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Post Study Work Visa

This visa allows you to work in New Zealand after completing your studies. You can apply for a Post-study Work Visa to work in New Zealand for up to 3 years if you have an acceptable qualification gained in New Zealand. A Post-study Work Visa may be granted for 1, 2 or 3 years depending on the level of your qualification, and lets you work for any employer located within New Zealand, and in almost any job.

Your partner can also apply for a Work Visa, and if you have dependent children, they can study fee-free as domestic students.

If you plan to live in New Zealand permanently the Post-study Work Visa provides you with an opportunity to obtain a skilled job, and get on a clear pathway for acquiring resident status.

You can only apply for this visa once, unless you complete a second higher qualification at bachelor’s degree level or higher, with its study duration being of 30 weeks or more.

Who can apply for a Post-Study Work Visa New Zealand?

If an international student has completed their studies, they can choose to stay back and work in New Zealand for up to three years with a Post-Study Work Visa New Zealand.

However, to be qualified for the Post Study Work Visa NZ, one needs to meet basic criteria. Also, the duration of the visa depends on a few factors.

As per the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQA), students must have Level 4 or higher qualification. Level 4, 5, and 6 qualification is acceptable if students have completed it after 60 weeks and more, or have 2 qualifications with each involving 30 weeks’ study and the level of last qualification is higher than the first one. Level 7 qualification is acceptable if the course lasted for more than 30 weeks. The level of qualification will also determine the validity of the visa.

With the Post Study Work Visa New Zealand, international students can work in almost any job at any employer in New Zealand. To that, their partner can apply for a Work Visa as well. And if they have a dependent child, the child can study fee-free as a domestic student.

If you need more information, or if you want to apply for Post-Study Work Visa NZ, please get in touch with us at Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd. Talk to Licensed Immigration Advisers today and get end to end assistance with the visa application process.

How to apply for Post-Study Work Visa NZ?

Before you apply for Post-Study Work Visa NZ, you need to be certain that you meet the basic requirements. So, as a first step, go through the criteria of the visa. It’s advisable to get help from Licensed Immigration Advisers who can assess your profile and see if you’re a fit for the said visa. They can identify roadblocks, if any, and make recommendations to improve the chances of visa approval.

Talk to the immigration expert and learn about the application criteria of the Post-Study Work Visa New Zealand. If everything is sorted, applying for the visa is straightforward; the process is just like any other NZ visa application process. After assessing the eligibility, the immigration adviser will prepare your documents and lodge an application. In the subsequent days, you will likely get your Post-Study Work Visa that would allow you to work in New Zealand for 1, 2, or 3 years for any employer, and for any number of hours.

If you would like to know more about Post-study Work Visa  process, assessment criteria and the pitfalls that you should be aware of, please call us today on +64 9 379 0219 or email contact@nzimmigration.info


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