INFORMATION SHEET
FOR STUDENT VISA
APPLICATION
Y
ou must have a valid student visa to enrol at the
Universal College of Learning (UCOL).
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have a
valid visa at all times while in New Zealand.
If
you meet certain criteria, you may apply for a
student visa through UCOL.
You can complete this application form if you;
Have a current student visa that is valid for at
least 2 weeks more; AND
Have less than 5% unexplained absences in
your previous studies; AND
Are one of the following;
o An enrolled as a full-time student; OR
o have an Offer of Place for full-tim
e
s
tudy at UCOL; OR
o A returning student who has passed
2/3rds of your course.
Documents to bring with your application;
Completed, signed and dated visa application
form;
Receipts of payment for visa fees ($215, paid
at the enrolments desk);
Two recent passport size photos;
Evidence of sufficient funds to meet your
living costs for the length of your visa. (One of
below);
3 months of bank statements that are
l
ess than 2 days old showing;
$7,500 for 6 months of study
;
OR
$1
5,000 for 1 year of study
;
OR
$1250/month of study; OR
Financial Undertaking Form
(INZ1014)
1
; OR
Sponsorship Form (INZ1025)
2
E
vidence of funds for outwards travel; $1,500
for air ticket, OR, fully paid ticket (open)
If necessary; a general medical certificates
3
and/or Police certificates
4
*
UCOL may not be able to accept your visa application if your current visa
expires within 7 days. In this case, you must apply directly to Immigration
New Zealand.
Notes;
FINANCIAL UNDERTAKING FORM (INZ 1014)
1
This form may only be used if one was provided with
your first student visa application submitted offshore.
The person acting as guarantor must show evidence
that they have sufficient funds to support you for the
length of the visa being applied for. Supporting
documents must be in English. You will need;
1) Evidence of sufficient funds can include the
guarantor’s bank statements of six months,
evidence of investments or the guarantor’s
payslips; AND
2) A copy of the guarantor’s passport or ID card;
AND
3) Your birth certificate or a letter o
f
re
lationship; AND
4) Your New Zealand bank statements showin
g
regular funds from the guarantor.
SPONSORSHIP FORM FOR TEMPORARY ENTRY
(INZ 1025)
2
This form is if a New Zealand resident or organisation
supported your first student visa application
submitted offshore. If the sponsor is a person, then
they must show evidence that they have sufficient
funds to support you for the length your visa.
Evidence of sufficient funds can include bank
statements, evidence of investments or the sponsor’s
payslips. A copy of the sponsor’s New Zealand
passport or residency visa, and a letter of relationship
must also be included.
GENERAL MEDICAL AND CHEST X-RAY
CERTIFICATES
3
If you are a full-fee paying international student, you
may be required to provide General Medical and/or
Chest X-ray Certificate with your visa application,
depending on your answers to the questions in
Section C.HEALTH. of your visa application form.
POLICE CERTIFICATE
4
Students who have been (or intend to be) in New
Zealand for more than 24 months are required to
submit a Police Certificate from their country of
citizenship and from any country in which they have
lived for five or more years since the age of 17. This
24-month period includes time already spent in New
Zealand as well as the period of time you intend to be
in New Zealand. See section D.CHARACTER
.
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