Are you in NZ on a temporary visa already?
While waiting for the decision on your visa, you must remain lawful at all times (i.e. have a valid visa in your passport or be issued with an interim visa).
If you are waiting for a decision on your residence visa application, you may need to apply for a further temporary visa during this time. More information can be found in our Related Question below titled “My residence is still in process, but my temporary visa will expire soon.”
Who must take the TOEFL/IELTS?
Everyone who is an international student, has not studied for at least one academic year within the last five years in a school in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, or an English-medium university in Canada or South Africa, must take the TOEFL or IELTS.
When should I take the TOEFL/IELTS?
You should take the TOEFL/IELTS in time to be able to have the results submitted at the time of your application. To find out more about when TOEFL/IELTS examinations are scheduled at a test site near you