New-Zealand Study Visa

The student visa process for New Zealand is time consuming and students should apply at least 2 months before their course start date. You will need to provide documents that show that you can pay for the entire course of education. Such documents include your movable or liquid assets such as bank statements and income tax papers. You would also have to provide your academic mark sheets and degrees as well as an acceptable IELTS score. A detailed cover letter stating your reasons to study in New Zealand along with your goals after graduation and details of your finances should also be included. You will also require health records that have to be submitted along with your study visa application to the New Zealand high commission.

General Info

If your course at a New Zealand institute is less than 12 weeks you can apply for a visitor visa. However, if you plan to undertake an academic degree course or a vocational course greater than 12 weeks you will need a student visa. Keep in mind that the processing of a student visa for New Zealand can take one to two months and hence apply early.

How to Apply

  1. Current and all old passports and the original visa fee payment receipt
  2. Acceptance letter 
  3. Evidence of income and proof that funds are immediately available to cover your education in New Zealand
  4. School and college transcripts and standardized test score sheets
  5. Medical records

The New Zealand High Commission will make a decision using the documents you submit. If required you may be called for an interview.

Interview Tips

1.     BE HONEST and straightforward in all your answers

2.     Be sure of your answers but at the same time be polite

3.     Be confident about yourself

4.     Don't hesitate while answering

5.     Make eye contact while talking

6.     Don't give any papers unless specifically asked for

SOP-Edits Visa Services

We at SOP-Edits have had tremendous success in helping students obtain visas. We scrutinize your financial documents to make sure that you have a viable plan to pay for your education. As soon as your ‘visa file’ is ready, we conduct mock interviews and ask you all the questions likely to be asked by visa officers.