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    Hello people,

    I am fraking out a little bit. Since I came to New Zealand a year ago I have been gathering all the documentes required for Inmigration/NZQA/Teaching Registration. Now, I finish my IQA and since NZQA and Inmigration do everything online, I have everything in digital format, not hard copies. In fact, my awards/diplomas are in Spain.

    Now I want to start the process of the teaching registration but it says that you have to gather all the documents in hard copies and send that to Wellington... Is this some kind of joke? Everything has been online until now and I have to send hard original copies to Wellington? I spent thousands in translations and everything is digital...

    I dont know what to do.

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    The NZ Teaching Council aren't part of the same organization as NZQA and INZ, so their requirements can be different.

    I see it says here https://teachingcouncil.nz/content/overseas-teachers that they require certified copies of documents. I suggest, then, that you can ask someone in Spain to get your originals copied and certified, and send those certified copies to you by post, or send the originals for your to have copied and certified (NZ JPs don't charge for that service). Also, your translator can be asked to print off and sign the translations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    The NZ Teaching Council aren't part of the same organization as NZQA and INZ, so their requirements can be different.

    I see it says here https://teachingcouncil.nz/content/overseas-teachers that they require certified copies of documents. I suggest, then, that you can ask someone in Spain to get your originals copied and certified, and send those certified copies to you by post, or send the originals for your to have copied and certified (NZ JPs don't charge for that service). Also, your translator can be asked to print off and sign the translations.
    What do they understand for 'certified' copies? If Inmigration and NZQA accepted the award/diplomas, what kind of certification do they need? I have everything already translated and sealed since I had to do it for NZQA.

    Thank you JandM!

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    A certified copy is a photocopy of the original which has been inspected by whoever is entitled to perform this service in whichever country, usually a lawyer or professional of some kind, WITH the original, so they can then sign to say that the copy is a true copy (that is, with no changes or omissions from the original). Certified copies are often preferred by organizations because they then don't have the responsibility of looking after and returning important original evidence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    A certified copy is a photocopy of the original which has been inspected by whoever is entitled to perform this service in whichever country, usually a lawyer or professional of some kind, WITH the original, so they can then sign to say that the copy is a true copy (that is, with no changes or omissions from the original). Certified copies are often preferred by organizations because they then don't have the responsibility of looking after and returning important original evidence.
    Thank you JandM, I found a certified title of my master's degree diploma so I am thinking to send that with the whole bunch of papers. Do someone know if I can actually go to Wellington and give them the papers by hand? I don't like to use post.

    You have been super helpful as always, thank you again. Btw, I got my Essentials Skills Visa renewed this morning. I am here another year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kracius View Post
    Thank you JandM, I found a certified title of my master's degree diploma so I am thinking to send that with the whole bunch of papers. Do someone know if I can actually go to Wellington and give them the papers by hand? I don't like to use post.

    You have been super helpful as always, thank you again. Btw, I got my Essentials Skills Visa renewed this morning. I am here another year
    Give them a call. They are really great to deal with. I remember dropping off my original papers and picking them up again 6 weeks later while I was on holiday in NZ, without any issues.

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    Thank you Kath,

    I am requesting hard-certified-copies of all the translations. I can't wait to get my registration!

    Thank you guys

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