Student Visa NZ

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New Zealand
About
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Talent Migration

About

All foreigners need a student visa if they want to study full time in New Zealand for more than 3 months. You do not need a student visa if you are an NZ citizen or resident, an Australian citizen or have a permanent resident visa for Australia — without conditions.

Work During Studies

If you have a Student Visa, you may be able to work part-time, up to 20 hours per week, and full-time during scheduled holidays


The processing time for study visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.


You can bring spouse and kids with you.

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DURATION

more than 3 months

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CITIZENSHIP

48 Month(s)

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FEES

N/A

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P. RESIDENCY

24 Month(s)

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COMPLEXITY

Low

Eligibility Requirements for the Student Visa NZ

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • To be accepted for a course at an education institute approved by the Ministry of Education or the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA)
  • Applicant must show money for tuition fees or proof that to have a scholarship that pays tuition fees
  • Applicant must have enough money to live in NZ
  • Applicant must have a ticket out of NZ or evidence of enough money to buy one
  • Applicant must be of good character and health
  • You may require valid travel insurance covering the entire period of stay

Document Requirements for the Student Visa NZ

9 Document Required

  • Completed, signed application form.
  • Proof of Appropriate fee and immigration levy.
  • Two passport-size colour photographs.
  • Copies of valid passport (including the bio page, past visas, etc)
  • Medical or chest X-ray certificates if applicable
  • Copies Police certificates or good character certificate
  • A Confirmation letter of Enrollment if you are a student returning to the same provider and studying the same programme.
  • Evidence of offered place(s) from an approved New Zealand education provider(s)
  • Document proof of financial means/scholarship to cover the studies

Talent Migration data for New Zealand

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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