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Visa Information

Student Visa


Up to 4 years

Processing Time

50% of applications: 17 days

75% of applications : 47 days


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


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

Processing Time

Within 53 days


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


·       1, 2, 3 years

Processing Time

Within 37 days


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

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