New Zealand student visa process to be streamlined
New Zealand, 20th August: Certain vital changes are going to be introduced to the New Zealand student visa process shortly.
This has been revealed by chief executive of Immigration New Zealand, Nigel Bickle. He states that the aim is to make the process of immigration in tune with the requirements of quality rating system of New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
The system is going to be introduced by New Zealand next year.
New Zealand to allure more foreign students to high-rating institutes—New Zealand immigration department is going to ease student visa norms to enable more and more foreigners get admission to educational institutions with good ratings, informed Mr. Bickle.
Among the relaxed New Zealand student visa norms on the cards shortly include faster application processing and lower health requirements.
Main motive of such New Zealand immigration rules is to give more incentives to educational institutes for providing high quality education to the students especially those hailing from nations considered to be of low risk for New Zealand, he added.
The aim is to make immigration rules commensurate with institute’s quality, Mr. Bickle said. New Zealand is not the first country to give preference to foreign students applying to institutes enjoying high repute by fast-tracking their New Zealand student visa applications.
The UK already has such rules according to which international students getting sponsored by highly trusted sponsors are granted UK student visas at the earliest despite efforts by the UK to cut immigration levels.
Efforts on to make New Zealand visa process more efficient--Plans are going on to improve the performance of New Zealand immigration department to allow students with low risk and high value under the New Student visa process.
Speaking about the issue, Mr. Bickle said that New Zealand needs to be in a position to encourage high-value and low-risk customers by providing them expedite visa services. New Zealand’s international education is worth $NZ 2 billion annually.
No wonder, this has resulted in making international education sector among the fourth major export of the nation.
Presently, around 90,000 international students come to New Zealand to study here. And the aim of New Zealand immigration department is to increase the figures by double by the year 2025.