Documentation Checklist for admission & Visa and other important information, New Zealand
1. Passport or travel document:
Passports must be valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure from New Zealand. Passports should be submitted in original along with the application. In cases where the original passport cannot be submitted, applicants can submit attested copy of the complete passport.
2. Offer letter from the College or University:
3. Financial Documents:
3.1. Financial Undertaking Form/s (If more than one guarantor)
3.2. Affidavit/s of Support from Guarantors
3.3. Authorization letter/s from guarantors authorizing Immigration New Zealand to verify their financial documents on their behalf
3.4.The students should provide evidence of funds upfront for courses that encompass two academic years or less inclusive of living expenses (NZ$ 15,000 per annum). If the duration of course is longer than two academic years, students should provide a plan of payment to show that they have access to funds and have the ability to meet the rest of the course cost and living expenses. They accept the following evidence of funds:
Education loan sanction letter from a nationalised or multinational bank only
Latest bank statements for the past 6 months. It should not be more than 1 week old at the time of lodgement of the application. Please ensure that statements and not balance certificates are provided.
Fixed Deposits. In case of providing fixed deposits as evidence of funds please ensure that a copy/counterfoil of the deposit along with a letter from the bank giving the details of the deposit is provided.
Public Provident Fund Accounts/Employers Provident Fund Accounts.
Post Office Accounts.
National Saving Certificates.
Please note that the telephone numbers along with the STD codes of the place/institution where the funds shown can be verified should be provided with the financial documents.
Applicants are required to provide documentary evidence of income and source of income of their parents, even if the cost of study is being sponsored by another person.
4. Health Requirements:
Applicants, who intend to be in New Zealand for more than 6 months but less than 12 months, must undergo a TB screening X-ray unless:
The certificate should be no longer than 3 months old at the date of submission and the applicants must provide the following:
All applicants who intend to stay in New Zealand for a total of more than 12 months must undergo a full medical and x-ray examination.
The certificate should be no longer than 3 months old at the date of submission and the applicants must provide the following:
Submission of TB screening and report and/or full medical report (as applicable) is a mandatory lodgement requirement.
Note: Pregnant women and children under the age of 11 are not required to have an X-ray examination.
INZ has appointed Panel Doctors. The medical certificates must be completed by one of the panel doctors and x-ray reports should be completed by a Radiologist referred by a panel doctor. Please visit www.immigration.govt.nz for the details of the Panel Doctor in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
5. Police Clearance Certificate:
All applicants who are above the age of 17 years and intend to stay in New Zealand for a total of more than 24 months must provide their Police Clearance Certificate. Certificates must be less than 6 months old at the time it is submission.
6. Student Visa application form and the supplementary information form
Please ensure that ALL questions on the Student Visa Application Form AND the Supplementary Information Form complete with the family details of the applicant are answered fully and in English. Both forms should be signed and dated.
Two recent passport sized photograph (must be less than 6 months old) should be affixed to the visa application form.
8. Visa Application Fees
For applicants applying from outside India :
The current student visa fee in US dollars is US$225. The fee must be paid by bank draft in US dollars only drawn on any bank in “USA” and made payable to the “Immigration New Zealand”.
Due to currency fluctuations, fees are subject to change without extensive notice.
9. Covering letter
Please give the background of the student covering the evidence of funds and the student’s English Language ability. In addition please provide a statement of purpose which should contain reasons as to why the student is applying, what he/she wishes to do and how the course would help him/her in the future. This statement of purpose should be hand-written by the student himself/herself.
10. Educational certificates (with translations if required)
All educational certificates and the transcripts should be provided which includes:
11. English language requirement
Evidence of English language ability can be a very good indicator of how the student will manage the requirements of a New Zealand course that is taught in English medium.
New Zealand embassy therefore, regard proficiency in English language as a positive indicator in assessing a student visa application. They strongly recommend that IELTS certificate is provided with the student visa application.
New Zealand Education Providers will have their own English language requirements for an offer of place depending on the course you enroll in.
Notwithstanding this, if an IELTS result is available, it is considered as conclusive evidence of student’s English language ability and considered against the course entry requirement. We have to be satisfied that the student meets the entry requirement for the course they enroll in.
They do not consider TOEFL results in isolation as conclusive evidence of English Language ability, as they are unable to be readily verifiable. They strongly recommend that if a student is to undertake a test they should undertake the IELTS test so that their level of English is clearly measured against the course requirement.
12. Evidence of Employment:
(The company address and phone number must be included on the letter)
13. Application Received in Principle:
Once all the requirements have been met, you will be advised in writing that your application has been approved in principle. You will be given a month to submit the following:
Only fee receipts (normally for 1 year) issued by the New Zealand Education Institute will be accepted. This fee receipt should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Any other requirement which needs to be fulfilled at that stage for the visa to be issued.
New Zealand embassy will require 5 working days after the receipt of all final documents to issue your visa. The visa would not be issued any earlier than 3 weeks prior to course commencement.
Note: All passports are returned by registered mail or courier, unless other arrangements are made by the applicant.
14. Validity of the Student Visa:
Please note that if the course duration in New Zealand is more than 1 year, the student visas will only be issued for 1st year of study. You will have to apply for and meet the requirements for a further student visa in New Zealand. However, if the course duration is less than 1 year or 1 year, then the student visas will be issued for the duration of the course.
15. Bona fides:
As well as meeting all mandatory requirements for lodging your application for a temporary entry visa, you will need to demonstrate that you are ‘bona fide’ and that you intend a genuine temporary stay in New Zealand for a lawful purpose.
