New Zealand Immigration

Assistance with skills assessments for applicants who intend to migrate to New Zealand as an accounting professional

in Brief

  • We can assist you by providing a skills assessment if you apply for a visa to New Zealand using the Immediate Skills Shortage List (ISSL)
  • To get started, you will need to submit an application to prove your competency and formal education

If you apply for a visa to New Zealand using the Immediate Skills Shortage List (ISSL) you may need a skills assessment from us.

To be eligible to apply for skills assessment, you must hold one of the following academic qualifications:

  • A Chartered Accountants ANZ accredited degree. This means that your degree covers prerequisite subjects in key competency areas, and ensures you meet all prior knowledge requirements; or
  • A degree which has not been accredited by Chartered Accountants ANZ, but has been assessed by us as equivalent to at least an AU or NZ Bachelor degree (AQF level 7 or higher) with coverage of mandatory competency areas

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Please note that all decisions relating to eligibility for New Zealand visas are at the discretion of Immigration New Zealand.


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