable, and we really could not have done it without you.
So in true Kiwi fashion if you are ever in this neck of the woods – there is a cold one with your name on it. Now that reminds me – the sun is definitely over the yard arm …….
Regards and Best wishes
Keith and Di R. (Computer Services Manager)
“My wife and I decided we wanted to emigrate to NZ but had no idea how to go about it. As I worked and my wife had two young boys to look after we struggled to find the time to go through all the paperwork required for the emigration process. We contacted the Emigration Group and they sorted everything out. They told us what was required of us and provided us with the means to achieve it. From filling out the relevant forms to finding a job in NZ we were assisted every step of the way. The rules for getting into NZ seemed to change several times whilst we went through the process but with the support of the Emigration Group we were able to overcome any obstacles. Fining a job in NZ whilst working full time in the UK would have been a very difficult ask but with the Job Search programme a suitable position was found for me and with a job to go to we were able to make our dream move. We are now New Zealand residents, with our own home, living within 45 mins of the Bay of Islands and surrounded by the most spectacular scenery. We have a lifestyle which is not achievable in the UK and without the support of the Emigration Group this would not have been possible.”
Bryn H. (Technical Sales)
So sorry that it has taken us so long to write this to you but we have been very busy since arriving here in New Zealand.
Life for us all could not be any better. The people are all really friendly, and the icing on the cake is that we are only a 40 minute drive to Whangamata which has one of the best beaches we have ever seen. Even Robson has had surfing lessons and to see him stand up on the board for the first time was awesome.
We have just bought a ¾ acre of land and are now looking forward to building our dream house there. We will even have a swimming hole just 2 mins walk up the road.
We all want to take this opportunity to thank you for everything you have done for us, even helping Tracy fill out his forms for his work visa/permit over the phone whilst we were stuck in a hotel room on Queen Street, Auckland. Your help and advice was invaluable to us and if it wasn't for you we would still be sat in England gathering evidence still needed to transfer Tracy's qualifications to NZQA.
We really could not have done this without you and still cannot believe that we are actually here, living in New Zealand.
If any of our friends or family ever consider emigration, we would not hesitate in giving them your name and number.
Once again we thank you so much for turning our dream into a reality.
Tracy, Joanne, Robson & Reid H. (Tradesperson)
We hope you are keeping well.
Firstly many thanks for your friendly and professional approach to our progress through the emigration process, which we know we would have found so much more difficult without your valuable knowledge. Please pass over thanks to Andrew for his excellent advice and pointing us in the right direction.
We are now settling into Nelson, New Zealand, which is a beautiful area of South Island, with lovely beaches, hills and mountains not so far away. The scenery and colours are fantastic, the people are warm, welcoming and friendly. Lifestyles are relaxed which matches the Mediterranean climate. We feel we have been transported to paradise!
Viv has started at Richmond Montessori School and is finding the relaxed teaching style refreshing, especially with only 20 as a maximum in her class.
We feel it's a good place to live and have already put an offer in on a house, which has been accepted, so we should be moving in on Friday of this week! They don't hang around do they?
We will keep in touch with you.
Thank you once again for your excellent advice and service, through our emigration process – we wish we had done this 10 years ago!
Andrew & Viv S. (Teacher)
We contacted the ‘Emigration Group' last year after making a decision to live in Australia. TEG was most helpful from the beginning and answered our questions truthfully while we were deciding which Emigration Consultants we should use.
Fortunately for us we chose TEG who were most helpful from the outset and continued to take us step by step through the whole process from start to finish.
We would have every confidence in recommending TEG to anyone considering emigration.
Our sincere thanks for your help and assistance
Valerie and Patrick P. (Retirement)
23rd January, 2005
Just to let you know that we have arrived and are safely installed in the School House out in Arohena. It is so beautiful, quite breathtaking. Everyone is so kind and generous, we have been made very welcome.
I would like to thank you for all you have done fur us. The school looks good and I am sure I will enjoy teaching here. Debbie Gulliver (The Principal) was telling me how thorough and professional you were and that you did a good job for me, she said to definitely recommend you to anyone else who is looking for a job. So I hope you accept the compliments and praise. I will certainly recommend you to anyone in a similar position. Thank you again.
Ruth F. (Teacher)
Hope all is well with you – passports safely back with us – at least the visas look smart and worth the trouble â˜º. Really dumb final just in case question.
I presume there is nothing else we need to do apart from present ourselves plus passports and visas at the immigration desk at Auckland airport on the 19th March. They then get changed to permits, and once Di has been in her job for three months we get a letter from the school confirming that, take it to the local NZIS office in Auckland and we're rubber stamped and in the for the long term.
If all that is right, the next time you hear from us will be a postcard form Auckland â˜º
I ought to say that Di and I were extremely pleased with the service we got from TEG. You were always on the ball, there was never an occasion when I couldn't get an answer to some pretty dumb questions from someone who knew what they were talking about, and every query and letter was dealt with promptly and professionally.
All this in an environment that was ever changing, and would test the patience of a saint! I'm certain we could not have done it without you – thank you once again, and if you need any testimonials I'll be happy to oblige.
Keith and Dianne R. (Training Consultant)
Hello to everyone at TEG
I thought I'd drop you a line to thank everyone involved on our case, especially Ceris. You made the whole process so simple, it really took us by surprise how quickly the move actually came around. From our initial interview on May 26 04 I was in NZ and working by Nov 30. We have settled very well and move into our new house on Jan 28 05. Can I also thank Diane at Taylor & Associates for all her work in finding me the position of Plumber. To anyone who is thinking of emigrating to NZ my advice to them would be, contact TEG and let them take all the stress out of the equation. You really won't regret it. Have a look at the attached photo of one of the thousands of beaches in The Bay of Plenty on Jan 15 05. If any of your future prospective clients need advice, help, or just a chat about emigrating please give them this email address and I'll help if I can.
Again thanks for everything,
Neil & Ann M. (Plumber)
I've enclosed my passport for you to send off to get the visa stamped. I'm so delighted and relieved that it has been approved at last.
I would really like to thank you and the team at TEG for all your help and support. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to others.
Lindsay Y. (Primary School Teacher)
We would like to send special thanks to you for all the time, patience and consideration shown when dealing with our application for Australian vias's. We are very grateful.
Would you also express our thanks to the whole Emigration Group team who we found helpful, professional and courteous at all times.
We have already recommended a friend who is using your services we would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
We all thank-you very much and would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the future.
Lesley, Paul, Louis & Sophie S. (Registered General Nurse)
Sorry that I have not been in touch sooner. As you may well imagine life has been extremely hectic. Thankfully we are now in Brisbane and regaining some of our sanity!
I would like to thank you for all of your hard work in the preparation of the Visa application and all that involved. We could not have asked for better service. There was always going to be the possible problems with regard to health matters but thankfully they did not prove to be a stumbling block.
When looking back through some of the paperwork I realise how quickly the Visa was approved after the EOI panel. In fact thanks to your chivying the passports arrived on 23rd December.
Once again thank you for all of your help and patience – I'm sure that Marcus' and my concerns at times were somewhat trying.
Your efforts on behalf of the Emigration Group were highly commendable and I could not have asked for better service in processing our Visa and will have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
I hope you have a successful new year.
Mandy L. (Teacher)
Thank you so much for all your help and support. We hope to keep in touch as we are going to Australia in the next two years!
We are off to Australia in August for 1 month to have a look at some areas. We are not sure where we want to settle yet!
Once again a very, very big 'Thank you'!
Lots of love
Dave H. &Lesley L. (Electrician)
Thank you so much for all your help and hard work with our ongoing saga! Its now all over!
We are so pleased to finally be residents and are throughly enjoying life in New Zealand.
Thank you again so much,
Richard, Kathryn & Josephine W. (Secondary Teacher)
Just a quick note to thank you for all your help in our big move across the pond!
We fly out on the 19th, with a 3 day stopover in Singapore to reach Brisbane on the 23rd with 3 days to spare to get our visas stamped in Oz. On to Sydney for 3 days then finally into Melbourne by August 4th to start the serious stuff!
The whole process was hassle free and we have you to thank for alerting us to the fast track Victoria recruitment, otherwise we would not be going. It is all very exciting for us all and we can't wait.
Once again, thanks a lot and we will give you an update when we get settled.
Tony & Jane H. (Secondary Teacher)
Good Morning Chris
I just wanted to send you a quick note to say a HUGE thank you. I cannot begin to explain how happy I was to hear my family had been granted a visa. You have been extremely helpful and I appreciate you keeping me in the loop with what was happening. My parents have had no end of stress taken off them by going through this process with you and we would of course recommend you to anyone else who was thinking of making the move.
It was actually a doubly happy day as my husband and I also found out that we had our citizen papers accepted so there were smiles all round!
Thanks so much for all your help.
Kelly A. (Sponsor of Parent visa Walter O.)
So sorry not been in touch earlier, but we have been celebrating, had a huge barbeque over the weekend, which was fantastic, it is amazing how many friends we have gathered in a year.
A big thank you for all your help, support, advice, laughs etc etc. I think we would have given up a long time ago without your help. It is amazing how different you feel once you have residency. I am walking around as though I am 6ft tall. It really does feel fantastic.
I shall email again later in the week, when I have more time, more celebrating, I have the people from the coffee group I go to all coming round with the kids today for a celebration tea and cake!!!!
Again thank you
Stacy, Rob, Jonathon & Trinity (bump as well!)
Rob B. (Plumber)
Thank you for forwarding a copy of the settlement survey to us. We had not received the original as our UK e-mail no longer exists.
Please therefore note our new e-mail address.
We are settling into the Australian way of life well and certainly enjoying good weather here at the moment. Thanks for all your help in making our dream a reality.
Clive & Tracey B (Civil Engineer)
Have just received the package with the original of the consent and all our documents.
Many thanks again to you and your colleagues for your assistance over the last 9 months. You have always been ‘on the case', and excellent at keeping communication with us, which has made the whole process run smoothly.
Very best wishes,
David & Angela B (Retirement Visa)
We hope you had a good Easter break and enjoyed the holiday period.
May we both place on record our sincere thanks to The Emigration Group for the professional and courteous service we have received throughout the process. From the initial contact at the London Expo followed by the assessment meeting with Andrew James right through to the final stages of the process, we have been impressed with the service offered. We realise that through our combined hard work, your effective direction, a little luck on our part we have been very fortunate to receive the resident visas much quicker than anticipated because of the excellent job offer. Andrew was correct in his estimate regarding timescales but we were cautious because of the numerous stages at which the application process could have stalled especially when the points were raised at Christmas.
Please would you thank Sally for her assistance in your absence and also let your management team know of our feedback as we know the market place for migration agents is crowded and that selecting a quality service provider is difficult even with the recent accreditation being implemented by New Zealand Immigration.
We will keep in contact with you and let you know how we are progressing and please do not hesitate to contact us if required.
David & Patricia B. (Telecommunications Manager)
Sorry it's been a bit late but Stewart and I want to thank you and your team for all that you have done to get our visas.
Just waiting to sell our house and we will be on our way.
One last question – what do we do when our passports run out as mine is due for renewal May 2007?
Amanda C. (Sheet Metal Worker)
Just a quick note to let you know we shall be leaving for Australia on 25th March. Ian and I would like to extend our thanks to you for all your assistance over the past 18 months. Had we gone it alone we would not be planning our future in Australia today.
We would have no hesitation in recommending your Company to anyone who is thinking of entering the emigration process.
Many thanks again for all your help.
With kind regards.
Ian & Karen C (Electrician)
Dear Sarah and to all your team at TEG…
My family and I would like to say a personal thanks to everyone concerned in our recent Australia visa process. You hear so many stories about failure to complete and hassle with paperwork, the stress and strain of gathering all the information together and people asking if it is really worth it, but in our case you proved just what a fantastic team you are in not exposing us to any of those doubts or negativities! We had a set time line and we are now bang on course to achieve that as we feel we are slightly ahead on progress, our passports are in our safe hands and, most importantly, contain the Visa's that we were so looking forward to.
Our new life is just around the corner so once again thanks for all your hard work, dedication and simplified advice, we will gladly recommend your services to any other potential migrant, in fact one chap from work has just begun his visa process through your Chester Office after consulting me on your workmanship.
Many thanks Carl, Tracey, Kate and Abby D. (Maintenance Fitter)
PS A speedy recovery to you after your recent operation!
Very many thanks for all your help in our Emigration application.
Mary D & Peter W (Retirement visa)
I wanted to write and say “thank you” for all your help with getting the visas!
After all those weeks and weeks of – well - hiatus (?) – since that day you phoned to tell us they were ready to interview us, it's been go, go, go! I think in the space of a week, we'd received our visas, bought a house, and secured a flight! Oh – and got in touch with a decile 7 school. A friend of mine who taught at a smart decile 10 in Wellington, full of ambassador's children, said 7 was pretty okish and we weren't likely to find a 10 somewhere as “bohemian” as Nelson! Ahhhh! “Bohemian” sounds good to us! All sun and sandals…or barefeet!
I'll send you a postcard, or maybe photos, as we do have a digital camera – so ought to be able to just plug it into the laptop and go!
We've set up a new (intergalactic!) email, so you can reach us on that once we've moved. (23rd May, Auckland, 6th June, Nelson) Do call us and see us if you pop over to NZ!
Annabel D. (Secondary Teacher)
We wanted to take the opportunity to thank you (with an international flavour!) for all your work and support over the last year. It was fantastic knowing that you were at the end of the phone whenever we needed reassurance or a question answered.
Our plans are now well under way. We are leaving the UK on the 14th October and arrive in Auckland on the 26th after little holidays in Vancouver and Fiji.
Lots to do over the next few months but we can't wait for our big adventure. Thank you so much for helping us achieve it.
Suzanne & Roger E. (Housing Officer)
Just thought I would e-mail you to say thank you very much for assisting us in obtaining our visas – we couldn't have done it without the support from yourself and your team – your service has been excellent.
I tried to contact you by telephone after we had the call from your colleague but was advised that you were away from the office so if you could e-mail me when you are back in and then I can give you a call at some point.
I am making some lists of questions that I may need to ask at some point and after speaking to your assistant I have been advised that I can pick up the phone at any time should I need to – so you probably haven't heard the last of us yet!
I will certainly pass your details onto anybody else that wishes to go through the procedures as I wouldn't have any doubts in recommending your company to others.
Speak to you soon.
Jan & Toby G (Fitter)
Vince, myself and Eden would like to thank you and everyone at The Emigration Group for all you have done in order for us to obtain our Australian visas.
Without you it would not have been achievable and now our lives are about to be changed forever.
For the past two years you guys have guided us through the ups and the downs. We would like to express a special thanks to Paul Arthur for intervening with the Manager at the Abbey Park Golf Club for us to move forward.
Now thanks to you our flights to Australia are booked for May 1st, Vince has had a job offer from Ford dealership in Coffs Harbour and myself and Eden have wonderful opportunities and great futures.
We would like to express a big thanks for your professional approach, knowledge and understanding and helping us achieve a new life down under.
Good luck to you in your own future.
All the best,
Vincent, Tracey and Eden H (Chef)
It's just a very big thank you for all your help and support with our residency application! I hope we have not been too much of a pain! All our mutual hard work has paid off!
It is just starting to sink in now! It's a brilliant feeling and without you it wouldn't of happened! We originally wanted to come to NZ some 8 years ago, but until now, that was impossible. So thank you for helping us to achieve our dream!
I start at the newspaper on Monday – (I didn't waste any time, eh!)
Lastly, we hope your father is doing well and that you are able to enjoy some of your unplanned trip to NZ.
Remember that you are always welcome in Raglan.
Best wishes for the future.
Ian & Gay H. (Chef)
Our thanks for your guidance and support.
Please raise a glass to our future happiness, to your happiness, and to continuing success for TEG.
John & Mary H (Spouse application)
Gary & I are now in receipt of our visas for permanent residence in Australia (excellent) and would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the Emigration Group team for the professional and efficient manner in which you have dealt with each stage of our application.
We met with Andrew on my birthday last year (March 2005) and he advised us at the time it would take about 14 – 16 months for us to get our visas.
We cannot believe how quickly our application was processed and are now truly excited about what the future holds for us both.
Please thank Andrew for the time he spent with us last year, we felt really relaxed with him and he didn't pressure us or rush us in any way.
It was nice to meet you face to face at the Emigration Show recently and I was impressed that you knew who we were even before we introduced ourselves.
No doubt we will be in touch in the future for your advice in readiness for when we do finally move to Oz.
Once again a big thank you to you and your colleagues.
Trish & Gary J (Electrician)
We are absolutely thrilled that we now at last have our visas and I enclose our passports for you to do the necessary with. It has been a long haul but in the end the visas came more quickly than we all expected.
Thank you so much for all your assistance and leading us through the maze of necessary red tape and bureaucracy. We are very grateful for all you and your colleagues have done for us.
Hoping that you and your family are keeping well. A very Happy New Year!
Brian & Liz J. (Teacher)
Brilliant news! Thanks so much for all your help getting us this far – we have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone in our situation. You really have been so efficient and reliable. We look forward to receiving our passports back again and will let you know when they arrive.
Eve & Paul K. (Pharmacists)
Directors & Staff
The Emigration Group
On behalf of myself Ann & John the O. family I would like to thank The Emigration Group for getting our visas. You have taken all the stress out of our application for Residence. I would like to thank Chris Maloney for his help and knowledge. It has been a pleasure to speak to him; he had always been very helpful in every part of the process.
I would recommend to anyone who is thinking of emigrating to New Zealand or Australia to use The Emigration Group.
Walter, Ann & John O. (Parent Visa)
P.S. We would be happy to talk to any of your applicants if they wish to ring us.
We just wanted to say a very big thank you for all of your support & help during the Emigration period.
When we first thought of moving to Australia we thought it would be an absolute nightmare but you guys made it stress free for us.
So thank you.
Yourself especially was very quick & efficient with any problems or questions we had. May we wish you well for the future.
Lee & Linda S (Printing Machinist)
Dear everyone at The Emigration Group
Thank you all very much for everything which you have done, advice to the final visa end.
I'm flying out on the 19th of Feb to start I hope a better life and wish you all the best as well.
Brett W (Vehicle Painter)
Dear Mr Arthur
We should just like to tell you how grateful we are to Sally Tomkinson who had guided us through the process of obtaining a residence visa for New Zealand.
We have been impressed by her professional but friendly manner. She has been readily available to answer all our queries and we have built up a rapport over the months.
It is rare to find such a high quality of service these days. We are delighted we chose The Emigration Group and will certainly recommend you to others thinking of following us.
With best wishes
Bart & Jeanne W. (Parent visa)
Hello Sarah and all at The Emigration Group
A BIG thank you all for the help and advice given over the past year which has resulted in making it possible to start a new life in Oz. We are looking forward to visiting there soon and will let you know where we finally settle.
Thank you again
Ken, Chris & Sophie W (Nurse)
Thanks for all your help!
Martin W. (Electronics Engineer)
We can’t thank you enough for all your guidance & above all support & “cheery voice” which kept us going during the visa process. Hope we didn’t ‘hassle’ you too much?
Once again many, many thanks.
John, Fiona, Daniel & Andrew C. (Nurse)
Please find enclosed our four passports as well as the completed migrant levy form, I hope this is correct.
May I take this opportunity to thank all the staff at The Emigration Group for helping us to make our dream a reality. A special thank you in particular goes to you all, as you have given us so much support on both a professional and personal level. Also we say thank you to Sally Tomkinson who at times filled in for you when you were not available. We know that using an immigration consultant has often been given bad press but I must say that not once have we regretted using your company. You have made the whole process of emigrating stress free for us, which has been invaluable, as there are so many other things for us to be concerned when making such a big change in life. I will not deny that the process has been costly, but the staggered payments made this as undamaging to the wallet as possible. It was a big comfort to know that I had to pick up the phone and you were there to answer any questions or reassure us on any worries we may have had. So once again I thank you for all your service.
I would recommend your company to anyone without a moment's hesitation.
Martin & Carol B. (Motor & Boat Mechanic)
A Special thank you to you for all your hard work in getting us to New Zealand. We are so grateful to you as is wasn't exactly an easy path was it?
You had to put up with Lee online as well. We look forward to hearing from you when our main visa arrives.
I promise to send a picture of us all.
Love n hugs
Pam & Brian W (Parent Visa)
Everything was received this morning, a great start to the bank holiday weekend. I just have to hope I don't bore everyone with my plans!
Once again thanks for your help with everything, its nice to work with a company that lives up to its marketing blurb!
Have a good weekend
Mariko K. (Spouse Visa)
Martyn and I would like to thank you for all your help and assistance with our successful visa application, we could not have done it without your support. We cannot explain how we felt when the call came that we'd been accepted. All that paperwork and waiting around have definitely been worth the final result.
Thank you so much for making our dream come true.
Martin & Tracy B. (Butcher)
To Sarah and Team,
Myself, Debbie and family would like to thank you for making the immigration process easier and stress free, and for being so helpful along the way.
We have sold our house and start our new adventure on the 15th June.
Many thanks again and have already recommended you to other people.
Brent H. & Debbie C. (Toolmaker)
Well we've finally arrived here in Ballarat and apart from being very cold we are really enjoying it. The people are so friendly and helpful, the scenery is absolutely stunning and the houses are huge. Its a bit of a struggle to get work but we've only been here 4 weeks so I think I'm being a bit hasty.
Well the reason for the email was to thank you all for your efforts in getting us here and taking the stress and strain of going through the visa process off of us. I think I would be alot greyer if it wasn't for you guys. I can only recommend your service to anyone interested as the most firendly, contactable and reliable immigration service I've experienced.
Thanks so much again.
James & Aliya R. (Quantity Surveyor)
Re - Immigration services to Australia
Well, we are now in our last week of employment, our house has been sold and our flights have just been confirmed for departure on 16 August 2006.
We are living in the most basic accommodation with no furniture, no cars etc, etc, and all of this because of the very professional services we have received from The Emigration Group over the last 18 months.
From the onset of the idea to emigrate to Australia, after our initial meeting, we have been afforded the very best assistance and service you could want.
Every time we had a query that needed answering, or a problem that we needed help or advice on - and my goodness we hit that many problems!!! Nothing was too much trouble for the staff to help.
There was absolutely no way that we could have completed the forms and sorted out the queries ourselves, unless I had given my full time job up to do it!
This is a massive thank you to all of the staff concerned particularly Sarah, we have done and will continue to recommend you as a company to anyone considering moving to another country.
We will keep in touch and let you know how we go on, but we still can't believe that the one little sticker in our passports will let us in Australia for good, to start a new life!!!!!!
Darren, Helen, Joe & Daniel B. (Motor Mechanic)
Have received all our visas on Saturday, and all our other paperwork. Thank you for all your help and assistance over the period of applying. Especially thanks for the help over the harder parts of our case.
We would without doubt recommend you and your company to anyone considering emigrating.
As I said we cannot thank your group enough.
Dean C. Joanna K. Erin C. Bailey C. (Fibrous Plasterer)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for yor professionalism and efficiency in dealing with our application for a permanent residency visa to Australia. Once we had made the decision to go to Australia, the next step was to find a reputable emigration consultancy. Following an emigration seminar held at York Racecorse in 2003, I knew this was the company I wanted to deal with. I am very pleased I made this decision as the service we received was second to none, any paperwork issues were dealt with promptly and support was always available.
It has taken 2 years for the approval of our Visa (Subclass 136 - Skilled Independent Visa), granted on the 25th of July 2006 and we have planned to emigrate on the 8th of November, arriving in Brisbane, Queensland, on the 20th, stopping over in Singapore on the way to a new life. The emigration process has been an anxious and testing time for the family, but it will certainly be well worth all our efforts once we established our new home, and for that we are extremely grateful to you and your team.
Craig &Lindsey B and family. (Solid Plasterer)
We never got the chance to say thank-you for all your help with our plans to emigrate to Australia.
We have been in Adelaide for 3 months now and are really settled. We have just bought a house and are moving in on Saturday. We have made lots of new friends, especially English families who are also on the same visa as us.
The meet and greet service was really useful and the family who met us are now good friends and have helped us settle in.
We hope you have recovered from your operation and once again thanks to you and the rest of the team who helped us with our move.
Bye for now
Ailsa, Brian, Kate, Alex & Lee G. (Painter / Decorator)
Dear Mike Rainford
Thank you for your call today regarding Francis's visa for emigrating to Australia, we were so very happy to hear the good news he has been granted the visa.
I'm enclosing his passport which you asked for, as I mentioned we are way Friday 1st to Friday 8th Sept, then if you need to contact us you can reach us at our home number.
Once again, thank you for all your help.
We look forward to hearing back from your company, then we can plan our new life over in Brisbane.
Tasma L. (Spouse Visa)
To Mike and all the gang at TEG
Thanks so much for all your help and patience in dealing with our emigration to NZ - we couldn't have done it without you! Particularly in dealing with Immigration New Zealand on our behalf and putting up with our persistent phone calls while we were awaiting news.
We'll let you know how we get on in Wellington (and the dogs of course!).
We will definitely recommend your services to anyone thinking of moving down under.
Take care and many thanks again.
Andrea & Ian B. (Statistician)
Dear Sarah & Colleagues,
We are writing this letter to thank you all for doing such a fantastic job on our Australian visa application.You provided such a professional and efficient service and were always there to offer your help and advice. The whole process from our first meeting you has only taken a year we can't believe it has all gone so smoothly. Now the really hrad work starts! We have decided to go to Brisbane and are renting a house for 7 weeks from 4th June 2007, only 9 months to go!
We are really grateful that you were able to help us in reaching our goal of starting a new life down under. We will be sure to recommend you. Once again a huge THANK YOU to you all, we really couldn't have done it without you.
Colin & Louise B. (Floor & Wall Tiler)
Thank you so very much for all your support and kindness throughout the TRA and Visa application. With your help we have achieved our dream of living in Australia.
Thankyou and Best wishes
Sam, Gavin, Beth, Lewis & Ben S. (Electrician)
Thanks for all of your help, its been a long and drawn out process and I know that without your help that we would never have made it.
I think we are almost at the end now. I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help, and your understanding. I've no doubt you will be glad to see the back of us.
Take care, and if you are ever down here there will always be a welcome for you @ chez S.
Paul S. (Sales Manager)
Dear Diane Toole
Thank you so much for your letter, enclosures but most of all my passport.
