Open Post Study Work Visa for International students in New Zealand

September 9, 2018

Immigration New Zealand has recently announced the immigration changes for international student who graduates from New Zealand. According to new law, A two years post-study-work visa will be granted for those students who complete Graduate Diploma outside of Auckland.

New Zealand immigration has also announced the three years open post study work visa for Bachelor and post graduate students

 

According to New Zealand Immigration, the new rules are,

  • to remove the employer-assisted post-study work visas at all levels;

  • to provide a one-year post-study open work visa for students studying Level 4 - 6 and non-degree Level 7 qualifications, with an additional year for Graduate Diploma graduates who are working towards registration with a professional or trade body;

  • to provide a two-year post-study open work visa for students studying Level 4 - 6 and non-degree Level 7 qualifications outside Auckland, provided study is completed by December 2021, at which point the entitlement for post-study work rights reverts to a one-year post-study open work visa for students studying Level 4 - 6 and non-degree Level 7 qualifications with an additional year for Graduate Diploma graduates who are working towards registration with a professional or trade body;

  • to provide a three-year post-study open work visa for degree Level 7 or above qualifications; and

  • to require international students studying Level 8 qualifications to be in an area specified on the Long Term Skills Shortage list, in order for their partner to be eligible for an open work visa, and in turn the partners’ dependent children to be eligible for fee-free domestic schooling.


 

All these changes will come into effect by 26th November 2018. For details, please visit:

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us/media-centre/news-notifications/changes-to-post-study-work-rights-for-international-students

 

 

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