How to Apply for New Zealand Permanent Residence Program for Teachers: Complete Details.

How to Apply for New Zealand Permanent Residence Program for Teachers: Complete Details.
  • May 15, 2024
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New Zealand is seeking to employ foreign teachers for secondary schools in order to address a labor shortage. International secondary school teachers migrating to New Zealand will have their residency applications expedited in order to help with this, while other teachers will continue on the Work to Residence pathway.

Through this program, qualified international secondary school teachers can apply for residency through a straightforward and easy process without the requirement of having prior work experience in New Zealand.


There is a high shortage of secondary educators, especially in the following subjects:


Through this program, secondary school instructors can apply from overseas for a resident permit. If they don't have to work in New Zealand for two years and they have an offer letter from an approved employer,


Only in the following circumstances can foreign secondary school teachers provide visas for the straight-to-residency pathway:If they're at work,have a job offer from a recognized company if the position is in high demand and is listed on the Green List Tier 1.

The applicant may enter New Zealand on a work visa or may apply from outside the nation. An individual can live, work, and study in New Zealand and include their partner and dependent children under the age of 24 in their visa application if they follow the clear pathway to a residence visa.

Important information

You can stay for as long as you want if you have a direct-to-residence visa. Candidates had to be younger than 55. Applying for a Straight-to-Residence Visa in New Zealand costs $4290 NZD. A New Zealand Straight to Residence Visa takes three months to process.For further information about New Zealand visas and to apply, go to the New Zealand Immigration website.

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