Thank you for all the work you have done over the past months enabling me to be granted this "precious" visa.
You have been so friendlyand very professional and I am very grateful that I saw The Emigration Group's imposing advert in the "Australian News". You were the only compnay I called and I haven't regretted it.
I would like to be going over very soon - but as my sister is coming here on Friday and we are going on holiday together, I will wait until the end of October to put my flat on the market.
I will let you know when I leave here but meanwhile my thanks again to you and your company for a job very well done.
Daphne R. (Last Remaining Relative visa)
Thanks for all your help to enable us to start living our dream.
John, Nicole & Sian R. (Fitter Welder)
To all the Team
Many Thanks for all your help and advice over the last few months.
You have made the process very easy for us, and for that we thank you.
Robin & Hilary H. (Sreen Printer)
Sorry it has taken a while to send this. We just wanted to say a big thank you for helping us with our visa application. We fly to Sydney 12th November and can't wait!
Thanks for such a professional service.
PS. Please also pass on our thanks to Mike McShane!
Iain G. & Antonia K. (Spouse Visa)
Great newsour passports arrived yesterday complete with visas, we can start to plan properly now!
Thanks for all your help and patience. Good job done!
Richard & Sandra G. (Computing Support Technician)
Thank you very much for all the help and advice you gave us on our plans to emigrate to Australia. We certainly couldn't of done it without the help of your company.
My husband Gary, myself and the children are all looking forward to our new life down under. We go in February to get our visas stamped, Gary is staying there 2 weeks longer than us to see about work and a house out there. We hope to emigrate in September 2007. Our son finishes year 6 in primary school in July so we hope to go then onwards.
My husband Gary received his multi skilled visa around 12 months after applying to your company.
Once again thank you so much.
Gary & Ruth H. (Plumber)
Well we are here thanks to you guys. The lead up to our departing was the worse week of my life but after sleep and showers its not so bad.
We have bought a car, are seeing houses tomorrow and dog visiting on Tuesday and Thursday. John got a new passport and visa (Australia house staff were amazing) within a week at the cost of £150.00.
Anglo Pacific were fantastic and wrapped and packed with a smile, I managed to fill a 40ft container easily and 2 skips of stuff I couldn't take.
Anyway sleep is calling me. So once again thank you, we couldn't have done it without you. If you need any references please feel free to contact us.
John G. & Sue D. (Joiner)
We would like to say a big thank you for all your hard work with our visas, especially your persistence with the EWRB.
We wouldn't have been able to do it without your help and experience.
We will raise a glass to you when we are sat on the beach at Christmas.
Thanks again, from
Paul, Julie, Jack & Katie F. (Electrician)
To Mike, and All at The Emigration Group,
Thank you for helping me get my visa for Australia.
This card comes with a big "Thank You"
Michelle G. (Cook)
We've received our visas for New Zealand this morning.
Thank you so much for your professional and kind approach. You have definitely made this as stress free as emigrating possibly can!! I thank you very much for all your hard work and advice over the last nine months. We can now look forward to a new life in New Zealand.
Debbie & Aidy R. (Secondary Teacher)
I hope this e-mail finds you well and not getting too involved with the run up to Christmas.
Well we arrived safely on Sept 5th, flight was a little difficult for me being 6 months pregnant but we survived. We are in the process of buying our first home in St Clair again by the sea and have setled into life in NZ well. Made some really good and close friends and are intending to stay for life.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your hard work in making our dream come true. We now have the life we wanted and able to share our dreams with our lovely daughter. Thank you I will never forget what you did for us.
Kerry, Allan & Maddie H. (Production Area Manager)
Just a quick note to say thank you for all the help you have given us in our plans to emigrate to New Zealand. Our house has now been sold, and we are expecting to move to Waikanae, North Island, in January 2007.
Please say thank you to everyone at the office for all their help, we could not have done this without your advice and expertise.
We are all excited about the move and can't wait to land in New Zealand. We will get in touch when we arrive.
Best wishes for Christmas and have a great New Year.
Pete I, Tracy, Natalie & Victoria A. (Plasterer)
Many thanks for the call. Please find our passports enclosed.
Still a little stunned about how quickly NZ have looked at everything. I am under no illusion that this is in no small part due to the fact that thanks to yourself and The Emigration Group our application was received in the format required to expedite matters and that all the documents were present and correct. Contrary to your comment in a previous letter that we owe you nothing - I feel that we owe you a great deal.
Chris C. (Composer/Musical Arranger)
Just wanted to once again say a big "thank you" to you and all at The Emigration Group. Martyn and I are now settled into a rental and enjoying our new surroundings.
This would not have been possible without your help and we're so glad to be given this wonderful opportunity.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas.
Martyn & Tracy B. (Butcher)
Just a quick line to say thank you very much for all your help in the emigration process. Without your help I don't think we would have made it this far.
After arriving in Auckland and staying for a week in the house in Stanmore Bay (very nice), we travelled the length of New Zealand to reach our chosen city of Dunedin.
Once again many thanks.
Steve M and family (Electrician)
I hope you remember us!!
Firstly wanted to say thanks for your help with our move to New Zealand, we went so fast it was a bit of a blur in the end.
We have settled well in Johnsonville, Wellington, we have been here since June. We have a section now and are going to build in the new year. Jim is now working after a bit of a wait and is settling in well.
As you are probably aware we have the worst winter and autumn since whenever!! Kids are happy in school and kindy and changing accents rapidly. We are looking forward to a great summer holiday.
Thanks very much for all your help in the smooth process to get us here.
Jim & Angela B. (Computer Support Technician)
To Mike Rainford and The Emigration Group in general!
Thank you so much for all your work in helping me get my Australian visa. You simplified the whole process and took away a lot of stress!
Emma L. (Prospective Marriage visa)
Jade and I cannot thank you enough for all of your help and support over the past year. You have helped to make our dream come true. We hope all at The Emigration Group have a great Christmas and all the very best for the new year. See you soon.
Thank you again
Angela & Jade R. (Primary Teacher)
Hope you enjoyed your christmas and new year break. Just to let you know now we are all settled in NZ and enjoying all new experiences. Susan is working as a caregiver in a home very close to our house and loves it. Mark has a job with a plumbing company and Philip has settled into school life here and has won an award for his hard work this year, now riding a moped, car driving lessons and just come back from a school of rock camp which he said was 'sweet'. He really likes it here yet he was not sure at first but now would not go back, just like us, though missing family and friends.
I am still at the joinery company and enjoying it. We bought a new 4 bed house which is great, just sorting out the gardens all with good views of the mountain ranges and wind farms. Palmerston North may not have the best weather in NZ but it is easy to get about and not too big but with plenty of things to do and all the family are enjoying it and said I made a good decision, which is nice to know.
Thank you and your team for all their work. You made it seem so easy but since moving here and talking to poms it is not so straight forward. We are so glad we used the servcies of The Emigration Group.
All the best for 2007 and thanks again.
David & Susan A. (Carpenter)
Passports received with thanks, Diane. What's left to do now? Reckon that must be it!
We can't tell you how grateful we are for all your help - you have been an enormous star!Have a lovely Christmas and New Year, will speak to you before we go.
Danny F. (Nurse)
Just to let you know that everything arrived safely - many thanks.
You may think 'that's about it' but you don't get off that lightly. I am sure there will be things to ask if that is ok?
Likewise, this has been a real pleasure working with you - and if it wasn't for the fact thatI want to keep New Zealand a secret -I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and your company to anyone who would listen. Seriously though - many many thanks for everything; your professionalism, your patience and most of all for keeping a sense of humour.
Cheers - for now.
Chris, Mel & Chloe C. (Composer/Musical Arranger)
Thanks again for all your help. We were speaking to friends the other day and told them there is no way we could have gone the distance without your help, especially in terms of getting Ian's bricklaying skills assessed by the TRA and how particular the documents from us needed to be!
You've done a fabulous job and we won't hesitate in recommending you to everyone!
Ian & Catherine H. (Bricklayer)
To all at The Emigration Group, especailly Sally who has been superb, efficient, but most of all genuinely friendly. She has kept us up to date with things at all times, and always has time for a chat, sometimes even to keep our spirits up when things have got us stressed!!!!
To finally get our residence visa through, especially just before Christmas was a dream come true, the best present ever.
We are so grateful for all you have done for my daughter, Jade, and myself, and all your kindness, and you are ever in New Zealand you are always welcome.
Thank you so much.
Angela & Jade R. (Primary Teacher)
Thanks very much for the email...you have put our minds at rest a little!
Many thanks again for all your help...we are very glad we decided to use an emigration company and even more so that we are using The Emigration Group.
We dread to think how people do this on their own!
Ali & Ed P. (Carpenter)
Sorry you hadto wear our frustration on your shoulders towards the end. You have been a consumate professional and it has been an excellent experience for us because of it.
Please toast our new lives, from
Nigel, Narinder & Isobelle-Alan W. (Special Needs Teacher)
Sarah, Diane & Team
Many thanks for getting us there, couldn't have done it without you.
Manda S. & John P. (Vocational Education Teacher - Trades)
Just arrived an hour ago, its amazing - thank you so much for your help, we couldn't have done it without you!
Hope you are well.
Danny & Donna F. (Nurses)
We now have full residence visas in all our passports.
Its seemed like an endless journey at times, but thanks very much for all your help along the way. You have been very positive and knowledgeable and it is very much appreciated by us all.
Best regards for the future.
Tony & Sharon O. & family (Sales Manager)
This is fantastic news, I am so happy! I am forwarding passports today.
Thank you so much for all your help over the past months. A huge, huge thank you to The Emigration Group.
Nathan & Tracey C. (Bricklayer)
To Diane and all the Team at The Emigration Group
Thank you for all your understanding from the many phone calls I made and the quiet patience you showed me, Diane. Also for all the information you sent us for Australia.
Thank you all.
Paul & Julie R. (Tree Surgeon)
Thanks Diane, Sarah and all at The Emigration Group for your hard work in helping to obtain this visa.
Dan W. (Electronic Engineering Technician)
Sorry for the delay, but our visas have arrived, and thank you very much!
Thank you so much for all your help, we've really appreciated it.
Tony & Susanne N. (Fitter & Turner)
Great news, we're all very pleased, after all that's happened. We would just like to take this opportunity to thank you and the team for all your efforts, with getting the Visa sorted.
Gary G. (Plumber)
Thanks again for everything you and the rest of your colleagues have done for me. It is very much appreciated.
John A (Chef)
First of all I would like to thank you for all your help over the last several months as I haven't done so yet. We are enjoying the new way of life and pleased to say the children have adjusted well and are happy at their new school.
Linda & Richard E. (Podiatrist)
Thank you for guiding us through our initial assessment for our ultimate goal to settle in Australia.
Your enthusiasm and optimism was greatly appreciated.
With best wishes
Val & Malcolm P. (Parent Visa)
Just a quick note to thank you for all your hard work, I know we didn't make it easy!!
We cannot wait to get over there and now our dream is possible!
Many thanks again and best wishes to you and your team!
Phillp H. & Jane R. (Marine Engineer)
We wanted to write and express our gratitude in making the move to Canberra as stress free as possible. We have heard a few stories from people with agencies and each time we thank our lucky stars to be with The Emigration Group!
All the folk we have dealt with at TEG have been both professional, knowledgable, very approachable and most of all seem to genuinely want us to succeed. Throughout the process, we have heard the same old things from others; 'you don't need an Agent', 'how much!??', 'nah, you can do it on your own' etc etc. We now have a standard reply; 'we would not be going if it had not been for The Emigration Group'. Both Pamela and myself know that if it had not been for you guys, from badgering us with requests to get a move on to knowing who to speak to in Australia when needed, we would simply not be going.
So, once again; a big thankyou!!
Mat & Pamela W. (Software Analyst)
WOW!!! We are so happy andchuffed to bits with the good news. I bet the staff in your office were doing the Conga because Shaun and I certainly were. We have had it tough but the main thing is that we have achieved what we set out to do, the learning curves along the way will hopefully benefit other people. Our hats off to you Diane. I hope that the people I have recommended to your company have decided to go ahead anduse your service. I will always be a strong supporter of your company and tell people of your good work.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.
Nathaly & Shaun B. (Fitter & Welder)
Passports enclosed to send to Australian High Commission in London for visas to be issued.
Thank you for all your help. You have been fantastic.
All the best.
Sean & Rebecca M. (Technical Sales Representative)
Please find enclosed our passports as requested.
Please can I take this opportunity to thank you and the team at The Emigration Group for all your help and guidance throughout this process, one I truly believe we wouldn't have done without your help and friendly approach.
Many thanks again.
Daniel & Jackie B. (Linesperson)
We have received the passports and documents back safely. When Shaun has served 3 months we will apply for the restriction to be lifted from the residency.
We are having a BBQ next Saturday with cocktails to celebrate the residency coming through. I will definitely have a drink for you and one of Shaun's burgers as well. I just hope the weather holds out as it is beginning to get a bit cooler.
If there is anything that I can do for The Emigration Group please let me know.
If its ok with you can I send you emails from time to time? It would be strange to think that we were parting ways after 9 months of working together.
All the best to you.
Shaun & Nathaly B. (Fitter & Welder)
We received Paul's passport back today, complete with residency visa, and returning resident's visa stuck in it!!
Well, it looks like we're finally sorted, so once again, many thanks for everything you have done to make the process as smooth and stressfree as possible.
If you ever happen to be in the area, drop in for a cuppa!!
Helen M. & Paul E. - Happy Residents of New Zealand!!! (Teacher)
My husband andI are clients of Chris Maloney. I just wanted to say that we are very, very grateful for the support and service that he has provided for us. He has always been available to speak with us and always willing to answer the same questions with happiness. Sometimes it has been embarrassing to call so often and to ask the same question but he has managed to make us feel welcome and given us the support that we needed. He is excellent and we cannot thank him enough. My husband and I have decided to go and see him in person in the near future. Another big thank you to Andrew who saw us in the first visit.
The service has been first class and we thank every one of you.
Ahmad B. & Fakri S. (State Sponsored Provisional Business Owner)
We arrived on the 24th November, bought a bungalow on the 26th and moved in on the 12th January. Settling in nicely. Furniture etc arrived safely.
We are in the area we wanted, view of the hills at the side of us and the coast road at the bottom of our road, couldn't be better. Just hope our daughter will come out and join us in the future.
Thanks for all your help, everything has gone so smoothly. If any of your clients want any info we will do all we can to help.
Carol P. (Parent Visa)
Many thanks for your outstanding help and patience.
Simon O. & Debra S. (Carpenter/Joiner)
Please find enclosed our passports. We are over the moon.
Thanks for all your help!
Robert & Kirsty D. (Metal Fabricator)
That was quite quick! Many thanks, I will look out for the envelope.
I suppose this is really the last thing that we will need to contact you and The Emigration Group about, at least for a while. Shaun and I would like to thank you very much for all of the work that you have done on our behalf, especially in the rush just before we travelled to NZ!
I will drop you one more email when I have received the passports and visas safely.
Thanks again from us both
Sue & Shaun H. (Dispensary Technician)
Thank you Diane, for all your hard work, I'm sure we've not been your easiest customers!! No matter how much we've messed you about, you've not complained...well...not to us anyway!!!
Thanks again, that's made life less stressful already.
Tim, Gail and boys...and bump! (Motor Mechanic)
A BIG thank-you to you, I am sat amongst boxes as I type. We are off on Monday. So excited, stopping over at Singapore for 5 days.
We have 8 weeks rented accommodation.
Mark & Paula A.xx(Financial Adviser)
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and everyone at The Emigration Group for all the work put into obtaining the visa for me. If it wasn't for your information and advice, especially about proof of partnership and work registration, I would probably have given up on the idea of emigrating.
Becky is extremely happy to be going back home, and thanks to TEG, taking me with her.
Once again, thanks.
Jonathan C. & Becky T. (Spouse application)
Thanks for all of your help, we definitely couldn't have gone through this process without The Emigration Group and your assistance!!
Mark & Louise W. (Scaffolder)
To Diane and The Emigration Group
Thank you for making our dreams come true.
David & Suzanne R. & family (Mechanical Engineer)
Thank you so much for all your kindness and help in getting me my visa.
Mary C. (Health Professional)
Thank you so much for ringing through the good news for me. I haven't yet come down from the ceiling! It is such a great relief to know that I am now "legal".
Please find enclosed passport.
Once again, I thank you.
Carole C. (Parent Visa)
Please find our passports as requested, we don't need them until we get our visas!!
We are all getting very excited now and you all have done a fantastic job for us!! Thank you All.
Helen W. (Registered Nurse)
How are you keeping?
As you can see I have started work - first days work in 3 months was a bit tiring.
Anyway I just wanted to say thanks very much for your help in processing our NZ application. You were very helpful, courteous and efficient at all times under irritating conditions and constant whinging from me.
Gary A. (Accountant)
Thanks for all your hard work. We would never have made it without you guys.
Now off to our new adventure and hopefully prosperous life.
Kevin & Nicky C. (Carpenter)
I would like to let you know that I value all your help and assistance in helping me with the visa application process. You and your colleagues have been very kind and helpful in answering all my questions (even the most simple and stupid ones LOL) and providing excellent guidance into getting the correct paper work etc...
I have found all your help to be invaluable throughout this process and you and your team have certainly helped remove the stress out of what could have been a very stressful experience. You will be pleased to hear that I already feel that moving to New Zealand was the correct decision for me, I feel that this is really the place that I want to live and spend the rest of my life.
Plus the fact that I'm looking forward (very much) to continuing my new life in a wonderful country and without all your help I might not have been able to do this at this moment in time. So once again thank you very much ... and I would certainly recommend you and your team (in fact I already have) in helping people live the dream and move to NZ.
Craig F. (Telecommunications)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and everyone else at the emigration group for all the help you have given us during our move to New Zealand, I know that without your expert assistance we would not be in this beautiful country now. Even though our circumstances changed halfway through our application process there where no complaints, you simply got on with the task in hand with complete professionalism. The communication during those shall we say testing times was absolutely fantastic, you would have thought you where in the next room not 12,000 miles away, and although we have never met we feel that we have been friends for years. We would highly recommend you and the service you provide to other people.
Thanks again for everything
Phil T. (Fitter / Welder)
"Yipee" "Hooray" "Arrgghh"
Its only taken 1 year 1 week to get the visa - how quick is that!! I thought it would be at least 18 months.
Thank-you so much for all your help and for helping to change our future!! We have put the house up for sale today and Steve isstill building the front garden wall!! I am now looking at flights and shipping and we are aiming to go September hopefully.
Thanks again and please let me know when the passports are due back.
Steven & Jacky T. (Bricklayer)
I am just writing an email to yourself to say many thanks for the excellent job that you and your company have done on my visa application. I received the visa for the Skilled Independent on Friday, only 14 weeks after I put the application in.
I would definitely recommend The Emigration Group to anyone that wants to move to Australia.
Once again many thanks.
Darren M. (Electrician)
Please find enclosed our passports.
I would like to thank you for all your assistance over the past few months. You have been a great help to us.
Rhona M. (Nurse)
Still in shock and floating on cloud nine after your call this morning. Please find enclosed our two passports as requested.
Thank you forthe email and all the help you have given us.
Look forward to speaking to you again.
John G. (Parent Visa)
Thank you very much for an excellent service and for treating us like family. We are very grateful for everything you have done for us.
A big thank you to everyone in The Emigration Group.
Fakri S.& Ahmad B. (Business Owner Visa)
Just to let you know that we are now residents. Yip hee... We would like to thank you for all help help over the past 12 months. It was all worth it.
We are waiting for an invitation from the Mayor, apparently he welcomes us and presents us with a tree. Looking forward to that.
Thanks again from the F family.
Paul F. (Electrician)
You will be pleased to know that our passports etc arrived safely today.
We would all like to take the opportunity to thank you so much for all your help and friendly reassurance and guidance over the last year and a bit.
It has been lovely to have you at the end of the phone to answer all our questions and calm our nerves throughout the process.
With your help we have now been able to realise our dream of living in New Zealand and we are enjoying the outdoors and open spaces already!!!
Please find attached photo of us.
Thanks for everything
Katherine, Karl and Tobias J. (Teachers)
Recieved the passports fine on Saturday morning. Strangely the postman didn't seem to want the big kiss I was offering.
Thanks a bunch for all your help over the last few months, and we will be in touch once we arrive somewhere in Oz.
Steve D. (Retirement Visa)
Just a quick note to let you have an update on our progress here in Melbourne.
First and foremost we would like to extend out thanks to you for the hard work and effort that you put in to get our SIR visa processed, without it I am sure that it would have been a much longer process. In particular, we are grateful for the guidance we received during the application process which has secured us a visa giving us the best options for our mid and long term goals.
There were times when we were convinced that we would never receive our visa allocation but in the end the patience and waiting paid off and we got our 'reward'. I guess it goes to prove the old saying that "all good things come to those who wait".
We have spoken with friends and colleagues back in the UK thinking of making the same move and we have strongly recommended that they use the services The Emigration Group can provide.
By the time you receive this letter we will have been here in Melbourne for just over eight months. On times it has been a bit of a whirlwond but we are happily settlled and enjoying the delights of the Australian culture and way of life.
Again, our thanks to you and the team at The Emigration Group for all that you have done.
Mark, Sian & Nicola E. (IT Manager)
We wanted you to know how happy we are with the service we have received from yourself and everyone at The Emigration Group.
You have made a lengthy process as stress free as possible and have guided us through with a high degree of professionalism. At every step we have received accurate information with regard to our application and other relevant services.
As we have now had our visas granted and are in a position to start our new lives in Australia, we would all like to thank you for this opportunity which we would not have been able to achieve on our own.
We have highly recommended your services to others and will continue to do so.
Craig, Fiona, Callum & Austin S. (Tree Surgeon)
Just a note of thanks for dealing with our visas. We still can't believe we are here and adjusting to a very different way of life. At the moment we have chosen to rent for 6 to 12 months, before buying.
Thanks again for all of your help and for being very excited for us, whe the going was good!!
We will always remember you and The Emigration Group.
Thanks & Best Wishes
Mark, Louise & Jake W. (Scaffolder)
Just a quick note to you and your team to say that we got our visa granted this week. Couldn't have done it without your help and advice! No doubt we will be calling on your expertise as we get ready for the big move to Perth! Still such a lot to sort out.
Phil & Karen S. (Skilled Independent visa)
Thanks to all who dealt with us at The Emigration Group.
Many, many thanks to you, Jill, you were only a phone call or email away, and nothing was too much trouble. Your guidance has made our emigration a lot less painful.
We will keep in touch and send some pics in the near future.
Thank you again and we will speak to you soon.
Simon, Theresa, Abigail & Stewart T. (Machinery Mechanic)
A big thank you Chris for guiding us through this life changing experience.
We have appreciated all your expert knowledge, especially your calmness and reassurance when we hit some of the more tricky areas.
We are all very excited to start our new challenge. Hope you enjoy our Scottish goodies.
With best regards
The S. Family (Provisional Business Owner)
We would like to thank you very much for helping us to obtain our skilled visa. With your expertise and knowledge you made the whole process so easy. I would not hesitate in recommending you and The Emigration Group, you provided a first class service.
So once agian, thank you, and we will let you know when we arrive in Australia.
Paul & Diane T. (Hairdresser)
Both Doug and I wanted to thank you and your colleagues over the course of our application. Your continuous help and assistance reassured us every step of the way, and we would gladly recommend you for future clients.
We wish you all the very bestin the future
Doug & Clare M. (Environmental Research Scientist)
Just a quick hello from Australia, all settled in really well, kids loving everything.
Just wanted to thank you and your company for all the hard work you did for us to get us over here. Our dream has started.
Tommy & Belinda C & family (Carpenter)
We would like to say thank you to you and everyone else at The Emigration Group. Your expert assistance has been invaluable throughout the whole visa process.
I have secured employment and I am looking forward to starting my new job and life in Australia. We would highly recommend you and the service you provide to other people and will be back in contact to apply for a visa in time for my husband's father.
A big thank you again for your guidance.
Lisa B. (Registered Nurse)
Just a quick hello from Aus, all settled in really well, kids loving everything.
Just wanted to thank you and your company for all the hard work you did for us to get us over here. Our dream has started.
Tommy & Belinda C. (Carpenter)
To Sarah and all the staff
Thanks for all your help and patience over the last 3 years. We got there in the end.
Thank you so much.
Dave & Kerry B. (Electrician)
Just a quick mail to thank you and the team for all the hard work you've out in to make our dream a reality, I don't think we could have done it without you, in fact Adelaide was never in our minds until you guys suggested it.
We now have less than 3 months until we leave, the flights are booked, the house sold, the removals men primed and ready, the kids excited and of course so are we.
Lots of my friends and colleagues have asked me how we've done this and I've given them all your address, we can't recommend you highly enough as the whole process has been relatively smooth and painless.
Anyway if ever any of you guys are in Adelaide and looking for a beer, barbie and some conversation look no further, would be the least we could do after all your hard work.
Thank you so very much.
The B Family (Aircraft Maintenance Engineer)
Both Charlotte and I would like to thank you for the fantastic and professional service that you have offered us over the past 13 months. Your customer service approach and knowledge is second to none and extremely professional at ALL times. Without your dedication, I don't think that my family and I would have ever have got through this quite challenging process.
As a Consultant myself, I deal with a lot of professionals who promise a lot and deliver a little. In your case, you promote enthusiasm but in a holistic way, which is required when you are going through the ups and downs of the visa application process.
We cannot thank you enough for your immense dedication and excellent communication skills through the process, which has undoubtedly assisted us, and kept us ticking over within the testing times that the process promotes.
Darren H. (Construction Project Manager)
Thank you for the good news today that NZ Immigration has issued the permanent residence visas.
When I first visited your firm's office in London, I was shown a book of thank you letters from satisfied clients. I would like to thank you myself now and you can use this in your book!
I know that the business investor category that I used to gain my visa is not as common as the skilled migrant visa. Nevertheless, you handled my case very professionally and dealt with any queries and problems efficiently. The most important thing was being able to contact you quickly whenever I had any queries. You have always dealt with me very pleasantly and made the whole process a lot easier to handle.
I would recommend any potential business investors to use your firm as the requirements of NZ Immigration are a little difficult to understand for a person unused to dealing with these matters.
We are so happy in NZ and know it is the right choice to have made.
