Once you have been accepted on an approved course, there are three main ways to apply for a student visa:
If you are applying as an individual, the fastest and easiest way to apply for a student visa is online.
Once you have your supporting documents prepared, you can submit your visa application online.
If you are living in New Zealand and your education provider is certified with Students Online, they can process your student visa on campus.
If you are applying with your partner, are a dependent child applying with a parent or guardian, or cannot use the above two online options, you will need to submit a paper application to your nearest office.
You will need to:
Office and fees finder
Student Visa Application
Student Visa Guide
Application for Variation of Conditions or a Variation of Travel Conditions
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