Appendix C: Domestic Students - time-bound

Eligibility criteriaVerification document
  1. Domestic Time-bound - Parent has a current work visa (or a current interim visa that extends such a visa)

    NB: Dependents of some work visa holders may not be eligible for a student visa
EITHER
  • a valid student visa (which does not name a school)
OR
  • a valid interim visa  that extends this visa and conditions

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.

When the student’s visa was issued, Immigration New Zealand checked that the student is entitled to hold a student visa as the dependent child of the work visa holder. The school does not need to check the family relationship.
  1. Domestic Time-bound - Parent is a NZ citizen or resident and student has applied for residence visa.
Any ONE of the following:
  • valid student visa OR a valid interim visa  that extends this visa and conditions
  • Letter from Immigration NZ confirming student’s current application for residence is under consideration.
  1. Domestic Time-bound - 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 above)  or a letter confirming that the application for residence is being considered (see 5 above).
Any ONE of the following:
  • valid student visa
  • valid  interim visa  that extends this visa and conditions
  • temporary visa label
  • letter from Immigration NZ 
  • NZ issued Certificate of Identity
  • Refugee travel document
  1. Domestic Time-bound - Parent has a scholarship funded by the NZ Aid Programme administered by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • valid student visa OR a valid  interim visa  that extends this visa and conditions
AND
  • letter from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade stating that the parent holds a scholarship
  1. Domestic Time-bound - Parent has a military visa
  • valid student visa OR a valid  interim visa  that extends this visa and conditions
  1. Domestic Time-bound - Parent is doing a PhD at a NZ University
  • valid student visa OR a valid  interim visa  that extends this visa and conditions
  1. Domestic Time-bound - Parent 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
AND
  • letter from the NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Protocol Division confirming that the student has diplomatic or consular immunity status
  1. Domestic Time-bound - International   adoption
  • valid student visa OR a valid  interim visa  that extends this visa and conditions
AND EITHER
  • A letter of support for the adoption application from Oranga Tamariki
OR
  • Interim Order of Adoption
  1. Domestic Time-bound - Parent is on an exchange programme
  • valid student visa OR valid interim visa  that extends this visa and conditions
  1. Domestic Time-bound - International student who has come into care
  • Letter from Oranga Tamariki confirming the arrangement
  1. Domestic Time-bound - 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.
  1. Student on a government approved  exchange programme
Any ONE of the following:

  • valid student visa OR a valid  interim visa  that extends this visa and conditions 
  • valid visitor visa (for an exchange less than 3 months)
  • Australian passport
If the exchange is organised by an approved Exchange Programme Organisation, the student will have a letter from them, and the organisation should be named on the student’s visa.

If the exchange programme is not government approved the student should be treated as an International Student.

(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)
  1. MOE approved - 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 letter signed by MOE manager.
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 then be changed to MOE Confirmed by Ministry staff. 

The school must complete this process before claiming the student on its roll return.

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