Thank you so much, Chris, for all your help.
Caroline B. (Business Investor)
OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!
THANKS SO MUCH SALLY, THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!
PHONED MUM STRAIGHT AWAY - SHE WAS SHAKING WITH DISBELIEF.
She was at work when you must have phoned but she will call you tomorrow (your Tuesday) and she is going to send you a cheque and the passport.
I cant believe it and she cant believe it - and it didnt take as long as we thought. I suppose giving you worse case scenario regarding the timescale makes you feel like I do today........................ELATED!
Thanks so much again
Thanks for keeping me in the loop.
Bestest Ever Regards
Gill C. (daughter of Parent Visa)
Hi Sally & Team
Again I just wanted to say thankyou for a great service from the 1st minute to the last. I have always had a great response when I needed one.
I'll drop a letter when I've settled.
Darren & Karen P. (Roofer)
Just wanted to say thank you for all your, and your team's, hard work in getting us to Australia. We arrived on Wednesday and just to cheer you up it was absolutely pouring down with rain!! Oh well! We don't regret having done it and are looking forward to the summer!
We wouldn't have been able to do it without you so THANK YOU once again.
With many thanks
Andrew & Stacey M. (Chef)
Both Tracy and I would like to thank you and your colleague Mike for your help and advice over the last 14 months, especially the last couple of months of waiting. Finally our dream is starting to happen.
No doubt we will need your help and expertise as we get ready for the big move to Perth. Once again, THANK YOU so much.
Regards and best wishes
Ian C. (Fitter)
Thanks you very much for all your time and efforts in helping us as a family to finally achieve our NZ visas. It has been a long road but we are sure it will be worthwhile.
Terry &Maureen W. & family (Bricklayer)
Many thanks for the telephone call today from Amanda, giving us the wonderful news that our visas for Australia have been granted. This makes it a very special day for us and now allows us to move forward and once the house is sold, we shall be off to Australia, hotfoot!
Please find enclosed both our passports, as requested, for forwarding to Australia House. Meanwhile, we would like to thank you all for having dealt with our application so successfully and for all your kind understanding during the last eighteen months or so. We could not have chosen a better agency to deal with this for us and could certainly not have tackled the application and all it involved on our own.
We are now looking forward to the day when we can join our son and his family in Australia.
Peter & Frances W. (Contributory Parent Visa)
Thank you for sending the Prospective Marriage Visa.
May I thank you and all the other memebers of The Emigration Group who worked tirelessly on our behalf. Bernadette and I will be eternally grateful to you all.
Yours very sincerely
Leslie H. & Bernadette B. (Prospective Marriage Visa)
Many thanks for your most welcomed phone call to us confirming our residency Skilled Migrant visa has been granted. Thank you so very much for all your advice and help throughout the process and for keeping us (especially me) sane!
I have pleasure enclosing our passports for your action.
Look forward to hearing form you. (It is wonderful here!).
Dan, Wendy & Aaron S. (Electrician)
Sorry its taken so long to write. Thank you and everyone at The Emigration Group for our visa success.
We fly to Australia on the 16th September to start our new life and to be honest we can't believe how easy you made it for us. Don't tell everyone though as there'll be more Brits than Aussies and the house prices will go up!
Thanks again, its rare that a company does what it says it can do. Money well spent.
The G Family (Gasfitter)
All we can say is a BIG thankyou! We can say (as we often do to folk), hand on heart, that we probably would not have been in this situation if it hadn't been for you and the rest of the folk at The Emigration Group. Apart from everything else two main things are; giving us a kick whenever we flagged during the RPL and getting us STNI, when the rules changed in ACT, by ringing them up!
We often hear horror stories of emigration agencies from some folk (some are the clients' fault) and so we constantly thank our lucky stars we chose you guys. To be honest Paul Goddard had a lot to do with our choice, but we are still thankful!
Lots of kind regards and many, many thanks; its the hard part (for us) now!
Mat & Pamela W. (Software Analyst)
We would just like to say a very big thank you to you and everyone else in Cheadle for helping us to start a new life in Australia. Our girls are looking forward tp a new life in nice surroundings and to a new school to settle in.
Thank you once again for all your help.
All the best to you. Take care.
Lisa & Andy D. (Carpenter/Joiner)
Dear Sarah & Colleagues
Just writing to say a big thank you for all you did to secure our visas. Without your help I'm sure the process would have been a lot more daunting and we appreciate your help.
Andrew & Suzanne B. (General Communications Tradesperson)
Just a quick note on behalf of Diane and myself to say thank you very much for making the whole Visa/State Government application process so straight forward. We're leaving for Adelaide on Thursday and I'm not sure that we would have had the patience or skill to gain the Visa without your guidance!
I'd happily recommend The Emigration Group to any prospective migrant (and already have).
Kevin & Diane B. (Marketing Specialist)
Thanks very much for all your help in our residence visas application.
Pete, Ros & Sammy P. (Building Inspector)
I thought it was time at last just to update you with the outcome of my re-location to New Zealand following the successful outcome of my visa application.
I arrived here mid May and had a very busy month setting up bank accounts, buying a car, obtaining a NZ driving licence, mobile phone .....that kind of thing.
I then spent a little while job hunting and eventually obtained a position located on Auckland's North Shore. I've been employed now for just two weeks and I'm loving it. The company was set up in the 1970s in a purpose built cedar building set in landscaped grounds around our own swimming pool. More importantly, we are only about 5 minutes from the beach! The company operates a flexi-time policy - come in when you like - leave when you like, as long as the work gets done. It's a dream job that suits my life style down to the ground. Its a 20 minute cruise toand from work everyday and life is very stress free.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and everyone at The Emigration Group for everything you did in facilitating my visa application. When I look out of a window across the Haruaki Gulf to Great Barrier Island and beyond I find it hard to believe just how much my life has changed. I have achieved a long held dream and I'm very grateful. I particularly want to mention Diane Vale whose eternal sunny optimism kept me going throughout the whole process.
If you don't already know the NZ economy is doing very well and there is a national labour shortage across the board. To any would be migrants - come on in the water's lovely!
Thank you agian for all your help.
With Best Wishes
Dr Jamie C. (Lecturer)
Dear Emigration Group
Lee and I would like to extend our grateful thanks for everything you did for us. We have just received our passports including the visas! We can't believe only eleven months ago emigrating to Australia was just a dream. Now here we are preparing to move out at the end of October, exactly one year from our consultation.
The service we received from your company was second to none. The reason I chose you from a list of agents was when I made initial enquiries yours was the only company who answered the telephone in person before 8.30am, so thanks Paul Arthur!!
Our agent, Lee Bromfield, was amazing, always willing to answer any queries and placating me in the last few weeks while we awaited the visas. The company was always professional, but also made us feel we were dealing with friends. We couldn't have done it without your services and will recommend you to anyone looking for an agent.
Hopefully our move to Australia will be as good as the service we received from you. We are now looking forward to our new life down under. Thanks to you!
Patricia & Lee C. (Floorfinisher)
Just thought I would drop you a quick email to thank you for all your help and support with our Visa application. All systems go now and its just starting to sink in what we are about to do, we know we are doing the best thing for the family.
We have recommended The Emigration Group to friends of ours and hopefully they will get the same outcome as ourselves.
Once again, thanks and we wish you all the best for the future.
Graham E. (IT Consultant)
Good Morning ChrisWhat fantastic news!!! We can't thank you enough. It's so rare these days to find a company who do exactly what they say they will, when they say they'll do it!! and with effect and efficiency.I feel I must compliment you on the very high standard you all work to, the business proposal especially was very thoroughly researched and presented, thereby saving us months of very hard work.Thank you all so very very much, we will recommend your services to anyone!!!Very kind regardsDavid & Michele F. (Long Term Business Visa)
What can I say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you very very much for all the advise and encouragement you gave us and for your professionalism. We wouldn't be celebrating if you were not involved, it was a big mountain for us to climb alone but it was easier because of you. You were alwaysthere when we needed your help. We are grateful and appreciate whatever you did to assist us. It's true that dreams can come true. May you please extend our thank you to all your workmates, we know they also played an important role. May God bless you ALL.
I will definitely recommend your company to other people.
I hope to hear from you.
Cyprian M. (Motor Mechanic)
It now appears that we are finally at the end of an application process that has taken about fifteen months from start to finish. Before I contacted The Emigration Group, I had already discussed my situation with two other emigration agencies who told me that my application was almost certain to be unsuccessful. Your representative was more hopeful, though there were admittedly a couple of relatively major obstacles in terms of my business structure and health issues with one of my children.
I wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you and your company for the way that you have seen this case through to a successful conclusion and would not hesitate to recommend your services to any other potential customers. The whole process has been dealt with in an efficient and friendly manner and you gave me the encouragement to continue with the application when things were not looking good!
So, thanks again for all your help and I look forward to receiving the passports back in due course.
Andrew W. (Business Owner)
Just got to my emails! Fantastic, and many thanks to you and your team and especially Mike who put together a business case that was far above expectations and will give us a great benchmark to work to as we set up the business to go for residency.
Many, many thanks,
Ken, Audrey & Toby P. (Long Term Business Visa)
Just a line to let you know I've settled in very well and am very happy. My job is great, very friendly people who have made me feel very welcome. Bought a lovely home within 2 weeks of my arrival - got a great bargain!!
Once again thanks for all you did for me.
Mary C. (Health Professional)
To Sarah & Amanda
Thank you both for all your help over the last 12 months in obtaining our permanent visa for Australia. You have both made the whole process stress free for us and we are extremely grateful for all your help!
Cindy S. & Chris B. (Life Scientist)
Thank you for all your help and for keeping us sane throughout our visa process.
John, Jo, Lauren & Caitlin M. (Carpenter)
We would like to thank The Emigration Group for all their help in our successful application for Australian Residency; we are all looking forward to settling in Adelaide in hopefully the New Year. We could not have done it without all your help.
Nigel & Jane N. (Mechanical Engineer)
We just want to express our gratitude for all the advice and your professionalism in assisting us until we were granted residence visas. Please extend our thanks to all your workmates.
Cyprian & Julia M. (Mechanic)
Hope you are OK.
Just a quick mail to say thank you very much for all the help you gave us with our application.
After some initial doubtswe think using your servicewas worth every penny. Moving to the other side of the world is twice as stressful as we imagined, but the help you gave us took the worries of the application process off of our shoulders. We believe we would have given up long before we got to the EOI stage if we had decided to do this on our own.
We are still living in a Resettleme lodge but hope to move to a rental property in the next few weeks. The guys at Ressettleme have also been fantastic and given us some great advice.
Take Care and good luck for the future.
Gary, Susan and MichaelP. (Technical Analyst)
Dear team at The Emigration Group
My family and I would like to say thank you to everyone concerned in our recent Australia visa process. You hear stories about the failure to complete and hassle with the paperwork, butyou made it really easier all the way. WELL DONE!
Paul C. (Sheetmetal Worker)
How canI even begin to thank you.
I am in rented accommodation with the family which is nice.
We love it over here, its GREAT oh and didI mention its SUMMER here.
Can you say hello to Chris for me please.
THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU HAVE DONE.
Bet its quiet without me asking you stupid questions now................
Thank you again
Tony, Rita, Ashton and Sydney D. (Fire Alarm Technician)
We were just going through some old emails and clearing out some of the no longer needed stuff and came across this one from you. This was sent to us after our first meeting with you at your office in London and reading it has reminded me that we never did write and thank you all for helping us to achieve our dream of living in OZ.
So first I would like to say a huge thankyou to all of the staff at T E G, as I'm sure you can imagine picking the right company to manage our application was the first of many important decisions to make once we had set our hearts on living in Australia, and after trying one of the other companies and feeling like we were getting nowhere we made the trip to London for an interview with you, by the end of which we had decided to drop the other company and put our trust in you.
Well as you can see. that was in October 05 and I am pleased to tell you that we landed in Sydney on February 5th 07 so just a little more that one year from start to finish, in fact I think we were told our application had been passed around November 06.
We now live in south Australia about 20 min drive from the city of Adelaide we have bought a beautiful house overlooking the sea next to a 15 km board walk that goes along the cliff edge, which Cheryl walks our new dog along almost everyday, our son Ethan has not needed steroids for his asthma since we arrived, and has now joined the local surf lifesaving club which is only ten min drive away or thirty min walk, he is growing like a mushroom and eating us out of house and home, so I think its safe to say that Australia agrees with him( in fact it agrees with us all).
We all love it here and wouldn't swap it for anything, we feel that the help and support that we got from your company was invaluable and would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone including our closest friends, by the way we have just had our first visitor from the UK and she loved it so much that she has gone home to tell her husband and children that they should all move out ASAP so I hope that this will be another success story for T E G.
We cannot say THANKYOU enough but please know that we are so greatful to you all
Danny, Cheryl, Ethan G. & Snoopdog (Carpenter/Joiner)
It worked! After spending a good half an hour on the phone to various NZ post people this morning, the passports arrived at lunchtime!!
So good to see them again, it has been more than 5 months since we let go of them on the first day in NZ on July 4th.
Thanks again for all the hard work you have put in for us over the many many months. It has been much appreciated, even in the dark days when we thought we would never get here, your steady enthusiasm has helped a great deal!
Lois and Barry S. (Secondary Teachers)
Thanks - the passports & visas arrived today, now we can safely say we're going!
Once again, thanks for all your help, we certainly couldn't have done it without you.
Another couple of people at school are interested, so I'll pass TEG details onto them.
Susan F. (Teacher)
What a fantastic present to get just before Christmas - Santa could not have done better!
Seriously, the gang and I could not be more pleased Jill = a HUGE "Thank you" for all your help and support with what turned out to be a marathon application. Sam and I are absolutely loving it over here - we HAVE seen the sun so all those stories about Gore are not true! He has settled into his school so well and I just think the job is awesome - it knocks spots off my job in the UK who I had thought were a pretty good employer. So. it looks like we're staying and counting the days until Terry and Jack can join us.
I'll get the job confirmation sorted today and am so looking forward to seeing that visa and cracking a cold bottle of beer to celebrate in earnest!
Couldn't have done it without you Jill so again, big Thank you - hope you have a fabulous Christmas yourself andmore successes in 2008!
Bernie H. (Bank Manager)
Hi,We know that at the Emigration Group you like to keep a file of testimonials to show prospective clients so we thought we'd send you an email that you could add to it.We got our visa, with your help, on May 1st 2007. Our application was acknowledge on 1st December 2006 and we thought we were in for a very long wait. In the time between acknowledgement and allocation of a Case Officer you answered any queries we had regardless of how silly or how many times you had heard them before. We couldn't believe our luck when our visa was granted after only 5 months.Since our visa was granted we have been very busy. We both had jobs to finish, we had a house to sell, belongings to ship and all of the sad goodbyes needed to be said. We left the UK on 12th September and arrived in Melbourne 14th September. Since our arrival Michael has begun work as a motorcycle postie andI have just secured a teaching post for January. we are living in Mornington and absolutely loving it.Thank you for your help and hard work, we are living the life we had dreamed of for 2 years and couldn't think of anything better!
Felicity & Michael B. (Teacher)
Thanks for all your help. April 30th to December 20th for everything to be completed is great.
Looking forward to having our stamped passports back!
Phil S, Linda & Ben J. (Bricklayer)
We just wanted to let you know how great it was working with you, and helping us get our visas. You have done a great job and we would like to thank you for taking the time and effort.
On Christmas Eve we got a phone call from Paul to congratulate us on the good news of being Permanent Residents, and it was the greatest Christmas present we could have hoped for. We just wanted to let you know that we will starting our new lives in Australia on February 3rd 2008.
Say thank you to all your colleagues!
Sean & Maria C. (Bricklayer)
David and I wish to convey our sincere thanks to you and your company for the efficient and personal attention you offorded us in our long quest to emigrate to Australia.
We hope to fly on 5th February to a new life in retirement near our family with our pointer dog, Max.
We have no hesitation in recommending your company to future clients and send our grateful thanks again.
Kind regards and farewell!
Margaret & David M. (Contributory Parent Visa)
We just wanted to thank you and your team for all your help over the past 8 months in helping us achieve our goal. There were times when we wondered whether we would make it!
We will send you a postcard when we actually set foot on Australian soil.
Once again, many thanks.
Robert & Valerie Y. (Last Remaining Relative Visa)
Thank you for obtaining our visas and for your kind and professional service throughout.
With kindest regards
Michael & Michelle O. (Legal Executive)
Dear ChrisThank you for your letter last week enclosing our passports.WOW!!!!! How exciting, we can't belive it's real yet (the little Orange visastickers in the passports are helping it sink in).We would like to say a great big "THANK YOU" to you and your team including Jamie in OZ, without your expertise and support we would have given up a long time ago.We neverreally can put into words just how grateful we all are to you, I think that you will agree that this has truly been a real rollercoaster ride of emotions. At times we were ready to get off the ride when all hope seemed to have deserted us, but you calmly reassured us, never making us feel embarrased or a nuisance no matter how many times we asked the same questions.Then the life changing moment when the ride stopped with your words "CONGRATULATIONS YOUR VISA HAS BEEN GRANTED" that ride was then worth every high, low,twist, turn and stumble !!!.We have to remind ourselves that this is just the beginning, we can't wait to book our flights once we have tied up all the loose ends here in the UK.We will of course keep you informed.If we can inspire one more family to keep pushing towards their dream then thats ok with us.Thanks again and again and againBrett, Amanda and Eve H. (State Sponsored BusinessOwner)
Blimey Jill, at the end of a somewhat draining day (yes it happens in Banking occasionally) that is just the best news possible. So we're in - lock stock and quite a few barrels!!!
I know I keep saying this but could not be more pleased with the help from you Jill - you are an easy recommendation to anyone I meet who shows an interest in coming over!
Take it easy
Bernie H. (Bank Manager)
We would like to thank you for the service yourself and the team at The Emigration Group has given us. I suppose like many people who decide to leave the UK, we were apprehensive about getting a visa for Australia mainly due to me changing career a few years ago. I'm sure other people have felt the same way during the visa process for different reasons. All I can say is your report that you included with our application must have been a worthy read. It's got to be said you guys are totally professional in what you do, from our initial consultation in Chester with Mike McShane to receiving the phone call from yourself last week with the fantastic news we had been granted the visas took less than 12 months.
The balls in our court now which is the scary bit, up until last week our future lay in someone else's hands. But hey we can't wait to get the ball rolling now, with our trip to Melbourne in March being the start of a big year for us. If everything goes to plan we would like to move over to Melbourne by the end of the year, so our three children can start school there when the new term starts in 2009.
It's a nice feeling to be wanted; Australia obviously wants us.
Once again thanks
Simon & Emma G. (Toolmaker)
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news! Thank you so much. It would have been lovely to speak to you in person, but seeing as we're yet to send you our contact details you'd've been a bit stuck. We did get a call the other morning on my mobile, from a mate who forgot we were in New Zealand...and by 'morning' of course I mean 02.30!
We're really, really happy here. There are a million things to sort out, but they're slowly taking care of themselves. The weather's wonderful and Nelson's incredibly laid back and friendly. Everything in this brightly lit landscape keeps reminding us of the south of France; and I write this to the ever present sound of chirping crickets. Ben's just started at the local kindergarten ('kindi' in Kiwi), and loves it. Nicholas is getting on famously with our lovely nanny Nicole. Sarah's getting the measure of things at the school, where she really feels she's able to make her mark. I'm now on the supply list for several of the very good local secondary schools. Term starts next week and I should be picking up regular work in no time.
...in the meant time, as I think I might've mentioned, I've got a part time job in the local petrol station. "This looks like a job for Captain Caltex, Batman!"
As they say here in New Zealand (at pretty much the drop of a hat), 'it's all good'.
We'll forward all four passports (we've got nothing planned abroad!), and really look forward to hearing from you in due course. Those cold, clear days in Chester are lovely, and I'm guessing the weather in England might be starting that long, slow climb towards Easter and new life...as we head into Autumn on the other side of the world.
Diane, thanks again for everything. This is a hugely welcome, significant and encouraging step. Next stop - full New Zealand citizenship...
...and all the very best from this fabulous country for now.
With lots of love
Tony, Sarah, Ben and NicholasE. (Teacher)
Thank you very much for your continued support whilst dealing with our STNI Visa application. At times it has been very stressful and I can imagine your thoughts on this.
All through nothing has been too much trouble for you and your perseverence has brought it to a very happy close. We are very pleased with the outcome and will recommend The Emigration Group to everyone we know.
Thank you agin and also pass on our thanks to Paul & Diane.
Debs & Jamie Y. (Electrician)
I wish to thank you and all at The Emigration Group for helping us with our visa application. It was so reassuring to know that you wre there at the other end of the phone if needed, and guiding us step by step through the process.
We have been staying with our daughter since we arrived, our house is being built and will be ready to move into at the end of the month. I also would like you to send information to my son who wishes to come to Australia, as I have recommended The Emigration Group.
Once again our sincere thanks,
Peter & Marie H. (Investor Retirement Visa)
THANK YOU for the great news this morning. Our dreams have now come true.
Thank you to you and all the team.
Simon & Nicki H. (Bricklayer)
Wayne and I would just like to thank you for all your help in sorting our visas out so quickly.
We have already recommended The Emigration Group to friends and family.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Linda & Wayne T. (Gasfitter)
Thanks for the phone call letting us know we have been approved, still smiling and Sue still shaking.
I have enclosed all three passports has requested and from all of us would just like to say a big thank you for all your help and patience!
Colin, Sue & Joshua C. (Occupational Therapist)
To Sarah, Amanda, Diane and all at The Emigration Group
Thank you for changing our lives forever.
Thank you for all your hard work!
John, Julie & Cassie R. (Chef)
We are all fine and we have been approved for the second part of the LTBV. Nice.
Life here is fantastic, words cannot describe how happy we are.
I will never go back to the UK after living here.
The fee we paid you was worth every penny!
Derek L. and family (Long Term Business Visa)
Finally everything has come together. We really appreciate all your help and support.
Once again a huge thank you.
Lucy B. & Helen G. (Training Officer)
Just a short note to thank you so much for all the support you and everyone at The Emigration Group gave me when I applied for my Residency Visa for New Zealand. Thanks to you it was pretty painless!
I've got my passport, am enjoying the job and am now settled into a great house.
If you ever fancy a trip out here, let me know and come and stay!
Kate S. (HR Manager)
We would like to thank you so much for all your help. It has been a pleasure dealing with you.
We can now relax and enjoy our life in New Zealand.
Once again thank you from our little family.
Stuart A. Monica D. & Noah A. (Bricklayer)
Hi Chris Just a little note to let you know how we are doing here in Keri NZ ... Well we are settling in here in Keri , we have bought a house . 4 bed , 2 bathrooms 2.5 acres (plenty of room forvisitors) .We are living about 8 mins drive from Keri town centre the area is just beautiful . We are relatively rural, bordered by forrestry land so we are very private.Taken a little while to get used to being so isolated but we are getting there . I have attached a few photo's so you can have a nosey.We have had a brilliant summer and the weather is still good as we come into April , got Sky installed so we can keep up with the premiership . Looking forward to the big derby match this weekend . Hoping we can redeem ourselves after last weeks disaster at Old Trafford. !!!Both Dave and I are working and we have just sent our passports in to get S18 removed all being well we should be permenant residents within a few weeks time.Anyway if your over this way at any time drop us a line and your welcome to free accommodation any time .Take care Chris and thankyou for all your help getting us to this beautiful place .Ps . Barney and Jess survived the journey , although it was a little traumatic for all of us , they are nowhappy little dogs enjoying they're huge garden and getting fussed over were ever we go.Angela Redfern (Interior Designer)
Well where do I begin?
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU... We are truly grateful and I never thought we would get there I can tell you! Never before have so many worked so hard.
I thank you all so very very much. Stonking job to all at TEG. I would recommend you any day.
I shall keep in touch, you now seem part of the family! You take care and have a gigantic bottle of something (preferably alcoholic) for lunch! You deserve it...Go Girl!
Once again a huge thank you to you and all the team.
Penny C. (Hairdresser)
Many thanks for everything and also being there when needed like a friend at the other end of the phone.
Thank you from
Les, Dawn, Emma & Nicola W. (Electrician)
Got the passports back, thanks.
I can't believe the Permanent Residence came through so quickly. So thanks again for all your help and advice over the last 12 months, it has been very much appreciated.
Ian, Claire &Ethan F. (IT Manager)
I am so glad that you received the card.
We cannot thank you enough for the hard work undertaken by The Emigration Group. You have made the whole process of emigrating to New Zealand an entirely stress-free one! Any queries have been swiftly answered and reassurance has been abundant.
It is very hard to try and put into words the gratitude that we have for the work that you have done for us. The move to New Zealand is the start of a dream for all of us and you have made that dream possible. We realise that we bought a service from The Emigration Group but you have provided much more than that.
We feel that you are a friend of the family now. We will of course keep in touch.
We would whole heartedly recommend The Emigration Group to anyone considering the move.
With best regards from all the family
Andrew, Nicola, Tom, Abbie & Sophie W. (Carpenter/Joiner)
RE: Luke's Approval for Residency
Many thanks for your email and telephone call to Luke.
Once again, many thanks from us all. It is a great relief and so lovely to be a complete family with Luke here.
Will be in touch.
Wendy & Dave S. - Parents of Luke S. (Carpenter)
Thanks for your email and for the news re.our residency application – we are delighted.
We owe a large part of our successful application to you and offer you our profound thanks for everything you have done for us. Your service and assistance has been impeccable and so friendly. We would (and have) recommend you to anyone. It has been a pleasure to get to know you a little.
Thank you so much
Nick , Al& Adam E. (Landscape Gardener)
I am sitting at my desk overlooking the harbour thinking how lucky I am. It has been such a good move for me, and I want to thank you for all your help and support. It is such a huge decision but I feel very positive about it, and of course it is lovely being near my daughter and her family.
It took a few weeks but I finally got settled in my house when my shipping container arrived at the beginning of April. I have found everybody most helpful. The local branch of the bank are great and I have a local post office and library, health clinic and shops. So very contented with my lot.
Many thanks again anf best wishes
Mary K. (Parent Visa)
I'm loving NZ more than ever... Making that phone call to The Emigration Group, now almost 5 years ago, was the best decision I ever made in my life. It has so much changed my life for the better. Greetings to all you staff that might still know me. I'm also just going through the process of gaining NZ citizenship and I believe I have taken most hurdles now. Hopefully before the end of 2008 I'll be a real "naturalised" Kiwi!
