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Border Exceptions for RSE and Teachers and Air Border Order for Australians

RSE and Teachers Border Exceptions and Air Border Order for Australians

RSE Border Exceptions

As per the immigration instructions, the annual limit on the number of visas issued under Recognized Seasonal Employment (RSE) capped at 14,400 for each year ends on 30th June.  For the year ending on 30th June 2022, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has announced that this annual limit includes people who entered New Zealand on the RSE Limited Visa and are currently onshore and holding a limited visa on 1st February 2022.

These instructions are effective from 2nd January 2022.

Revised Air Border Order for Australians

Furthermore, INZ has announced that persons holding an Australian passport, or Australian permanent residence visa or Australian resident visa may be granted residence on arrival in New Zealand if they are not excluded under Sec 15 or Sec 16 of the Immigration Act 2009.  Despite this, the immigration officer may decline to grant residence to a person if they have not complied with an obligation specified in any order made under section 11 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020.

These instructions are effective from 16th January 2022.

Teachers’ Class Exception

Additionally, an amendment has been made to the teacher class exceptions, where the eligibility criteria have been removed. The only requirement to be met is that the Early Learning teachers and Primary/Secondary teachers in State and State-integrated schools must be certificated and registered with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

These instructions are effective from 16th January 2022.

If you have any queries or require assistance regarding the above information, please do not hesitate to contact Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd. at contact@nzimmigration.info or call on +64 09 3790219.  Our experienced team of Licensed Immigration Advisers will be happy to guide you.

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