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New Zealand Visa Guide for Indian Students

With its mesmerizing beauty, including mountains, lakes, forests, and sparkling urban landscapes, New Zealand is often considered among the world's most diverse and beautiful countries. Due to these extraordinary splendors, a clean environment, and neighborly people, it's also a hot tourist destination. But, if we start talking about the wonders of New Zealand, this article will never end, so let's get to the topic at hand.


So, do you know in the past decade, the number of student applications to New Zealand colleges from India has increased to tens of thousands? But unfortunately, only a portion gets selected! The reason for this massive increase in the number of applications is because the education system in New Zealand has become very streamlined, and the educational standards have become extremely high. However, the key reason for low selection remains visa rejection. Thus, in this article today, we, at Storm Overseas, ranked among the best study abroad consultants in India for New Zealand, will act as a visa guide for students looking to go to New Zealand and fulfill their aspirations for an enriching and lucrative future.


On This Journey, Know Your Visas

Before progressing further, you must be clear about what a visa is. Some of you may know its purpose and concept, but you'll be surprised to hear how many don't. Anyway, let's move on. If someone from India says today, "I'll join a college tomorrow in New Zealand and start attending from the day after," let's clear the air and assure you that it doesn't work that way.


While having high aspirations (and you should) is excellent, you'll need to be realistic. You can effortlessly go to New Zealand as a student, but you'll need a student visa. In the simplest of terms, a student visa allows the holder to study in New Zealand for a specific period of time. The holder of this kind of visa can learn at a public or private educational institution and attend on-campus courses. A student may also apply for an extension on their visa if they wish to stay beyond the end date of their original visa.


The types of visas that allow students to study in New Zealand are as follows:

  • COVID-19 Short-Term Visa
  • Visitor Visa
  • Fee Paying Student Visa
  • Exchange Student Visa
  • MFAT-Funded NZ Scholarship Student Visa
  • Student and Trainee Work Visa
  • Vocational Trainee Student Visa
  • Vocational Trainee Student Visa
  • Foreign Government Supported Student Visa
  • Pathway Student Visa


Student Visas: Your Gateway to Attaining Education Opportunities in a Foreign Land

The government of New Zealand is always on the lookout to improve the flow of international students into their country. They want to create more opportunities for international students to come and study in their nation, which will help them boost their economy and create cultural diversity.


New Zealand also has a lot of top-ranking academic institutions that help build top talents to contribute to shaping the world. Now, let's look into how you can acquire your student visa. You'll need the following documents "up and ready to go":


  • A Valid Passport: It must remain valid throughout the academic tenure.
  • Form: You'll need your completed visa application form (No. 1012).
  • Fee: Application fee payment receipt as per requirement.
  • Lodging: You'll need some documentation from your educational Institution confirming a place to stay in. It is generally issued after payment of tuition fees.
  • Institute's Confirmation: Letter from the educational Institution you have applied to, confirming that you are an international student of theirs.
  • Insurance: Health Insurance receipt.
  • Character & Health Certificate: In some cases (not always), you'll need to provide a certificate that proves that your intention to stay in New Zealand is genuine.
  • Photographs: Two passport-sized photographs.
  • Educational Documents: Previous educational qualification proofs such as mark sheets, certificates, diplomas, etc.
  • Competitive Exam Scores: Scores relating to competitive exams such as TOEFL, GMAT, GRE, etc.
  • Proof Of Ability to Pay During Tenure: Proof of ability to pay fees, living and travel expenditure, etc.


A Country That Doesn't Disappoint: The Ultimate New Zealand College Experience

New Zealand is a country that doesn't disappoint any of your senses and expectations. If you decide to go there, you'll get to mingle with people from various cultures and most of them will treat you like family. The locals are so polite and generous that you'll get accustomed very soon and feel at home. Plus, we can't reiterate enough about how flawless and competent the education system of New Zealand education really is!


So, if you need any guidance or assistance in smoothening your educational voyage to New Zealand to land to your dream institution there, remember, we, at Storm Overseas, one of the leading study abroad consultants in India for New Zealand, are just a phone call away!  Connect with us, and we will help you satiate your appetite for a bright education journey and a lustrous career ahead.