Student Visa

Various Categories

Applicants must be 24 years old or younger, have no children of their own, be completely dependent on their parents for financial support and be the child of an eligible sponsor before they can apply for a visa under this category.

As with all other categories, applicants must be able to comply with the health and character requirements as set out in New Zealand immigration policy.

Many migrants are looking for opportunities to upskill and obtain education at secondary or tertiary level. New Zealand is recognised internationally as a provider of world class qualifications and holders of degrees obtained in New Zealand are well regarded by employers the world over.

Short courses do not normally require the student to hold a Student Visa, however most courses longer than 3 months will require that a Student Visa be obtained and held for the duration of that study.

Prior to applying for a Student Visa, the applicant must have an offer from an education provider in New Zealand for an approved course that meets the requirements of New Zealand immigration policy. Additionally all course fees that are required must be paid prior to the application, or proof of exemption provided with the application.

Holders of New Zealand Student Visa’s must also meet and continue to meet all health and character requirements.

Once obtained a Student Visa will allow you to remain in the country for the duration of the course. In some instances where a course has a duration of more than 1 year, the visa holder may be eligible to apply for part time work of up to 20 hours per week.

  1. Investor 2 Resident Visa

Requirements include that the applicant:

  • Have NZD$1,500,000.00 in cash and assets available to invest in acceptable investments in New Zealand for a period of at least 4 years;
  • Have NZD$1,000,000.00 in settlement funds to support yourself (and family) on top of the investment funds;
  • Be under 65 years of age;
  • Speak English (including any family included in the visa application);
  • Have a minimum of 3 years recognised business experience;
  • Be able to prove that their finances were lawfully obtained;
  • Be able to prove their identity to the satisfaction of INZ;
  • Comply with travel restrictions for the duration of the visa; and
  • Meet minimum health and character requirements, and be a fit and proper person.

Both visa types allow family to be included but they must meet minimum health and character requirements. Both visa types have minimum requirements in respect of time spent in New Zealand during the duration of the visa.

There is no limit to the number of applications for an Investor 1 Resident Visa, but Investor 2 Resident Visa applications are limited to 300 per year.

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