Information about Child of a Refugee Claimant Student Visa

This visa is for children whose parents have made claim for refugee or protection status and want to study at a primary or secondary school in New Zealand while their parents’ claim is being decided.


Up to 4 years

19 and under

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Send school-aged children to primary or secondary school in New Zealand.

Things to note

  • Children of refugee or protection status claimants don’t have to pay an immigration levy or visa application fee.
  • This visa is for school-aged children. Children who want to go to a tertiary education institution, like a university or polytechnic, should apply for a Fee Paying Student Visa.

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