Information about Trafficking Child Victim Student Visa

We may grant a visa to a child if they are certified by New Zealand Police as a victim of people trafficking. This visa can help them to leave an exploitative situation and study as a domestic student at primary or secondary school in New Zealand.

Overview

12 months


All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Send the child to a primary or secondary school in New Zealand — they will be treated as a domestic student, which means there are no tuition fees to attend school. 
  • Allow a child aged 16 or 17 to work after school, in the weekends and in the school holidays — they will need the permission of their parent or guardian, and their school.
  • Apply for the Trafficking Victim Resident Visa.

Things to note

  • The child must be certified by New Zealand Police as a victim of people trafficking before they can be granted this visa.
  • There is no fee to apply for this visa.
  • This visa cannot be applied for online.

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