- This is not current policy -
V3.100 Guardians accompanying students to New Zealand (01/04/2004)
- A person may be issued a visitor's visa and granted a visitor's permit under this policy for the purpose of living with and caring for, a foreign fee paying student in New Zealand, if they are the of a person who:
- is the holder of a current student visa or student permit and aged 17 years of age or younger; or
- is the holder of a current student visa or student permit and is enrolled in school years 1-13.
- Only one guardian of the holder of a student visa or permit will be issued a visa or granted a permit under this policy at any one time.
- To be issued a visa or granted a permit under this policy applicants must meet the requirements for as set out at E5.
- If a student visa or permit is issued or granted to more than one person in a particular family, only one guardian of those holders of student visas or permits will be issued a visa or granted a permit under this policy at any one time during the validity of those student visas and permits.
- A permit granted under this policy will be revoked if the student permit of the student whom the applicant accompanied to New Zealand is revoked.
Note: If the presence of a student’s guardian in New Zealand (and that guardian’s support for the student) is material to the decision of a New Zealand education provider to enrol that student, any failure of the guardian to live with and care for that student (either through withdrawal of their support or absence from New Zealand) may result in the revocation of the student’s permit (see U7.15. c(ii) ).
V3.100.1 Definition of ‘guardian'
For the purposes of this policy, a ‘guardian’ means the person:
- with the legal right and responsibility to provide for the care (including education and health) of an international student; and
- usually providing for the care of the student in the student's home country.
This definition includes biological and adoptive parents, New Zealand and foreign court-appointed guardians and testamentary guardians.
V3.100.5 Length of permitted stay
Successful applicants under this policy will be issued multiple entry visitor’s visas and/or granted visitors permits:
- allowing a stay in New Zealand of 12 months, or
- if the student they are accompanying is attending a course of study of less than 12 months, for a stay in New Zealand of a period consistent with the student’s permit.
V3.100.10 Issue and grant of further visitor’s visas and permits
- Despite V2.5 (b), where the student that the applicant is accompanying has been issued a student visa or permit allowing a stay in New Zealand of more than 12 months, further 12 month visitor permits may be granted to the applicant upon application and payment of the fee.
- In determining whether further visas and/or permits may be issued or granted, visa and immigration officers must take into consideration whether, during the currency of a previous permit granted under this policy, the guardian lived with and cared for the student on the basis of whose stay in New Zealand they were issued with a permit under this policy.
V3.100.15 Funds for maintenance in New Zealand
Applicants for a visitor's visa or permit under this policy must have funds of at least NZ$1000 per month for maintenance and accommodation, or NZ$400 per month if their accommodation has been prepaid.
V3.100.20 Evidence of onward travel arrangements
Applicants must provide evidence of travel tickets, onward travel arrangements or sufficient funds for the purchase of onward travel tickets (see V2.25).
V3.100.25 Health and character requirements
Applicants who intend to stay in New Zealand for a total of more than 24 months must undergo a medical and x-ray examination and provide police certificates (see E6.1 and E6.5).