note: All information contained in this topic about
visas to New Zealand, only serve as a guide and are not
official information. We cannot guarantee they are correct.
For official and up-to-date information, see the official
website of New
Zealand Immigration official or web of the New
Zealand Embassy in your country.
in New Zealand may
or may not
require a visa , depending on the situation and study time. Here
are some situations:
for less than 3 months: If you want to study a course
for less than 3 months. In
this case, there is no need for a visa because the visa
Visitor / Tourist serves as long as you have those basic
requirements of money (NZ $ 1000 per month), have good
health and good character etc. to enter as a visitor.
more than three months and in
this case, you have to apply for a student visa that can
be taken before traveling to NZ or after, when
already within NZ. If
you get the visa before arriving in NZ in general you
the advantage of having a condition of making several
trips ie, exit and return to NZ within the validity
period of the student visa (multiple journeys)
Visas can take
between 2 and 15 weeks, so it is best to do as much notice
as possible and not to never leave your visa expires.
receive a student visa to study in NZ you
must fill out the form
1012 (download PDF) and if you need this link will
lead to the
guide to help you fill it.
you will need the
of offer from the school and proof of payment of school.
should be valid for a period of at least 1 month after the
date that you are finishing the course.
of NZ $ 1,250 or more per month (financial support made
by you, relatives, company etc ...).
recent photographs size recent from less 6
that has nowhere to stay.
the application fee for the visa.
will have to prove that you have a return ticket or enough
money to buy one.
I work while I study
you are studying full time will need to make an application
for your visa has a "variation of conditions" in
which case you can work for up to 20 hours per week during
the full year and during the Christmas holidays and New
Year. Not need to have a job
offer to have the variation of conditions.There
to be able to work while studying: The course must have two
years' duration, the course leads to a NZ qualification
which can give points in the Skilled Migrant category, the
course is one year in duration and work experience is part
if you are studying year 12 or 13 and have parental
permission and school, if you study English to improve the
level above but have IELTS 5.0 or more.
Note: new rules will
start from April 2012 to
Study to Work scheme. In
Students are now able to apply online for Student Visa.
information: (too many
you have a student visa and want to change course or
institution will need to have a "variation of
student visa does not allow you to
be self employed.
is a visa designed for that category.
year of academic study means eight months of full time study
and it is
holidays and breaks.
in NZ for more than 3 months, it requires
If you Graduate in a Qualification or Higher Degree you may
request a Technical Graduate Job Search Work Visa to stay
working and gain experience, especially if the area is in
need of professionals.
your Study Visa is about to expire, and you want to study
more, do not wait until the last minute or you will
Insurance for the studies are required, and third party
insurance (Public Liability) are advisable.
with less than nine months -
a person must
show that have access to funds of NZ $ 1250 per month less
pre-paid and studies of more than 9 months will have to show
that a person
have access to funds of NZ $ 15,000 per year to cover its
costs less some
accommodation that has been
maximum time to stay on a student visa is 4 years.
studying in NZ with the family, only one is in need
have Student Visa to study the rest of the family can stay
a Visitor Visa.
you will study
for more than six months will need a medical examination by
a registered doctor and lungs X-ray. To
of doctors by country and city approved and registered by
the NZ government .
you have a guarantor to be your sponsor to study in NZ it does
not be family member.
Undertaking for a Student – INZ 1014
the courses and schools in New Zealand in our NZ
why this pen has to stop working now when I have all
these forms to fill?!