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Visa Information

Student Visa

Stay

Up to 4 years

Processing Time

50% of applications: 17 days

75% of applications : 47 days

Cost

NZD 310

With this visa, you can

  • Participate in an eligible course of study in New Zealand

  • Travel in and out of New Zealand

  • Work up to 20 hours every week and can work full time during your vacation (conditions applied on the visa)

Visa requirements

  • Issued an electronic Offer of Place

  • Meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement

  • Sufficient funds for airfares, courses fees and living costs (the minimum living cost requirement is NZD 15,000 per year or NZD 12.50 per month)

  • Meet health and character requirements (Medical Check)

  • Acceptable Overseas Student Insurance Certificate

Guardian of a Student Visitor Visa

Stay

Valid for the same time as the student visa of the student you are accompanying

Processing Time

Within 53 days

Cost

NZD 246

With this visa, you can

  • Come to New Zealand to Provide care and support for a student visa holder who must be either 17 or under or enrolled in school years 1-13 (or over 18 in exceptional circumstances)

  • You must live and care for your child in New Zealand on a student visa

  • Care for more than one student

With this visa, you cannot

  • Work

  • Study (You may be able to apply for a variation of conditions to allow you to study part-time.)

Visa requirements

  • Be a parent, person who has legal custody, or a relative of the student for whom you will be the guardian

  • You must genuinely intend to meet the condition of your visa

  • Be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and other support to the student

  • Have enough money to support himself/herself and the student during studying (at least NZD 1,000 per month, or NZD 400 per month if you've already paid for your accommodation.)

  • Meet Health and Character requirement

  • You must declare in your visa application that you'll pay the costs of any healthcare or medical assistance you receive in New Zealand

Post-Study Work Stream

Stay

·       1, 2, 3 years

Processing Time

Within 37 days

Cost

NZD 495

With this visa, you can

  • Live, study and work in New Zealand temporarily after you have finished your studies

Visa requirements

  • You must provide proof of your identity

  • Meet Health and Character requirement

  • You must genuinely intend to meet the conditions of your visa (your personal circumstances and previous applications)

  • You must have completed an acceptable qualification in New Zealand

  • You must apply in time (no later than 3 months after your student visa expires, or 6 months if you were granted a visa to complete a doctorate.)

  • You need to provide evidence that you have at least NZD 4,200 when you apply