New Zealand has move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1. ACMI's Healthy and Safety measure will remain in place.

The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1.

The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  • If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  • Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
  • Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  • People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself

Immigration & Student Visas

All international students must have an appropriate Immigration NZ permit visa stamped on their passports to study at ACMI or an electronic visa (eVisa). We can provide assistance to students to obtain student visas. Full details regarding visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying and reporting requirements are available at the Immigration NZ, and can be viewed on the Immigration New Zealand website at

International students intending to study at ACMI must receive an offer of place from the institution to apply for a student visa. The student visa must be current to remain studying in the country. Immigration New Zealand requires international students to have passed at least 75% of their modules and have over 95% attendance while assessing student visa renewal applications.

Please note that only immigration advisers licensed by the Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA), or those who are exempt, can provide New Zealand Immigration advice to students. Hence students need to contact licensed immigration advisors or Immigration New Zealand on immigration policies supporting residency of international students since ACMI is not permitted to assist students with immigration advice. You can find Immigration New Zealand forms, leaflets, information and a list of licensed immigration advisors on the Immigration New Zealand website.