Presentation on theme: "How to Apply to New Zealand New Zealand welcomes people from all cultures and countries around the world, although you will probably need a visa. Luckily,"— Presentation transcript:
How to Apply to New Zealand New Zealand welcomes people from all cultures and countries around the world, although you will probably need a visa. Luckily, New Zealand has visa offices around the world so it should be easy for you to get the ball rolling, wherever you happen to be. Everyone who comes to study in New Zealand from overseas must meet certain rules and requirements. If you are coming to New Zealand to study for more than three months, you will need a student visa or permit. In this power point presentation you can find out whether you need a visa or permit, whether you'll qualify, and what a student visa or permit will allow you to do. New Zealand's educational institutions are well regarded throughout the world. There is a great range of opportunities available to international students here, quality secondary school education, a well established network of English language schools, and internationally respected and recognised tertiary educa t ion providers.
Requirements for a student visa or permit Before you apply, ensure that you understand the requirements that you need to meet, and the requirements that your course must meet. The first essential is to have an offer of a place from a New Zealand education provider. People who do not need a student visa or permit You dont need a visa or permit if you are a citizen of New Zealand or Australia, you hold a New Zealand resident permit, or you are the holder of a current Australian permanent resident visa including a current Australian resident return visa. (If there are conditions on your residence visa/resident return visa, then you will need to apply for a student visa.) If the course you want to study is a single short course of less than three calendar months duration, and is approved or exempted by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), you do not need a student visa and can apply for a visitor visa. If you want to study two or more short courses of study or training (whether at the same time, or one after the other), you need a student visa or permit.
The offer must include: The name of the course and the minimum time required for completing it, proof that the course and the course provider should meet New Zealands requirements for international students the amount of the fee for the complete course or, if the course is longer than one year, the annual fee whether you have to pay course fees and whether the fees are domestic or foreign, whether you are studying full-time or part-time. Your course must be approved by the NZQA.( New Zealand Qualifications Authority) The application steps Complete the form Print and complete the form Student Visa Application (INZ 1012) PDF. Also available is the Student Visa Guide (INZ 1013) PDF, which will assist you in applying. If you cannot print the form and guide, they are available from your nearest Immigration New Zealand branch. Student Visa Application (INZ 1012) PDF Student Visa Guide (INZ 1013) PDF branch
Make sure you submit everything we require, including the fee along with your completed (and signed) application form, you will also need to provide all the information listed at the back of the application form and the correct fee. If you do not submit the required information with your application we cannot accept it for processing. correct fee Make sure you meet our health requirements. What you have to provide us with depends on how long you will be staying in New Zealand. For full details on our health requirements, see the Health Requirements Leaflet (INZ 1121) PDFHealth Requirements Leaflet (INZ 1121) PDF Studying in New Zealand for between six months and one year? You may also need to provide a completed Temporary Entry X-ray Certificate Temporary Entry X-ray Certificate (INZ 1096) PDF to show you have been screened for tuberculosis (TB).
Studying in New Zealand for more than one year? You will need to complete a medical examination and a medical and medical examination and a medical and x-ray certificate x-ray certificate. Make sure you meet our character requirements. If you are studying in New Zealand for more than two years you will also have to provide a police certificate, less than six months old, from your country of police certificate citizenship and from any country in which you have lived for five or more years since reaching 17 years of age. Lodge your application If you are applying from outside of New Zealand, your application must be made and approved before you are able to travel to New Zealand. Find out where to send your applicationFind out where to send your application.
Exchange students If you have been offered a place in an approved exchange scheme you may apply for a student visa for the duration of your exchange, provided you meet the normal health and character requirements and are a bona fide exchange participant. You must also provide evidence that you have been accepted into an approved student exchange scheme (from the scheme organiser) have onward travel arrangements for when your exchange scheme has finished. Evidence of funds to support yourself To gain your student visa or permit, you must prove that you can meet your living costs during your stay.
Suitable evidence for this may include: Enough money held in New Zealand by you or on your behalf an undertaking by another person to cover your accommodation and living costs (you must provide this before you leave for New Zealand) An undertaking by a New Zealand sponsor to cover your accommodation and living costs, or financial assistance available to you under aid programmes operated in New Zealand by a government agency. Courses shorter than nine months If the course you intend to study lasts less than nine months, youll need to show that you have access to: NZ$1000 for each month of your stay NZ$400 for each month, if your accommodation is already paid for (you will need to show evidence of this), or a letter from your education provider saying that your accommodation and other living costs are included in the package youve already paid for.
Courses longer than nine months If the course you intend to study lasts more than nine months, youll need to show that you have access to NZ$10,000 per year to cover your costs during your stay in New Zealand, or if you are a citizen of Samoa or Tonga, a written guarantee from a relative who is a New Zealand citizen or resident that they will cover your living costs. Evidence of funds may be in the form of cash, travellers cheques, bank drafts, or a recognised credit card with enough credit. Proof that you plan to leave So that the immigration service can be sure you will leave New Zealand when you have finished your course of study, you will need to show how you will leave New Zealand. For example, you might hold travel tickets out of New Zealand to a country you are allowed to enter, or evidence of enough money held in New Zealand, additional to the funds youll need for your living expenses.
Already in New Zealand? If you need to apply for a further student visa to complete your course of study, you will still need to go through the application process. However, if your education Institution is on our Students Online list of certified educators, they will be able to process your student visa on campus. Find out which institutes are with Students Online which institutes are with Students Online ALL THE BEST!! Passport You must have a passport that is valid for at least three months past the end of your intended stay.