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WE1.1 Requirements for the provision of religious training

To provide formal religious training in New Zealand to religious trainees, a religious organisation must:

  1. be registered as a charity with Charities Services;
  2. demonstrate that their primary purpose is advancing religion;
  3. demonstrate they have at least a five year track record providing religious training. Evidence should include the current number of trainees under instruction (both New Zealanders and non-New Zealanders);
  4. submit a completed Sponsorship Form for Religious Workers (INZ 1190) guaranteeing accommodation, maintenance and repatriation; and
  5. meet the generic sponsorship requirements set out at E6.5 and E6.15.

Effective 06/07/2015

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