Sailesh Patel came to New Zealand from India in 2016 to study for Diploma in Business level 5 and 6 in New Zealand. He completed his studies and was on his Post Study Work Visa when he approached Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd.(IANZ). Along with his elder sister, a resident of New Zealand, he wanted advice on further study options. Our Senior Licensed Immigration Adviser Vandana Rai discussed with him and understood that Sailesh had an aptitude in serving the elderly. Therefore, Vandana suggested that he take up further studies related to healthcare. As Sailesh did not hold any previous qualification in healthcare, it was a challenge to get him enrolled in the desired course but IANZ made this possible.
Vandana Rai lodged his student visa application in early 2021. After two months of waiting, Sailesh received a PPI (Potentially Prejudicial Information) from Immigration New Zealand (INZ) to provide more information that could otherwise negatively affect the application. INZ had asked Sailesh to provide all his bank statements for the last six months and explain any transactions over $500 in those statements. He was also asked to provide information on how he will be accessing the funds transferred by his parents, including previous transfers made by his parents.
It was a challenging task for Vandana and her team as Sailesh had two bank accounts, and each transaction for the last six months had to be checked. Every transaction above $500 had to be explained in a way that was genuine and verifiable. Many transfers from his parents were diligently explained, including the support he received from his sister.
Vandana Rai and her team’s effort paid off, and Sailesh was granted a student visa. He is now studying his course and is hopeful of joining the dedicated and revered healthcare community of New Zealand soon.
(The names of clients have been changed to protect their privacy.)
This article does not constitute immigration advice. Individuals need to seek personal advice from a licensed immigration adviser or lawyer to assess their unique situation.