Visa Requirements

Depending on whether you plan to work, study, invest, or visit, New Zealand provides a range of visa options that you can be eligible for which are aimed at developing the economic growth of the country. 

Factors to consider when choosing a visa:

  • Duration
  • Allotting enough time to gather the necessary documents
  • When you plan on traveling to New Zealand
  • Whether you have received a job offer in New Zealand
  • Whether the visa allows you to bring your family

Visa Application Process:

  • The application will be processed by your nearest Immigration New Zealand (IMZ) office that will include a visa application fee. You may have to pay a levy depending on the country of origin, country of citizenship, and where you are now. The processing time for the application, depending on the type of visa will take between 1-2 months.
  • Applying for residence through the skilled migrant category can take up to 14 months to process.
  • The processing time will depend on the application, the need for further information, and the number of applications received. 

Required Documents:

For the application process that you choose for Visa, you must meet the given requirements provided by the Embassy that will require you to submit the essential documents

When we start the application process, the documents required when you apply are as follows:

  • Passport – A valid passport is necessary and will need to be valid for 3 more months after leaving New Zealand.
  • Digital Photo – An embassy will require two photos, iVisa requires one digital photograph. The image must meet some guidelines (white background, no glasses, no headwear except for a few cases, face towards the camera, etc.) 
  • Other Documents – This is on a case-by-case basis. For Instance, if you are traveling with a minor, you will need legal authorization from the other parent to cross the border.

When in New Zealand, the immigration officer will ask to provide for the following:

  • Return Flight Ticket – Due to illegal immigration, the immigration officers will make sure that you return to your country. A return flight ticket or providing proof that you have the financial possibility to purchase one will help in this case.
  • Means of Sustenance – Using a bank statement for the past 6 months can be proof that you can support yourself while in New Zealand.
  • Proof of Behaviour – In case of any criminal record, special procedures are applicable.

Additional Requirements:

When applying for a New Zealand Visitor Visa, you will need to provide the following:

  • Email Address
  • Online Payment

Student Visa with Dependents:

New Zealand offers many visa options for partners and children. If you are applying for a New Zealand visa based on relationship, you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Your partnership needs to be genuine and stable.
  • You must be living with your partner.
  • Must meet the health and character requirements.
  • Must have the support of your partner.
  • Must be eligible to support your application.

List of universities

S.No. Universities Country
1 AGI EDUCATION Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 AIR NEW ZEALAND AVIATION INSTITUTE Auckland Region, New Zealand
3 Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd Canterbury Region, New Zealand
4 ARDMORE FLYING SCHOOL Auckland Region, New Zealand
5 ATMC NEW ZEALAND Auckland Region, New Zealand
6 AVONDALE COLLEGE NEW ZEALAND Auckland Region, New Zealand
7 Carey Baptist College Auckland Region, New Zealand
8 Cornell Institute of Business and Technology Auckland Region, New Zealand
9 Le Cordon Bleu Wellington Region, New Zealand
10 Lincoln University Canterbury Region, New Zealand
11 Manukau Institute of Technology Auckland Region, New Zealand
12 Massey University Wellington Region, New Zealand
13 Naturopathic College of New Zealand Taranaki Region, New Zealand
14 Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology Nelson Region, New Zealand
15 New Zealand College of Business Canterbury Region, New Zealand
16 New Zealand College of Massage Auckland Region, New Zealand
17 New Zealand Institute of Studies Auckland Region, New Zealand
18 Newton College of Business and Technology Auckland Region, New Zealand
19 North Tec Northland Region, New Zealand
20 New Zealand Management Academies Auckland Region, New Zealand
21 New Zealand School of Education Auckland Region, New Zealand
22 New Zealand School Tourism Auckland Region, New Zealand
23 New Zealand Tertiary College Auckland Region, New Zealand
24 Open Polytechnic of New Zealand Wellington Region, New Zealand
25 Otago Polytechnic Otago Region, New Zealand
26 Pacific International Hotel Management School Taranaki Region, New Zealand
27 Professional Business and Restaurant School Auckland Region, New Zealand
28 Queenstown Resort College Otago Region, New Zealand
29 SAE Institute Auckland Region, New Zealand
30 AUCKLAND INSTITUTE OF STUDIES Auckland Region, New Zealand
31 Crown Institute of Studies Auckland Region, New Zealand
32 Eastern Institute of Technology Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
33 The University of Auckland Auckland Region, New Zealand
34 Auckland University of Technology Auckland Region, New Zealand
35 Universal College of Learning Wellington Region, New Zealand
36 University of Canterbury Canterbury Region, New Zealand
37 University of Otago Otago Region, New Zealand
38 University Of Waikato Auckland Region, New Zealand
39 Victoria University of Wellington Wellington Region, New Zealand
40 Wellington Institute of Technology Wellington Region, New Zealand
41 Whitecliffe College Of Arts And Design Auckland Region, New Zealand
42 Whitireia Community of Polytechnic Wellington Region, New Zealand
43 ICL Graduate Business School Auckland Region, New Zealand
44 Aspire2 International Auckland Region, New Zealand
45 Vision College Auckland Region, New Zealand