Through an announcement dated 22 October 2021, New Zealand Government has approved 1,000 international tertiary students for border exception.
NZ expects these students to start arriving from March-2022.
Identifying the students for entering New Zealand would commence with education providers nominating students beginning October 2021.
Once students signal their interest in studying in New Zealand, education providers or their authorised representatives like Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd will contact them to discuss their eligibility for nomination.
The border class exception will permit 400 pilot trainees, 300 students at degree level and above and a further 300 students at the sub-degree level to arrive in New Zealand. The Ministry of Education is working in collaboration with the New Zealand Government on this initiative to start bringing back international students.
Please note that even if you are nominated, students must meet the Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Student Visa category requirements. Students will need to meet requirements like: received the full course of an approved vaccine, providing evidence of funds-NZ$ 20,000 annually for living expenses or NZ$1,667 for each month of study if the course is less than 36 weeks, providing evidence that you can pay for Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ), demonstrate English language competency as per NZQA requirements etc.
Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, which provides up-to-date immigration information so you can consider opportunities and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at [email protected] or call on +64 09 3790219.
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