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 Type||Overall 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 applicants||36 or more|
|Dependent Child Resident Visa||36 or more|
|Parent Resident visa||29 or more in at least two of the four skills (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)|
An overall score of 36 or more
|Entrepreneur and Employees of Relocating Businesses Categories||29 or more|
|Global Impact Work Visa||58 or more|
|China Working Holiday Visa||42 or more|
|Working Holiday Visa applicants from the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam||30 or more|
|Peru Working Holiday Visa||36 or more in Speaking and one other skill area (Listening, Reading, Writing)|
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