Once a confirmation letter is received, students can apply for a visa and arrange insurance. We will need to be informed of the student’s flight details so that we can welcome them at the airport, arrange for an airport transfer, and organise accommodation if required.
Immigration New Zealand is the government department responsible for issuing visas and permits to enter New Zealand.
To obtain a student visa, students must be enrolled in an approved course at an accredited New Zealand educational institution. Applications will need to include:
For courses that run longer than 6 months, you must provide an x-ray certificate that is less than 3 months old. Students aged 17 years or over who intend to stay in New Zealand for 24 months or longer will need a police vetting certificate from their home country.
Students may arrive in New Zealand, begin studying, and find that they want to make some changes, transfer courses or study longer. The two UP International College campuses in New Zealand (345 Queen St, Auckland and Railway Building, Wellington) offer visa support services to help Foundation students make changes to their visas after they arrive.