Appendix C: Domestic students (time-bound)

Eligibility criteriaStudent verification documentsENROL category
eitheror
  1. Parent1 has a current work visa
    Except for:
    • Crew of foreign chartered fishing vessels
    • Seasonal work visa
    • Special 90 day trial visa

    NB:
    • Dependents of some work visa holders may not be eligible for a student visa
    • If the parent’s work visa expires during the year, the student may continue to be enrolled until the end of the current school year.  ENROL must be updated with the new expiry date
Valid Student Visa with Conditions containing “Domestic Student’, or a valid Interim Visa that extends this visa and conditions
  • Valid Student Visa; and
  • Parent’s passport with a valid work visa; and
  • Evidence of the family relationship2
Visa domestic
  1. Parent1 is a NZ citizen or resident and student has applied for residence visa.
Valid Student Visa with Conditions containing “Domestic Student’, or a valid Interim Visa that extends this visa and conditions
  • Evidence that the parent is a NZ citizen (see 1. New Zealand Citizen in Appendix B) or resident (see 2. New Zealand or Australian resident in Appendix B); and
  • Letter from Immigration NZ confirming student’s current application for residence is under consideration; and
  • Evidence of the family relationship2
Visa domestic
  1. Refugee or asylum seeker or protected person - parent or student has made a claim to be recognised as a refugee – check the student’s documents – they may have NZ Residence (see 2. New Zealand or Australian resident in Appendix B.) or a letter confirming that the application for residence is being considered (see 5 above)
Valid Student Visa with Conditions containing “Domestic student”, or a valid Interim Visa that extends this visa and conditions
  • Valid Student Visa or
  • Temporary Visa label; or
  • Letter from Immigration NZ; or
  • NZ issued Certificate of Identity; or
  • Passport; or
  • Refugee Travel document
Visa domestic
  1. Parent1 has a scholarship offered by the NZ Aid Programme administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Valid Student Visa with Conditions containing “Domestic student”, or a valid Interim Visa that extends this visa and conditions
  • Valid Student Visa; and
  • Parent/guardian’s passport with a valid Student Visa; and
  • Letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade stating that the parent holds a scholarship; and
  • Evidence of the family relationship2
Visa domestic
  1. Parent1 has a military visa
Valid Student Visa with Conditions containing “Domestic student”, or a valid Interim Visa that extends this visa and conditions
  • Valid Student Visa; and
  • Parent's passport with a valid Military Visa, or an interim visa that extends such a visa; and
  • Evidence of the family relationship2
Visa domestic
  1. Parent1 is doing a PhD at a NZ University
Valid Student Visa with Conditions containing “Domestic Student”, or a valid Interim Visa that extends this visa and conditions
  • Valid Student Visa; and
  • Parent/guardian’s passport with a valid Student Visa; and
  • Evidence of parent’s PhD programme of study; and
  • Evidence of the family relationship2
Visa domestic
  1. Parent1 is a diplomat
    A student who is the dependent of someone who holds a diplomatic or consular visa; if the visa expires, the student may continue until the end of the current school year.
  • Student’s passport
  • Letter from the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Protocol Division confirming that the student has diplomatic or consular immunity status
Visa domestic
  1. International adoption
Valid Student Visa with Conditions containing “Domestic student”, or a valid Interim Visa that extends this visa and conditions
  • Valid Student Visa; and/or
  • CYF letter of support for adoption application: or
  • Interim Order of Adoption
Visa domestic
  1. Parent1 is on an exchange programme
Valid Student Visa with Conditions containing “Domestic student”, or a valid Interim Visa that extends this visa and conditions
  • Valid Student Visa; and
  • Parent/guardian’s passport; and
  • Letter from the approved exchange scheme organiser confirming that the parent is on an approved student exchange; and
  • Evidence of the family relationship2
Visa domestic
  1. International student who has come into CYF care
  • Letter from CYF confirming the arrangement
Visa domestic
  1. Child victim of trafficking
    A student who has been certified by the NZ police as a child victim of people trafficking.
  • A temporary visa granted under the Immigration New Zealand Child Victims of People Trafficking policy.
Visa domestic
  1. Student in NZ unlawfully
    A student who is in NZ unlawfully, has been in NZ for at least six months, and is ordinarily resident in NZ.
  • Current approval signed by MOE manager.
Select MOE Approved; use the reference number and expiry date from MOE approval letter.

There will be instructions in the letter advising the school to contact the MOE; ENROL will be changed to MOE Confirmed by Ministry staff. The school must complete this process before claiming the student on its roll return.
  1. Student on a government approved exchanged programme

    (after 1 July 2012)

    Prior to this date, use eligibility criteria 18 (Appendix D).
  • Valid Student Visa with conditions of study; or
  • Valid Visitor Visa (for an exchange less than 3 months); or
  • Australian passport; and
  • If the exchange is organised by an approved exchange scheme organisation, student will have a letter from them.
Visa domestic
(If the student is a Visitor or Australian, use the passport serial number and enter the last date of the exchange as the expiry date)

Notes to administration staff

School administration staff must:

  • retain a copy of all the documents provided on enrolment in their school
  • retain a copy of any updated documentation, including interim visas
  • record the serial number of the document (usually the visa) on ENROL
  • record the expiry date of the document (usually the visa) on ENROL
  • ensure that families understand the need to apply for a renewal of their visa in plenty of time before it expires.

Note that

  • if the document/s you have as evidence are not in the list for that criteria, you must select a new criteria. If you cannot select an appropriate eligibility criteria and corresponding verification document as evidence, please contact the e.admin contact centre to discuss the situation

1 Parent means a mother or a father or a legal guardian

2 Evidence of family relationship can include birth certificate, joint passport, adoption papers.

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