Immigration New Zealand visa requirements
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To get a visa or permit to study in New Zealand you must meet our requirements for international students. The course you intend to undertake must also meet our requirements.
Offer of a place
To get a student visa, you need to have an offer of a place from a New Zealand education provider. The offer must include:
Primary and secondary schools
Two main kinds of primary and secondary schools in New Zealand can offer places to international students. The main difference between the two is the way they are funded, which affects their ability to offer courses to international students.
Health and character
You have to meet our health and character requirements and prove to us that your intent is genuine. Some people who have committed serious crimes will not be allowed into New Zealand at all. See section 7(1) of the Immigration Act.
Evidence of funds to support yourself
To gain a student visa or permit we want to see that you are able to meet your living costs during your stay.Evidence may include:
Courses less than nine months
If the course you intend to study lasts less than nine months you’ll need to show us you have access to:
Courses more than nine months
If the course you intend to study lasts more than nine months you’ll need to show us you have access to:
Proof that you plan to leave
So that we are sure that you will leave New Zealand when you have finished your course of study, we will need evidence of how you will leave New Zealand. For example, we may want to see travel tickets out of New Zealand to a country you are allowed to enter, or evidence of enough money held in New Zealand, additional to the funds you’ll need for your living expenses.
You must have a passport that is valid for at least three months past the end of your intended stay.
Once you have a student permit, you must meet certain conditions during your stay:
If you break any of these conditions we may revoke your permit.
Please note that this page is meant as a guide only and may not be up-to-date with current legislation. All visa requirements will need to be verified by NZ Immigration.
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Phone: 09) 489 5417