If you are from a
you do not need a visa to come to New Zealand.
you are here our staff can help you apply for a
student visa, if you plan to study for more than
If you are not from a visa-free country,
check first if you are a Positive
Profile student before you apply for a visa.
Allows the holder to study full-time or
part-time for less than 3 months. You cannot
work on a visitor visa.
Allows the holder to study full-time for 3
months or more. Student visa-holders are allowed
to work up to 20 hours per week
while studying if you meet the following
You must be enrolled on a full-time English
at least 6 months.
You have an IELTS overall score of 5.0 or higher
Working Holiday Visa:
Allows the holder to work and study during the period
of their visa. Available for students aged
18 – 30 years old. For eligibility requirements
and available schemes visit Immigration New
website. You would need to apply for a
working holiday visa BEFORE you come to New
Work Visa: The
holder may study up to three months for
full-time study, or longer for part-time study.
Please visit the
Immigration New Zealand
website to see if you qualify for a temporary
Student Visa Process:
1. Student applies for an English
language course at WIE
2. WIE sends the student a Letter of
Offer and Tax Invoice.
3. Student applies for their
visa, attaching the two documents to support the
4. Once the visa is APPROVED IN
PRINCIPLE, the student then must pay the course
fees in FULL.
5. When WIE have received the full
payment for the student’s
course fees we send Immigration New Zealand a
signed and sealed Offer of a Place letter.
6. Immigration then completes the
process and the student receives their
passport with the
For more information on the visa process please
Immigration NZ's website.
If the visa application is not approved,
Immigration will send you a letter explaining
why your application was declined.
If you have already paid your course fees, you
will be entitled to a refund.
Withdrawal and Refund policy.
As WIE does not directly work for Immigration
New Zealand, we are not able to help you with
your visa application.
If you need immigration advice or help with
applying for your visa, we recommend contacting
a local immigration agent.
list of agents near you, please