New Zealand Launches Permanent Residence Program for Teachers Around the World

Secondary school teachers dreaming of living and working in the breathtaking landscapes of New Zealand, there’s an exciting opportunity to make that dream a reality!

To address workforce shortages, the New Zealand government has introduced a new initiative allowing overseas secondary school teachers to apply for residency from abroad, without the need for prior work experience in the country.

This move comes as a welcome relief for many educators around the globe, especially those specializing in subjects like Science, Technology, and Mathematics, where shortages have been particularly acute.

Under the new Straight to Residence pathway, eligible overseas secondary school teachers can fast-track their journey to residency, bypassing the traditional requirement of gaining work experience within New Zealand first.

How to Apply for New Zealand Residency

  • Overseas teachers will require an offer of employment from an accredited employer in New Zealand.
  • Applicants are not required to spend two years working in the country beforehand.

This streamlined process not only offers improved certainty but also prioritizes the needs of the education sector, ensuring that schools have access to the talent they require to provide quality education to students across the nation.

If you’re currently working or have a job offer from an accredited employer in New Zealand, and your role falls under Tier 1 of the Green List of in-demand occupations, you’re eligible to apply for the Straight to Residence pathway visa. Whether you’re already in New Zealand on a work visa or planning to apply from overseas, the pathway to residency has never been clearer.

Straight to Residence Visa Perks

With the Straight to Residence Visa, you can not only live, work, and study in New Zealand but also include your partner and dependent children aged 24 or younger in your visa application. It’s a chance for you and your family to embark on a new adventure and immerse yourselves in the rich culture and natural beauty that New Zealand has to offer.

So, if you’re ready to take the next step in your teaching career and embrace the opportunity of a lifetime, why wait? Make your mark in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

    • Very simple.
      Go to teaching jobs in new Zealand online on Google and search for your subject teaching jobs and then contact with secondary schools and drop your c.v.
      Then after screening the authority of school will give you sponsor job letter.
      That’s the Way

    • Hy Rania I need your assistance if you know very well about this opportunity… I’m working as a teacher already in pakistan in govt sector.

    • For which subject they are going to heir the teachers. There is not written for any particular subject and experience.

  • Every person in Pakistan will want to take advantage of this opportunity, I think this is a good opportunity and should be taken advantage of this opportunity.

  • Yes I am interested in commerce subjects like financial accounting etc I am working last 15 years as a teacher govt sector

  • Me has Doctorate level education,my daughter already teaching in a HEC recognised university & got doctorate level scholarship for New-Zealand but some local restrictions,hurdles resisted her.

  • Good information and a very charming opportunity It will help those teachers who want to settled in Newzeland.

  • New Zealand visa nhe dy rha sb fake news
    Recently visa reject hua mera
    Ma america uk Australia saudia sy visit kr k aya hu phr b new Zealand ko problem visa nhe dia mjy

  • It’s really a great initiative for Pakistani’s to explore themselves at international level everyone is seeking for international opportunity among those I am one of them…I really want to learn as much as I can …I m glad if I got opportunity.thanks just share the procedure how the applicants apply for teaching jobs

  • I am a government teacher.I have 9 years experience in govt.teaching sector.My last degree is in Mathematics.Can i apply for this oppurtunity?

  • It’s,a very good opportunity. I want to apply .please tell me the procedure how to apply for this.

  • Want to apply as I have experience of 11 years in teaching qualifications is M.A Urdu and M.A TEFL

  • I have 20 yrs experience teaching primary and secondary Mathematics in Pakistan and Malaysia…… please advice how and where to apply….regards

  • Aliya Altaf here.
    I have been teaching experience of more than 7 years of mathematics.
    Currently teaching in beacon House isb .one of reneowned school is islamabad.
    Taught 0 level mathematics

  • I have master degree in IT. I want to avail this opportunity . plz guide how to apply.

  • I am currently working in BPS 17…….with 4 master degrees and an M.phil, how to apply,?????? Plz give link

  • Yeah! I’m interested in. So, Firstly, I have to take award letter from the school in New Zealand?

  • My sister is EST teacher in government of Punjab school and she is MSc her age is around 33 years and married and she has 3 children below 10 years, can she.go to new zealand,

  • I am computer science teacher and work in govt Institute since 10 years experience in primary school experience.
    Also have administrative experience
    I want to go with my family
    What is the procedure I follow it..

