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student visa - new zealand

You must apply for this visa if:

Your main objective is to study in New Zealand for a period of more than 90 days and still have a work permit depending on the chosen course.


  • Have good character and good health.

  • Have health insurance during your stay in New Zealand.

  • Do not work more than 20 hours a week when taking your course. During school holidays you can work as many hours as you like.

  • Do not start working in New Zealand until you have started your course.

  • Maintain good class attendance and good academic records at your school - at least 85%.


The student visa can be approved for the exact period of your course or up to a maximum of one month more.

what do I need to have the student visa

  • You must be enrolled in a full-time course;

  • The provider of the course you are enrolled in must be registered with the New Zealand government.

  • Financial documents:

    • You will need to prove that you have enough money to cover costs such as airfare, travel and general living costs in New Zealand.

    • On average, you need to show that you have NZ $ 1,250 in your bank account for each month of visa. However, immigration may ask for more evidence of financial support.

  • English level

    • Depending on the course you want to enroll in, the school may require proof of your English level. But don't worry if you are going to take just one English course: this type of course has no level requirements.

  • Medical exam

    • It is mandatory to take a general medical examination at an office accredited to the New Zealand government when you apply for a student visa for more than 6 months of course. For shorter term courses, this exam can be requested or not.

  • Other immigration considerations:

    • The situation of your country - Brazil;

    • Your academic history and the relationship of the enrolled course and your past courses;

    • Your professional career;

procedures for applying for a student visa

Below are the main steps to follow when applying for a student visa. The process varies depending on the level of assessment of the international student's country:

  • Schedule your visa with us

  • Fill out our visa application form, send all documents requested by immigration to our email

  • Expect immigration to evaluate and process your request, on average it takes 49 days for analysis

  • If the application is approved, you will receive a letter of approval from the Immigration

  • If the request is refused, you will receive a letter of rejection from Immigration and, if applicable, the missing documents will be requested for a new assessment.

  • If you have to submit your visa application more than once, you will have to pay all fees again.

what is the price of this visa?

The student visa is charged directly from the New Zealand Immigration website and costs NZ$ 330.00.

* There is a small card payment fee that varies depending on the card used *

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