Neill S. (Marketing Manager)
Wow, we can't believe it. We are so happy and have had a few tears. Thank you so much for all your help and for helping to make the process so easy to understand and follow. Everything is falling into place for our retirement plans, and our daughter and her husband will be so pleased to hear the news.
The champagne has been in the fridge since last week, when you told us to expect good news. Will definitely be opened tonight.
Huge thanks again.
Malcolm & Liz F. (Parent Visa)
Just a quick note to express our sincere thanks for all your hard work you have put in to get us our visas - we still can't quite take it in that we actually do have them!!!
Any questions we had were swiftly answered and put at ease. You made the whole process a lot less stressful - we would not know where to start! It has been a pleasure dealing with yourself and the others in the team, again thank you so much - you are very much appreciated!
We will keep in touch and let you know when we're off to Oz.
Love and best wishes
The G. Family (Hairdresser)
Please find enclosed our passports for forwarding. Thankyou to you and your team for all your help, we couln't have done it without you!!
Grant, Debbie & A-Jai M. (Metal Machinist)
Its Karen. I'm so sorry its been so long, no excuse really.
We've settled down, bought a lovely house with 20 acres and animals. Darren is still working for a roofing company and I started up my own business as a mobile beautician and reflexologist, its going well so far. Its been 11 months and sometimes I can't believe that we're here.
I'd like to thank you again for all your help. I know its your job but some people do that bit extra for people and people don't forget those little extras.
Darren & Karen P. (Roofer)
We received the passports on the date you predicted - thank you so much for all your hard work behind the scenes.
It was a pleasure doing business with you and great knowing you were on board for us.Kindest Regards
Jacqui and Andy B. (Nurse)
Thanks for that advice. I now have a job in Canberra (Social Work) and have met members of the Migration Team. They are all very friendly and welcoming.
We have been really pleased with the service The Emigration Group provide and know that friends we have recommended you to are now using you too.
Will be in contact is there is anything else we are unsure about.
Wendy Y. (Social Worker)
Thank you for all your hard work with our visa application and in helping us to fulfil our dream. Our tickets are now booked for Adelaide on December 4th.
Once again a huge thank you, from
The W. Family (General Electrician)
Please find enclosed both our passports.
Again, many, many thanks for keeping our spirits up when we felt all was going to be dashed. You have been brilliant throughout. We could not have done it without your help.
Well done you and well done The Emigration Group.
Lyn & Les C. (Contributory Parent)
Dear Sally,Thanks ever so much for all your help over the last few months it is greatly appreciated! We will be recommending The Emigration Group to any of our friends that wish to follow!
All the best!Kind Regards,Sam and Graham C. (Environmental Scientist)
Many thanks for your hard work over the last year or so. There have been so many ups and downs we didn't actually think we would ever get that all important call - but we did.
You were always at the end of the phone or replied to our many emails and we can't thank you all enough.
Jason, Sharon & Jade W. (Fitter)
Dear Mr Arthur
We feel it necessary to write to you to express our thanks to your company and most importantly your staff.
We approached The Emigration Group last year with a vision of the possibility of immigrating to New Zealand. We had a little understanding of what was expected to fill the criteria however we decided to contact your London branch and arrange a meeting to talk things through with one of your consultants.
We meet with Andrew James who was informative and professional. He gave us reassurance that our dream was possible, he filled us with enthusiasm and confidence and we signed all the necessary forms etc for The Emigration Group to proceed with our application. As promised by Andrew, our paperwork was passed to your Chester office and we were assigned to a case officer, Diane Vale.
Diane has guided us through the whole process, her professionalism, enthusiasm, understanding and her outgoing, bubbly personality has made this process an enjoyable experience. When we left messages asking for Diane to ring us back they were passed on and she did. She kept us informed each step of the way. It was been a pleasure to deal with a company that is professional in all departments.
We congratulate The Emigration Group on having professional and dedicated individuals who have a genuine inbuilt desire to help people. These people make your company not a good company to deal with, but a GREAT company to deal with!
We thank you, Andrew and Diane, for making this a smooth process that we didn't think possible. We applied under the Skilled Migrant visa and with much delight we were granted full residence visas. We are flying out on the 28th August 2008 to start our new life.
We have no hesitation in recommending The Emigration Group to others. We have paid good money for your service and we have received, without exception, first class treatment. If you want to deal with people that care and a company that gets results you need look no further than The Emigration Group.
Richard & Christine M. (Panel Beater)
Hi Jill,When we initially made plans to emigrate to New Zealand, I thought we could save some money and do the visa applications ourselves. It couldn't be that difficult, could it? How glad am I that we changed our minds and used The Emigration Group. From the outset, we met with friendly professionalism and felt that we were in the best of hands. Our consultant, Jill Boukheddar, has been a model of efficiency and a fount of advice. The amount of paperwork needed for the visa application was daunting, but Jill talked us through every step of the way, and it is testament to her efficiency, that not a single item was overlooked. She offered reassurance when we were frustrated by medicals and time scales, and information when we were ignorant. I cannot overstate how important it was to us, to have a personal guide (and a Kiwi as well!) through the visa maze. In all the times I phoned, there was barely an occasion where she wasn't there to answer the phone and settle my nerves! Although we've never met face to face, I feel Jill has become as much a friend as an adviser. While we were somewhat hesitant initially about finding the money to pay an agency, using The Emigration Group has been worth every penny! Thanks to you, we will be starting our new life (with the dogs!) in New Zealand at the end of August.
Many, many thanks.
SteveB. & Bron P.(Fitter & Welder)
To The Emigration Group
Thank you for all your support in helping us move to Australia.
We fly on the 5th August. Can't wait!!
Gareth, Susanne & Lucy B. (Plasterer)
Many thanks to you all, especially Amanda and yourself, for making our dream become a reality.
I would not hesitate to recommend your company to anyone else who was thinking of emigrating.
Andrew, Tracy & Family (Printer)
Thank you so much for all you have done.
I wish you all the very best and if in OZ look us up.
Karen, Stan & Family (Nurse)
Thank you very much for all your help over the last few months. You have taken so much pressure off us.
Can you pass on our thanks to all at TEG for all assistance over the last year.
Many Thanks and Best Regards
Bernard & Lillian (Retirement)
Many thanks for all your assistance with our NZ visa application.
We are really grateful for your support and patience over the last few months.
David & Gillian S. (Bricklayer)
Just thought we would drop you a line to say thank you for the work you and the Emigration Group have done for us in regards to us getting our visas.
Steve & Paula F. (General Electronics Instrument Tradesperson)
We would like to thank you and all your colleagues for all the help and support over the last fourteen months. We can hardly believe that finally we have the visas in our passports.
We have found the Emigration Group to be professional and have no hesitation in recommending the service to others.
Finally we would like to thank you in particular for the 'telephone chats' that kept us going through the months when nothing seemed to be happening.
Linda & Peter W. (Contributory Parent)
Thank you very much for your call today, unfortunately I was in the middle of a few problems at work so I couldn't quite take things in.
I've passed the good news on to Kristina and she's thrilled. We're extremely pleased and glad that all the hard work has come to such a successful completion.
I'm sure that this is the part of the job that you enjoy most and we are both very grateful for all the help and support that you have given us over the last few years. I'm sorry if we have been a pain over the last few months, though I'm sure your used to this and thanks for being on the end of the phone its been very reassuring.
Kristina and I have both managed to secure jobs starting in October this year and have probably actioned every move (selling etc) that you recommend not to do until a visa application is approved!! This explains our recent nervousness so once again apologies for all the calls.
As I mentioned today we will be around Cheshire at the start of September and would like to pop in and thank you personally if that would be possible.
Once again thanks to you and the team, you've been very professional.
Ben & Kristina G. (Mechanical Engineering Associate)
It seems forever since we started the process to get to Australia ,but we are finally going and cannot wait for the day to arrive.
Thank you so very much for helping and advising us on what to do, you made the whole process much more straight forward. Also a thank you to anyone else included.
We will gladly pass on your details to anyone we might know who wants to emigrate.
Once again, thank you
Roger, Wendy & family V. (Joiner)
Just a quick note to acknowledge receipt of our passports and to say many thanks for all your help and hard work throughout our application. You helped to make it as stress free as possible.
We have just booked our flights and will be leaving on the 9th October.
Many thanks again
Richard & Clare P. (Carpenter)
I would like to thank you and the Emigration Group in general for being so supportive to me in my plans to join my family in Australia. Without your help I would never have been able to achieve this as the process is quite daunting.
Sarah, you made this so much easier and I do thank you for your enormous patience with me. I am now looking forward to seeing my grandchildren grow up both in Queensland and Sydney and am on the last stages of my plans over here.
Once again thank you for all your help
Stephanie W. (Contributory Parent)
Thank you for all you have done to make our application smooth running and successful, I don't think we could have done it without you.
We are both excited and apprehensive, the news still hasn't quite sunk in yet!
Angelena R. & Anthony T. (Graphic Pre-Press Tradesperson)
Just a little gift to say a massive thank you to you all for making our dreams come true.
The fizz is for you to celebrate Paul not ringing you up anymore!
Paul & Ferne C. (Production Manager)
Many, many thanks to Mike, Sarah, Amanda and all the team in the Australia Visa Department for all your help.
We received the great news of being approved for our permanent residency visa on the 27th August.
Your help, advice and experience has been invaluable, and nothing was ever too much trouble, even our endless questions! We now plan to settle on the Sunshine Coast around Caloundra, and are looking forward to living our dream.
We will recommend you, without hesitation, to anyone wishing to apply for visas to Australia or New Zealand.
Jeremy B. (General Plumber)
Many thanks to you and your colleagues for your help with our successful visa application.
We appreciate the efficient way you dealt with any queries that we had and feel that we wouldn't have got on with the process so well without your services.
We'll send you a postcard from Oz.
Alan & Barbara G. (Contributory Parent)
Pat and I would like to thank you and the team for your help and guidance in obtaining the visa.
We are off to Australia in November for a 3 month visit and will move once the house has sold.
Mike & Pat T. (Contributory Parent)
I would like to thank you and everyone who was involved with my case. I have already recommended your company to some of my friends.
Once again thanks for everything.
Mark S. (Plumber)
Thank you for preparing and following through our Australian Residency application. You dealt with all our queries and worries and we are so grateful for you taking away our concerns.
Anthony & Pauline G. (Contributory Parent)
I received my passport today.
Thank you so much for all of your help. I am flying into Christchurch next Friday to start my new life. I will send you an email and let you know how I am getting on.
Neil F. (Motor Mechanic)
To, Amanda, Paul and The Emigration Group
Doug and I would like to thank you all for what you have done for us.
We will keep in touch and let you know when we finally make the move to Australia.
Doug & June H. (Contributory Parent)
Please find enclosed our passports as you requested, such good news of residency gave us a lift this morning. We will have a glass of wine tonight to celebrate - with our fish and chips - they are really nice here.
We should get "on line" tonight, our first ever computer, so hopefully be able to email soon.
Duncan knows a Canadian here who's been trying for residency for 2 years, so he's a bit green to hear that Duncan has got his. He should have gone with The Emigration Group!! We thought at first it was very expensive but realise it was worth every penny, especially when we hear about how much money people have spent and still spending without results.
Thanks to all, but especially you Diane who we used to bombard with out phone calls back in the UK.
Diane W. & Duncan B. (Plumber)
Received our passports back today, we are now full residents of New Zealand. We can not believe how quickly you managed to get our application through. As we sit here tonight with a glass or two we will toast you and thank you for your continuing kindness, words of wisdom and endless patience. You really do help a dream become a reality, and what a dream we had!We only wish we could thank you in person, you are an absolute credit to The Emigration Group. A very special person, who makes people feel like people and not just a number.
With love and Best Wishes
Andrew, Lucy, Sam age 7, and Tom age 5 (Secondary Teacher)
You may have heard via Gill that our residency application has been 'Approved in Principle'. We have paid the Migrant Levy and are just waiting for our passports to be processed.That we've arrived at this stage so soon after our application was lodged in May, even after the delays by immigration, is due in most part to your meticulous preparation.Many thanks for you efforts on our behalf.Kind regards,Will & Denise R. (ICT Developer)
Wow! We are still totally stunned and after the roller-coaster ride can't believe that we've actually had our Australian visas granted.
Thank you for helping us achieve our dreams Lee
Lindsay & Gail (Primary School Teacher)
We would like to thank you and the people at the Emigration Group for all your help and advice and putting up with us.
It felt like a long time, but it's worth it.
Frederick & Annelie (Plumber)
Yes you were correct after all - our worries about a long delay were groundless.
We would both like to thank you very muchfor submitting a perfect application toINZ. Our decision to choose The Emigration Group was definitely the right one. We can't believe how quick this came through in the end and it really brightened up our Monday morning.
We have spent the day and evening calling friends and family to tell them the good news.
We will shortly forward the passports and completed Levy form.
Yippeeee Jill we will soon be off. Don't think we will sleep very well tonight.
Many thanks again
Ina and Alan F. (Parent Application)
This is Niall & Juliet W. who have just been informed that we HAVE our Visas.As you might imagine, very pleased clients. Particularly as this has been a long and complex route, fraught with the inevitable complications, missing documents, elations & disappointments, mixed with freequent mind-changing and strong emotions.Through this all, Sally has been a calm, helpful and efficient agent. She has been positive and pro-active, personally warm & encouraging and has given us confidence and total support.We wish to bring to your attention our warm appreciation of both her professional & personal qualities.Niall & Juliet W. (Nurse)
May I just say many thanks again for everything you have done for usover the last 4 months.
It has been great dealing with you, andall the extra workchasing peopleand putting up with me alone really deserves special praise.
John B. (Retail Manager)
A great service from people on the ground and in the know. The job search was so good and accurate, they found me work after only one call. Before I knew it, I was over here and settling quite easy thanks to The Emigration Group Australasia's assistance. Top job ladies.
Paul R. (CNC Programmer)
It hardly seems like five months since we last dropped you an email regarding our citizenship.We thought you might like to know that once we had fulfilled our two year permanent residency requirement we did indeed go ahead and sit our Citizenship Tests; these were duly passed and followed promptly by applications to become citizens.Well, after a bit more form filling and a bit more waiting I am pleased to say that on Monday, 17 November 2008 at 8pm (Australian time) we became Australian Citizens and were presented with our certificates from the Mayor of Glen Eira, Caulfield South where we presently reside.As we are planning to take a brief holiday back to the UK at the end of this month we have just had a last minute rush to get passports priority processed and issued to enable us to travel. We now have our Australian Passports but it is a very odd thing to see your name in a totally different passport bearing the wording ‘Nationality: Australian'.In all the process has taken us four and a half years to get this point; but for now the handing over of the credit card details and the form filling is over (well at least until we need new passports!) and we would like to pass on our most sincere thanks to you and the team at The Emigration Group for everything that you have done.The knowledge, skill and experience that you have provided has enabled us to get to this point and to realise our dream of becoming Australian Citizens. It is without hesitation that, if asked, I will wholeheartedly recommend The Emigration Group to anyone considering making the move to Australia or New Zealand.Again, many thanks and our best wishes to you and the entire team for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous 2009.RegardsSiân, Nicola & Mark (IT Manager)
Thank you for your letter confirming our visa application has been approved. Kelly and I have just about got over the shock and are now making arrangements for the hundred and one things we now need to sort out. All being well, we hope to fly out mid January in time for the start of the new school year which is great timing.
Finally, Kelly and I would just like to say a huge thank you to you for all your help througout the application process. You have provided us with quick and helpful advice throughout and we would have no hesitation in recommending you and TEG to anyone else thinking of making the move.
Nick & Kelly B. (Building Surveyor)
Thank you very much for all your help and support during the visa application period.
Vicky R. & Ryan E. (Family - Partner application)
A great big thank you for all your help in getting us to New Zealand.
We fly out on the 30th and can't wait to start our new lives which wouldn't be possible without you.
Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year.
Kathy, Fred, Jenny & Simon D. (Teacher)
Please accept our sincere thanks to you and your team for the work and effort in obtaining our visa, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
John P. (Fitter)
Thanks to all the hard work from your team we have just enjoyed our first Kiwi Christmas. We had some problems sorting out Andrew's salary with the Teacher Salary Assessment unit in Christchurch, but thanks to intervention from your team things have been settled and Andrew is now on the correct salary level for his age and experience. Thanks to the Chester office for putting us in touch with such good removers, who delivered on time in Palmerston North on the 1st December, despite havingonlya few days warning. They turned things round very fast.
We are now well settled here in Palmerston North and are enjoying the long break. Our 2 young sons did the last 2 weeks of term in December in their new school hereand thoroughly enjoyed it. They love the swimming every day and being barefoot! In true Kiwi style we now have purchased a BBQ and have used it!
We would like to extend our gratitude again to you and your fine team, particularly Sally in Chester, for such a fine and thorough job.
With Best Wishes for 2009
Andrew, Lucy, Sam and Tom M. (Secondary Teacher)
Remember you helped me to emigrate to NZ? Now we are very settled in Dunedin and all four children are happy. Now with hindsight I appreciate all the advice your firm had given me in settling me here in my new life. I am still working for the same hospital and many new opportunities came my way but I did not want take it as my purpose in moving to NZ was to enjoy life.
Now, my partner's parents are keen to join us and I have sponsored them, but they have come up against some difficulties. I have informed them of why it is so important for them to have a consultant in their corner to guide them and they have now seen the wisdom and will contact The Emigration Group ASAP. So lookout for a call from them as they are very keen to contact you so that their application could receive the wealth of knowledge you possess for success.
Many thanks for everything.
Anton F. (Nurse)
Happy New Year!
Hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and enjoyed the New Year festivities.
Many thanks for passing on the fantastic news on the 23rd December that my residency visa application had been approved by INZ. Obviously, as you can imagine, I was a tad overwhelmed!
Thank you for all your hard work and helping mereach this stage. The dream is now becoming very much a reality!
Philip G. (Teacher)
We wish you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year 2009.
Paul and myself wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support. I don't think we could have done it without your help.
You have been so helpful throughout the whole process and we are delighted with the outcome.
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone wanting to apply for their visas.
Isabelle & Paul S. (General Plumber)
May I take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to yourself and the Emigration Group for all the help we have received.
I'm sure it would have been very difficult without this help. Once again many thanks and we're off !!
Chris, Sarah & Family (Carpenter)
Just wanted to say thank you for all your help with our application for our skilled visa. We can't believe how quickly it happened in the end. It all seemed very daunting in the beginning when we had a list of all the requirements and I know we would never have managed it on our own, so once again thank you.
It looks like we will be heading off at the end of June after our recce in March, fingers crossed for the house sale.
Happy New Year to you all, we would recommend the Emigration Group to anyone who wants a hassle free emigration process.
Sue, Wayne & Family (Hairdresser)
I just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know that we are finally in NZ. We arrived on 4th December and have now settled into our new home.
I am recommending Mr & Mrs P from B to you. I am meeting with them tomorrow night and they are looking to apply for residency.
Thanks so much for your help with getting our residency. We are loving our new lives in NZ.
David & Sam M. (Financial Broker)
I don't know if you remember us but you and your fab team helped us get to NZ in May 2006. Now we are settled in Nelson and we LOVE IT!
We always speak very highly of you. I remember so vividly you calling me at work to say our visas are in. An amazing moment.
Anyway, we have recommended you again. Look out for them, if anyone can help them you can.
Happy New Year Jill. I wil let you know who else we recommend. Heaven knows there is enough people wanting to come here and I know why!
Jackie & Karen M. (Other Lodging Services Manager)
Just to let you know thatwe received our passports last week.
Again just one big thanks to you and your company for helping us realise our dreams and ambitions to migrate to New Zealand.
Johan O. (Production Manager Manufacturing)
As I am sure you have figured out by now, patience is not one of my strong points! hence, I went to the Australian Consulate today and got everything done!! I have had the Visa entered into my passport and its all good :)
Once again, thank you so much for all your help over the last 7 months, and should you require a reference from me at any point, I will be happy to give you and your firm a glowing one.
All the best for the future.
Mala S. (Accountant)
You won't remember me but I met you in September 2007 for my initial meeting about emigration to Australia. I signed up with TEG that day and now 16 months later I have just got my passport back complete with my skilled migration visa.
I just wanted to thank yourself and TEG for the work you have done on this. The timescales and costs you mentioned at my initial meeting were pretty much spot on. I have to say I found the whole process, thanks to TEG, just about hassle free. The only points at which I had to trouble myself were - obtaining references, having to pass an IELT's test (very easy) and doing the medical. Apart from those I had no worries or troubles along the way.
Although using an Emigration Agent is'nt inexpensive I remember a quote I read at the time describing it as an 'investment in sanity' and I am pretty sure that it's true - considering what I got at the end of it, it's worth every penny.
Gary B. (Computing Professional - specialising in Oracle)
Hi JillHow are you in theUK? I heard you had lots of snow over winter. We had a nice summer here in NZ, lots of sun, which is good.Just thought I would let you know how I am getting on. I managed to get myself a job as an Adventure Cave Guide, which is a dream job for me. I have also just brought 20 acres of land and am building myself a house at the moment.Thank you so much for all your help and making everything so easy for me and helping me live my dream life.Yours thankfully Neil F. (Adventure Cave Guide)
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for all your help with my application down under.
You made it stress free for me.
Tracy C. (Last Remaining Relative)
I would like to thank you and the team at TEG for your work in helping us get our visas. Your service and professionalism has been first class and we have already recommended you to others who have been looking into emigrating, some of which I believe have already been in contact with yourselves.
Once again, thanks and if you are in the Adelaide area after August, drop by for a beer.
Bill, Linda and family (Electrician)
Thank you very much for your excellent service and thanks to the 'Emigration Group' for all the advice and help which has made this possible.
Duncan (Marketing Specialist)
Just a quickie to thank you for all your help setting up ouremigration to New Zealand.
Everything is now in place, our furniture goes next Tuesday and we fly out on 6th April.
John & Freda H. (Parent Application)
Great news on the visa being granted, really appreciate all the help you have offered. I have posted my passport off to you today so should be received tomorrow.
Once again thanks for all your help.
Kieran J. & Lisa B. (Spouse Visa)
Rather tardily I am writing to say thank you for looking after us so well through the visa application process.
I received the passports on Saturday - so I guess we are now all set!
Very best wishes
John & Katie F. (Contributory Parent)
Many thanks for everything you and your team have done for us along the way - it's certainly been a long drive, but worth it in the end I'm sure.
Brian W. (Finance Manager)
I just wanted to say thank you for all your help over the last few months. You have always been professional and very helpful, also understanding with our stressed phone calls. My work is still a nightmare but I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel now that the Visa has come through.
Again thanks for all your help.
Andrew N. (Accountant)
Dear Florence & Sarah
In all the rush of moving to Oz and getting everything sorted, I didn't get a chance to thank you both very much for your hard work in successfully securing my visa. I really appreciated your professional and friendly service and would have no hesitation in recommending you.
I will be in contact in the future when applying for a more permanent visa.
Ben M. (457 Employer Sponsored Visa)
Just to say "thank you" to you and The Emigration Group for your help over the past 18 months.
Best Wishes to all from
Alan & Barbara D. (Contributory Parent Visa)
We have just received the passports and other documents in the post today, we had ourresidency party on Saturday night with some of our friends and a good night was enjoyed by all.
Thank you very much for your help throughout the whole procedure and wish you best wishes for the future.
Darren, Angela, Madeline & Ellinor W. (Plumber)
Hi JillThanks again for everything you have done for us - you have been fantastic.
Speak to you soon.Thanks again.Andrew H. & Liz P. (Small Engine Mechanic)
As you requested I can confirm that all of us now have our visas inserted into our passports and are all looking forward to emigrating down under once we have sold our house.
I would like to pass on my thanks to The Emigration Group team members that so ably assisted with my application. From the outset we had a clear plan as to the route we would take accommodating the complexities of our case including two non-dependent children, who if not included in my visa, would be addressed with plans B and C, which so fortunately we did not have to use.
Throughout the process the advice given has been excellent, enabling good quality responses to be made supporting each step of the application despite the turns and twists that arose.
Peter J. (IT Professional)
We have already received two offers for our house so its looks like we'll be off sooner than we thought!
Many, many thanks for all your help.
Elaine B. (Parent Visa)
Thank you from us both for all the help with the applications. We can relax now knowing we can stayhere for good.
James S. & Stephanie H. (Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson)
That is FANTASTIC! We are over the moon!!!!
I will definitely post the passports on Tuesday. Thank you so much for all your help - we couldn't have done it without you!
Alison J. (Office Manager - Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa)
Good Morning Sally,Emma and I would like to thank you for all your support and hard work over the last couple of years. The passports arrived this morning, even though we knew we had residency, this has guaranteed it. I know you understand, until we had them in our hands it wasn't a certainty.Emma is delighted, I hope she finishes her degree in three years and is happy. So, I thank you for being so patient with us, and I wish you well. I will keep in touch if this is okay.
I just need the house in the UK to sell/rent now and then I can have Dave here with us.The world could do with more dedicated and reliable people like you in their workforces, it would make life run so easily.
Helen K. (Painter Decorator)
Hi There Jill
ABSOLUTELY AWESOME NEWS!!!!!!!!
We are all over the moon!!!!!
After your phone call I couldn't stop myself shaking all nightI was so excited.
Thanks Sooooooooo much Jill. You have been fantastic!! And thanks to everyone at The Emigration Group including Mike McShane who saw us for our initial consulation.
Thanks again from ALL of us
Jo, Nikki, Ethan, & Levon H. and Nanook (Gardener)
Dear SallySorry this thank you has taken so long but the past few months has been very busy as we try to set up our new life with our young family.Thank you for everything and all your help from that very first phone call to when we received our visas to go to New Zealand. You truly were a pleasure to talk to and made the whole experience so enjoyable and less stessful. Thanks for all the numerous conversations with me asking the same questions and you so kindly answered each one again and again and again!We will definantly recommend The Emigration Group to anyone wishing to move to New Zealand and in particular Sally Tomkinson for being such a delightful, happy and very helpful and informative agent/friend.I really will miss all our chats, i might just have to phone you every now and again even though we are here now - haha!We are all settling well into New Zealand and the children love the freedom and sunshine and the amazing beaches and mountains . All the best for the future and remember your always welcome at our house if you fancy a trip to New ZealandBest wishesNoleen, Phil, Faith, Levi, & Matthew W. (Dietitian)
We would like to say a massive thank you to you for all your help in getting the visa. You have been a superstar in guiding us through the process – I know we have been a pain at times but your advice and guidance has been priceless to us.
