Due to the ongoing closure of the New Zealand border from Covid-19, applications for the Overseas Finder's Fee are currently on hold
Schools recruiting returning New Zealand trained teachers and internationally trained teachers moving to New Zealand, may be eligible for funding support of up to $3,000 (GST exclusive) per payment, for incurred recruitment costs.
For schools to be eligible for the finder's fee, they must:
The finder’s fee is available to schools regardless of whether the overseas teacher is approved for an overseas relocation grant (ORG).
Use the online application form at the top right corner of this page to apply. You will be required to upload the following documents:
You will be notified of the outcome within 6 weeks of receipt of your application.
Please note, the Ministry of Education will use the information collected on this form together with the information held in Education Service Payroll to:
Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to request access to all information held about yourself and to request corrections to that information.
Overseas teachers may be eligible for the ORG and a range of other allowances. Refer to the Ministry of Education website for more information.