As a teacher coming to New Zealand to fill an Early Learning (EL) teaching vacancy, you may be eligible for a Relocation Support Grant (RSG) of up to $3000. You must already have begun full-time employment as a registered teacher in a licensed New Zealand EL service to be eligible for the grant.
Am I eligible for an RSG?
Eligible expenses and payment
The IRD defines the types of expenses that can be claimed as part of an RSG. Please refer to the IRD list of eligible expenses before starting your application as expenses not on the list will not reimbursed. You will need to provide proof of expenditure for each individual expense.
If your application is approved the amount paid will be the total of all eligible items for which proof of expenditure has been provided, up to a maximum of $3,000NZ.
For each expense you enter, you must upload a matching PDF copy of a receipt or invoice that clearly shows the amount and currency. Bank statements cannot be accepted as evidence of expenditure.
Use the application form at the top right corner of this page to apply. In this application you will enter a list of the eligible expenses you wish to claim, including a description, amount and currency. You will be required to upload the following documents:
You will be notified of the outcome within eight weeks of receipt of your application and if your application is approved you will receive your payment shortly thereafter.
Additional information is provided on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
For more information:
0800 165 225 (option 3)