U10.5 Student visas and permission to study for child victims of people trafficking
See also Immigration Act 2009 s 378
- Child victims of people trafficking wishing to study at primary or secondary school may be granted student visas valid for 12 months.
- The applicant must have certification from the New Zealand Police that they are believed to be a victim of people trafficking.
- Applications must be made in the prescribed manner (see E4.50) but an appropriately delegated immigration officer may waive:
- the application fee; and
- the requirement to produce evidence of funds or sponsorship.
- 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).