E4.65 How supporting documents must be submitted
- All documents submitted in support of an application for a temporary entry class visa must be originals, or certified copies unless uncertified photocopies are specifically requested on the relevant INZ form or guide.
- Certified copies must be stamped or endorsed as being true copies of the originals by a person authorised by law in the applicant's country or in New Zealand to take statutory declarations.
Examples: a lawyer, notary public, Justice of the Peace, or court official.
- Immigration officers should verify supporting documents as detailed in A13.1.5.
- A certified translation is required for all police certificates and medical certificates not written in English which are provided in support of an application for a temporary entry class visa.
- If requested by an immigration officer, a certified translation is required for any other documents not written in English and provided in support of an application for a temporary entry class visa.
- Translations must:
- not be prepared by the applicant, any member of their family or an immigration adviser assisting with the application; and
- be accompanied by the original documents or certified copies; and
- be certified as a correct translation made by a person familiar with both languages and competent in translation work; and
- bear the stamp or signature of the translator or translation business; and
- if applicable, be on the official letterhead of the translation business.
- Officers may request a translation:
- of the complete document where the translation is of a selected part(s) of the document, and
- by a different (specified) translation service where they are not satisfied by the initial translation.
Note: If a translation by a different (specified) translation service is requested the reason(s) behind the request must be clearly documented and conveyed to the applicant by INZ.