International Student Services

There are many visas available that allow studying at school, taking a course or other training.

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There are many visas available that allow studying at school, taking a course or other training. Immigration New Zealand can provide details in depth for further assistance. A student visa is required if you plan to study in New Zealand for longer than 3 months. You will be able to work up to 20 hours a week during the school term and full-time during the holidays, depending on the conditions of your visa.

Most student, visitor and work visas can have a processing time of up to 8 weeks, but it can be even longer if more information is required from you. You can apply up to 8-9 months before your intended travel date.

As a reference, the documents that you may need to provide are briefly listed below:

  • An offer of place from an approved education provider
  • Evidence that you have sufficient money available to pay your tuition fees
  • Your valid passport and approved passport style photo(s)
  • Proof that you have at least $15,000 per year to cover your living expenses
  • A copy of your air ticket home, or proof that you have sufficient funds to purchase one
  • A guarantee of accommodation if you are below 18 years of age
  • You visa application fee
  • A medical certificate and chest x-ray, and a police certificate may also be asked to be provided
  • Country Transfers
  • Forex
  • For studies in NZ, student requires to show tuition fees and living expenses of 15,000 NZD.
  • Acceptable funds are:
    • Education Loan
    • Savings or Fixed Deposits that are at least 6 months old.
    • Funds acquired from personal loan / loan against property /gold loan to be maintained in the account for at least 6 months.
    • PF/ GPF/ EPF is also acceptable.
    • Funds should be verifiable by the High Commission.
Supporting Document Requirement
  • Bank Verification Emails
  • Financial Matrix
  • Covering Letter
  • Sources of Funds
Pre Visa Requirement
  • Financials
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Medicals (Chest X-Ray only)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Interview Preparation
Police Clearance Certificate
  • Student needs a valid Police clearance certificate for visa filing which can be attained from
  • The above link is for registration of PCC and further, online payment can also be done for the same.
  • Through this portal, student can take the prior appointment for PCC.
  • PCC is valid for 6 months.
  • In case the student was staying in some other country for last 1 year, he needs PCC from that country as well.
Medical(Chest X-Ray only)
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