U3.30 Students aged under 10
See also Immigration Act 2009 ss 49, 56
- Student visas will only be granted to students aged under 10 who are enrolled in any provider if they will be living in New Zealand with their legal guardian (see U3.30.1) unless:
- they are domestic students (see U3.35); or
- they are enrolled in a school hostel (see U3.30.10 below) approved by the Code Administrator.
- All visas granted under these instructions are subject to the condition that the holder live with their legal guardian (see U3.30.1) in New Zealand, unless the student visa holder has been granted a variation of conditions under U7.25 or one of the exceptions listed in U3.30(a) i-ii applies.
Note: The Code Administrator is the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
U3.30.1 Definition of 'legal guardian'
For the purposes of these instructions a 'legal guardian' is the person with the legal right and responsibility to provide for the care (including education and health) of an international student, and provides for the care of the student in the student's home country. This definition includes the student's biological or adoptive parents, testamentary guardian, or court-appointed guardian.
U3.30.10 Definition of 'hostel'
For the purposes of these instructions 'hostel' means a hostel as defined in section 10(1) of the Education and Training Act 2020, and:
- licensed under regulations made under section 643 of the Education and Training Act 2020 (if any); or
- approved and monitored by the Code Administrator, for international students enrolled in Years 1 to 6 of a school, or aged 10 and under and enrolled in any other provider.