Visa requirements to study in New Zealand
Immigration New Zealand is the government authority responsible for issuing visas and permits to enter New Zealand. Please note that it normally takes a minimum of three weeks to process a student visa application.
Detailed student visa and visitor visa application checklists for each country are available on the Immigration New Zealand website.
To obtain a student visa, you have to be enrolled in an approved course at an educational institution that has been accredited to offer that course.
Your application will need:
For courses longer than 24 months, you will also need to provide medical and x-ray certificates that are less than 3 months old.
If you are over 17, you will need a police certificate from your home country, to show that you are of good character.
ACG online visa service
ACG offers an online visa service for student visa variations and extensions once you arrive in New Zealand and commence your studies.