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If you plan to study in New Zealand full time and the course is longer than 3 months, you had better to obtain a student visa. If you’re studying a short course that’s less than three months, you don’t need a student visa: just a visitor visa.
With this type of visa you can:
You should prepare the following documents with your visa application
You’re likely to get a quicker decision if you supply all the information Immigration New Zealand (INZ) needs when you apply. If you apply online you’ll need to scan your documents before you upload them.
It recommened to apply you visa online because it will take less time to process your application.
If applying online, you will need to fill out visa application online and upload all required documents. If you submit your visa application offline, download the visa application form and submit with required documents.
If you apply online, you’ll usually get an eVisa. Print it out or keep it on your mobile phone so, if you need to, you can show it at the border when you arrive.
Student visas applied for online usually take 20 days to process, while student visas applied for via the paper form take 25 days to process. Most New Zealand student visa applications are processed within 3 to 4 weeks, but they can take longer in some situations.
Your Student Visa is normally for the same length of time as the study you’ve paid for.
Fees for New Zealand student visa is $250.