See also Immigration Act 2009 s4
- Unless otherwise specified, to be granted a student visa to attend a programme of study of more than three months, applicants must:
- have an offer of a place or, if returning to continue a programme of study, a confirmation of enrolment in an approved programme of study with an education provider in New Zealand that meets student visa requirements (see U3.5, U3.10, and U5.1); and
- be exempted from or have paid tuition fees; and
- if aged under 18, meet accommodation requirements (see U3.15); and
- have fulfilled the purpose and met the conditions for any previous or current temporary visas held as set out in E3.15 and E3.20; and
- meet the conditions set out in E3.20; and
- not be the holder of a current visitor visa granted under Guardians accompanying students to New Zealand instructions (see V3.100); and
- hold insurance (see U3.45), unless they are a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) student or a student holding a New Zealand scholarship administered through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
- All applicants must meet the requirements under Generic Temporary Entry Class instructions for:
- lodging an application for a temporary entry class visa as set out at E4; and
- bona fide applicants as set out at E5; and
- health and character as set out at A4 and A5.
- Applicants who have not completed, or will not be completing the programme of study endorsed on their student visa and who wish to change their programme of study and/or education provider must:
- meet requirements (a) and (b) above; and
- meet the requirements set out at U3.40.
Note: Applicants who are progressing to further study, for example a student in Year 13 who is progressing to tertiary studies, will not need to meet U3.40.