SACC017: TEO to confirm that each student is a valid domestic enrolment
The TEO must verify a student's eligibility for enrolment as a valid domestic enrolment.
The TEO must use one of the following verification methods:
A New Zealand citizen
a TEO must:
a) confirm the student's eligibility citizenship status using the student’s NSN; or
b) receive an assertion through RealMe® that the student was born in New Zealand (prior to 2005); or
c) sight an original or certified copy of one or more of the following documents:
(i) a New Zealand birth certificate; or
(ii) a New Zealand passport; or
(iii) a New Zealand certificate of citizenship; or
d) if a student is unable to obtain a birth certificate for the purposes of (c)(i) above, contact the TEC to confirm that a whakapapa statement signed by both the student and a kaumātua is acceptable evidence of citizenship.
A New Zealand resident:
a TEO must sight an original or certified copy of one or more of the following documents:
a) a passport with a current returning residency class visa (a passport with a visa label); or
b) a passport and letter or email confirming current returning residency class visa (label-less visa, followed with confirmation with Immigration New Zealand, where appropriate); or
c) a certificate of identity from Immigration New Zealand if the student is a refugee.
An Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident currently residing in New Zealand:
a TEO must sight the original or certified copy of one or more of the following documents:
a) an Australian birth certificate; or
b) an Australian passport; or
c) a passport with a current Australian resident return visa.
A dependant of diplomatic personnel:
a TEO must sight the original or certified copy of an authorised form from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Other types of valid domestic enrolments:
a TEO must ensure that a student is an exchange student taking part in a New Zealand Government approved exchange programme at a TEO.
For the purposes of this condition, a certified copy is a photocopy that has been endorsed as a true copy of the original. To be certified, the document must:
a) be certified by an official of the issuing authority or a person authorised by law in New Zealand to certify documents, such as a Justice of the Peace, a lawyer, or a court official (Court Registrar or Deputy Registrar); and
b) have the official's signature on each page, with the name and title of the official shown clearly below his or her signature.
29 March 2016
29 March 2016