DEPENDENT CHILD STUDENT VISA

The Dependent Child Student Visa lets the children of eligible work and student visa holders go to school in New Zealand.

MORE ABOUT THE DEPENDENT CHILD STUDENT VISA

WHAT THIS VISA ALLOWS:

Dependent Child Student Visa holders can:

  • Join their parent in New Zealand
  • Study at a primary or secondary school 
  • Be treated as a domestic student, meaning the parent doesn’t have to pay tuition fees for them to go to school.

THE REQUIREMENTS:

To apply for a Dependent Child Student Visa, candidates must:

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS TO NOTE:

To apply for a Dependent Child Student Visa for a child, parents must:

  • Submit proof that confirms they’re the child’s parent
  • Hold an eligible work or student visa
  • Earn at least NZD43,322.76 a year before tax if they hold an Essentials Skills Work Visa or a Religious Worker Visa
  • Have enough money to support their child while they’re in New Zealand, which is NZD15,000 for a full year of study or NZD1,250 per month that the child will be in New Zealand
  • Have the funds available for the child to leave New Zealand at the end of their stay, if applicable 
  • Have the legal right to remove their child from their home country
  • Agree to pay their child’s health care costs if they’re not entitled to free health care

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For the Child Dependent Student Visa, Immigration New Zealand classifies a dependent child as 17 or younger or 18 or 19 with no children of their own and financially reliant on their parent or their parent’s partner

Student Visa holders can have their children join them in New Zealand while they’re studying by applying for one of the following: 

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