We are two very happy people – thank you so much for everything.
Alison J. (Office Manager)
THANK YOU does not begin cover all that you have done for us.
You know what a roller coaster this process is, but throughout you have guided and advised us as a friend.
Carol & Paul G. (Plumber)
Hi JillFor some reason when I woke up this morning I knew there would be an email from you, and lo and behold it was there in our inbox!!! It probably isn't any special powers I have just the fact that it has dragged on and maybe Ihave sub consciouslythought it every morning...Can I just take a moment to thank you for your help so far and your patient and level headed advice you have given Mel and I over the last 6-7 months. I would say without you we would have gone mad out here trying to deal with everything. It has taken a lot of pressure off us knowing we had someone competent dealing with things for us, so thank you for that.Looking forward to hearing from you soon.Marcus & Mel S. (Rehabilitation Worker)
I arrived Palmerston North to take up my job offer and I would like to thank your people and The Emigration Group for a good job well done. We're settling down fast and would not hesitate to ask for further services in future as needs arise.
Thanks and regards
Femi O. (Environmental & Resource Economist)
Thank you for such a fantastic job. I feel that we would still be near square one if you hadn't helped us so professionally. Can you send the passports to the school please.I am sure you have the schools address.
Thank you so much again. I want to ring you soon to thank you personally, at the moment work is a little crazy though.
David R. (Primary Teacher)
Jill,Thank you for sending us the Approval Letter, we're absolutely delighted and still can't quite believe it.
Thank you for all you help!
Holly and I will send you our passports in a few weeks.Many thanks again,Holly & Rob H. (Environment Officer)
Kia Ora Jill
Thanks for all the time and effort you put in on our application.
It seemed like we would never get to the end, but you kept us focused and we made it. For that alone we are eternally grateful.
PS. Don't share the choccies - you deserve them all!!!
Mel & Marcus S. (Rehabilitation Worker)
Been meaning to sit down and write to you ever since you passed on the good news that my visa had been approved and show my appreciation from my initial consultation back in 2007 to yourself for all the help/advice and assistance you and eveyone else involved has given me in getting me to this stage.
It has at times been a difficult process for me but you have steered me through it all and made things so much easier to deal with.
Please thank everyone for me in helping me achieve my Skilled Sponsored Visa and once again many many thanks for being there for me throughout the process. Yourself and everyone at The Emigration Group will be highly recommended if I come across anyone in the future that wants to achieve their visa.
Thanks once again to you and your colleagues.
Mike T. (Welder)
Firstly I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself and my family to say a huge thank you to you and Amanda for all the work you did to ensure thatI finally received my permanent residents' visa for Australia.
I know at times we all got very frustrated due to circumstances beyond all our control, nevertheless it has been a pleasure to work with you all at The Emigration Group and we will certainly recommend your services to anyone else we know who is trying to achieve their dream of living and working in Australia.
Should you ever be over here please let us know as we would be delighted to meet up with you.
Once again many thanks and should you wish to use this email as a reference for future clients please feel free to do so.
Simon S. (Architectural Associate)
Thank you so much for your e-mail advising that our visa has at last been granted. Can't begin to tell you how excited we all are now!
Thank you for all your help and support throughout the whole process.
Richard, Julie, Ellie-May & Charlie S. (Supervisor Painter & Decorator)
Hi There Jill,
Our passports arrived today, Hooray!!!!!!!!!!Whoopeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are soooo lucky to have the opportunity to live permanently in NZ. You have made it happen for us, Jill, and you should take great satisfaction in that...changing lives. I keep pinching myself!! Cannot believe it!!
Through the challenging times, you have kept me going, you have always remained positive!!!! I never once had any doubts andI am so glad that you were there for us throughout it all.
Joe and I are in the process of writing testimonial for The Emigration Group and will post this to you asap. Ethan and Levon absolutely love it here!! They are Kiwi boys already. Will definitely keep in touch with you to let know what we are up to, would love to meet you some day maybe in NZ!!!
To you, Mike McShane and everybody who works so hard at The Emigration Group,
From the bottom of our hearts....
Nikki, Joe, Ethan and Levon H...not forgetting Nanook x
Jonathan H. (Gardener)
It is hard to put into words how much we appreciate the help you have given us to get our permanent residency visa for Australia.
Throughout the whole process you have been so professional and always managed to stop me worrying (until I found something else to worry about!).
We are so looking forward to the big move.
Thanks so much
Marie, Dave & Lucy B. (Nurse)
Following our conversation today please find enclosed our passports to be sent on for visa documentation.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff at The Emigration Group for all your hard work and effort in helping us gain a visa.
I look forward to hearing from you in due course.
Mr & Mrs L. (Gasfitter)
Great news about our visas finally being approved! We are still letting it sink in.
We enclose our passports as requested. Our warmest thanks go to yourself, Sarah and the team for getting us there, we would not have been able to do it without you, especially as we were working to such a tight time-frame.
It looks like we have some serious planning to do now.
Neil, Susan, James & Ben P. (Accountant)
Ithought I would let you know that we have settled in well. We bought a new house within four weeks of arriving and weresuprised how quickly it was finalised Our furniture arrived,virtually unscathed, two days after completion.
The weather here has been the coldest for forty years and we have missed our central heating, one consolation is that the daytime temprature rose to about 14º C. We are envying the hot sunny weather you appear to be having in the U.K.It is strange going into garden centres and seeing all ther flower and vegetable plants ready for planting in the middle of "winter".
Like in England it is " sale time " in the shops which run continuoslyunder different names, at least when they have a sale prices are reduced considerably ie.40-60% off each item. We are managing to meet alot of new people having joined a Probus and an Indoor bowling club.
Once again thank you for helping to make our emigration run smoothly.
Freda and John H. (Parent Visa)
I would just like to extend my thanks to everyone at The Emigration Group, but in particular to my agent Diane Vale, for the help, support and sheer professionalism during this process. Its hugely stressful but everyone made it as easy as it could be. And well, what can I say: 5 days' processing by New Zealand Immigration and we had the visa. I think that says it all!
Thanks everyone, you've been brilliant.
Best wishes and a delighted thank you
Christina D. & Justin M. (Nurse)
Follow your dreams wherever they lead.
You know writing this testimonial was always going to be part of that dream. The cherry on the icing on the cake.
It has been a huge challenge, a massive life changing experience for all of us. So many things to think about, so many things to do, so many emotions, so many highs and lows, wondering if we will make it through to the end to live our dream.
The initial consultation with Mike McShane was the beginning of our journey. We made the decision to emigrate to a beautiful place in New Zealand. We did not look back. We sold our house, Annette found Jo a job on the jobsearch programme and then it was all systems go. We booked our flights, and arranged a flight for our dog Nanook with Golden Arrow Shippers. Ethan and Levon said their goodbyes to their friends as did Jo and myself and we looked forward with excited anticipation to our new lives.
We have no doubts in our minds, Jill, that we would not be here now had it not been for all your hard work and patience. You were always there at the end of the phone, always cheerful, positive, efficient, adaptable and up for a challenge. “There is always a way” you would say.
There is a saying that in life you should always look for the highest mountain to climb. We certainly picked a high one. Jill, you gave us the wings to fly to the top of that mountain! We are so grateful to The Emigration Group for making it happen.
YOU MADE IT HAPPEN!!
Special thanks to Jill. We will keep in touch and let you know what we are up to. Would love to meet you and thank you in person one day.
And finally to all those considering embarking on a great adventure, don't hesitate, the future is yours…and with these guys on board before you know it……
Jo, Nikki, Ethan, Levon H. and Nanook
Nanook would like to thank Golden Arrow Shippers for looking after him so well. He arrived in New Zealand very happy and content in his specially made wooden kennel.
Just a few kind words expressing how grateful Donna and I are for all your hard work that you have done for us.
Without you and your kindness we would not be where we are today. Words cannot express how grateful we were tohave had someone of your high standards, who gets the final result.
If we can be of reference to future clients, we would be more than willing to co-operate.
Many, many, many thanks
Barry, Donna and the rest of the tribe. (Hairdresser)
Wow, I don't know where to begin. Four months on and we have just received our residency visas today!
My wife and myself would like to thank The Emigration Group very, very much for helping us make our dream of four years a reality! Thank you to all at The Emigration Group but in particular Diane and Andrew, thanks for allyour help, guidanceand advicethroughout the whole process. Without you guys at the helm it would have been more stressful than needed so thank you! We look forward to living our lives in NZ and are so happy that we can finally settle down in a wonderful country and look forward to an exciting future! We can't thank you enough.
We would recommend The Emigration Group to anyone looking to emigrate. Superb service throughout!
Sarah & Dean M. (Hairdresser and Plumber)
Thank you so much for all your hard work.
Looking forward to starting a new life in Australia.
Denise H. (Spouse Visa)
Thanks Chris, that's great news.
Nice to finally get the official OK and thank you for all your hard work on our behalf
We'll send you our passports this week toyour normal address by registered post.
Chris B. (State Sponsored Business Owner)
Sharon and myself would like to thank you very much for all your work helping us with our move to New Zealand. You were always at the end of the phone when we needed you and that was a few times I think you'll agree! I'm sure if it wasn't for you and your words of reassurance and advise on many occassions I think we would have given up.
Once again THANK YOU and I hope The Emigration Group appreciate you and the work you do in a friendly and professional manner.
Rob, Sharon, Scott & Zoe B. (Carpenter)
Well we are leaving tomorrow for Brisbane.
All is sorted & we would just like to thank you for the enormous role you played in making this dream happen.
Marie, Dave & Lucy B. (Nurse)
(so much to do today - do you help with ironing?)
Those Visas are really cool! Managed to get them today... we are very pleased to say the least! Now all we've got to do is sell the house and move there... yikes!
We'll keep you informed as to how things are moving (and no doubt we might have some questions). But in the meantime we'd just like to say a big thank you again for all your help along the way, we thought the whole process might be a bit of a nightmare but with you to help it's been a breeze!
Mark F. (Graphic Designer)
Just to say "thank you" for all your help and advice. Still can't believe I have the visa!
You have been totally brilliant throughout the whole process!
With best wishes
Melanie H. (Secondary Teacher)
Last week was exactly a year since we left the UK for NZ.
WOW!! Time flies when you are having fun. The family is doing great. Its been a long walk but well worth the pain.
We did not foget what you did for us and thought it fitting to let you know how we are doing.
Johan, Sonja & Mikayla O. (Production Manager)
Thanks for all your help - we are nearly there now!
Passports enclosed for visas, we have booked our flights for December.
The B Family (Computer Professional)
To Sally & the team,
Thank you very much for helping John and I. Without you we don't know where we would be.
April W. & John K. (Spouse application)
Thanks for all your help, advice and support.
We really couldn't have done it without you!
Simon & Nicky O. (Carpenter)
Thought I would drop you a mail. Just wanted to say thanks for the excellent advice and service around getting our visa and some challenges raised by my better half!!
House has sold and all our possessions got driven away in a container last week!!! Our flights are booked for 25/10/09.. We fly out as British summertime ends!!!! A big thanks from Me, Sam and Chloe
We would like to say thank you for all your help and services for gaining our visas for Australia.
We are really pleased with the service we received from yourself and The Emigration Group.
Martin, Andrea & Charlie B. (Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Mechanic)
Hoping this email finds you well, long time no contact but thought after being here for over a year would just write you a line or two, hoping you are still with The Emigration Group or no one else except Mike will have heard of us!
We absolutely adore New Zealand, every morning I wake up I feel so happy to be here I sometimes have to pinch myself that its true, especially when Duncan's Canadian workmate is still trying to get residency and is costing himloads of dollarsnot to mention the stress.
So glad wefoundThe Emigration Group.
Best wishes,Diane W. and Duncan B. (Plumber)
Hi Jill,Just a wee note to say Alan and I have now been here for 4 weeks. We absolutely love the area and as a resultwe have now bought a house. We are only 10 minutes walk from the beach which isfantastic, so we are nowlooking forward to a good summer. We can't believe how lucky we are that everything is now falling into place. If it had not been for you and Mike and The Emigration Group we would not have been here so easily.Alan and I would like to thank you very much once again for all your help and understanding you so kindly gave us.We are now looking forward to our new future together here in NZ - can't wait.Take careKind Regards
Ina and Alan F. (Parent Visa)
Hi Jill,How are you?As you can see we are now in New Zealand and all thanks to your help to make our dream come true. We are loving it here. It is beautiful here and everyone has been so friendly and helpful to us which makes it so much easier. Andrew is loving his job and I have also managed to find a job which is lovely.
We have managed to find a place to rent which we have until March then hope to either buy a property or rent again. The place we are at now it fantastic -it has a spa pool and spa bath makes us feel we have won the lottery. The cats have settled very well here as we have 2 acres of garden to look after. They had a very good flight over all thanks to Golden Arrow Shippers who looked after the cats very well so a definite recommendation if anyone wants one. We have also this week recieved all our household goods and motorbikes in our container and everything was in good order, very professionally done.
Well, will keep you up to date now and again we are looking forward to summer here now!
Thanks again, Jill, for all you have done for us Liz xxx
Andrew H. & Liz P. (Machinery Mechanic)
It was a GREAT news. THANKS alot for all the help and advice throughout each and every step of the process.
You have been really helpful and nice along the whole process.
Thanks & regards,
Vijay (IT Developer/Programmer)
Just to let you know that we are finally on our way to Australia. Its been a long time coming but now we can reap the benefits.
So a big thank you to you all for your help and guidance in making this move for us possible.
Doug & June H. (Contributory Parent Visa)
Ireceived my INZ decision yesterday. It was really nice to hear that I have received a residence decision. Thanks alot for the initial consultation and advice. Also my case manager, Diane Vale has been really nice and invaluable in assisting me throughout the whole process.
A BIG thank you again.
Vijay (IT Developer/Programmer)
Dear Sarah & Mike,
Just a quick note to say we're off to Adelaide tomorrow via Singapore and arrive at our destination on 1st December to start our new lives!
We'd like to thank you both and all of the team who have provided us with good advice, patience and commitment to get us to this stage.
Mike, you said you'd get us there and you did.
Sarah, we'd like to thank you for your patience and understanding through all the trials of the problems with our 495 Visa and we would have no hesitation to recommend the services of The Emigration Group.
SaraS. & Mark H. (Community Worker)
Just to say a big "Thank You" for all your help and support. You have been brilliant!
We wanted to let you know we really appreciate all your help.
Have a Happy New Year!
With love and best wishes
Nick & Lin W. (Building Inspector)
To all at The Emigration Group,
We would like to say a big 'thank you' for helping us with our visa application.
We are sure without your help the process would have taken alot longer!
Jason, Lisa & Family (Accountant)
Thanks to you and all the team at TEG for helping me obtain the 457 visa so quickly. I really can't believe it was approved in 10 days! Please find enclosed our passports for you to pass on to the Australian High Commission, let's hope they don't take too long.
Rudy P. (General Manager)
Here are our passports as promised.
Thank you once again for all your help and hard work.
Emma P. (Occupational Therapist)
Thank you for all your help and support with our visas, we really appreciate it!
The S-J Family. (Secondary Teacher)
First of all apologies for taking so long to get in touch and for not being able to see you before we left the UK.
As you will gather, we are now in New Zealand and have been for about 5 weeks - so it's been Christmas in the sun and a warm New Year's Day on the beach - not that we're trying to make you envious!
We have settled in NZ and are renting in Christchurch. We did drive initially to Dunedin when we arrived as we had said we would, but for whatever reason I was unable to evoke any enthusiasm from either Julia or the boys and the city didn't quite turn out to be what I had expected either. Well, never mind, a few days enjoying the late November sun in Queenstown and Arrowtown worked wonders.
We were all of the opinion that we had loved Christchurch, so we headed back after a few days and have made firm friends here already - Kiwi and expat, so no complaints at all (the elderly couple next door have already got me watering their tomato plants while they're away with the promise of a BBQ when they get back!). Mark & Rob seem to be out every night doing something or other - tomorrow they're tramping across the Port Hills with friends, the country has really fired them up.
It really is nice how warm the New Zealanders are, and in spite of the time of year, Mark is due to start work on Jan 7th and Julia has already had an interview in a local medical practice - not bad going for the Christmas period! I've also got a couple of applications in. Rob is putting his CV round recording studios and looking to start a potential course in media and cinema in Wellington when he finds out if his AS levels are enough to get him in.
We cannot thank you enough for your work and efforts on our behalf. It hasn't been a quick process but it has all been worth it. You are doing a fantastic job at The Emigration Group, so please accept our very real thanks.
Wishing you a very happy and successful 2010
Chris, Julia, Mark & Rob S. (Nurse)
Sorry this is somewhat late but we just wanted to let you know that we arrived here safely! We collected our visas from New Zealand house on the 29th Decand were on the plane 1st Jan! We arrived at Auckland on the afternoon of the 3rd somewhat knackered but very happy to have finally got here!
We managed to find rental accommodationand have been there 2 weeks now, it's about a 10min drive for me to get to work so substantially better than the 50mins it used to take!
The dog arrives on Friday 29th so it'll be back to the usual chaos thenand hopefully our furniture etc should be here sometime in March (we have an air mattress & we have been very kindly loaned a fridge & some camping chairs), it'll be nice to finally get all our things back as they've been in storage since June!
Thank you so much for everything you've done for us over the last year or so, I don't think we'd have made it this far (or certainly not so smoothly) without you!
We'll make sure we send a pic once we're finally settled & sorted.
Laura & Brett A. (Nurse)
Thank you for all your help and support.
We know we couldn't have done it without you!
Lyn & Nick W. (Building Inspector)
Thank you for all your efforts and expertise. It seems getting into New Zealand is more difficult than breaking into the White House and without your help and guidance we wouldn't be getting our visas.
Now for the stressful stuff of co-ordinating the house sale, removals and cat examinations etc!!
Once again, a big thank you.
Phil E. (Food Flavourist)
We are very grateful for all the work you did for us. It was greatthat you took all the pressure off us.
Still can't believe how quickly you managed to get us our visas.
All the best
Jamie & Sheens S. (Secondary Teacher)
Sorry for being a bit short on the phone - at work unfortunately and most people don't yet know I'm leaving!!! Was waiting for the final rubber stamp before announcing it to the world.
Once again - thank you very much for helping us with this process. Throughout you have been incredibly professional, knowledgeable and helpful and pleasure to deal with.
Stuart L. (Electronics Engineer)
We have safely arrived in Auckland on our new adventure.
We would all like to thank you for all your efforts in securing our resident visas. I truly believe we had the best emigration adviser in the business and to do it in three months is credit to us all. We have forwarded your details to friends and family who are looking into emigrating as well and hopefully will be as successful.
Words cannot explain how stressful making this decision to emigrate was, but with you working on our behalf it made it all worth it in the end.
Many thanks to you Sally and The Emigration Group.
The G. Family(Technical Sales Representative)
We are now in sunny South Australia, have been here since December 2009. Rob has got a job, kids have just started school and I am waiting for replies from my job applications. At first it was difficult: no car etc but we love the place and slowly getting into a normal way of life.
A big thank you to yourself and the team. Nothing was any trouble for you and we felt we could ring you and ask you anything, no matter how small it may have been. Indeed it felt as if you were applying with us, you were so approachable, so friendly and so professional. Having experienced another company that will remain nameless, there was no comparison from our very first meeting with The Emigration Group. Thank you!!!
There is no bigger way of showing faith in your company than recommending others to you and we want to do just that.
A young man we know was just about to sign up with a different company and we have strongly suggested your company and I gave him your number. I'm sure you will assist him in the right direction.
Many, many thanks. If you visit this neck of the woods be sure to call and visit. Our life changing move is down to you!
Yours most gratefully
Penny, Rob & the boys (Acupuncturist)
Thank you so much for the great news about my residency! Feel as if I am about to burst with excitement.
Now I have to work on my parents to get them to make the move!
Many thanks again
Tracy C. (Primary Teacher)
Dear Sarah and all at The Emigration Group,
Last night I watched a television programme about families on the emigration trail to Australia. I had watched this very same programme this time last year, only then I had to turn away for fear that I would see something that I could not have. This year however my son and I had recently received our passports with the permanent visas to Australia in them, which had been obtained by the help of The Emigration Group.
It is not often in today's world that you can say that you received all that you were promised. Yet in this case I was given all the help that was needed; immediately and exact. I am very thankful for this help. My son and I have an opportunity now, not just to watch a programme about other people's dreams coming true but also to live them as well.
All my thanks
Simon C. (Solid Plasterer)
Yes we have visa labels in passports.We are now back in our new home NZ.
All going very well here, picking up plenty of new work and also had a job offer for myself, due to start in April.
Many thanks to you for the smooth transition, it was a great help to know we were being advised by such a good agency. My son will probably be joining us in the near future so will contact you re his visa then, also David's son and his family are very keen to join us here so again they will contact you in due course.
Helen H. & David P. (Long Term Business Visa)
Just to let you know we arrived yesterday to a lovely clear, warm, sunny day in Christchurch. Flight wasn't the complete nightmare we imagined...but it was very, very long.
We flew over Sydney and Mount Cook. New Zealand looked spectacular and we can't wait to get out and see it. Christchurch looks lovely: all green and lots of trees.
Many thanks for everything,
Mark, Moniza & Anya F. (Graphic Designer)
Hi Sally,We made it!!! Landed on Jan 2nd and spent a few weeks travelling around, enjoying an extended holiday and trying to decide where we want to settle. At the moment we are staying in a rented property in Nelson, overlooking the sea. We really like Nelson but we are looking further afield. The weather has been great (although the Kiwis don't think it's been a good summer) and we've been swimming most afternoons..New Zealand is fabulous and is everything we hoped for but we couldn't have done it without you!Thanks again for all your help over the past two years. If you travel over here there will always be welcome to stay with us.All the bestNick and Ann R. (Primary Teacher)
Hello Diane,Many thanks for the email.
I would like to take this opportunity again, Diane, to thank you for all you have done for Eddy and I, for all the support, help and guidance you have given. Its been fantastic working with you and I wouldn't change a thing. Using The Emigration Group I can honestly say has been one of my best decisions in life.
Anyone that I have come into contact with who is considering emigrating to Oz or NZ I do say to use yourselves as I feel that you are someone to trust and someone that looks at the best options for the client even if it will take a length of time to sort – The Emigration Group to me is all the about the client.Other agents have saidand I quote "you will never ever get selected from the poolbelow 140 points, you need a job offer". How wrong could they have been. I have had great joy in quoting backat them that it is possible and has been for us. You just need to be patient and work with a good agent that knows what they are doing. A little old saying"You get what you pay for" and we certainly got that…quality!... rare to find these days....
Sam T. (Accountant)
Hi Sally,Wow...we can't believe it!!!!!!We have just been up to Kaikoura for the day and are relaxing now at home (Saturday evening) when I decided to check emails. We are so relieved we don't really know what to say...we just keep looking at each other and smiling. In fact I am smiling to myself all the time I'm typing!We are going to wait until we actually have the passports in out hands before we go out to celebrate but Roy has a bottle of red waiting to be opened as I type.It was February 2008 when I first contacted TEG, our first appointment was Friday 14th March 2008. Two years of ups, downs and finally ups again - what a rollercoaster! We couldn't have done it without you Sally to guide us through the tangled web of red tape, changing regulations and frustrating requests from INZ. You're an absolute star, twinkle, twinkle!!!!!I will let you know as soon as the passports arrive here in Christchurch....you'll propbably hear the cheer.You have certainly made our weekend treasure, you will be our first toast...enjoy your glass too!Will be in touch soon
Roy & Maggie T. (Pattern Maker)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
...aka Gail C. (Contributory Parent Visa)
OMG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just been jumping up and down with Pete's parents, then had to phone Pete, then MY parents....
That's just the BEST news, Jill, thank you so much for your patience and perseverance!! It's hugely appreciated by us all here.
Thanks a billion Jill.
I'll finally stop stressing about it now!
Charlotte G. (Spouse Visa)
Let me first give a massive thanks to yourself and all of the team at The Emigration Group for obtaining our permanent residency visas to Australia. We have booked our flights to Melbourne for early 2011to activate the visas.
Its been a long time waiting but yourself and the team have made the journey an easy walk in the park. Our dream will soon be a reality.
Thanks once more.
Katherine, Andy, Alicia & little Jospeh C. (Registered Nurse)
I wanted to write to you to sing the praises of Jill Boukheddar, who has proved herself a fabulous asset to your company.
Over the past six months, Jill has been responsible for processing my permanent residency application for New Zealand, and her friendly, efficient attention to detail has been superb. There have been a number of "hiccups" along the way with the application, but Jill has always been there as a positive, accessible source of information and support.
Jill responded to emails very quickly and kept me updated with any developments - no matter how small - which was a great comfort and relief to me and my partner.
The positive outcome of my application is a testament to the efficiency and effective service that your company offers as a whole, but our experience dealing with Jill has been exceptionally positive and I felt compelled to share our thoughts with you.
I hope you will accept this email as a glowing appraisal for Jill.
Charlotte G. (Spouse Visa)
Passports etc arrived today.
Thank you for all you have done for us, we could not have done it without you.
With very best regards and thanks.
Gill, Terry, Nicky & Jenny J. (Primary Teacher)
CanI thank you for all you have done for me and my family. I was absolutely over the moon this morning when you told me our visas were on your desk.
I can't praise you or the Chester office enough. You have made what should have been a very stressful time for me indeed, an absolute doddle andI know this is down to your efficency and professionalism. In every step of the processI was guided in the best direction and the overall serviceI have received from you has been nothing but excellent
Tony M. (Electrician)
Do you still remember us? You and your firm helped us to emigrate to NZ. It's now 5 years since I arrived here and started the job you found for me in Dunedin, Otago. I am well settled in my joband have acquired many friends.
