Student visa for New Zealand

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Student visa for New Zealand

If your plan is to study some vocational or study program, as well as English language course that lasts more than three months in New Zealand, you will need a student visa.

Conditions of student visa

  • The first condition is that you have enrolled in some course, vocational or study program in New Zealand, meaning that you have Offer of place.
  • You should have enough financial capacity to cover your tuition, as well as living expenses for at least a year of studies (if you haven’t got a scholarship or you are not sponsored by family member from New Zealand)
  • You should plan to stay temporarily in New Zealand.
  • You shouldn’t be persecuted.
  • You need to meet good health requirements.
  • You need to have appropriate health insurance (except PhD students).

Benefits of student visa

Student visa allows you to study in New Zealand but also to work part-time jobs (up to 20 hours a week) during your semesters while on breaks you are allowed to work full-time. If you are studying Master by Research or PhD studies you have the opportunity to work full-time. Student visa allows you to bring your family with you (spouse, de facto partner and your children). The same working conditions that apply for a student also apply for the partner.

Duration of student visa

Student visa is issued on the period of your studies, up to four years.

Application for student visa

Application for a student visa is submitted online through official website of New Zealand’s Home Affairs.

Visa fees and processing time

Visa fee for student visa application is 295NZD and the average processing time is around 49 days.

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