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Changes Made to the SMC English Language Requirements

Changes Made to the SMC English Language Requirements

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has made some changes to the immigration instructions pertaining to the Skilled Migrant Category (SMC) effective 25 October 2022.

  • The first Expression of Interest (EOI) selection will take place on 9th  November 2022. Those submitting EOIs before this date will be allowed to make a declaration to show that they meet the qualification points and English language requirements even before getting the assessment results from the providers.As evidence, applicants can show that they have booked an appointment for an acceptable English language test. They can also show that they have requested an International Qualification Assessment or a Qualification Assessment Report from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) for this purpose.
  • Applicants can submit an English language test that is more than two years old along with their residence application EOI to show that they have an acceptable standard of English as long as the EOI was submitted on or before 8 November 2022.

Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, which provides up-to-date immigration information so you can consider opportunities and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at contact@nzimmigration.info  or call on +64 09 3790219.

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