PTE Academic is accepted by the New Zealand government as proof of English language proficiency for all visas with language requirement. View minimum score requirements for each visa category.

Acceptable English language test results:

Visa TypeOverall PTE Academic Score
Skilled Migrant Category and Silver Fern Job Search Visa (Principal applicant)58 or more
Religious workers, and partners and dependent children of Residence from Work applicants36 or more
Dependent Child Resident Visa36 or more
Parent Resident visa29 or more in at least two of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)
Or
An overall score of 36 or more
Entrepreneur and Employees of Relocating Businesses Categories29 or more
Global Impact Work Visa58 or more
China Working Holiday Visa42 or more
Working Holiday Visa applicants from the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam30 or more
Peru Working Holiday Visa36 or more in Speaking and one other skill area (Listening, Reading, Writing)

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