Translations for NZQA

Our translations are recognized by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and Immigration New Zealand and may be used in applications for recognition of overseas qualifications and visa applications.

NZQA assesses qualifications from outside New Zealand, and determines the value of international qualifications in New Zealand. NZQA decides whether overseas qualifications can be recognised in New Zealand, and provides comparison between those overseas qualifications and the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) You may need a translation of overseas qualifications and transcripts when applying for visas such as skilled migrant or Silver Fern visas. Qualification 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 apply for an International Qualifications Assessment (IQA) of your qualifications from NZQA 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 or OSA application with NZQA, please email scans of your original documents to or click here to get a free quote. We will reply within 24 hours with a free, no-obligation quote. You can contact us by phone on +64 27 286 1669.

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