Evidence you may submit to show your genuine intent and lawful purpose may include but is not limited to the following:
any information or submissions showing that you have legitimate need to spend time in New Zealand for a specific period; and
any documents or submissions showing that you meet the requirements of the immigration instructions relevant to the type of temporary entry class visa or entry permission applied for.
When assessing your application, the immigration officer will determine whether you have met all requirements as set out in the relevant immigration instructions. This includes whether or not you are bona fide.
In determining whether you are a bona fide applicant, the information that the immigration officer will consider is included but not limited to:
AFTER THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED
1. Processing timeframe:
All student visa applications are currently being processed at INZ Mumbai and being allocated to an Immigration officer for assessment within one week of being received by INZ. Total processing time should be 8-10 weeks depending on the level of investigation and verification required.
If the application does not include the required documents that are given in this check-list, it is likely that the application will be processed under the “Other student visa applications” category.
2. Positive Profile students:
“Positive Profile” criteria have been revised and clarified following changes to Immigration Instructions announced in June 2011. To meet positive profile applications must demonstrate that they meet the following combination of factors listed below:
Good academic record – over 60% aggregate in year 10 and 12 and over 50% aggregate in subsequent tertiary qualification; not failed in any examinations;
IELTS score of at least 6.0, or evidence of having met English language entry requirements for the course of study in NZ, whichever is higher;
Student’s immediate family’s verifiable evidence of funds to meet the educational and living expenses in NZ – including paper trail to explain any recent high value deposits in accounts; or
Evidence to demonstrate that they are opting for the Funds Transfer Scheme
No more than two immediate family members as financial guarantors;
Verifiable Evidence of regular source of sufficient income of financial guarantors;
Intended course of study relevant to qualifications and/or work experience and shows education progression;
Meet health & character requirements.
If an application does not meet the above mentioned criteria, it does not mean that the application will not be approved. It simply means that the application will take longer to finalise.
All positive profile applications should be submitted with original passport/travel document.
3. Interviews and/or further information
Please note that you may be required to attend telephonic interview, an interview at their Office or to provide further information to enable them to make a decision. You will be informed of this when the application is allocated to an immigration officer. An immigration officer may contact you for an interview.
Panel Doctors In Nepal for the medical
Can apply as visitor visa if course is Post Graduate level
Method of teaching
20 hrs per week during study and full time during vacation
Student need to give interview sometimes and it can be given from Nepal so no need to go India
Feb and July each year (Other intakes also available depending in the college or University)
Why Study in New Zealand?
If you’re wondering whether New Zealand is the right place to study for you, we outline some of the main reasons why the international student population in New Zealand has grown rapidly in recent years.
Broad range of study and research opportunities
The eight institutions that make up the New Zealand university system are located in cities across the country’s two main islands, the North and the South.
This distribution gives students the chance to pursue a wide range of opportunities in study, work, recreation and culture. The proximity of all eight universities to New Zealand’s diverse natural environment offers students the chance to research anything from endangered marine mammals to earthquake engineering.
Although all the universities offer core degrees in the arts, business and science, each also has its own distinctive profile. For example, Auckland and Otago have the country’s two medical schools, featuring hospital-based learning, whereas Canterbury and Auckland have an international profile for their engineering courses.
A high quality learning experience
The New Zealand university system is research-based, as it is historically based on the British higher education model. This means there are a number of similarities between the 2 systems, such as the names of qualifications, teaching methods, and the look and feel of the university campuses.
All academic staff are expected to be active researchers as well as teachers. This insistence on research-informed teaching ensures a high quality learning experience.
The universities’ representative body, the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee, has legal responsibility for university course approval and moderation procedures.
The New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit supports this quality assurance method. These systems certify that university education in New Zealand is of a consistently excellent standard.
A degree is recognized and value all around the world
Moderate entry requirements
Unlike the situation in the UK and many other countries, New Zealand does not have massive competition to enter the first year of a university degree. This is because the New Zealand government has invested heavily in university education over the years. As a result New Zealand has more capacity than it has students. Good students with moderate grades can gain entry to most Bachelor degree programmes without any problems. Therefore, entry requirements are moderate compared with most of the top universities in the UK.
A welcoming destination
International students are welcomed by New Zealand society, both for the cultural diversity they bring and their contribution to the economy.
They are gladly received into New Zealand homes and student social networks. New Zealanders are well travelled, with a great interest in people from other cultures, so visitors and international students soon feel more than welcome.
Campuses are highly international, with students from all corners of the globe studying and socialising together. Students come from Europe, South East Asia, the UK, North Asia, Japan, South America, India, and Australia, amongst many others.
New Zealand also has a well-developed system of pastoral care for international students, backed by a government-monitored Code of Practice. This means you will be well looked after during your time studying there.
The country has a comparatively low cost of living, abundant fresh food at reasonable prices and a wide variety of student accommodation options.
Transport is also moderately priced, affording easy access to rivers, mountains, lakes, forests and beaches and the recreational opportunities they provide.
New Zealand is renowned for its natural beauty and its adventure activities, and all this is readily accessible from all eight universities in the country.
Cities in New Zealand:
|5||Napier-Hastings||Hawke’s Bay Region||124,800|
|6||Tauranga||Pay of Plenty Region||121,500|
|8||Palmerston North||Manawatu-Wanganui Region||82,400|
|10||Rotorua||Bay of Plenty Region||56,200|
|11||New Plymouth||Taranaki Region||52,500|
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