Border Exceptions Application

Border Exceptions Application

Receive and process nominations for border exceptions


Under a new class border exception, 300 teachers who aren’t eligible to come to New Zealand under current border rules will now be able to come here to work for eligible early learning services, schools and kura. Nominations for border exceptions are received via the Border Exceptions Application for processing.

Who should use this application

Early learning services, schools and kura who meet the criteria.

Terms and Conditions: New Teacher applications

Please read the Terms and Conditions for new teacher applications before accessing and using Border Exceptions.

Terms and Conditions: New Teacher applications - Education website


Key tasks

  • list item bullet Complete an Employer Application for a nomination for a border exception.
  • list item bullet Complete a Teacher Application for the overseas qualified teacher who will use the border exception.