New Zealand Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Student visas

Immigration New Zealand has information about how to apply for a student visa.

Staying up to three months

GCC citizens do not need a visa to travel to New Zealand for visits up to three months (twelve weeks).

Applicants are required to:

  • Hold a valid return or outward ticket to a country at the conclusion of the three month stay;
  • Be able to show that the applicant has sufficient money for the duration of the stay (NZ$1,000 per month);
  • Hold a passport valid for three months beyond the date of departure from New Zealand; and
  • Stay only for the period of time granted upon arrival.

Staying longer than three months

A student visa application must be made for stays longer than three months. Please check the requirements set out in the Can I study in New Zealand? section of the Immigration New Zealand website. Application forms and a guide for studying in New Zealand can be downloaded from the website of the New Zealand Immigration Service - Study Forms and Guides. Additional Information and check lists are available on the Dubai sub-branch Office website.

Applicants from the Gulf States should send their completed application form to the New Zealand Immigration Service office in Dubai.

New Zealand Immigration Service
Suite 1502
15th floor API Tower
Sheikh Zhayed Road
PO Box 23156
Dubai
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Telephone: (00971) 4 332-7031
Facsimile: (00971) 4 329-1390
E-mail:

If you are already in New Zealand you can obtain further information from the nearest office of the New Zealand Immigration Service.

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