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Visas and immigration

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Types of student visas

Everyone from another country (except Australia) who wants to study in New Zealand for longer than 3 months needs a student visa. New Zealand or Australian citizens and permanent residents do not need a student visa in order to study in New Zealand. New Zealand has a range of student visas. The most common are:

About visa conditions

Understanding the words in your visa

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You must follow the conditions

Contact Immigration New Zealand.

Absences and illnesses

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