Information about Partner of a Student Work Visa

This visa allows you to work in New Zealand if you have a partner who is studying an eligible level 7 or 8 qualification or any level 9 or 10 qualification.


For the same time as your partner’s student visa

All conditions

With this visa you can

  • Join your partner.
  • Work in New Zealand.
  • Study for up to 3 months.

Things to note

  • You don’t need to have a New Zealand job offer to apply.
  • You can't include dependent children in your visa application, but they can apply for visas based on their relationship to you.
  • Your partner must be studying a level 7 or 8 qualification that is on our Green List, Qualifications Eligible for a Post Study Work Visa List, or Long Term Skill Shortage List. They can also be studying any level 9 or 10 qualification.

Dependent children
Bringing family if you have a student visa

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Partner visa