You may need a translation of overseas qualifications and transcripts when applying for visas such as skilled migrant or Silver Fern visas. Qualifications translations may also be needed for employers to understand your previous qualifications, or in order to assess previous study when applying for a New Zealand education program, or for teacher registration.
You may need to get a Pre-Assessment Result (PAR) of your qualifications from NZQA when submitting an expression of interest with Immigration New Zealand. This will give you an indication of where your qualification will fit in the New Zealand education system.
You may also need to apply for an International Qualifications Assessment (IQA) of your qualifications from NZQA, which is a more in-depth assessment, if you receive an invitation to apply from Immigration New Zealand or for teacher registration in New Zealand. You can use the IQA result for registration with professional or industry bodies, employers or New Zealand government departments including Immigration New Zealand.
You may need to apply to NZQA for an Overseas Study Assessment (OSA) if you are a New Zealand resident completing a qualification outside of New Zealand and need to apply to Inland Revenue (IRD) New Zealand for tax purposes.
Please see the International Qualifications page on the NZQA website for more details.
To obtain a certified translation for an IQA, PAR or OSA application with NZQA, take a scan of your original documents and email them to [email protected] or click here to get a free quote for your translations. We will reply within 24 hours with a free, no-obligation quote. If you are outside New Zealand and need to send original documents with your IQA application, we can forward them on to NZQA on your behalf. Please email us for more information. You can contact us by phone on +64 27 286 1669. Whether you need your overseas qualifications recognised for work visas or migration to New Zealand, or whether you need are studying outside New Zealand and need confirmation of your overseas study, we can help with all your translation needs.