If you are an international student wanting to study in New Zealand, you would be requiring a student visa. For applying for a student visa, you need to hold a valid passport which will be valid three months past the end of your planned stay.
Learn more about Student Visa and its necessity.
When do you need a student visa?
Under all conditions, as an Indian student studying in New Zealand, you would require a student visa unless your course is less than 3 months, then you would not need a student visa but a visitor visa.
If you are enrolled in two or more short courses (whether at the same time, or one after the other), then you need a student visa or permit, unless you are on a working holiday visa or permit.
Difference between Student Visa and Student Permit
Student Permit: A student visa allows you to travel to the New Zealand border. When you arrive in New Zealand an immigration officer will check that you meet all the requirements to be granted a permit to study in New Zealand.
Student Visa: A student permit allows you to study full time in New Zealand for a limited period of time. A student permit may have conditions you must meet—for example, it may name:
Ensure that you meet the visa requirements before you apply for a student visa. To get a student visa you must include:
To acquire a student visa, you need to show sufficient proof that you are able to fund yourself during the entire stay:
You must also demonstrate your intention of leaving the country after completion of your course.
Do Not Bring the Following Items Into New Zealand:
Visa Fees: Visa fee for Indian students is Rs 6400. (Please check with the official website for update on visa fees.)
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