  • Yes,of course its a commendable step on part of NL give an ample oppertunity to the teachers for their even more honor and grace in the society.


  • I wish to avail this opportunity..I have got double master and 15 years experience ,my spouse is also specialist in mathematics having MSC in mathematics, commissioned Officer… kindly help me to apply

  • I’m serving as a higher secondary school teacher from last 5 years in government sector, can I avail this opportunity? And how I ll? Plz

  • Really it is very interesting appartunity . i would like to apply . Please share more details

  • I think it’s a splendid opportunity especially for teachers,so next step to apply for this chance every body would be exited as well I’m also. Kindly share this information in time, waiting your reply.

  • I am teaching in beaconhouse school system from last 14 years. Kindly guide how to apply

  • I’m very interested Free fund permanent work Visa by Teaching. I have BSc Degree in Biology and I where flowing Masters degree in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management in University Jimma, Ethiopia.

  • I want to apply but I want to know the complete procedure I have almost 4.5 year experience in teaching

  • I have a experience 6 years in teaching butt I have no documents except national I.d card

  • How to apply for this opportunity in New Zealand. I have done master’s in English and have 13 years teaching experience.

  • I’m a kindergarten teacher having master degree in physics and bachelor degree in education teaching in a government school for the last 6 years .Am I eligible for New Zealand work visa in this program?

  • I have got 20 years of teaching experience of mathematics and other subjects. I’m interested in it but can’t find the way to apply for the teaching position in New Zealand .

  • It’s mentioned that you need to have job offer and then can apply, but how to get know about job options in new Zealand

  • I’m in desperate need of this opportunity but how to apply?? Highly appreciate New Zealand govt for this initiative.

  • Really it’s a good initiative for learner we appreciate this step, eagerly waiting for next step of applications procedure….

  • I have done Bs physics and Master in Education . I have 10 years experience of teaching.

  • What is the use then,the purpose should be to hire a person who does not have any job opportunities.Like I really want to apply for the visa ,but I have to find myself an employer first.

  • I have been an English language teacher since 2003 in different schools of UAE and Pakistan. I am dealing with students of age group between 8 to 12. I have been Cambridge Speaking Examiner (for YLE, KET and PET language proficiency exams) for 6 years. I am interested to come to New Zealand and enhance my teaching career.

  • I have been an English Teacher in different schools of UAE and Pakistan for almost 16 years. How can I apply for teaching jobs in New Zealand.

  • I m associate professor department of sports sciences in Government college Rehmatabad Rawalpindi

  • How can I apply? I have 35 years of teaching experience in the Philippines and am currently a Learning Support Assistant in Dubai, UAE. A response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • I have done my MBA from Philippine and have 20 years Commerce teaching experience. I want to avail this opportunity. Kindly guide me…

  • Good to see such a good opportunity for teaching faculty.I would like to apply for and would love to avail such great opportunity for my career in future.

  • I am a teacher with experience of about 18years in private and public sector schools.
    I am Master in Economics and Masters in Education.
    How can I apply for this opportunity.

  • I’m desperate to apply. But my skills and qualification match to the primary teacher instead, subject specialist for English.

  • Every person in Pakistan will want to take advantage of this opportunity, I think this is a good opportunity and should be taken advantage of this opportunity.pls help me

  • I have 23 yrs experience of teaching Mathematics, done my Master’s in mathematics.
    How to apply for this opportunity.

  • I hv a bs degree with double mathematics and physics and eager to avail this opportunity… Kindly respond how should i apply for it

  • Its good.i am imran from pakistan.i have masters i am intrested.

  • I’m currently working as lecturer in Mathematics in the college and want to apply

  • Its a wonderful opertunity and i have also more than 24 year experience of teaching Urdu Language .Please guide me how to apply for it…..?

  • l am working in a govt institution since 10 years and I want to avail this opportunity kindly guide me how to apply for this job and the detail procedure.plzzz

  • I have done my masters in English and I am also a Bsc (bachelor of science.) I can teach any subject.

  • I have done Mphil on educational leadership and management from SZABIST UNIVERSITY IN 2023I HAVE DONE B.ED AND M.ED ALSO AND TEACHING IN A COLLEGE SINCE 2018 .

  • I am government secondary school teacher and want to avail opertunity pl guide how to apply..

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