The New Zealand Government announced on 11th May 2020 that it is safe to move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 from 14th May 2020. ACMI will resume classes on campus from 18th May 2020. Health and Safety measures under COVID-19 Alert Level 2 will be in place for all students, staffs and visitors on campus. ACMI welcomes all students and staffs back on campus from 18th May 2020. These are the Health and safety measures to be followed on campusunder COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions:

If you are sick, do not come on campus. Please stay home and call or email to let us know, or for any assistance required.

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.