If you are studying in New Zealand for stay of more than three months, international students will require a student permit or visa unless their country of origin has a special agreement with New Zealand.
- Payment of due application fee
- Evidence of payment of fees
- A recent passport size photograph
- Evidence of "Offer of Place" as stated in your offer letter
- A return ticket or evidence of sufficient funds to travel back home
- A written guarantee from your educational institution of suitable accommodation for you in New Zealand
The objective of New Zealand's Family Category Policy is to strengthen and reunite families and communities. The New Zealand fiancé (e) and marriage visa is designed to help applicants move to New Zealand to join their spouse and fiancé. This visa is also referred to as a Partnership visa. This guide will also provide you with information about parent and grandparent visas.
Working in New Zealand while you study
Students Undertaking Employment: You may apply for authority to work under the following circumstances:
- to fulfill course requirements
- up to 15 hours per week for tertiary students undertaking a long term course of study
- during the Christmas and New Year holiday period
- on completing your course of study
- As a postgraduate student.
No person who holds a temporary permit or limited purpose permit may provide commercial sexual services or operate or invest in a business which does so.