Frequently Asked Questions
Some FAQs have been answered here. Before you do something based on these answers, please ask if they are dated or current. Additionally, it is wise to check the official website of Immigration New Zealand for updated answers. Our FAQ answers are indicative and imperical only.
Where do I submit my completed visa application form?
You should submit the same in the nearest branch of Immigration New Zealand if onshore. When offshore, visit immigration website to know your submission address.
However, if you are in India, such receiving services are outsourced to tt services collection centers. This service is charged and tt-services need a separate draft in their name for this. This service is compulsory and cannot be bypassed. The offices of tts-services are located in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi.
If you are applying from Bangladesh, you should send the completed application form to Zealvision office in Kolkata, 28 Dhakuria Station Lane, Kolkata - 700031, INDIA,
Tel: +919051854389 to check the documents and then submit it to the nearest receiving center which is in Kolkata.
In which currency and in which way do I pay the application fee to the immigration office?
In the currency where the application is lodged.
Candidates from Sri Lanka will now be submitting their files in Bangkok and not New Delhi. So it should either be in Thai Bhat or in US Dollars.
For applicants from Bangladesh, it should either be in Indian currency or in US Dollars payable at any bank in USA. If paying in INR, please make the draft payable to New Zealand Immigration Service, New Delhi. If paying in US $, please make the draft in the name of New Zealand Immigration Service, New Delhi payable in any bank in USA (not in India).
Fee is only payable by way of demand draft in the New Delhi and Mumbai branches. Fees can be paid by credit card, cheque, or draft if applying from within New Zealand in any of the offices within the country.
I got an offer letter from a college. I talked to the college and they accepted for part payment. Can I pay my college fees in installments?
No. Fee for a course should be paid in full for the year to be eligible for a visa. This means if your course is of 1 year, you need to pay the full fees before you get the visa. If the course is for more than 1 year, you have an option of either paying full fees for the entire duration of the course in which case your visa is also till the full duration of the course, or you pay at least for 1 year and get a 1 year visa. You can later on pay fees for the 2nd year in Immigration New Zealand offices within New Zealand. Your visa will consequently be extended. But you have to pay the visa lodgment fee again at the rate existing on the date the application is submitted.
I have some medical problems. Questions asked in the Medical Form may mark me negatively. Should I apply?
Your health should be of some standard before you apply for a visa to study in New Zealand. It is unlikely that if you have any contagious disease, or chronic disorder that may cause hospitalization or expense on the public health funds in New Zealand, or any active TB, you are to get a visa. If you suspect that, it is advised that you get a full medical done. The report is valid for 3 months. If your doctor says that you have an acceptable standard of health, you go ahead with the process of applying for a course and then a visa to study in New Zealand. If your health is not of the standard expected and endorsed by Immigration New Zealand, you may decide not to go ahead with the process. This saves time, effort, money, and there is no disappointment at a later stage.
I have some problems with the law enforcement agency in my home country. I fear I may not get a clean police record. Should I apply?
It depends on the case. On the surface, if you do not have a clean police record, and is unlikely to get a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) done from your home country or the country where you stayed for some time, you cannot lodge a student visa application to New Zealand. You need to be of good character, and that is judged by a clean PCC by Immigration New Zealand. We suggest, please do not go ahead with the process and waste your efforts.
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