Immigration and Visas

International students wishing to study in New Zealand must apply for and be granted a visa for study here. There are a very limited number of international students who will be granted a visa at this time due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Full details of immigration requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available from Immigration New Zealand, http://www.immigration.govt.nz

Information about studying in New Zealand:
https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/options/study/explore-student-visas

Note that if your visa status changes, you will need to notify us at BTI immediately. We will then need to take a photo/copy of your new visa or permit.

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BTI international students are well supported and enjoy their time studying with us.

Immigration advisors

You may contact an immigration adviser licensed under the immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007. A register of licensed immigration advisers is available from the immigration Advisers Authority website at
https://www.iaa.govt.nz/for-advisers/adviser-tools/licensing-toolkit/register-of-licensed-immigration-advisers/

You may seek advice from a person that is exempt from being licensed under the Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007. Information about who is exempt can be found at: https://iaa.ewr.govt.nz/PublicRegister/Exempt.aspx

How much money will I need?

Immigration New Zealand requires evidence that you can support yourself while studying. Current information can be found on: https://www.studyinnewzealand.govt.nz/live-work/cost-of-living

What do I need to apply for a Student Visa?

Check out: www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/about-visa/full-fee-paying-student-visa

All visa requirements for entry to New Zealand must be met by all international students. Guidance for your application can be found at: https://www.immigration.govt.nz/documents/forms-and-guides/inz1013.pdf

Contacting Immigration NZ

Contact Centre (Toll-free from NZ landlines only): 0508 558 855 Auckland: 09 914 4100 Wellington: 04 910 9915 Rest of the world: +64 9 914 4100
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