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Applying for a student visa


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Find out how to apply for a student visa. The process is the same whether you already have a visa, or are coming to New Zealand for full-time study or a temporary stay to do a shorter course.

  • Making an application
  • Gather your documents

Ensure that you have read the requirements and that all your documents are complete. If you do not submit all the required information with your application, we cannot accept it for processing.

  • Lodge your application

If you are applying from outside of New Zealand, your application must be made and approved before you are able to travel to New Zealand. Find out where to send your application.

 If you are in New Zealand, please send your student application directly to:

Student Processing Unit

Immigration New Zealand

PO Box 1049

Palmerston North 4440

 If you are in Auckland, you can place your application in the branch student drop box at our Auckland offices. Staff there will send them to the Student Visa Processing Unit in Palmerston North.

 If your education provider is certified with Students Online, they can apply on 

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