The children: Louisa is working as a consultant for a big firm for the whole island. Will you believe if I said she is holding the post on part time as she is still in Auckland Uni doing marketing. Amy is with us waiting for an opening in AU. Chris is In Otago Uni doing Law. Milly is finishing her final year in Year 13.Jane is doing a part time job with the local Uni. (she is spending all her free time in the gym and looks 35 although she is 48.) It's the weather and the food here that keeps us so young. Also Janes' parents have now emigrated to NZ. Sold up everything in UK and have arrived here as rich people They qualified to emigrate on the strength of our sponsorship and did not need to prove any income (although they had money). Immigration said that you had prepared the initial application so well, so thanks!! I thought I'd share the good news with you and every time I see your advertisement I smile. It's been a very good experience. My family and I thank you for this blessing.
Anton F. (Nurse)
Thank you very, very much for all your work in helping us to live our dream. We would have never managed it on our own.Kind regards
Darryl M. (Funeral Director)
Firstly, we must apologise for not getting in touch since you let us know we'd been granted NZ Residence Visas, sorry! We just wanted you to know that we really appreciate all the work that you did to get our applications ready.
I'm emailing you from Auckland, we arrived this morning! Ready to start our new life over here and it's all down to your help. So, many thanks once again and all the best from NZ.
Alisonand Shaun F. (Secondary Teacher)
Just starting to get over the shock!!!!
Before I go any further........THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORKYOU HAVE ACHIEVED FOR MY FAMILY. Without you this would not have happened.
Talk or hear from you soon.
Until then, incredibly warm regards
Meryl, Gerald & Max B. (Mental Health Co-ordinator)
Westill can`t believe it`s really happening for us, it`s been a dream of ours for years!
Just want to thank you for all your support & cheering us up when we came upon problems (and there was a few!). Rob has just informed his employer in NZ and so we can now start planning our move. Can`t wait to hold the passports in my hands then I`ll believe it!!!
Once again, Jill thanks for all your help and we wish you all the best for the future.
Rob, Gale & Josh L. (Carpenter)
Having just returned from our orientation visit (and to validate our visas) I would like to take this opportunity to thank-you for recommending Home 2 Home settlement to assist us.
The ladies were an absolute godsend and provided us with invaluable information on all aspects of Adelaide & SA (obtaining tax numbers, registering for medicare, short term lets, open houses, schools, familiarisation of local suburbs & pros/cons of each, orientation of the city) as well as meet & greet at the airport on both arrival & assistance on departure. We let Home 2 Home know that we were given their details by yourselves and also told them that we would let you know how helpful the service was so that you can refer furture clients who are moving to SA in the knowledge that the service provided is first class and exceptionally reasonable! We did not realise how much we would benefit from such a service until we had it!May I also take this opportunity to thank-you for all your work in obtaining our visa for us - I am sorry it has taken so long to send this note! We hope to migrate early August (flight depending) and feel sure that at this time we have made the right decision!Please would also pass on this note to Paul Arthur whom I am sure will be pleased to hear that one of your suggested contacts is a much appreciated and invaluable service.Kind regards
Rachel & Tim G. (Accountant)
We would like to say a big thank you for helping us obtain our visas. Flights are booked,removals booked, house is sold.
So once again thank you and all the team at The Emigration Group.
Melvin & Christine M. (Contributory Parents)
Thanks so much for all your help in getting our application through successfully - we are absolutely thrilled!!!
Thanks for working hard on our behalf. Please pass on our thanks to anyone else who helped along the way.
Carl, Tracy, Sara & Sophie W. (SecondaryTeacher)
I have received my passport - thanks for sending it safely.
Well that's that then! Thanks for all your help and guidance over the last 9 months or so.
Many thanks once again, and all the best to you for the future.
Very best wishes
Clive L. (Laboratory Manager)
We just wanted to say a big, big thank you for all your help and support. I can't believe that we're really going to live in New Zealand.
Its so exciting and we're both really grateful to you for helping make our dreams come true!
Catherine & Grant H. (Youth Worker)
Thank you so much for your kind support throughout our application process. We could not have completed the work without you. The Australian Government made changes to the process on a couple of occasions which we would never have found out until the whole process had been complete. You and your company have been nothing but professional and I would highly recommend you to anybody. Any questions that we ever had were answered quickly and clearly. Knowing that you were always so accessible helped ease our minds of any concerns.
We will be setting off on the 7th January 2011; this date is later than expected as we had to wait for our house to sell. Finally everything seems to be coming together. We have taken the children to Adelaid during Easter and they loved it, they are very excited about the new move. Joe has already put a surfboard top of his Christmas list.
You have been truly magnificent.
Darren, Suzanne, Joe and Billy (Secondary Teacher)
I would just like to say thank you again for all your help over the past 18 months. Its fantastic news that we now have our visas in our passports it will be great to actually see them tomorrow. It was lovely to finally meet you last week and get to thank you in person for all your support over the past few months. I will of course keep in contact with you and email to you some pictures from our final journey over to NZ and keep you posted on how things go once we arrive and start to settle into our new life. You have made this whole process so easy for us and supported us through our challenges, many thanks again Diane.
Sam & Eddy (Accountant)
I just wanted to say, on behalf of us both, thank you so much for all your help and patience (!) during the process. We're absolutely thrilled (not to mention a bit stunned - you sort of get to the stage where you think it simply won't happen!) and can't wait for our new lives to being!
Once again, thank you :-)
Zoe and Peter (Partner Visa)
Many thanks for all your hard work, it has been a pleasure speaking and working with you.
We will let you know when the letters arrive and let you know when we finally arrive in Perth (our flights are booked for 4th Nov!!!!!)
Ian, Lynn, Joshua & Sofie(Management Consultant)
Please find our 3 passports enclosed, we would like to thank you for all your help over the past few years.
Mark, Marie & Lily (Electrician)
You are one in a million and have the patience of a saint!
Thank you so much for dealing with us - did you get a choice??! But, seriously, thank you from the whole family, you are an absolute star!
Keep in touch, come & stay
Kirst, Mike, Madoc, Osian & Bump xxxxx (Sales Manager)
Thank you Sarah
You have been of great service to me. I'm pleased that I could rely on your professional and prompt communications to get things done.
Regards and many thanks
Tahir A (Partner Visa)
Great news, many thanks for all your support during this process.
Ben (Partner Visa)
We can't thank you enough for all of your help, supportand professionalism you have guided us along the emigration process. Before too long, a new adventure will begin for us and without your help this could not have happened. Thank you so much.
Lots of love
Karen & Ant (Nurse)
To Sarah& The Crew
A very big thank you
Simon & Alison G (Partner Visa)
We just wanted to say a big
Thankyou for everything!
Karen, Nick & Family (Wall & Floor Tiler)
Wow a bit blown over as thought interview did not go well. Will send passports tomorrow, and suss out best way with post office or any advice?.
Thankyou so much Diane for your patience, and support above and beyond your job.
Sandra, Brian & Elena (Nurse)
We felt we wanted to write to say a BIG! thank you for all your help - we couldn't have got here without you!
It was a long process - but we got there in the end and it is the best thing we have ever done.
So - thank you, thank you, thank you!
All the best for the future.
David, Caroline, Emily & William (Electrician)
To Sarah & All the Emigration Group
Thank you for your help and hard work.
Very much appreciated!
Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!
Simon B& Daiva S (Partner Visa)
Good Morning Amanda
I think its finally sunk in that our dreams have come true, we are all very excited.
Just want to thank you and your colleagues for all your help, we couldn't have done it without you.
Thank you once again.
William & Paula C
As I think you know, we have now been granted a perm residence visa for the ACT. I wanted to drop you a line to pass on our thanks for your organisations part in the overall outcome, although I also wanted to make a special mention of Sarah and her contribution. Sarah has been outstanding with us, answering our very many queries with professionalism and empathy. She has made the process much more manageable.
Again, our thanks.
Jon (Policy Analyst)
It's been a 'journey' to say the least, the increased delays on processing times a disappointment but out of your control. Thankfully we made the decision at the outset not to implement any major strategic decisions as house sales, etc. until we had this final note from yourself!
Having yourself on board has made a clear difference and kept the 'show on the road' and in the right direction. It seems obvious to me that how smoothly it all went well with the Processing Centres from State Sponsorship and finally at the end with the actual Visa is a direct consequence of them having confidence in you guys completing all the diligence correctly.
You did what you said you would and you got the visa, we can ask no more. For us, the cost was money well spent and you were professional with us throughout.
Thank you for all your help and I'm sure we'll keep in touch with an email from time to time.
We'll go later this year on holiday to see my sister-in-law and family who emigrated to Melbourne in October to validate the visas, and begin to make proper plans now in the knowledge everything is completed. I'll leave the visas until after we return at the end of February if that is okay as you say? So it will be beginning of March when I send them in.
All the best,
Graham. (Business Visa 164)
Finally everything has arrived back andwe just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your invaluable help along the way. Your patience and support has been greatly appreciated and helped us through the course! We wish you all the best for your (semi) retirement and wish you a very Happy Christmas. It has been a pleasure working with you.
Pete and Caroline (State Sponsored Investor)
Just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to you and the team who helped with our move to NZ! We have finally booked our flights for the 11th April - can't believe it is really happening. Will definitely recommend you to any future clients we know.
All the best
Jackie, Neil, Katie & James (Production Manager)
Well it has taken nearly two years but we are now ready to have our residency stamped in our passports. How do we describe the service you have given us? Truly brilliant is probably the closest we can say. After our initial assessment, you told us that we should be able to migrate to New Zealand provided, of course, that we fitted all the criteria. You continued to support and help us when we found out that Ant had a serious heart problem that he had had since birth and no one had noticed. We said we would get it fixed, it was and hey presto everything has gone through fine. We must mention the help and understanding that was shown by Immigration New Zealand, how you liaised with them and made our successful application that much easier. Would we recommend you and The Emigration Group – we certainly would and indeed have. As you know our elder daughter her partner and their daughter are working with you to help secure their future in New Zealand. It's a real big thank you from us, you have always been there for us from start to finish. We just need to board that final plane to start our new lives.
Take care and many thanks,
Ant & Karen D (Nurse)
Dear Sarah / Amanda
Many thanks for your continued assistance, and especially for your invaluable assistance in securing our visas and a life changing opportunity for me and my family .....
We couldn't have done it without you!!
Thankyou so much for your invaluable advice, endless patience, reassurance and fantastic sence of humour......
Friday afternoons have never been such fun!!!
We will most definitely keep in touch and if you ever fancy a holiday down under.. just say the word :-)
Loads of love
Rachel & Ray (Secondary Teacher)
Just to let you know we picked up our passports today from the post office, it was great seeing the visa in it!
All official now! Thank you so much for everything you have done for us. We have waited so long for this to happen, and you have been so patient with us when we kept ringing you!
You have been brilliant thank you so much
Donna & Jamie (Electrician)
Thankyou for all your hard work in getting Abbie and my Visa's to Australia, we really appreciate it.
We will now definitely be joining Nick in July
All the best & many thanks
Heidi P (Partner Visa)
Good Morning Sarah
Just to let you know that everything is sorted and we have booked our flights to emigrate on the 30th May, thank you for all your help/ support and understanding when things were looking bleak and I got a bit irate.
Nicola's sister and husband have started the initial process with yourselves to follow us.
Once again thanks a lot and all the best for the future.
Allan & Nicola W (Supervisor of Toolmakers)
Thanks for the letter and my documents back. I just wanted to say thank you again for all your help with our application and answering my many questions over the past few months.
We're busy planning a trip to validate the visa hopefully in July and then once the house is sold we are off!
Emma H and family (Nurse)
I hope you are well? It's been nearly two weeks now since we have been here, and we haven't stopped smiling since we got here! Not even the freak and rubbish weather has dampened our spirits! Our dog arrived safely and after nearly a week he is now settled and loves going to play ball on the beach. We love the area where we are staying, and will probably look to settle permanently round here eventually. There are some beautiful houses!
And our big news is...we have both been offered jobs already! I applied for various jobs through recruitment agencies, and last Friday I met with one of the agencies, as he wanted to put me forward for a job with a training company. I went for the interview with them on Wednesday, and it was so laid back! I thought it went really well, and when I got back, I had a call to say they wanted me in the next day for a second interview with the Finance Director. So I went in yesterday, and after talking with them for about 40 minutes, they offered me the job there and then! I was in shock. The contract was even written already dated the previous day! So I start on Wednesday on a really good salary package with city centre allocated parking, which is a major bonus in Auckland.
Jamie went for an interview tonight, and he has just come back and he got it and starts on Monday!
We definitely know we have made the right decision, so thank you for making it happen for us!
Hope to hear from you soon
To Sarah & the Team
Thanks for everything
Paul & Gaynor S (Civil Engineer)
A BIG thank you to you and all your team, for all your hard work and support over the last 3 years.
It all paid off in the end.
Thank you so much from
Chris, Nicol, Ben & Luke F (Hairdresser)
Thank you Sarah
For all the hard work you have put into helping us emigrate
to Australia and making our dreams come true.
Billy & Jo E (Plasterer)
Dear SarahJust a huge thank you for getting my visa for me so that Henry and I can finally be together.I can't believe after all this time I now finally fly out on a one way ticket next week.Best wishesAlison P (Prospective Marriage)
Dear AmandaPlease find our passports enclosed as requested.Would like to thank you and all the team at TEG for all your help and hard work in processing our applications we're delighted.Thanks againStuart & Carla L (Joiner)
So sorry this took so long to write. I just wanted to express my sincere thanks to you and The Emigration Group for your assistance in getting our permanent visa for AUSTRALIA ! We are so excited and planning to make the move by the end of September. You were always totally professional (and very patient when I had my wobbles and worries). You are a real asset to the team and wish you all the very best of everything.
Also can you pass on my sincere thanks to the team who also helped my Mum get her visa.
Thank you & kindest regards
Cassie, Darren, Annabelle & Katie B (Bricklayer)
To Amanda & Co
Just to say a BIG Thank you to you all for all your assistance in helping us to achieve our dream.
We are planning to go in November if everything goes to plan fingers crossed!
Philip, JIll, Lucy D (Hairdresser)
Hello Gemma & Sarah
Just like to say a massive thank you for the last couple of years, whilst going through this sensitive time of emigration. I never knew how much paper work and stress could be involved, and would certainly not been able to do this without The Emigration Group Team.
I can't wait to start our new life down under and would like to thank you all
From all the family xxxxx
Michelle & Denis M (Hairdresser)
Thank you so much for everything you have done for us.
We are truly, truly grateful.
You're the best!
Shelley, Richard B (Legal Secretary)
Just a quick email to confirm that we have been granted our residents visa in principle today, meaning that we will receive the paperwork in the next 1-3 weeks. A big thank you to all for the help, advice etc, and a big celebration for us tonight!!!
Patrick H (Retail Manager)
We just wanted to write and thank you for all your help and assistance with our visa application.
It was a huge weight off our minds knowing we had you and your colleagues to support us through the process.
We are both delighted we have been accepted and are looking forward to our new lives "down under"
Thank you again and best wishes for the future
Sharon & Jonathan PK (Occupational Therapist)
Amazing. I was hoping it would be quick - I'm terrible at waiting - but never thought it might be this quick.
Our cruise ship is docked in Athens today - so I think lots and lots of Ouzo is in order.
Thanks very much for your help and patience! We'll be in touch during the next few days once the news has settled in.
Wahoo!! or should I say Bonza!
Ian C (Accountant)
Hi Sarah & Gemma
Thank you for your letter confirming our visa has now been granted. WOW!!!
We would like to thank you both, Sarah in particular, for your hard work and the expert and professional way in which you assisted us throughout our application. We really appreciate it.
With absolute please we have voted TEG as the Best Visa Agent or Relocation Service, and wish TEG success at the Awards.
Best wishes and kind regards.
David and Alanagh W (Gasfitter)
Re: Completion of Australian Residence Application.
We felt compelled to write to the Emigration Group Team and thank you for all your hard work and dedication when dealing with our Australian residence application.
From the start to the end of the process we have always had help at hand and our frequently asked questions answered from members of the team in an efficient and professional manner.
As a family we think what seemed to be the longest part of the process was the time span from the medical results being sent from the panel doctors over to Australia and the final cleared decision from the medicals. As this is towards the end of the application process it seemed an endless time lapse waiting for the medical results and the final okay from our case officer, even though this was a matter of weeks. This had to be the most anxious stage of the process and to have a friendly team at the end of the telephone ready to answer any questions or just put our minds at rest was invaluable.
It is just over a week ago since we received your telephone call to send your congratulations as you had just received notification that our application for residency had been accepted. Since that day our feet have not touched the ground. We are full of so many emotions, excitement, relief, anticipation and of course a bit of panic as our final date for arrival in Australia is only just over 9 months away and there is so much to do.
As a family we would like to thank the firm for acting on our behalf and your hard work has certainly paid off. This time next year we will be in Australia. What was a dream will have become reality and hopefully a happy and successful start in the life down under.
We would be pleased to speak to the PR team and promote the business. Once again thank you for helping us along the way and taking the stress out of what could have been an unthinkable process to undertake without the knowledge and expertise of The Emigration Group.
Many thanks again.
Mark, Gail, Callum & Aaron N (Carpenter)
Abig thank you for all you have done to help us get the visas. We are very excited about the next chapter in our lives, and would not have gotten this far without your help and advice.
Thank you again,
Elmarie R (Social Worker)
Just saying thank you very much for helping me and Janet with our visa application for Australia
We know how much hard work you and your team put in to make it happen and really do appreciate it.
We fly out on the 6th Sept to Adelaide.
Richard & Janet D (Metal Machinist 1st class)
We would like you to know how grateful we are for helping us change our life for the better and re-uniting us with our family. You and The Emigration Group have handled our application excellently and you made us feel we were talking to a friend rather than a consultant.
We would not have had a clue how to go through this process and you guided us through each stage with as little problems as possible.
We will always be extremely grateful to you all.
We will email you to let you know how we get on.
Lilian & Alan C (Parent Visa)
Hi Sally, I hope you are well, and enjoyed a great summer.We wanted to write and say a huge Thank You for all your help, hard work and patience during our application for emigration to New Zealand .
We know it was not the most straight forward of applications with previous names,Zimbabwe issues and the like, but your positive, supporting emails made sure we always knew things were progressing smoothly.
Thanks to your help we managed to secure full residence visas in very quick time, and also plan and have our wedding in Greece at the same time as our New Zealand application..!
We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone we know who might be considering emigrating.
We're now living in Hastings inHawkesBay , loving the area, the people and the weather, and we have a little Kiwi due in early February 2012..! A summer baby is great, but not a very comfortable first Christmas here for Lol..!
We couldn't find a bit on your website to enter our own testimonial, so please use this email if you wish and post it on your site.
If ever you are over here doing some research, or just on holiday, please look us up – we would love the opportunity to say thank-you in person.
Thanks again, Kind regardsMichael and Lol (Accountant)
Dear Emigration Group
We are writing this letter for two main reasons, firstly to thank all employees at TEG for their help in attaining our residents visa for New Zealand and secondly to recommend TEG to other people considering emigrating.
We received our passports back today with the stamp entitling us to residency in New Zealand, it still amazes us that the whole process really only started at Easter – only 16 weeks ago.
We used the job search program in order to secure a job offer, but the process delivered far more than just a job. I have experienced many head hunters and recruitment agencies in the past that are merely looking for the next commission and are not really interested in the employees' future happiness. I spoke with Geoff Taylor, MD at Skilled British Workers, on a few occasions over the telephone in New Zealand and was re-assured that he wanted to deliver the lifestyle change that we were looking for. I can honestly say that the fees involved, in my opinion, are a small price to pay for the service that you receive in return.
Once we had decided to proceed, Geoff arranged for my CV to be converted into a New Zealand format and after I had approved it, he began to approach potential employers in New Zealand. This is one of the main benefits of using the job search program, Geoff is based in New Zealand, because his fees are paid by the employee, this sends a direct message to the employer that you are serious – in my opinion this cannot be achieved over the phone or via e-mail, we are after all in a different time zone and on the other side of the world!
Following successful telephone interviews and psychometric tests, I decided to fly to New Zealand and meet with a potential employer and spend two days learning their business and seeing if the business culture met with my expectations. Geoff arranged collection from the airport and invited me to spend a couple of nights at his fantastic house, on the coast an hour north of Auckland. During the next two days, he gave me a tour of the area, took me to have a look around one of the stores where I was due to be interviewed , gave me an appreciation of life in New Zealand, took me to have a look at NZ real estate, and made me feel very relaxed and at home. I found these two days very informative and it helped to confirm that we were making the right choice in moving to New Zealand.
On the first day that I was due to meet with my potential future employer, Geoff took me to their head office and made the introductions and gave his opinion on what I had to offer them and what I was looking for from my next employer. He arranged for me to stay in his apartment in Auckland for a very reasonable fee for the remainder of my week in New Zealand. Following my two days with my potential new employer, and with a job offer successfully received, we met up again in order to discuss the offer. Geoff made the whole process very smooth and stress free, but more importantly, he was focussed on finding the right employer for me – I believe that he has 100% achieved this.
Following on from the job offer, we used TEG for the visa processing. We were given a case officer, Diane Vale, who then became our point of contact for all communication and requests for information. Our experience with Diane was the same as with Geoff, she is a credit to TEG and she demonstrated a genuine interest in us as a family, despite being a business TEG has managed to retain a personal relationship with their clients – this is not always the case in the world today!
Diane made the whole process very simple to understand, her experience and efficiency meant that all paperwork was available at the right time and has undoubtedly resulted in our visas being granted quicker and without the issues we may have experienced if we had tried to go through the process alone.
We will be flying to New Zealand at the end of November 2011, intend to enjoy Summer and Christmas and settle in to our new life style before I start work in February 2012. We extend our thanks again to all of those who have made the process an enjoyable and stress free experience, with particular thanks to Diane and Geoff.
Patrick, Michelle, Sam & Megan H (Retail Manager)
We have received our passports with our visas and I wish to thank you for your help and assistance with the successful outcome of our application to emigrate to Australia.
Glynn W (Contributory Parent)
To Sarah and all the staff at The Emigration Group
May thanks for all your effort and hard work in getting our visas
We wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services to others.
Brian, Joanne, Emma & Jack B (Carpenter)
I just wanted to say thank you very much for all your help and experience.
Without you guys my dreams of moving over to Australia would not have come true.
Munib I (Business Visa)
Many thanks to you and all at TEG for helping us start a new life in Western Australia.
Jon F (Mechanic)
Thank you for all your help and assistance in getting us to OZ
Lots of love and best wishes
Gary, Rosemary & the boys C (Mechanic)
Is was good to hear from you
Many thanks for your email and quick response
I have double checked the police background check certificate and it is notrequired as it is only needed if I have lived in another country for more than 90 days while currently holding my Australian visa. Just to let you and The Emigration Group know that I have lived here in Brisbane for 4 years and now I'm starting my own mobile carpet laying service which is going very well, also my partner and I have a 2 year and 4 month old little boy called Jayden.
Big thank you to all at The Emigration Group who worked on my case to getme here!!!!
Jason P (Floor Finisher)
To Sarah and all at TEG
Thank you for geting our visa to Australia
Looking forward to getting there in the near future
Andrew & Juliet G (Motor Mechanic)
I just wanted to inform you that I received my 857 Visa PR on 28th september 2011.
Total application time was only 26 days, DIAC was really efficient.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the support and help we received in starting our new lives here down under.
We love Alice Springs, the weather, people and life style, much more than we ever expected.
I would not hesitate to recommend your agency to anyone whose thinking of making the move down under.
Our thanks again for your help
Rupert C (Secondary Teacher)
Our time has finally arrived, we have sold our home and we move out Thursday 29th September and fly to Australia on 19th October.
We are really excited now and cant wait to see our family again, especially our 4 grandchildren. Our 3 children have all settled well and all have good jobs. We have been to visit them in Adelaide 3 times and enjoyed it very much.
Christmas in the sun this year just seems unreal!!!!!
We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the help and support we have received during our recent application process. We could never have got through this on our own with all the paperwork. The support and guidance we received from all the team was excellent, you made it much more manageable.
Our very best wishes to you all
Marilyn & William G (Parent Visa)
I would just like to say a big thank you for helping us to obtain our visa.
Ruth & David A (Electrician)
Thanks for all your help with our visa process, you've been great
Cathryn & Trevor C (Joiner)
Thank you for all that you did, we really do appreciate it and cannot wait to get over there
Have a lovely weekend.
John & Michelle W (Marketing Specialist)
And came through very quickly, i was expecting it to take months.
Thank you so much for all your hard work, I couldn't have done any of it without you, particularly this permanent visa process.
Ruth P (Nurse)
Thank you for all your help and support during our visa application process.
We really appreciate the work that you did for us over the years.
Kari & Mark (Bricklayer)
Thanks for everything you did to sort my visa out. I'm here - all the lads are sound and I'm nearly all set up; move in with some flatmates on the 20th and off to sort a car out today and apply for my NZ licences. Its really nice over here everything is so wide open and clean so much better than London, defo been a right move for me hope all is well with you.
Tony M (Crane Operator - Work Visa)
We just wanted to say thanks for all your help with our visa application.
You kept us informed at all times which helped when the process wasn't straight forward.
Cathryn & Trev (Joiner)
the visas arrived friday afternoon .
Thank you for all your time and effort in helping us to achieve our dream .
Weare so grateful to you for being so patient with all our snags along the way . You were the wise head when my head lost the plot !!!!
We hope your life is always happy and you keep well so you can help lots more lucky people get the happy retirement we will have .
Thank you again i will keep in touch with any news flashes happening over here !!!
love and best wishes to you and your family
Pam & Brian W (Parent Visa)
Hello Diane and Sally
Just a little update and a huge thankyou to you both in such a great job in getting us all over here.
We have settled well and are renting at present a lovely house in Wigram just outside of Hornby, it has every thing you need for shopping, lots of cafes, food shops, pubs, entertainment etc.
The boys have settled well in at school and made lots of friends, we dont see much of Ben the youngest he is always out at the park, making dens or just with his mates and getting upto michief, Thomas likes his school says its more relaxed then the UK and they both scooter to school.
Ian is enjoying his work and has settled well and making friends, he is glad that he is back working with wood, yes a little longer day but your so busy that the day goes so quick and plus on a Friday they have a couple of beers after work so its all worth it.
I have managed to get a partime work in the cash office in the local countdown store, its a little different from the Uk but im getting there slowly, slowly making friends and probably ive been the one who has taken longer to settle but am glad that we made the move.
