Visa Problem for a teacher in New Zealand

My friend is a great teacher for Year 2 students in New Zealand. She is American and was offered the job two years ago when New Zealand needed primary school teachers.  Last month she came home for her grandmother’s funeral and her visa application was denied because the recent labor and market search suggests their isn’t a need for foreign teachers. She has decided to return to her job as a volunteer so that her children can finish the school year with a consistent teacher. The school wants her. The children love her. Only a teacher would take a job unpaid for her children. She will finish out the school year and then return home. PLease consider helping fund her so she has a few living expenses these next few months. She’s only 24 and doesn’t need much but every dollar helps!

Read her story and visit her page below

http://www.gofundme.com/fk2yqk

One thought on “Visa Problem for a teacher in New Zealand”

  1. She could try going to see her local Member of Parliament and asking them if they could help. The Minister of Immigration has some discretion when it comes to individual cases. If the MP supports her case they might write to the Minister on her behalf.
    She should take along supporting letters from the school and other referees if she has some to support her case.
    Good luck!

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