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NewZealand Student Visa

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.The country has two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island and around 600 smaller islands.It has a total land area of 268,000 square kilometers (103,500 sq. mi).New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.A developed country, New Zealand ranks highly in international comparisons of national performance, such as quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, and economic freedom.

Students who are planning to study in New Zealand for more than three months and are from outside of New Zealand and Australia you will need a student visa.For courses under three months long, you can study in New Zealand with a temporary/visitor visa. For longer courses it is mandatory that you get a student visa.

To make an application for a New Zealand student visa, you can apply online or in person before you travel. To apply in person within your home country, you will need to contact your local New Zealand consulate or embassy to get an application from .

Alternatively, you can apply online by creating an account on their official government website. You should apply at least six weeks before you plan to travel to New Zealand.

Documents Required for Visa application

  1. Valid passport – your passport must be valid for at least three months beyond your period of stay in New Zealand.
  2. Complete your online visa application Form (INZ 1012).
  3. Payment receipt.
  4. Letter of Acceptance from the universities.
  5. Your tuition fee payment receipt.
  6. MCC and PCC
  7. Proof of fund.
  8. You may also required to show Health and Character certificates, to prove that your intention of staying in New Zealand is genuine.
  9. Transcripts, diplomas, degrees, certificates.
  10. IELTS score sheet.

The spouse and dependent children of a student will be granted a visitor visa for the same duration as their partners or parents stay. Dependents of students cannot work under visitor’s visa.

Students must complete your course within the minimum course duration listed on your acceptance letter. If you don’t have any job offer at the completion of your course, you can apply for a post study work visa. Students can work up to 20 hours per week and may work full time during all scheduled holidays.

Arranging finances for studying in New Zealand is a great concern for international students. However, the government of New Zealand and various universities are offering a number of scholarships that students can avail of and gain knowledge.

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