Student Visa to New Zealand from Nigeria

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If you wish to study in New Zealand but you are not from Australia, then you will need a student Visa for program above 3 Months. This is a basic requirement. As a Nigerian, to study in New Zealand, you need a Student Visa for program above 3 Months else you should apply for a Visitor’s Visa. To get this Visa, keep reading this post. This same requirements is also needed for other countries including Nigerians.

There are criterion that you must meet to get this Student Visa to New Zealand;

Student Visa to New Zealand from Nigeria

1. Acceptance Letter from an institution.

This is the very first step before applying for Visa. You must first apply to an institution in New Zealand, secure an admission then take this acceptance letter plus other documents below to apply for a student visa.

2. Evidence of Sufficient Funds

3. Proof of One-way travel

4. Travel Insurance

5. Medical Certificate

6. Two Colored photos

7. An International Passports

8. Proof of Application Fee.

NOTE: If you apply online, the Visa process is up to 20 days but if its paper application, it can take up to 25 days

While studying in New Zealand, you are also eligible for a working permit and it is up to 40 hours a week.


If you wish to apply on paper, you will need to Visit a Visa Application Center in your country. For Nigerians, you will Visit VFS Global Office in Lekki, Lagos.

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Address of The Visa Application Center

Take the documents above and go to VFS Global at Manor house, Lekki Ikate Round-about, Lekki phase 1, Lagos. The application time is between 8am-2pm from Monday to Fridays. kindly note that holidays are not inclusive.


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