If you are an international student planning on studying in New Zealand, you would be mandated to apply for a New Zealand Study Visa for a term of at least 3 months.
If you are a New Zealand citizen, hold a New Zealand residence class visa, or hold a military visa – you won’t require a Study Visa.
Here’s everything you need to know about applying for a New Zealand Study Visa.
Depending on the visa type you apply under, you may also be required to submit other supporting documents.
Here’s a 5-step easy process to apply for a New Zealand Study Visa. The following steps are generic, where – certain steps may vary depending on the visa type you apply for.
STEP 1: Receive an offer letter
Get selected by the university or institute to study in, and receive an acceptance offer letter. You can visit the official website of the university to know more about the courses/programs. You will also be required to pay the mandate fees (if any) and supporting documents in this step.
STEP 2: Gather medical and police clearance certificates
Once you have received the acceptance letter, you will need to undergo a medical examination. This examination will justify that you are in good condition to travel to New Zealand. Same way, you will also be required to submit a police clearance report stating that you hold no criminal record(s).
STEP 3: Submit your visa application
Visit the online portal and apply for a New Zealand Study Visa. Here, you need to fill in the asked credentials and submit the supporting documents. Make sure you fill in all the details accurately – and that your documents are relevant, and up to date.
STEP 4: Pay the fees
If successful, you will receive the “Approval in Principle” (AIP). Once you’ve received the AIP, you will need to submit the tuition fee for at least your first year to the respective university/institution – alongside other charges such as accommodation and transportation.
STEP 5: Wait for the outcome
Once you’ve submitted your visa application and have paid the fees, the immigration officials will notify you of the outcome of your New Zealand Study Visa application through email. If accepted, you will receive your visa.
|Student Visa Type||Fees for applicants from Band A (NZ$)||Fees for applicants from Band B(NZ$)||Fees for applicants from Band C (NZ$)||Immigration Charge (NZ$)|
|Visa through Education Provider||100||NA||NA||17|