Types of Visas for Newzeland
With an excellent education system, internationally accredited qualifications, ample research opportunities and a matchless quality of life, New Zealand has a lot to offer. While studying here, you can be assured of a welcoming and friendly society with an excellent support system for international students.
New Zealand has 5 common visa types which are the
- Student Study Visa
- Work Visa
- Permanent Visa
- Join Family
- Start a Business or Invest Visa
The NZeTa is a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority. Having an NZeTA shows you’re allowed to travel to NZ. It is to help increase security at NZ borders
With this visa, you can
Travel to New Zealand without first applying for a visa — if you are traveling on a passport from a visa waiver country, a cruise ship passenger, or a permanent resident of Australia.
Pass through Auckland International Airport as a transit passenger on the way to or from Australia.
Pass through Auckland International Airport as a transit passenger on the way to another country — if you are from a visa waiver or transit visa waiver country.
Get someone to help you with your NZeTA request — you will need to tell them about your criminal conviction history and whether you are seeking medical treatment in New Zealand.
Things to note
If you are from a visa waiver country you must hold an NZeTA before you travel.
Allow up to 72 hours for processing, but it could take as little as 10 minutes.
An NZeTA request costs NZD $9 on our free app, or NZD $12 if completed online.
You pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) at the same time as your NZeTA. This costs NZD $35.
Once you have requested an NZeTA you can check its status.
Student Study Visa
This is a temporary visa to study for up to 5 years. The type of course and its length will determine the length of stay. Primary school children enrolled in years 1-4 will generally only be granted a student visa for a maximum period of 3 years.
Why study in New Zealand
With an excellent education system, internationally accredited qualifications, ample research opportunities and a matchless quality of life, New Zealand have a lot to offer. While studying here, you can be assured of a welcoming and friendly society with an excellent support system for international students.
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Resident visas generally allow you to live and work in New Zealand indefinitely and access most publicly funded services. The Skilled Migrant Category uses a points system based on factors such as age, work experience, your qualifications, and an offer of skilled employment to determine eligibility.
New Zealand Permanent Residents are residents of New Zealand, who hold a resident class visa, which – superficially seen – makes them equal to New Zealand citizens. Both resident visas and permanent resident visas give the holders the permanent right to be in New Zealand
This visa is for a person who is not a New Zealand citizen but is a member of a family unit of a New Zealand citizen. It lets you live and work in Australia for five years.
Start a Business or Invest Visa
Business and investor visas allow people who can contribute to New Zealand’s economy to live in New Zealand. You can do this by investing in New Zealand business or government, or if you have the right business experience, by buying or setting up your own business in New Zealand