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Post Study Work Visa New Zealand

The Post Study Work Visa allows you to work in New Zealand after completing your studies.

Unlike before where the Post Study Work Visa holders could apply for any job, for any employer, anywhere in New Zealand; the visa conditions will now depend on the qualification gained in New Zealand

New requirements for New Zealand’s Post Study Work will apply to anyone who has applied for a student visa after 11 May 2022.

NZ Post Study Work Visa Duration and Employment Conditions

The duration of this visa will be in line with the time spent studying fulltime in New Zealand for most people.

Masters and doctoral students will continue to be eligible for 3 years open post study work visas.

For students pursuing degree level 7 and level 8:

  • Duration of the Post Study Work Visa will be equal to the time they have spent studying full time in New Zealand.
  • Students need to have spent at least 30 weeks studying full time in NZ.
  • Can do consecutive courses to increase the length of post-study work visa
  • Will be granted open work visas

For non-degree level 7 and below:

  • Students are required to have completed the full qualification in NZ
  • Extra time will not be acquired by consecutively completing qualifications at this level
  • Qualification should be on the list of Qualifications Eligible for a Post-Study Work Visa (Note: List of qualifications eligible for PSWV is different to the Green List.)
  • Must work in a role directly relating to their completed qualification.


All applicants applying for a New Zealand Post Study Visa will need to show they have NZD $5,000 as available funds.

Partners & Children of NZ Post Study Work Visa holders

Your partner can apply for a work visa. Your children can study fee-free as domestic students.

If you want to apply for a Post-Study Work Visa NZ then please get in touch with Immigration Advisers New Zealand Ltd. Speak with Licensed Immigration Advisers today get expert assistance from start to finish with the visa application process.

How to apply for a 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. Go through the criteria required to obtain this visa. It is advisable to get help from Licensed Immigration Advisers who can assess your profile and see if you are fit for the valid visa. They can identify roadblocks. If any, and make recommendations to improve the chances of a visa approval.

Talk to the immigration experts and learn about the application criteria of the Post Study Working Visa New Zealand. If you meet all the requirements, then applying for a visa is a simple process, just like any other New Zealand visa application process. After assessing the eligibility, the immigration adviser will prepare your documents and lodge the application.

If you would like to know more about the Post Study Work Visa process, assessment criteria and the pitfalls that you should be aware of, then please call us today on +64 09 3790219 or email us at [email protected]


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