International Support Services
Immigration NZ: Upcoming Changes to Temporary Work Visas
Immigration NZ have publicly announced they will be making changes to the way overseas workers both in NZ and currently offshore (including teachers) are employed on temporary visas. The NZ Immigration (INZ) website indicates this would likely be rolled out after mid 2021. You can read information regarding this here.
The upcoming changes affect the way migrants are employed on temporary work visas and will affect both new and existing teachers you employ (according to information on the INZ Website, see here).
Once these changes come into effect, schools and early childhood centres will need to be Accredited with INZ and pass (and pay for) an Immigration NZ job check for migrants to apply for a visa to work in a school or early childhood centre. You can see the INZ sample Accredited Employer Application here.
You will need to be aware of which teachers you currently employ on a temporary work visa (working holiday visa, essential skills visa, silver fern visa etc) and when they expire.
Teachers may have the opportunity to apply for a visa prior to these changes coming into effect with support from their employer. EP may be able to assist employers to ensure you can give teachers the right paperwork.
How can ep.education assist you?
As an employer of teachers needing visas, ep.education can assist you with preparing the documentation you give to your teacher for their work visa application now, prior to these changes. Please complete your details below or reach out to your EP consultant who can update you and advise on current rates. You will receive an invoice (per teacher) for International Support Services. ep.education can guide you through the documentation each teacher requires for a visa application now and assist you if you need to advertise the position to meet INZ requirements.
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