Partners of International students can either get visitor or work visa according to the course undertaken by the student. Additionally, dependent children of international students are also welcomed to stay with them. They can either be visitor visa holders or student visa holders as per their age and eligibility. You will be able to learn more about the application process and requirements by working with an experienced student visa advisor in Auckland.
Steps in Applying for a Student Visa:
Visitor visa categories we assist with include:
If you decide to come to New Zealand for work purposes, or you are already in New Zealand and wish to apply for a further work visa you can seek required information from one of our expert advisors at Immigration Guru for you and your potential employer. Immigration New Zealand has several work visa categories to welcome skilled migrants from different countries.
Steps in Applying for a Work Visa:
Work visa categories we assist with include:
Study to work
Work Visa under specific purpose
Work to residence
Work visa under partnership
Work visa for Holiday makers
Horticulture/viticulture seasonal work visa
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I work while I hold a student visa?
Students may work up to 20 hours per week. You may only work while on a student visa if it has been endorsed on your student visa.
What is the cost of living in New Zealand?
Approximate cost of living in New Zealand as an international student is NZD 250 to NZD 300 weekly. The living cost may vary depending upon the region the student is staying.
How long can I remain in New Zealand as a visitor?
The maximum time allowed as visitor is 9 months in 18 months. However in some circumstances a visitor visa can be extended beyond 9 months.
Can I study while I hold visitor visa?
Visitors may be allowed to study a single course of study which is not more than 3 months in duration while holding a visitor visa. This condition is often endorsed on your visa.
Can I work while I hold visitor visa?
No, visitor visa holders should not undertake employment. However, in some circumstances, Immigration New Zealand may grant employment rights. To request for working rights on a visitor visa, an application for a Variation of Condition may be lodged in the prescribed manner.
Do I need a job before I apply a work Visa?
This depends on the category under which you are applying for a work visa. Under the Family/Partnership and Graduate Job Search Categories you may qualify for a work visa without a job offer.
Do I need to go for medicals every time I apply for a visa?
You are not required to submit medicals every time you submit a visa application. Once you have submitted the medicals to Immigration New Zealand they will remain valid until 3 years.
How long will my application take?
The processing time of your application is determined by many factors such as the processing branch, the type of application and your individual circumstances. Immigration New Zealand have set expected processing time and your adviser should give you a realistic expectation. Should your application not be finalised within the expected time frame a concern should be raised with the department.