Before you Apply
- The visa type you are applying for is a Student Visa – You are considered a fee paying student.
- You will apply for this visa electronically and will not need to physically send your passport anywhere
- The New Zealand Student Visa fee is waived for US passport holders. However, there is a NZD$35 required International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy.
Please note: Be aware that Immigration New Zealand can always make updates or changes to the application process and/or fees. If you notice anything different to the information provided here, please alert your Program Manager before continuing your visa application.
What you will need
- Passport (must continue to be valid 6 months after the date you intend to leave New Zealand)
- Offer of place letter from a New Zealand University (sent to you by email)
- TEAN Financial Declaration (sent to you by email)
- Roundtrip flight itinerary
- If you have not booked a roundtrip flight, you will just need to show you have additional funds available to book outward travel. More details are in the instruction section.
- Passport style photo (must be a JPG)
- Evidence of available funds – You MUST prove that you have access to spendable funds in the amount of $2,000 USD. You can do this by providing one of the two items listed below:
- A card credit statement with an available line of credit in the required amount OR
- A checking/savings account bank statement illustrating the same
PLEASE NOTE: You can use a bank/credit card statement in your parent/guardian’s name. If you intend to use a bank/credit card statement baring the name of a parent/guardian instead of a statement in your own name, you will be required to complete and upload an INZ1014: Financial Undertaking for a Student form. You’ll note that this form asks for 6 months of statements, however you only need to provide one statement showing USD $2,000 of available funds.
Please complete your visa application using the following instructions. Failure to answer questions correctly may delay your visa and therefore your entry date into New Zealand. The following notes are applicable to the majority of students but ultimately it is your responsibility to read the application and ensure that you are answering all questions truthfully. If you are unsure how you should respond to a question, please check with your Program Manager.