We have visited Akora, Lylttleon, Goveneors Bay and the boys have done lots of fishing as well, ive enjoyed just reading me book and me flask of coffee while there fishing.
We are growing our own veg which we have never done before so will be interesting, spending Christmas with Ians step brother which we are so looking forward to.
Anita, Ian & the boys(Carpenter)
We would just like to thank you and everybody for all the help and advice we have received in applying for and obtaining our visa. We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
George & Eileen K (Contributory Parent)
Dear Mrs Bowyer
Just a note to say a big thank you for your help. You've been a great support to me and my family during the whole time, you've done a fantastic job and you're highly recommended by us.
Once again thank you to the whole of The Emigration Group team.
Marcin & Family L (Mechanic)
Hope you're well and have done all your Christmas shopping! (In the cold LOL)
Just a quick email to let you know we've all settled really well. The boys love school, Steve's job is going great. And we've bought a car and a house (OMG) and a little puppy!
We live in a small town called Oxford! It's about 45mins from the city. The boys all go to the same school which is great and they've made loads of new friends. Sorry to tell you, but the weather has been great. (Tan is coming along fab LOL)
Container arrived Wednesday. Feels great to have all our things around us again. (Christmas has come early)
Can't begin to tell you how grateful we are for everything you did for us. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
From start to finish we can honestly say everything went so smoothly. (Except the first job offer LOL) Medicals, packing container, visas, and flights (OMG the flight was perfect)
we've even gone and got a few chucks! (My nails will never be the same again).
Thanks so much Sally
Steve, Christine, Jack, Aaron, Ollie and Buz (the kids chose his name)
Thanks for all your help in my preparations for emigration to Australia
Looking to move out at the end of February 2012.
Hope all's well with you
Thanks and best wishes
Julia W (Contributory Parent)
We would like to say a big thank you to everyone at The Emigration Group on the grant of our Permanent ResidenceVisa's, a fantastic start to 2012
The help and advice we have received along the way has been fantastic, only ever a phone call away.
The cost of your service is great value and with the advice I have received will more than repay the initial outlay.
When I first contacted TEG for a consultation Iexplainedwe were a slightly larger than average family with 11 children.I wondered if it would ever be possible to get our visa's with so many but you were notdeterredby this.
When I phoned Sarah back in May 2011 just after the visa lodgement and broke the news that 11 was soon to 12 this wasn't a problem, Sarah contacted them and explained that my wife was pregnant and unable to have her medical examination and the visa was put on hold until the birth of our daughter Lily Faye in December. We contacted Sarah and sent off for Lily's passport. We underwent our medicals on the 22nd December 2011 and were granted our visa's on the 4th January 2012.
We were amazed how quickly things came together in the end and once again thank you for all your hard work.
I would not hesitate torecommend TEG's services for anyoneconsidering the big move.
Dave, Jackie, (Fitter)
Callum, Hayley, Melissa, Stephanie, Chelsie, Charlotte, Bradley, Liam, Jayden, Lydia, Shay and Lily
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and TEG for helping us in obtaining our visa. It's been tough and I don't think we would have been able to do it without the help of an agent. We are glad we chose to go ahead with TEG.
A special thank you to Gemma Carter who has put my mind at ease on many occasions and has been a great help throughout.
Paula & Paul H (Carpenter)
Amanda and staff at TEG
Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2012!
Thank you for your help and support in 2011 with my application. I am booked on a flight on 1st Feb 2012, exciting times ahead!
All the best - I will be in touch
David M (Occuaptional Therapist)
Thank you again for all your help with our visa application!
Our adventure begins 29th January 2012!
We wish you and the team a very special Christmas and a special New Year
Paul, Kat (Plumber)
Olivia & Sophie
Just to let you know I'm in Brisbane now got my visa verified at the airport, he said everything was ok and I didn't have to do anything else so I'm finally here yyyyyeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh.
Just for to start all over again now lol. Still got the job in the workshop just got to go in and see him when I get there.
1 of the mean that I went on the assessment with actually met me at the airport as he was going the same day but has gone to Adelaide, I will be taking a trip to visit him in the future.
Thank you so much for all the work you done for me and helping me get here, will keep in touch to let you know how it all goes.
Scott M (Mechanic)
Just a Quickie to thank you and The Emigration Group for all your support and achieving our dream, from the first meeting, throughout, all we can say is Just Perfect, each and every one of you.
Oh and when people ask us how on earth we did this first we say a gorgeous girl of the name Gemma who may we add should be on top wack income and a fantastic team.
We have passed your details on to quite a few people, hope you don't mind, because we told them if there's no chance of you getting anywhere they will say.
So Gemma thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Stephen & Belinda M (Tree Surgeon)
Thank you for all your help throughout our application!
Pete, Kate, Kodie & Dougie :)
Just a little note to say a big thank you to you & your team!
Thank you again,
Pete & Kate (& little Kodie & Dougie) :)
We just wanted to thank you so much for all of your work and help processing Gary's visa. We can't believe how quick and easy you made it all! We cannot wait to start our new life in NZ!
Annika B & Gary D
Just a note to say thank you for everything, we know you have worked so hard to get us where we are, we cannot say thanks enough. Even when we were feeling down you always managed to pick us up, it has been great to have met you and we will always remember you.
Will send you some pics as soon as we are sorted.
Thank you again,
Love Sandra, Robert, Terri-Anne, Samantha & Catherine
My wife and I would like to thank both yourself and the team at The Emigration Group for their assistance in obtaining our visas - as you can imagine we are both excited about joining our family in Western Australia.
Many thanks once again,
Mr & Mrs H.
To whom it may concern,
Both Rachel and I would like to extend our thanks to all at The Emigration Group for their help and encouragement regarding our Australian Business Visa application.
The company and in particular Chris Maloney showed true professionalism right from the beginning and at no point did anything seem like too much trouble.
The whole experience ran like clockwork and the manner in which Chris handled our application along with his excellent advice was first class. We would therefore have no hesitation in recommending both him and The Emigration Group to anyone.
Robert & Rachel T (Business Visa)
Thank you for the receipt for the Visa charge.
I also wish to thank you for all the invaluable support you have given me during the application process. I am looking forward to my next visit to Freemantle in March.
Even though I know it may be some time before I can contemplate settling there permanently, I will be able to sort out some of the important details indicated in forms 994i and 886. (Although my computer downloaded the vital approval letter, it refused to give access to the other attachments in your email, so it was very helpful to get your snail mail envelope the next day!)
Elizabeth P (Contributory Parent Visa)
Thank you for all your hard work and your personal attention
Getting right through all the correct procedures without you and others would not have happened.
We appreciate all your efforts and kindness
Will talk to you before I leave
John H (Air Con Engineer)
To Sarah & Gemma,
Thank you for your help in making our dreams come true!!
All the best for the future,
Craig & Hayley, Olivia, Erin & Calum M
Hi Sarah, that is fantastic news (visa grantreceived).
I will have a read tonight, and call you tomorrow.
Thank you ever so much for all your superb help so far, its much appreciated.
Thank you very much for all your help Sarah.
All the best
from Chris O
This card is to express our sincere gratitude to you and your team for the work you did to ensure we were granted our visa for Australia and the support and advice you provided throughout the whole process.
We are now making plans to leave August time and will let you know how we get on. We are so excited and really looking forward to going. I expect we'll be in touch before then with a few more questions.
Thank you so much for the help in making our dream a reality.
Mandy & Dean
Thank you for all your help in our applications for visas to live in New Zealand. I am very pleased that we worked with you and your company. Ours was not a straightforward set of applications and as you know we were here on different visas for each of the three of us. We now have our resident visas and are very happily settling in to life in New Zealand.
At each stage of our applications you gave helpful, accurate and realistic advice. All our requests were dealt with promptly and efficiently and in a very personal and friendly way.
On behalf of Stephanie, Christy and myself - many thanks Sally for all you did.
With bery best wishes, Bill K
Thank you all very much for your continued help and for getting our passports certified with the Australian Residence Visa.
We have now put our house on the market, and hope to actually move to Australia as soon as possible (in time for the 'next' baby!!??).
Cannot thank you enough for your help, and for making it all so much easier for us 'oldies'.
James & Dinah B
Thanks ever so much with helping to arrange my visa. Please find enclosed a small token of thanks for you as well as some chocolates to share with Gemma and the others!
Many many many thanks for this approval, it is the best news I could have wished for. I cannot put into words my gratitude for the effort you have put into getting this sorted for me in less than ideal circumstances.
I look forward to referring a lot of my friends to yourself and The Emigration Group.
Many thanks once again.
Wishing you the best,
The passport arrived safely yesterday! I had to look at the visa three times, just to make sure it says what it says : "indefinite" What a beautiful word- in this context! I feel so proud! I went to celebrate again with my old Aussie friend last week.
Sally, you have been great! Honestly,I don't think I would have managed without you! Thank you so much again! I will send you a picture of me with my new pet pig Beatrice. I am so happy here with my new friends!
I hope you are enjoying the weather and that the work is not too stressful. I imagine that more people want to come over in the future.
I know they will be in your very capable hands!
With very warm wishes,
Just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help over the past few months, you've been an absolute star, really couldn't have done it without you. We have booked our flights, we fly out next Wednesday, so really excited as it all seems real now we've booked the flights, but nervous as well!
We cannot thank you enough for ensuring that the visa was issued in time. And thanks for the scanned documetns too. I look forward to receiving the passports tomorrow.
I guess that's it now, a happy ending but a sad one too. . . ..
Thanks again and best wishes to you too.
Heather & Darrell
Sorry this has taken a while, the last month or so has been particularly busy for me. We have been doing a bit of travelling. Moira and I needed a break after all the hard work of getting to New Zealand, finding a house and jobs. Fortunately we both have a great set of work colleagues who have helped us out immensely. So we took a trip to Norfolk, no not in East Anglia, but Norfolk Island, great little place to unwind and chill.
Since then I keep getting trips to Australia and Singapore for work – never done quite so much travel.
As for The Emigration Group, I am not sure if we have mentioned this before, but it took a lot of the stresses out of completing all the paperwork – we certainly could not have done all this without your help and hold down full time jobs at the same time. Your company has made the move so much easier and gave us time to concentrate on the other stuff like packing up the house, searching for jobs and so on.
You were always very helpful and prompt with any communication and nothing was ever too much trouble. You in effect have changed our lives considerably and I might add for the better. We have both settled into the NZ way of life, in fact my boss has repeatedly said I have become accustomed to Kiwi ways very quickly.
We cannot thank the Emigration Group enough for all their help and support during our move. Once again many thanks.
Moira and Steve S
Please see the attached copies of our residency visas for your records. Again, thanks for your help and making it a smooth journey.
Matt, Denise & Jake
I just wanted to say Thank You!! for all the help and assistance both you and the rest of the team have provided during the process.
I was shocked to say the least when the approval came in yesterday as I thought we'd have a few more weeks or months of waiting :-)
I received my visa, and original documents this morning, so thanks for that.
Couldn't quite believe it when I spoke to you on the phone, it was so quick. Thank you to you and your team at TEG for all your hard work.
I'm only looking to relocate late 2012. This year is flying by though, so best get planning haha.
Thanks again Sarah,
Thanks very much for the good news and all of your help in achieving the visas - much appreciated!
Maxine & Pete
MERCI MERCI MERCI !!!!!
I'm so happy.
I will read the emails properly now and will see what we have to do.
Once again, thank you very much. You have no idea how anxious I was; Could you please thank Gemma too, she answered me a few times last week.
Hi there Sarah
I don't know if you remember us, but you sorted out our visa for Australia and helped us to relocate over here. Anyway, just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how everything is going and to let you know that we have really settled here in Adelaide, it's a beautiful place and we have been here over 10 months.
We are selling our house in the UK and looking to buy over here..we could never imagine living back in England now. We have 4 children who have settled well into school and one has just started a 4 year apprentice in engineering. There is so much opportunity here for families and the outdoor lifestyle is just what we dreamed of, and me and Richard found jobs very easily.
I just wanted to say thanks to you and your colleagues for the work you did getting us here, sometimes you must of thought it was never going to happen as we put it on hold for a year, then we dragged our feet collecting all the information you needed, even we thought that it was just a pipe dream and would never actually happen!!! We laugh about that when we are sat having a drink overlooking the sea and say to ourselves..."oh my god!..we are in Australia!!"
Thank you soo much, all my friends back in England ask how we got here and I will always recommend your company.
Thank you again.
Just a quick email to say thanks to you and your team for all the help in securing us our permanent residency visa.
Thanks especially to Gemma who has been wonderful the whole way through.
I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone else in the future and would be more than happy to speak to anyone about your service.
Thought I would just disturb your day with a brief latest update. Golly, I hope you remember me!! It has been some time.
Well, having started life on the North Island, teaching at a small country school...I am now...living on the South Island and teaching at a large town school in Greymouth on the West Coast.
The move to the south island was prompted by my developing relationship with a certain South Westland farmer. WE decided that if I stayed on the North Island we just couldn't maintain the relationship as we only got to see each other during school holidays (and at two flights and a long drive it was a pretty big journey). WE wanted to see how we'd go if we were closer. Well,......on March 16th I will be marrying my kiwi farmer.
I am over the moon. He proposed the day after my 40th Birthday - we were on a long weekend away as it was the Queen's Jubilee Birthday weekend. Magic.
So, moving half way round the world was clearly the right thing for me to do! I'm somewhatoverwhelmed at moving to a 900 acre farm in a remote area - it's going to take some adjustment as I'm a town girl - buy hey, I've started baking and even helped my nearly mother in law make the base layer of our wedding cake! I can even operate a ride on mower and am a dab hand at driving the ute!!
Hope all going well at your end. I'll soon be applying for permanent residency as my returning residents visa will run out in January! Two years flown by! Then I have have to find out about changing everything to my married name. Ha!
Wishing you well,
Dear Sarah & Staff
Just for your records, Stephanie and I got married on the 4th of August, we had a lovely day with close family and friends.
Thanks for your help with the visas for both of us, I now have to apply again for a permanent visa which hopefully goes through ok.
Some photos for you if you have a trophy board.
Geoff and Stephanie
Thanks for all of your help with the never ending paper trail!
You have enabled my family and I to realise our dreams of a hopefully more fulfilling life overseas, for this we are eternally grateful.
Thank you from us all.
Just to let you know that my passport and supporting documentation arrived safely. Still hard to believe that I have this new opportunity! I will have a good read over the weekend and contact you if I have any final queries.
Once again, thank you for all your efforts with my application. I am happy to recommend the services of The Emigration Group.
Thank you very much for all your help and support during the process of our visa applications. At times it has felt like a never ending process, but your kind words and support have made the waiting easier.
Wishing you all the best in the future.
Thank you once again,
Sean, Sue Jen & Oriana
Just a quick update. Our First Anniversary! Thanks so much again for everything.
Life is great. Got my first job YIPEEEE Teachers Aid in a local school. We've given birth to at least 7...............................duckings LOL
Will keep you updated
Steve, Chris, Jack, Aaron, ollie and Buz xx
We just wanted to drop you a quick e-mail to let you know how we are getting on. Our furniture has arrived and we seem to be all sorted now, everything went fine with customs and MAF. It seems like everything just clicked into place and with all the help you gave us it made the move here so easy and a lot less stressful. To which we can only thank you and Paul again. If you wanted to use our recommendation in the future of your company then just drop us a line we would be happy to do that.
Wellington is a great place to live because it is so diverse, you have everything from opera, shows, All Blacks, cafe & pub culture, museums, harbour, walks and beaches. We cooked our own steak last night at the table on a hot stone. It's fantastic here.
My job is going really well and the picture of me is whilst working on the South Island and Lisa is working in a school and for Kiwirail both part time.
Attached are a few pictures of us, including 2 tired children on our approach to Wellington and Luke enjoying Singapore.
Andy, Lisa, Alex and Luke
We hope this mail finds you well. We just wanted to convey our thanks again in writing to you and the TEG group. We also wanted to provide some background as testimony of our experiences with you and the TEG group.
Before we employed the services of the TEG group. We had attempted to start the visa process on our own, on two separate occasions, but struggled with the initial stages. Eventually giving up on the idea and our dream or relocating to Australia.
We then heard about your services on BBC Merseyside and the successful outcomes you had provided for people, like us, wishing to relocate to Australia. Given our previous experience we thought that we needed professional help with the visa process, if we were ever going to realise our dream.
Once we employed the TEG group everything started to fall into place. We were allocated a case officer, Gemma who guided us through the skills assessment, State sponsorship and the Visa process.
Nothing was ever too much trouble for Gemma. We always felt like we were kept up to date with progress and that things were being managed in a professional manner. Even when things did no go to plan, Gemma and TEG group used their experience and many contacts throughout the emigration business. Ensuring that delays were kept to a minimum.
Thanks to Gemma and the TEG group we are in possession of a visa for Australia, and we are realising our dream. Their help does not just end there though. They have also supported us through the transition process from the UK to Australia. Putting us into touch with their partnership agencies. Guiding us through the move, assisting with house sales, removals, banking and transportation of of pet dog Mickey.
We cannot speak highly enough of Gemma, who we have found to be friendly, knowledgable, diligent and conscientious. Gemma is a really asset to the TEG group.
We also cannot speak highly enough of the TEG group and the other staff members, Paul, Sarah and Amy who we have found to be as helpful and professional when dealing with us.
In our opinion we cannot recommend the TEG group highly enough and wish them every success in the future.
Ian, Dianne & Mickey.
Just a short note to pass on our thanks and appreciation for all the hard work that Gemma and Sarah have put in to assisting us in our aim to obtain an Australian Visa. It was a long and sometimes frustrating journey, but we've finally made it!
We are now looking forward to our trip to New Zealand where we will have time to gather our thoughts and put together a plan of action for the coming year, hopefully culminating in our emigration in September 2013. No doubt you will be hearing from us in the New Year for further guidance in relation to removals, banking, job hunting, etc (we only hope youwill be kind enough to take our call/email and not run screaming for cover!)
Apologies to Paul if I was a little guarded during our conversation earlier, but my Managing Partner was to-ing and fro-ing outside my office door - never a good omen!
With all best wishes for the festive season and for a happy and healthy 2013.
Jan and Ian
Just to let you know we have completed our move to Australia and have been out here for nearly 8 weeks, we would like to say a big thank you to you and your team for the smooth and easy way it was handled. We used the moving, banking and finance people recommended by your group and had no problems at all, everything went unbelievably easy, once again thank you and your team.
Regards. Percival & Susan
I would like to thank all team of The Emigration Group, for all the valuable service in our family Visa Application.
New Zealand it's not a common destiny from Portugal, and we don't have here any experienced advisers to help us in our emigration plan. We always have the perception that this is a process with many small details to think about, and the fail of one of these details can make the process long and painful for whom is trying to reach a new life as soon as possible. For these reasons, and because in meantime we have many other things to think about we engage The Emigration Group to take care of our Visa; now I know that was our best decision because all process run smooth through the different steps of the process. A special thanks to our personal visa manager – Diane Vale- always answering to our questions and concerns during this stressful time, giving the trust that we need to reach till the end.
With these written lines me and my family want to express our gratitude to you.
Abilio and Family
Dear Sarah & team
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your help and efficiency in making our application to emigrate to Australia so straight forward and easy to follow.
We leave England in five weeks time to join our family in Adeliade.
We would not hesitate to recommend you and your company to anyone else thinking of emigrating.
Thank you all once again.
John and Margaret
I wish to convey to you and your staff, our thanks for getting us to the point of an issue of a vise for emigration to Australia. It has been an anxious time for us, we attempted to sell our house in time to obtain the second visa fee in time to meet the Australian deadline. You were able to secure a delay in the deadline, and the amazing thing is that the visa was notified only 4 days after you sent the cheque on our behalf.
It is almost 2 years to the day since we signed up with your representative in London, as we know that we could never survive the long bureaucratic process without someone holidng our hand!
It is our intention to fly to Australia by middle of January, and our children and grandhcildren are delighted.
Ralph and Margery
Thank you so much Sarah! Approved visas is such excellent news!
THIS IS THE BEST PRESENT FOR XMAS.
Thank you for all your help.
We receivedyour email and following letter and would like to thank you and your team at The Emigration Group for all your hard work and support over the last few years to enable us to live our dream with all our family in Australia. You have all been most supportive and helpful throughout our application.You certainly made it easier for us and we are very glad that we chose your company to helpus through the process.We would have no hesitation in recommending you tofuture clients.
Robert and Jane
Thank you for all your help this year in helping us get to New Zealand & making our dream come true.
We couldn't of done it without you. Happy Christmas!
Catherine and Gavin.
The Bennett family would like to thank You and the emigration group for getting us to Australia, we could not have done it alone. We arrived last Friday and since then we have bought a car, i have been for a interview and got the job, i start after xmas and we are now looking for a house to rent so all is good. I would again like to thank you again because what we have done was a mammoth task and a really stressful operation but you made it as easy for us as you possibly could and for that i am grateful. We are now enjoying our new life in Oz.
Lee Michelle Cory & Joshua
Dear Sarah and Mike,
You might remember us, we are Bruno and Carole a french couple living... NO used to live in England, Tamworth...
It has been now 2and a halfmonths since our family was reunited Down Under. As a quick reminder I left on 25 August while Carole and the kids stayed in France until mid-october. Things have been really good so far. My work environment is great and their welcome was warm and encouraging. The kids enjoy going to school and to nursery and made some friends really really quickly. Carole is on her way to start giving private french lessons on a part time basis to start with. In summary the arrival, settling in and the adjustment went perfectly fine.
The weather.... hum... what can we say about the weather! Just have a look at our Christmas card for this year and you will understand, even if something is telling me that youalreadyknew. Our average temperature now is 25 deg at 9pm, easily 35 deg C this afternoon. Tomorrow back to the beach as a favourite place for the kids and me as well. It feels like July-August time definitely not Christmas but we will get used to this. Our first meeting with kangaroos, just down the road from the house...magical, amazing moment!
Thank you for being the first and the most important step of this amazing project, dream .
Carole, the kids and I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013.
Bruno and Carole.
Lovely to hear from you too. That bay is only a few minutes walk from our home and it's whereSue and I go if ever we are feeling a little homesick. That happens very rarely nowadays.
We were all together for Christmas and New Year celebrations, Me, Sue, Kerri, Keith, my brother and his wife (visiting from UK)Keith's mum and two friends from Australia.
Christmas day at Kerri's, Boxing day at our house and New Years eve on Kerri's deck, looking at the fireworks on Sky Tower.
We are all still loving our life here. Thanks again to you.
Have a great 2013.
Love to you from us all.
That's GREAT news. We are delighted. Thank you for your continued help and preceveirance with this matter. As usual you have delivered the goods, so THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH SALLY.
Got the ice cold beer and the wine flowing now and that's just for the kids haha! (only joking). Edele has a copy of the police certificate with that wonderful name "Rita" on it. If you want it, we can send it to you. Thanks again.
By the way, I found IRN BRU! We were at Waipu, a Scottish early settlers village,on New Year's Day for the Highland Games. We kilted up, the kids and I and had a great time, esp with the discovery of Irn Bru. Anyway, enough of my childish antics, Happy New Year to you.
Thanks, David and Edele
Sorry it's taken so long to write but my feet haven't touched the ground for the last few months.
We arrived in New Zealand (Aukland) very refreshed after our superb business class flight .Stayed inAukland for three nights in a holiday let, saw some of the city and a bit of night life, way too busy for us.
Then traveled south toTauranga and rented another holiday home in Matua. This was the start of the fast ride! bought a car, applied for work ,got work, got Jack into school, got Michelle enroled at University PHEW!
We now live in Papamoa Beach and I have a full time job as an auto electrician. I have also joined a band and am gigging all over the place. Jack is a full time "beach bum" complete with surf board.
We are so happy, found paradise.
All this thanks to yourself and the team at The Emigration Group. Michelle and I cannot thank you enough for all your help and advise, certainly could not have done it without you.
Massive Thanks from all of us.
Glenn Michelle and Jack
Gemma, --- THANK YOU A MILLION! What fantastic news to start the day with ! I am .......... well, I'm a little speechless actually. A very rare thing for me ! ha ha ! But sooooo excited! And, honestly, I feel like I've won the lotto !!! I have just told Mark the amazing news, and we're both SO happy. :)
I had better read the email now, and find out what I'm meant to do next !
And hey -- you won't get rid of me that easily ! I'll keep writing ...... after all, you're the lady who got me to Australia ! How could I possible desert you now !!!! ;) I am indebted to you for life ......... !!
Got a feeling I'll be a bit distracted at work today! Hmmmm! Need to go to a short meeting in a a few minutes -- when i get back, I will call you !
THANK YOU !!!! xxxxx
First of allcan I just say sorry it has taken me 4 months to reply to this. I wanted to say a huge thank you for all of your help in obtaining my Visa for Australia. I am very excited about having the opportunity to go and workand live in a country I love dearly. I am looking forward to activating my visa in the summer and making the preparations to finally move over.
Anyway, again many thanks for all of your help and answering all of my questions and taking the pressure off me.
I wish you every success with your dreams
Can i say on behalf of myself and Nikki how grateful i am to you for all the support you have offered us. You have been prompt in responding to all our queries and extremely clear when completing all the paperwork.
We have been delighted and feel privileged to have had you as our agent and would recommend yourself and your company to anybody.
I cant believe how quickly the process has gone through it was only last February we attended our first seminar with the Emigration Group.
Tom and Nikki
Thank you so much for your reply and clear advice. Just further proof that The Emigration Group means it when they say they will support. It feels good to know that even now we can approach you.
And yes, loving it here although the 1st year is pretty tough.
Hope you are well. Sorry this is SOO late but just wanted to thank you so much for all your help and the help of your colleagues in getting us our visa for Australia.
Your hard work is much appreciated and we will not hesitate to recommend you to any of our friends thinking of moving down under!
That's great news! We cannot thank you enough for what you have done for us. You are a true star!
Thank you again. We truly believe we wouldn't have done this without you.
Cat & Gavin :)
Gemma… We are over the moon… many many thanks for a fast and very efficient service, its been easy and a pleasure… Make sure you boast to Mike about how pleased we are…
I am sure we will have a few questions, just need to download from head in a sensible manor… Champagne will be consumed..
I just want to say a massive thank you for all you have done helping us with getting our residency. You have been so helpful and you always got back to us quickly with whatever we needed help with. We have been really impressed with your service and will definitely be highly recommending you to people in the future.
