17 October 2019

Introducing our joint work programme with Immigration New Zealand

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and Education New Zealand (ENZ) are collaborating on a joint programme of work to support the international education sector. 

INZ ENZ joint work programme

The joint work programme will support the sector by sharing clear, consistent and relevant information. Aims include encouraging decision-ready applications coming into the immigration system, improving processing times, reducing pressure on the system and attracting genuine students.  

First-time international student visa application checklist 

The joint work programme has developed a student visa application checklist for people applying for a student visa as an international student for the first time

The checklist provides a step-by-step guide for students. It will help first-time applicants avoid missing out information and including the correct supporting evidence needed so INZ is able to make decisions more quickly.    

Not only does it include general application information, it also has further information for eight countries that require specific forms of verifications.    

The checklist was developed in conjunction with ENZ and peak bodies and this feedback has been incorporated into the final version.

What's in it for me?