New Zealand Student Visa Processing Time

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Rahul Singha
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Updated on Feb 6, 2020 17:38 IST

New Zealand Student Visa Process: New Zealand (NZ) Immigration centre is committed to delivering the fastest possible services for New Zealand Student Visa applicants. The center considers every application individually to make sure it aligns with the country's immigration policy and regulations. The duration of the application depends on the nature of the New Zealand Student Visa application.

What is the New Zealand Student Visa Processing Time?

The table below shows the average NZ Student Visa Processing time with reference to the education institution. The below mentioned NZ Student Visa Processing Time shows the combined time for the most common student visas used by international students.

Total NZ Student Visa Processed

50% completed within

 

75% completed within

 

90% completed within

 

Education Provider

Universities

15 days

28 days

50 days

Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs)

29 days

52 days

4 months

Private Training Establishments (PTEs)

24 days

45 days

70 days

Schools

10 days

17 days

28 days

An NZ Student Visa application is completed when the New Zealand immigration centre has granted the visa or declined the application.

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New Zealand Student Visa Process – The India Market

With state-of-the-art infrastructure, world-class facilities and a student-friendly environment, New Zealand have gradually developed itself as a top study abroad destination for the Indian students. The top universities in New Zealand are able to provide students with degrees that are recognized at a global scale, favorable NZ post-study work options and an opportunity for a better future. Below are a number of case studies of the visa approval rates that reflect the relative ease or difficulty of verifying information across India and its states.

New Zealand Study Visa Process – A Brief Study

Below is a table that shows the number of Indians who have applied for the NZ Student Visa and the approval rate for the same for the years 2014 till 2017 (May).

Time Frame

Total Decisions

Approval %

2017 (to 31 May)

4,512

65%

2016

16,312

46%

2015

25,682

49%

2014

19,570

61%

The table below shows the number of Indians who have applied with reference to the education provider from the period of 1 January to 31 May 2017 and their approval percentage.

Education Provider

Total Decisions

Approval %

Private Training Establishments (PTEs)

1799

48

Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs)

2151

72

Universities

519

95

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The table below shows the total number of Indians who have applied for a New Zealand Student Visa State-wise in reference to the type of Education Provider and the Approval rate for the same, for the period 1 January – 31 May 2017.

Indian States

Applicants/Approval %

Total

Andhra Pradesh

PTE Total Decisions: 45

Approval %: 31

Total Decisions: 119

Approval %: 55

ITP Total Decisions: 47

Approval %: 60

Universities Total Decisions: 26

Approval %: 92

Delhi

PTE Total Decisions: 94

Approval %: 68

Total Decisions: 249

Approval %: 76

ITP Total Decisions: 125

Approval %: 78

Universities Total Decisions: 28

Approval %: 89

Gujarat

PTE Total Decisions: 206

Approval %: 41

Total Decisions: 527

Approval %: 62

ITP Total Decisions: 289

Approval %: 75

Universities Total Decisions: 27

Approval %: 85

Jammu & Kashmir

PTE Total Decisions: 21

Approval %: 52

Total Decisions: 39

Approval %: 56

ITP Total Decisions: 14

Approval %: 57

Universities Total Decisions: 03

Approval %: 100

Karnataka

PTE Total Decisions: 31

Approval %: 74

Total Decisions: 111

Approval %: 82

ITP Total Decisions: 41

Approval %: 73

Universities Total Decisions: 39

Approval %: 97

Kerala

PTE Total Decisions: 76

Approval %: 47

Total Decisions: 384

Approval %: 74

ITP Total Decisions: 259

Approval %: 78

Universities Total Decisions: 47

Approval %: 96

Madhya Pradesh

 

 

                                             

PTE Total Decisions: 07

Approval %: 43

Total Decisions: 28

Approval %: 68

ITP Total Decisions: 20

Approval %: 75

Universities Total Decisions: 01

Approval %: 100

Maharashtra

PTE Total Decisions: 91

Approval %: 71

Total Decisions: 705

Approval %: 82

ITP Total Decisions: 189

Approval %: 78

Universities Total Decisions: 124

Approval %: 95

Punjab/Chandigarh

PTE Total Decisions: 852

Approval %: 44

Total Decisions: 1620

Approval %: 55

ITP Total Decisions: 722

Approval %: 66

Universities Total Decisions: 31

Approval %: 100

Rajasthan

PTE Total Decisions: 83

Approval %: 48

Total Decisions: 135

Approval %: 54

ITP Total Decisions: 40

Approval %: 68

Universities Total Decisions: 11

Approval %: 100

Tamil Nadu

PTE Total Decisions: 32

Approval %: 63

Total Decisions: 189

Approval %: 80

ITP Total Decisions: 100

Approval %: 77

Universities Total Decisions: 54

Approval %: 96

Uttar Pradesh

PTE Total Decisions: 47

Approval %: 38

Total Decisions: 118

Approval %: 65

ITP Total Decisions: 54

Approval %: 83

Universities Total Decisions: 13

Approval %: 92

Uttarakhand

PTE Total Decisions: 10

Approval %: 20

Total Decisions: 42

Approval %: 52

ITP Total Decisions: 23

Approval %: 52

Universities Total Decisions: 09

Approval %: 89

West Bengal

PTE Total Decisions: 12

Approval %: 42

Total Decisions: 33

Approval %: 76

ITP Total Decisions: 09

Approval %: 89

Universities Total Decisions: 12

Approval %: 100

Haryana

PTE Total Decisions: 106

Approval %: 52

Total Decisions: 224

Approval %: 60

ITP Total Decisions: 97

Approval %: 62

Universities Total Decisions: 20

Approval %: 90

Himachal Pradesh

PTE Total Decisions: 08

Approval %: 50

Total Decisions: 15

Approval %: 60

ITP Total Decisions: 06

Approval %: 67%

Universities Total Decisions: 01

Approval %: 100

Total

PTE Total Decisions: 1799

Approval %: 48

Total Decisions: 4512

Approval %: 65

ITP Total Decisions: 2151

Approval %: 72

Universities Total Decisions: 519

Approval %: 95

Note: the figures have been sourced from the official New Zealand Immigration website.

A lot of times, candidates are worried about the length of the duration. Rest assured, they should be informed that the New Zealand Student Visa Process is a very thorough system and they only ensure the best for the student and the country. Students can always check online for the status of their New Zealand Student Visa. The link to the same can be found on the official New Zealand Website.

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