Thanks again for everything we couldn't have got here without you.
Will keep in touch and let you know how we're getting on.
To Sarah & Team,
Thanks for persevering with us - hard to believe we're actually approved!
We're heading down under in October to start our new life!
Love Nathan, Victoria & Eve x
I would like to say a very big thank you for helping me with my application for emigrating to Australia.
It was very much appreciated.
Thanks for all your help.
Thank you for all your hard work helping us to get our visas.
Kerry and Wayne M.
AMAZING!!!!!! At last its been granted. This has been one of the most stressful things i have done. But without the exceptional and highly professional service from you and your colleagues, i could not have dont it. Thank you Gemma. Please pass my gratitude on to your colleagues.
Thank you again
The Emigration Group and us.
We first met with The Emigration Group in February 2011 at a seminar and our first impression was one of overwhelming excitement at the realistic possibility that our dream of moving to New Zealand could come true.
Since visiting New Zealand on a working holiday visa, all we wanted was to go back. Like many people these days, when you want to do something, your first port of call is the internet. We trawled though pages of advice and blogs about the emigration process and the whole thing seemed daunting and too complicated to bother with. That was, until we met with Mike McShane at the seminar. Within five minutes, he made us feel like the impossble was possible and we were excited about our future.
Our case had its complications and we knew from the start that we would have some issues to overcome. From our first meeting with Mike and subsequent phone calls, he assured us, as long as we were honest and upfront from the word go, they would help us in every way they could. It can be embarrassing to share mistakes in your past but at no time did The Emigration Goup make us feel inadequate or stupid. They were always upbeat and positive and told us straight about what we had to do.
After our initial one-on-one consultation in Chester we came away feeling excited, albeit worried about where we could find the funds to pay for everything. We know that if we did the visa application ourselves we could save a lot of money but we also knew that if we were going to do this, we had to do it properly. After all, you wouldn't go to court without a lawyer so why would you try to emigrate without a Migration Agent. After making our decision to give it a go, we moved back in with our parents, saved like mad and in October 2011 we signed up to TEG and started the process.
We decided to use TEG recruitment consultants in New Zealand too and after speaking with Janice in New Zealand we were confident we had made the right decision. More often than not employers want you already in the country so we needed someone there to fight our corner. It took about four months to secure a job and it was relatively pain free... apart from the two hour middle of the night skype interview! Janice also remained positive and said all it takes is one person, and that was all it took. Again, the cost of using Skilled British Workers can be off putting but it's cheaper and easer than going to New Zealand to look for work.
Although Janice and Mike helped us get our foot in the door, we would have to say that it was Sally Tomkinson, our Visa Manager, that kept us on the right track throughout our job search and application. The process can be confusing and intimidating at times, and even though we must have asked her the same thing over and over she was always there for us. A long phone call to us was never out of the question and she would also respond to our emails promptly, professionally and in a friendly manner. Sally was definitely our rock and she genuinely felt the highs and lows with us along the way.
On Tuesday 11th September 2012, Sally made the phone call to tell us we had been granted our work visas. From then on it all happened very quickly and six days later we were on a plane to the other side of the world. Two months later we were granted our Resident Visas.
Using a company like The Emigration Group may seem unnecessary but to us they were worth their weight in gold. Everyone's situation is different but for us the comfort that we had professional people and advice guiding us along the way was priceless. We have now been in New Zealand for six months and whilst the holiday period is definitely over, we made it. There are plenty of people we have to thank for getting us here, our family and INZ of course, but we are not sure we would have got here without Sally and The Emigration Group by our side.
Gavin H and Catherine T
Wow – what a weekend – such emotions!!
Just wanted to drop you a quick line – I know we will be in touch over the coming weeks – but I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you on behalf of both of us for your continued help, support and kindness during what seems like a very lengthy battle. We are ecstatic as is all the family that we can now start our dream.
We will be in touch over the new few days to keep you informed of our progress and in the meantime if you have any pointers or tips or advice for how to get through the coming weeks please let us know.
Joanne and James
First of all, apologies for the late reply. We've had to receive the documentation and this was quite the news to take in, so it has taken a while for us to assimilate :)
Just to let you know that we have filled in the relocation assistance form and have sent it to you yesterday.
Also, I had one more question if possible. Is there a good source to find out the exact administrative steps and procedures to follow once we reach Australia, i.e. registering for an NI number equivalent, registering for medical care, and generally ensuring they are aware of our presence in the country as well. Aside from finding housing and jobs and other similar important steps, the administrative and social records part of things is not familar to us. We'd be greatful for all assistance provided with this.
Concerning your letter, we will be more than happy to have a chat with your PR department and make a testimonial of our experience throughout this process as well as the Emigration Group overall service.
We have been very satisfied with the entire process as well as with your advice on choosing the appropriate type of visa and the realistic approach on clarifying timescales and expectations. We are particularly happy with the assistance and help you have provided, as well as the personalised approach and constant attention. We've had all queries clarified in a very timely manner, the process has been very swift and handled in a very professional manner. Overall we are more than happy to recommend the Emigration Group services as well as your approach and help as our case advisor.
We would like to thank you and your team for our successful application to emigrate to Australia.
We know a lot of time and effort went into our application and all the advice that was given to us was greatly appreciated.
We have recommended The Emigration Group Ltd to other people who have shown an interest in a move to Australia or New Zealand. The very professional approach that you take is second to none.
We appreciated everything that you did for us and we are looking forward to our new life down under!
Russ and Cathy
Thank you Sally.
You have been brilliant, not only in a professional capacity but also in a caring manner - helping me achieve my goal.
I feel you are a friend and will definitely stay in touch,
Jean & Heidi
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help with our visas!
All your help & advice was invaluable and we couldn't have done it without you!
We are moving out there next Thursday and we are all really excited and can't believe it is almost upon us!
We have a very hectic first week with job interviews, courses and visits to schools! We are moving to Port Noarlunga and have arranged a house for a few months when we arrive.
Thank you once again for all your help!
Kate, Martin, Isabel, Oliver & Lizzie.
Just to let you know that we are flrying out to Australia on 30th June, we have today started to load the container so we are finally on our way. Many thanks for all the help that you and the company have given, it has made it very easy.
Kind regards & best wishes
Amanda & Paul M
I could not recommend the services of The Emigration Group more highly. The team are thoroughly professional, friendly and always on hand to help answer questions. The vagaries of the Australian migration system mean it is difficult to navigate successfully on your own, and I know that had I attempted to apply for our visa independently that mistakes would have been made, and this would ultimately have cost me time and money.
Gemma in particular was fantastic in the way she managed our visa application, making the whole process painless and efficient.
I would say to anyone considering a move Down Under that they should seek the help of The Emigration Group.
Simon T & Family
Mike, Sarah & Gemma
We just wanted to say thank you for your efficient service. It all seemed too easy...(apart from that English test).
Which we are sure is due to the way you dealt with our application.
We hope to make the move to Perth around christmas this year.
All the best for the future.
Steve & Amy N
We leave the UK on 21 July. I wanted to thank you for all you have done and the professional and empathetic way in which you did it. You're a credit to the company.
Best wishes to you and your family.
We just wanted to let you know that my visa application arrived back today all approved. I have 12 months from today, it expires on 14/8/14.
It is brilliant news and such a relief for both of us. Thank you so much for all your help and reassurance throughout this whole process. You have been brilliant.
We will continue to collect all our information, photos etc together over the next lot of months and contact you in January for the next application.
Once again thank you so much and talk to you soon.
Victoria and Richard
Sally & TEG Team
Yippee we got there :)
Would we recommend The Emigration Group? Absolutely!! These guys have been with us all the way, every question answered, even the silly little ones.
You couldn't ask for a more personal, professional service, every detail is thoroughly checked, the visa process is so complicated but our case worker Sally made it seem like a dream.
We're off now to start a new life that would never have happened without the help of The Emigration Group.
You have been great, we could never have done this without your help.
Angie, Marie, Sean & Sam
I would like to thank you and Amy and the rest of your team (let´s not forget about Gemma, of course) for being so professional and accurate. I really appreciate your effort and work. We would not have achieved it without you. Thanks for being so patient and understanding with me.
Straight away, I will start to plan our move. If everything goes fine, we will probably be travelling to Australia in three or four months.
We will keep you informed about our steps.
Let me say it once more: THANK YOU
In short, I will drop you a line with possible queries that might come to my mind. :)
Please find attached a picture of my family, they send you a huge hug and kisses.
I have just been granted my visa for New Zealand thanks to the help of your company.
I was placed in the very capable hands of Sally Tomkinson to guide me through what can be a very stressful and emotional time I would like to take this opportunity to say how thoroughly professional and reassuring Sally was every inch of the way. Every email and phone call was replied to and I was never made to feel pushy or an inconvenience. Sally made the whole experience stress free and resulted in a successful conclusion.
I feel Sally is a total credit to your company and I have already recommended your company to a close family friend who is considering relocating his family to Australia. I have advised him to ask for Sally for his agent.
Dear Emigration Group,
Thank you so much for your assistance, professionalism and patience. As my Partner is a French citizen and we're not married, without you due to the many pit falls associated with gaining a residency VISA for Australia, we would never have got our VISAs granted with such speed, if at all. The additional assistance you've provided along the way such as putting us in touch with your recommended international removals, financial agents, pensions and banking has made the journey that much easier, almost pleasurable in fact. We look forward to speaking to you again and would be happy to recommend your services to anyone wishing to gain their VISA to Australia.
Thanks for taking the call.
I would really just like to thank you and Sarah for the amazing job you have done walking us through the process of getting the company sponsored, our nomination and then our Visas. For them to be issued on my wife's 40th birthday and although I know you had nothing to do with that, I would like to think you planned it all out.
From the very beginning I have felt confident that you know what you are doing and have been a really steady and a helpful guidance.
Have a great Christmas and thanks.
Needs be, we all have to move on for many reasons. If I may just take the opportunity to thank you personally for the way you have handled my Application for a Visa to go to New Zealand.
I admit I am not the easiest person in the world to get on with, I know I can be rather blunt at times, all things considering you certainly handled me pretty good !
I am particularly impressed with the speed at which you handle things, in particular when you received an Email from Mr S Lim at 1420hrs on the 26 Nov 13, concerning a medical observation on my Application. Just 19 minutes later you forwarded it to me ! That's impressive - not only demonstrating an efficient working practise but also a concern in keeping the Customer focussed on the goal.
Also, when you made the call to my home on 17 Dec 13 to let me know my Visa was ready for approval, that was the best Christmas present I could ever have !
Outstanding integrity, professionalism and attention to detail ! I got that all important Residency Visa - and you helped meget it !
Once again – thank you
I would like to say that we have received a very professional, value for money and supportive service from the staff in Chester, mainly Sally Tomlinson. No question, query or concern was too small to be taken seriously and appropriate action taken.
We would have no hesitation to recommend the services of The Emigration Group to anyone considering starting the process of applying for a visa.
Jill and John
Happy New Year!!!
Having just spent my first Christmas and New Year in Melbourne, I wanted to drop you a line to thank you for all your help with my application for migration. It has been a hectic few months since we moved here at the end of April and it has all worked out well and my husband Hari and I are very happy here.
Best wishes for 2014
The passports have arrived!!! :D It was _incredibly_ fast, and we are obviously extremely happy!
Thank you once again for your work! And many. many thanks to Tom for his work and speedy handling and delivery.
Now we just need to get ready for the fact that we are actually leaving on Monday. Still seems unreal :)
It has been very nice to work with you during this short time. I was very pleased with the work Diane did, and even if I have not worked with you for a long time, it has been very good and I would gladly recommend both you and TEG.
Many thanks again, and have a wonderful weekend.
All the best,
Thanks for all your help and support, of course we will stay in touch, I don't know if you are on facebook, but Mark posts photos etc on there. AND of course should you be out here we would want to meet up, so keep our e-mail address.
You've helped us keep the dream alive when we thought it wouldn't happen & you've helped us make it come true & for that we are so grateful and send you all our thanks. The girls love it at their new schools & it's just one big WOW factor going up to the coast in the car when you go round a corner, I'm still not sure whether I'm dreaming or not. This country has got to be Gods own garden !!
with all our sincere thanks, you have been a rock for us when we thought it wouldn't happen.
Di, Mark & the girls xxxx
I just wanted to drop a line to say the biggest THANK YOU to Sarah Bowyer and Gemma Carter for all of their help, advice and assistance surround our life changing move.
We have been in Perth, Australia for 12 weeks and absolutely love it, we live 5 minutes from the beautiful beaches and Indian Ocean, and just 15 minutes from the city of Perth, life is relaxed, fun and we are enjoying spending lots more quality time together as a family than we ever did in the U.K.
This move would never have happened without the help of TEG, the processes and paperwork is a minefield to an individual, thank you for taking the stress out of the application and helping us to change our lives and more importantly that of our two year old (Who is obsessed with sandcastles, the beach, swimming, marine life, wildlife and the 100's of parks that are dotted around everywhere) he will grow up with a love and respect for the great outdoors and the land in which we live.
We will be forever grateful for all of the work that was put in to help make our dream become a reality. Thanks again.
I've attached a few pictures. We have recommended you to everyone that's asked us how to make this move :)
Apologies for the delay in responding to you, but a few days after our meeting we heard that Kate is expecting.
We shall now be going in November to validate the visas, and on our return in January making the necessary arrangements to move to New Zealand.
Just to say our sincere thanks to TEG for the professional manner shown throughout the entire process, and especially to you Sally for making the various steps in the application requirements appear hassle free.
At the early stages we thought it was unlikely that we would be accepted, but once approved, the speed to getting the visas wasreally fast.
We would certainly recommend TEG to anyonethinking ofa similarmove, and consider the charges involved were quite acceptable to ensure applications, paperwork and all other documentation, were co-ordinated with NZ Governmentat the right times
Many thanks again
Beryl & Tony
I wanted to apologise for not having written or emailed to say a HUGE THANKYOU for all your tireless effort and hard work in securingour visa. Your faith in us finally achieving our dream was amazing and we are so thankful for how helpful you were when we bombarded you with barages of questions.
We have booked our flights for the Gold Coast for October to activate our visa and we even have our house on the market!!! The prospect of us "Living the Dream" is now so close.
I wish you and The Emigration Group great things for the future.
Sincere and heartfelt thanks, Myra, Mark and Alfie.
Just stopped jumping up and down enough to send you a quick email to say thank you so much for all your help... Smiling like a Cheshire Cat.
First of all I heard it was no ordinary holiday but your honeymoon...
Yes we were surprised to say the least when we received the email from Sarah on bank holiday Monday 26 May. Shocked would be a more appropriate wordI think. We were gobsmacked! It was just a day before my birthday, and one I will never forget!
I would like to thank you and TEG for everything. Without TEG it would not have been possible.
We have now at last received our replacement passports after we misplaced them at LHR on our way to South Africa. It was found, but destroyed before our return to the UK.
So now we just need to update the passport details for the visa and make the final decisions on when to make the move!
Thank you once again for an excellent service.
I would recommend TEG to anyone.
Amazing news we are just so delighted with this.
We would both like to thank Michael, Sarah and yourself for all your hard work that you have done for us.
You all at The Emigration Group have done a wonderful job for us.
So very professional.
Jody (With the biggest smile on my face).
"A fabulous service from beginning to end. We needed to move pretty quickly and TEG were there every step of the way. We considered going solo however in hindsight are very pleased we didn't as TEG were able to leverage their contacts and reputation to make small issues disappear. Would strongly recommend them."
WONDERFUL NEWS Sarah!!! We are so delighted that at last we can be with our family in Adelaide. Many many thanks for all your hardwork and for keeping in touch with us through it.
We would certainly recommend The Emigration Group to anyone wanting to live abroad. The cats go on the 28th July and we fly on the 7th August.
Kind Regards to you all
Wendy and Ray
Dear Sally, Paul and the rest of the team,
Thank you so much for all you have done for us over the past three years. It has been a verylong arduous journey to get our visas, but well worth it now we are happily in NZ. Your time, patience and professional advise has all paid off. Unbelievable support through our very complex application.
I would recommend your services to anyone out there thinking of emigrating, as it's not an easy process and guidance certainly pays off.
Thanks Dave & Kelly
The visa grant news has only just fully sunk in! :) It took a while. When I told Danny, he actually cried with emotion, he really wants to go! I appreciate there is still that risk that we will not be able to settle in Australia ( I may fail to find a job , you never know) but we will be giving it our best shot.
I just wanted to say thank you again, you did such a grand job on my visa case, you were so professional and spurred me on when you felt I was sabotaging the process by being so disorganised or occassionally loosing faith.I thought I had no hope after 6 years of banging my head on the brick wall of Australian immigration rules! THANK YOU!
Many thanks and kind regards,
After making the big decision to move to New Zealand with my partner, we were faced with 2 choices. The first was to go it alone, but after reading up on what we needed to do to get all the paperwork and evidence together we got really overwhelmed. So we looked at option 2, which was finding a company who could take away all the confusion and stress, and after a bit of searching we came across The Emigration Group!
We askeda few questions to make sure this was the way forward, and thanks to the friendy and helpful advice from Olly, we knew we would be in safe hands. Sally thenguided us every step of the way, telling us exactly what was needed of us, and really simplified the process. Once everything was sent off we played the waiting game, but we didn't wait for long, we soon got the call that would change our lives forever, I was granted my Permanent Residency to New Zealand!
I will be forever grateful to Sally and the team for everything they have done to make this whole process quick, easy and stress-free. I would recommend them to anyone looking to make that big move!
Thank you again
Colin and Pete
We just want to say thank-you so much for all your fantastic help, support and expert advice, in particular, since the beginning of the year. Looking back we would not have been able to achieve this in such a short time frame without you. Everything happened very quickly with the job offer just before Christmas and it was an opportunity we had to take and we now know how efficiently you worked on our behalf.
We would certainly recommend yourselves to anybody in the same position as ourselves due to your expertise in dealing with New Zealand immigration agencies. Just knowing the processes and what was needed by when was absolutely crucial along with your empathy when things were taking longer than expected.
I don't have words that would convey our thanks for your efforts in making this day come true. You were simply outstanding. All those questions we had (and will likely sill have), all those patient and extra-friendly emails you sent our way, all your kind words: they didn't go unnoticed and they helped so much! We would like to thank you sincerely for your services and we are aware that you'll likely brush it off with a "I'm just doing my job", but I don't think that would cover it. You've done much more than that. You helped us make our dream come true.
We hope you are well and wish you all the very best for your future.
Just wanted to let you know that Paul and I arrived safely in Australia on 1st July and it’s been a whirl wind of a week!!! Melbourne is awesome and we are so happy we chose the state of Victoria to live.
We both would like to thank you and Mike for all your help and advice along the way, I know it was literally 3 years to the day since we started the process and throughout it was touch and go as to whether we were going to be granted our permanent visa! However that is behind us and we are here and very happy and looking forward to our new lives.
We already have a couple of interviews lined up for jobs and this will determine where we live. Currently we are enjoying the CBD of Melbourne and there is so much to do and are embracing every minute until we start work which hopefully won’t be too long.
Again thanks for all your help.
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help, endless advice & full support through every single bit of this process.
We truly are so grateful, you’ve helped us achieve our dream and we could not have done any of this without you. No matter how small the questions you answered them all. Through all the frustrating times you’ve been there for us with your reassuring words & you’ve kept us all calm & stress free throughout it all.
We have recommended you to all our friends that want to emigrate. Your help & knowledge is priceless.
Thank you again!
Take care & all the best wishes for the future.
OUR DREAM BECAME A REALITY THANKS TO THE EMIGRATION GROUP
From the moment we came home from our summer holidays to rainy Manchester, UK from sunny NZ we talked about the possibilities of emigrating and whether our dreams could be realised. We did some research and found The Emigration Group and attended one of their seminars in October 2014. The information that we discovered here was crucial in our decision to move abroad and we also considered how valuable an agent would be. We asked around and talked to some ex pats in NZ who advised us to “go it alone” but this prospect was too daunting, especially as we both had busy working lives and not much spare time. We went ahead and had our first appointment with The Emigration Group in February 2015 where prices and timeframes were clearly explained. Then it was all systems go! My husband secured a job offer in NZ and whilst our residency visa was being prepared, a work visa was also arranged as a start date of the end of July 2015 was looming. Fighting back tears, we said our goodbyes to family and friends and started our adventure flying into Singapore for a couple of days before we finally arrived in sunny NZ on 21 July 2015. My husband was straight into work and within six weeks, we had notification that our residency visas had been approved. Our passports were sent off and received back within a couple of weeks, clearly displaying our new visas. We could not be any happier!
Our dream only became a reality because of the support, guidance and professionalism shown by The Emigration Group, in particular Sally. We were always aware of costs and timeframes and Sally advised us when to do certain things, like when to apply for our police clearance certificates and undertake our medicals. The knowledge that Sally has was reassuring. Everytime we called (which was often) she was able to dampen our fears and guide us on our journey. All timescales were clear and processes explained to us so we felt in control of the journey we were experiencing.
Thank you so much Sally and The Emigration Group. We are happily settled in NZ having the time of our lives – we are truly grateful for ALL the guidance and support to get us here.
We've safely arrived in New Zealand and even though we still can't quite believe that this is our new home, we love being here. Thanks to you and all your help and advice, our dream became a reality and we are deeply grateful to you for helping to make this happen.
To sum up the services of TEG and especially Sally Tomkinson: It was the best and most worthy service we ever received.
Throughout the whole application process, we never felt alone but fully integrated into a wonderful and professional team, we could ask questions of any kind (also not directly related to the visa, but about job opportunities, life in NZ, etc.) whenever they popped up and we got an answer within no more than a day. We could ask the same questions over and over again with always a very friendly and helpful answer. We were always informed about what is going on and why. Sally would let us know every time she received documents from us or INZ and send us documents always with tracking numbers to make sure they would arrive.
All in all, we felt completely safe and exceptionally well cared for and we had a very nice and personal but also professional relationship with Sally Tomkinson. It was always a pleasure communicating with her and we are so very grateful for her time, patience and the effort she put into our visa application to make our dream come true.
Thank you TEG and a special huge thank you to Sally Tomkinson and her colleagues. We can only recommend you and your services to anyone struggling to decide whether to get immigration advice or not, but we owe you so much more. Thanks for making this possible!
Thomas, Emily and Christine (happy customers from 2012 to 2015).
We just want to say thank you for all that you have done for us and thank you for being so patient with me all the emails lol. THE EMIGRATION GROUP and yourself have been fantastic to us. We will never forget how you helped us through this stressful time but now we can start building our new lives in Australia. So the least we could do was give you this token of our appreciation.
Thank you so so much
With lots of love
Robin and Suzanne and Jessica and Olivia
The parcel arrived safely yesterday morning. I've been staring at that elusive, long sought after, large sticker in my Passport!
Thank you so much for all your hard work in securing my visa. I really appreciate your efforts during a smooth application process. You were always available to advise me by phone whenever I had any concerns or questions.
I won't hesitate to recommend The Emigration Group Ltd, should I hear of anyone else who intends to emigrate 'Down Under'.
I hope to arrive in NZ in the New Year (not a wearing an All Blacks kit!).
All the best for the future.
The Emigration Group (TEG) were recommended to us by friends who had already successfully immigrated to Australia. Right through the process Paul Arthur and his team supported us through each step with professionalism and courtesy. The fees and other charges were provided in advance of signing up as well as the expected fees payable to the Australian Government.
TEG ensured we were kept informed of any changes to the conditions of our visa class, and when my job was removed from the occupations list, they suggested other avenues which we could explore. Eventually we decided not to proceed due to the uncertainty of the process, and this decision was again supported by Paul, who confirmed that was what we wished to do. If we were to try again, it would definitely be with The Emigration Group.
I have no idea of how to thank you. You have listened to me stress out and replied immediately every time, you have been so wonderful from the get go and I appreciate it so much.
I am completely overwhelmed.
I tried to answer the phone but it rang off and I thought it couldn't be you as you would have left a message but to be honest I'm really glad that Clive got to hear first!
I wish I could put in words how the kids and I feel but I think we are too shocked to know!
I will of course be in touch.
Clive and I will have a drink to toast next week.
Thank you so so so so so much
We couldn’t have chosen a better agent to help us obtain our visa. From the moment we spoke to Paul he assured us we were in safe hands and explained the process of obtaining the visa in detail. Sally was to be our contact and she was fantastic! Phone calls and emails were answered straight away and she was one step ahead of everyone throughout the process. Very refreshing to deal with such professionalism.
In 2018, we achieved our dream of emigrating to New Zealand. We couldn’t have done this without the amazing help of The Emigration Group.
Our application was fairly complex but we got there in the end. Sally was always an email or a phone call away and she was always able to quickly respond to any queries we had. We were also regularly updated about where we were in the process and what we had to do next. We found the whole process of applying for visas was made far easier as Sally would explain exactly what emigration were looking for. Sally also used her expert knowledge to help us give emigration what they wanted, as it wasn’t always clear to us.
We now live in Whangarei, Northland which is at the top of New Zealand and are living the dream lifestyle. The weather is sub-tropical and therefore hot, although it can be wet. We are still getting used to it being light and hot in December, January, etc. Winters are short and definitely far milder than the UK. 14 degrees is about as low as it gets in the day. New Zealand is an awesome place to live and certainly caters for an outdoor lifestyle.
We can’t thank The Emigration Group enough and we feel that the money spent was worth every penny!
Good luck in your journey.
Ed, Paula and Rhys (aged 10).
Moving to New Zealand was something we had always wanted to do but knowing where to start was daunting and very much a step in to the unknown. After hearing a radio advert, we contacted The Emigration Group and arranged a meeting with Paul at their offices in Chester. Paul was informative and professional and reassured us that a move to New Zealand was very much possible, clearly outlining the steps we needed to take in order to make our dream a reality. He explained the various visa options available, detailing the requirements, as well as telling us a lot about New Zealand itself and how things are run over there and what to expect from the country. Sally managed our visa application and she went above and beyond to support us and provide advice at every step of the way. She made the process easy and simple to understand and stress free for us both. She was always at end of the telephone or email for any questions, however big or small. We would highly recommend The Emigration Group and can’t thank the staff enough for assisting us. Money most definitely well spent and a great deal of time and effort saved.