Updated INZ decline rates for student visas

25 Jan 2018

The 2017 decline rates for student visas are now available on the Immigration New Zealand website.

What is this list for?

Education providers must use this list when enrolling international students, to confirm if the students come from a country with a high visa decline rate for the purposes of Rule 18.2 of the NZQF Programme Approval and Accreditation Rules 2013.

This Rule specifies the English language proficiency testing requirements for international students from countries with a student visa decline rate of over 20 per cent.

The list is updated annually and comes into force for Rule 18 purposes one month after publication. Education organisations that enrol international students have until 25 February 2018 to adjust their enrolment policies.

From that date, education organisations must use the published 2017 decline rates when enrolling international students, to determine which Rule 18 requirements apply.

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