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    Hi everyone

    my wife is in the process of registering her UK teaching qualifications with the NZ authority, wondered whether she is allowd to apply for jobs before this is processed as we are in NZ from 13th October for 6 months on a waiver to assess whether it is viable for us to emigrate given our circumstances, we are aware we are not allowd to work on the waiver visa but assume we are allowd to apply for jobs and enter a EOI for work to residence if we find a suitable job.

    On the subject of UK waiver ...I hear there has been some change to allowable reasons to entry....wondered if anyone has any insight on this.

    Thanks
    Mick

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    About your wife's applying for jobs. There's nothing to stop her sending in applications, but they're EXTREMELY unlikely to get her anywhere before the official process is finished. Even when registered, there is no easy path to getting appointed to a teaching position. There isn't a teacher shortage in NZ, so most vacancies can be filled by NZers or people who already have residence themselves, or a visa giving them the right to work in NZ because of their partner, and the employers are legally bound to consider such people before they would look at a foreign would-be migrant. The only positions where a newcomer might get a look-in are those needing obscure specialisms for which they are qualified (very rare in primary education), or those in a place that is seen as disadvantaged in some way (e.g. isolation) so there is a lack of home-grown applicants.

    Teachers who have registration and are already in NZ with residence or a partner-sponsored visa (that is, those who can legally take any job their are offered at once), rarely get a job of their own straight out. Instead, they can get taken onto several local schools' lists for supply teaching, then, when they have been used from time to time, if that has worked out well, they may be considered if a permanent position comes up.

    On the subject of UK waiver ...I hear there has been some change to allowable reasons to entry.
    What have you heard, and from where?

    Any changes in regulations will be/will have been formally announced. I don't see anything here about rules for visa waiver visitors. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/abou...-notifications

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    On the subject of UK waiver ...I hear there has been some change to allowable reasons to entry.



    Hi, I may have been confused!! I thought I had read on a previous posting that when entering NZ on a UK waiver it was best to state, holiday/tourist where as previously you could state reason as effectvely going to experience the country with a view to establishing suitability for seeking residence....I hope this makes sense!!

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    No, the "look, see and decide" option is unchanged, we are told. All that's happened is that the page that used to explain about it, which was linked to the previous version of the INZ website, isn't there any more.

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    thats great, thankyou for clearing this up for us, we are arriving on 13th October and want to make sure we supply correct information that will not however jeopordise our entry into NZ for the six months

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