At Victoria University we are able to process most applications for student visas through Victoria International (VI). There are only a limited number of exceptions, when applications need to be directed to Immigration New Zealand (INZ).
We are not able to accept your application through Victoria International if:
If you fall into any of the above categories, you need to apply through Immigration New Zealand (INZ).
Please Note: Immigration New Zealand reserves the right to refuse applications submitted on campus and may request that you resubmit your application directly to the Palmerston North Immigration New Zealand branch.
If applying directly through INZ, you must use their Student Visa Application form, which can be downloaded from the Study Forms and Guides section on the INZ website at www.immigration.govt.nz Please fill in this form and send your complete application to INZ, making sure that you include with your application all required documents - as listed on the form. Incomplete applications with any information or documents missing will be returned to you unprocessed.
Students submitting their application directly to INZ must include Police and Medical Certificates, if required, with their application.
Once your passport has been returned from INZ with your new visa, please take it to the Victoria International so that we can update our records.
Please courier your application to:
Student Processing Unit
State Insurance Building, Level 6
61-75 Rangitikei Street
Palmerston North 4440
Tel 0508 558 855
Fax 06 952 7758
Enquiries made offshore should be directed to your nearest New Zealand Embassy or High Commission. For more information please visit http://www.immigration.govt.nz