Post Study Work Visa


Post Study Work Visa

ELIGIBILITY

Post Study Work Visa is for international students completing following qualifications in New Zealand:

  1. Single qualification at Level 4,5, 6 completed after study of 60 weeks or more;
  2. Two qualifications at Level 4, 5, 6 where each qualification was studied for 30 weeks & 2nd qualification was at higher level;
  3. Qualification at Level 7 studied for 30 weeks or more.

VISA VALIDITY

Post-study work visa is valid for 1-3 years depending upon the level of qualification, whether you studied in Auckland or outside Auckland and when you completed your qualification. If you studied:

  1. In Auckland or outside Auckland for Bachelor's degree at Level 7 or higher - 3 years;
  2. In Auckland for Graduate Diploma at Level 7 - 1 year or 2 years if applying for occupational registration;
  3. In Auckland for acceptable Qualification at Level 4,5 6 - 1 year;
  4. Outside Auckland for Graduate Diploma completed before 31 December 2021 - 2 years;
  5. Outside Auckland for Graduate Diploma completed after 31 December 2021 - 1 year
  6. Outside Auckland for acceptable qualification at Level 4, 5, 6 completed before 31 December 2021 - 1 year;
  7. Outside Auckland for acceptable qualification at Level 4, 5, 6 after 31 December 2021 - 1 year.

OPEN WORK VISA

This is an open work visa and:

  1. Job offer is not required to apply for this visa;
  2. Can work for any employer in any position.

EXISTING STUDENTS AND VISA HOLDERS

The afore-mentioned post-study work visa policy is effective from 26 November 2018. So as not to disadvantage existing students and open as well as employer assisted visa holders, those:

  1. who held student visa or whose student visa application was accepted for processing as on 8 August 2018 will be eligible for 3 year open work visa;
  2. holding one year open post study work visa on 8 August 2018 or are granted visa on 26 November 2018 will be eligible for further 2 year open visa;
  3. holding 2 year employer assisted post-study work visa as on 8 August 2018 or are granted this visa on 26 November 2018 can have their job and employer stated on their visa removed.

CONTACT US

Contact us if you need guidance and/or assistance to apply for post-study work visa.



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