You are a student

Visa and work information for student visa holders already in New Zealand.

Visa information

Apply for a new visa or a variation of conditions if you:

  • have completed your studies
  • are unable to complete your studies
  • want to extend your course, or
  • want to change your course or education provider.

Normal fees apply.

Visa information when you are in New Zealand

Study information

Attendance in different traffic light settings

Student visa conditions require you to attend the place of study endorsed on your visa. At all traffic light settings follow the advice of the Ministry of Health and your education provider.

If you or members of your household are unwell, follow your education provider’s advice.

Work information

Flexible working conditions for international students

As there are no more alert levels, the ability of students to work without hourly restrictions in an area under Alert Level 3 or 4 no longer applies.

Work is underway to evaluate if flexible work conditions are required for healthcare and supermarkets under the Traffic Light System. However, at this time student visa work conditions have reverted to the usual settings and students must adhere to the conditions noted on their student visa.

Post-study work visa eligibility

Current requirements for post-study work visa applications still apply - at least 30 weeks full-time study in New Zealand for qualifications at level 7 and above on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework, or at least 60 weeks full-time study in New Zealand for qualifications at levels 4 to 6.