Assessment fees

A few notes about fees related to assessments made by NZQA:

  • The fees listed in the table above don't cover charges made by third parties. For example, if NZQA asks an education provider for verification of your qualifications and that education provider charges a fee, we'll let you know so you can pay the fee directly to the education provider.
  • You'll be asked to pay the relevant fee as the last step in the online application for your IQA, PAR or OSA. Once payment is made, the application form is automatically submitted to NZQA. Payment can be made by Visa or MasterCard credit card only.

International Qualification Assessment (IQA) standard application fee

The IQA is for people who need an in-depth assessment of their international qualifications for immigration, employment, teacher registration, teacher salary, or further study, and have an "Invitation to apply" from Immigration NZ.

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NZ $746

International Qualification Assessment fast track fee

Note: Add this amount to the standard application fee.

The fast track can reduce your assessment processing time from 35 days to 20 days.

NZ $404

Pre-assessment Result (PAR) application fee

The PAR is designed to contribute towards your Expression of Interest for the Skilled Migrant immigrant visa.

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NZ $138

Overseas Study Assessment (OSA) application fee

The OSA is used for the purpose of gaining a "Student Loan Interest Exemption" with New Zealand Inland Revenue (IR).

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NZ $178

Recognition Statement courier fee

NZQA will send your Recognition Statement once completed via standard post if you live in NZ. If you live overseas, we will send it via AirMail. If you wish to have it couriered please pay this fee or alternatively provide a prepaid, tracked courier bag. You do not need to pay this fee if you're based in New Zealand and have provided us with a prepaid return courier bag.

NZ $41

Duplicate Recognition Statement fee

This is the fee you'll be asked to pay if you contact us to request a replacement copy of your Recognition Statement. This applies to Recognition Statements that are less than five years old. We do not provide a replacement copy service for Recognition Statements older than five years. In this case, you'll need to go through the assessment process again.

NZ $51

Review fee

This is the fee you'll be asked to pay if you request a review of your Recognition Statement outcome. Reviews are only available for the IQA (not the PAR or OSA) for 12 months from the Recognition Statement completion date.

NZ $230

New purpose fee

This is for each new purpose you request to be added to your completed Recognition Statement (such as “immigration”, “teacher registration”, etc.). This is only available for 12 months following the completion of the initial Recognition Statement.

Variable fee

All fees given above are subject to change. Contact NZQA or re-check the website for a list of current fees at the time you make your application.

If you decide to withdraw your application, NZQA does not pay a refund. Refunds are only given under the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993.

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