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U10.5 Student visas and permission to study for child victims of people trafficking

See also Immigration Act 2009 s 378

  1. Child victims of people trafficking wishing to study at primary or secondary school may be granted student visas valid for 12 months.
  2. The applicant must have certification from the New Zealand Police that they are believed to be a victim of people trafficking.
  3. Applications must be made in the prescribed manner (see E4.50) but an appropriately delegated immigration officer may waive:
    1. the application fee; and
    2. the requirement to produce evidence of funds or sponsorship.
  4. Student visas granted under this category may be endorsed with conditions that allow study as a domestic student at any primary or secondary school.

- A child victim of people trafficking is a person who was under the age of 18 at the time they were identified as a victim of people trafficking.
- A child victim may be in New Zealand unaccompanied, or may be a victim of people trafficking together with their parent(s).

Effective 25/07/2011


U10.1 Student visas and permission to study for refugee or protection status claimants (to 27/08/2017)

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