Qualification evaluation fees

All fees include GST (where applicable) and are subject to change.

International Qualification Assessment (IQA) fees

Note: add-ons can be added to your application up to 12 months after completion of your IQA.

Standard IQA
This is for the evaluation of one qualification.

NZ$445

Skill Shortage List IQA
This is for the evaluation of one qualification and assessment under one occupation on an Immigration New Zealand Skill Shortage List

NZ$610

Teaching IQA
This is for the evaluation on your teaching qualification for the purpose of registering as a teacher with the Teaching Council, or for teacher salary assessment purposes.

This package includes evaluation of an additional 2 free Standard IQAs.

NZ$746

Teaching assessment add-on
Apply for this add-on assessment for a Standard IQA you have already submitted or that was completed within 12 months.

 

NZ$301

(in addition to the previously paid IQA fee above)

Skill Shortage List assessment add-on
Apply for this add-on for a Standard IQA you have already submitted or that was completed within 12 months.

NZ$165

(in addition to the previously paid IQA fee above)

Pre-1998 qualification fee – this fee applies if you completed your qualification before 1998.

This is because the evaluation of older qualifications requires more time and resources.

NZ$275

(in addition to the IQA fee above)

Appeal fees

The appeal fee is NZ$765.

If you want to appeal the outcome of your evaluation, you need to apply for an appeal within 3 months of the published date on the recognition statement.

You can contact us to discuss the outcome of your recognition statement before deciding to submit a review.

Contact us about an IQA appeal

We will refund the appeal fee, less an administration fee of NZ$55, if the outcome changes, and only if no documents with new information was submitted after the original evaluation.

How we evavluate overseas qualifications

Other fees

If you require further administrative support, contact QRS.

You may also be required to pay services fees by third parties if we require further verification of your qualification. We will tell you if this is required.

Cancellations and refunds

Let us know in writing if you want to cancel your application. There is no refund if you choose to cancel your application.

 

 
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