Compassionate travel

If a close family member at home has died or is likely to die very soon, your insurance or your scholarship may fund your return home.

Read page 33 in the Scholar Handbook for more information about eligibility for this type of travel.

If you think you’re eligible for compassionate travel, contact your International Student Office (ISO) adviser for urgent assistance and advice—you don’t need to complete a Travel Booking form.

You’ll need to provide official documentation (either a medical certificate or death certificate) before your flights are booked or once you return to New Zealand. If you can’t provide this documentation, you may have to pay back your airfares.