February 19

Changes in New Zealand Student Visa Application – Latest Information 2024


Important updates from Immigration New Zealand:

  • Now onwards 3 months old funds will be accepted for New Zealand Student visa application.
  • Only one sponsor should Ideally be sponsoring and the student is also considered as a sponsor.
  • INZ will only accept a financial guarantor as legitimate if they are student’s immediate family member (wife or husband, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, parents-in-law), and he/she can prove their relationship to them. Financial guarantees or sponsorship must be credible.
  • Loan from Nationalised and Multi Nationalised bank will be accepted.
  • Unsecured loan will now onwards not be accepted by INZ.
  • Property sales or statements stating a property may be sold to finance study will not be accepted.
  • If student is keen to join University or Institution in New Zealand, it is time to act promptly and apply for the student visa for May or July 2024 intake. 


  • Covering Letter. (Word Format)
  • Credit Card details to pay the fees online (NZD 430 that comes around Rs. 21,500/-)
    Card Holder Name -, Expiry Date -, CVV-, Card Number-.
  • Notary attested First and Last page of Passport.
  • Passport (All pages coloured scanned without notary).
  • Note: If the student has any old passports, then coloured scanned copies all the old passports will be required. (All pages)
  • Student Visa Application Form (INZ 1012), Student Visa Declaration Form (INZ 1226) and Supplementary Information form completed and duly signed. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/documents/forms-and-guides/inz1012.pdf  https://www.immigration.govt.nz/documents/forms-and-guides/inz1226.pdf
  • Visa Questionnaire form (Detailed Information should be provided as per question mandatorily)
  • Digital coloured photograph 45 mm height by 35 mm width (Size should be 381*528 pixels) (with face minimum 70% and maximum 80%) on non-white but light colour background. (JPG Format)
  • Offer Letter from Education Institution.
  • Bank Balance Statement and certificate/Education Loan Letter (Bank balance needs to be
  • equal to 1st year tuition fees + 20,000 NZD towards living expenses + NZD 2000 towards
  • Airfare and funds should at least be three months old. However, Immigration Officer may for the 6 months or 12 months statements). If the duration of course is longer than one academic year, then provide documentary evidence of funds for tuition fee for full duration + NZ$ 20,000 per annum towards living expenses in New Zealand + NZ$ 2000 airfare (recent funds can also be used for 2nd and 3rd year, still for some student’s immigration may ask for the source)
  • Note: In case of a Secured Education Loan, Original and English Translation of Collateral Documents will be required.
  • Note: that only one sponsor is accepted, and student is also considered as the sponsor in case of NZ.
  • Email id and visiting card of the branch for verification of Bank Balance.
  • Financial Undertaking form (INZ 1014) from each sponsor https://www.immigration.govt.nz/documents/forms-and-guides/inz1014.pdf
  • Affidavit of Support from sponsors on 100Rs Notary Stamp papers.
  • Aadhar Card, Passport & Pan Card Copy of sponsors.
  • Income Tax returns with computations or Form 16 of each sponsor for last 3 years. (If the sponsors have the business income, then provide the business proofs like GST registration etc)
  • Note: If the sponsors or parents are working outside the country, then Employment proof, Salary account statement and visa copy will be required.
  • A Copy of Birth Certificate of Student. (Not mandatory if the student doesn’t have it)
  •  Notary attested Academic Documents from 10th, 12th,Bachelors. (Digi Locker Verified)
  • Visa Refusal Letter (If Any)
  • Notary attested IELTS Score Card/ PTE/ TOEFL, if student has given PTE, then candidate login ID and Password is required.
  • Work experience letter along with salary account statement, Form 16 and ITRs of the student (If Applicable).
  • Medical Reports from Panel Doctor- It should not be 3 Months Old (Please check on link as below for list of empanelled doctors) https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/tools/panel-physicians
  • Police Clearance Certificate (Police certificates must be less than six months old when you submit your application)
  • Statement of Purpose (Word format)
  • Updated Resume
  • INZ 1025 (If the student is sponsored by anyone who is living in New Zealand)
  • Funds Accepted by the Immigration: Education Loan Secured with collateral property from the nationalize bank, Savings account (Six months statements), FD, PF account (Withdrawable limit certificate), LIC policies (surrender value).
  • Funds which are not accepted: CO operative funds, gold loan, sale of gold and unsecured education loan, KCC funds, Cash, credit card, property valuation certificate or property documents.
  • Refer the Mock interview questions attached and prepare the student for an interview.

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