Student Visa

Application procedure:

Applicants should apply for the visa in person at least 3 months prior to departure. Please note the visa processing may take 6 - 12 weeksas all the applications have to be referred to the local German authorities. Simultaneous applications for short term visas and long term visas cannot be entertained.

Please Note short term visas cannot be converted into residence permits after arrival in Germany.

Required documents:

  • Application form

  • Passport
  • 2 photographs
  • Demand draft for visa fees

  • Letter of Admission

  • Marksheets and certificates
  • Proof of English Language proficiency
  • Proof of German Language proficiency
  • Proof of financial means

  • Declaration of authenticity of documents submitted

Please Note Applicants are requested to prepare 2 sets of the above mentioned documents along with their photocopies. Additional documents may have to be presented, if required. Please find further details and downloads below.


Application Form for a Student Visa

Please find below the link to the online Application Form for a Student Visa. Applicants are requested to fill in the required details. The form then needs to be saved and printed and finally signed by the applicant to be submitted along with the other required documents.

Long Term Visa Application Form [pdf, 85.95k]

Appropriate photo dimension for Visa Application

Passport and Photograph



The Visa section of the German Consulate General can only issue visas to applicants holding a valid passport. The applicants have to present a passport fulfilling the following criteria:

- The passport should have been issued (and not extended) in the last 10 years.

- The passport should contain atleast 2 blank pages.

-The passport should have a minimum validity of 12 months beyond the date of return from the Schengen territory.

Please note: Passports containing illegible data will not be accepted.


The photograph must be 35 mm X 45 mm in size with the face covering about three quarters of the area of the photograph. The background of the photograph should be light in color.

Photographs - Do's & Dont's [pdf, 1,350.34k]


Visa Fees

The visa fees are subject to change.

Applicants have to pay the visa fees by demand draft. The Demand Draft must be in the name of the "Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mumbai", payable in Mumbai and must not be older than two months. 

Please Note the visa fees will not be reimbursed in case of the visa being rejected. Visa fees will be waived off for spouses and children of EU-Nationals. 

To download the Demand Draft Form and to know the amount of the visa fee, click on:

Humboldt-Universität Berlin

Letter of Admission

Applicants are required to submit the original and an A4 sized copy of the letter of admission from the German University.

Marksheets and Certificates

Applicants are requested to submit the original and A4 sized copies of their marksheets and degree certificates. Only course completion certificates are not sufficient.

Proof of English Language proficiency

Applicants are required to submit the original and A4 sized copies of proof of English language proficiency such as TOEFL or IELTS.

The Deutsches Universalwörterbuch, Duden's most extensive German dictionary

Proof of German Language proficiency

Applicants are required to submit the original and A4 sized copies of proof of German language proficiency even if the medium of instruction at the German university is only partly German.

Proof of sufficient knowledge of German language through a certificate which was recently issued by the
Goethe Institute (Max Mueller Bhavan).

The Consulate recognizes certificates from all German language schools which follow the standardized
language test of the “Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)”. These language schools
have to ensure that their language tests are undertaken by the schools' own teachers and that they employ
native German teachers. Please note that at present in India only the Goethe Institute (Max Mueller Bhavan)
fulfils these ALTE-requirements.


Proof of Financial Means

Applicants are required to submit the following documents to prove that they can bear their financial expenses during the entire period of study in Germany:

- Confirmation of Scholarship or stipend received by them

- Formal letter of sponsorship from a sponsor living in Germany ("Verpflichtungserklärung" according to Article 68 of the German Residence Act)


- A students blocked account ("Sperrkonto") in Germany in the name of the applicant showing a minimum balance of Euro 8.040,- and the
remark that the account holder can dispose of a monthly amount of EURO 670,- (please note if your balance is not fulfilling the mentioned conditions your application can not be processed)
For information with regard to the procedure of opening a blocked account in Germany please contact a bank in Germany or an international bank of your choice.
It is highly recommended that the money transfer is made by international bank transfer. Do not send bank drafts, moneyorders or cheques to open the blocked-account.

-Confirmation of an annually renewable bank guarantee from a bank in Germany to the tune of € 8.040-.


Proof that study fees have been paid, if applicable. In case the fees are not paid or due yet, proof has to be provided that the necessary amount will be at the applicant's disposal in due course of time.




Declaration of Authenticity

A Declaration of Authenticity is required to be signed by the applicant as a guarantee that all information and documents provided by the applicant are genuine. Knowingly providing false information may result in the applicant being denied a visa or being deported from Germany, should a visa already have been issued.

Declaration of Authenticity [pdf, 53.14k]


General Questions about German Visas 

Who requires a visa?
Citizens of the following Countries do not require a visa to enter Germany:

All countries and territories that are members of the Schengen acquis, of the EU or of EFTA. Positive visa list of countries (also known as White Schengen List) from whose citizens no visa is required to enter the territory of the EU member states for a period of maximum 90 days.

Albania*****, Andorra***, Antigua and Barbuda , Argentina, Austria*, Australia (including the Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Christmas Island)**, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium*, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina*****, Brazil***, Brunei, Bulgaria*, Canada**, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus*, Czech Republic*, Denmark*, El Salvador, Estonia*, Finland*, France*(including French Guyane, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, New Caledonia, Réunion, St Pierre and Miquelon), Germany, Greece*, Guatemala, Honduras***, Hungary*, Iceland**, Ireland*, Israel**, Italy*, Japan**, Korea (South)**, Latvia*, Liechtenstein**, Lithuania*, Luxembourg*, Macao, Macedonia*****, Malaysia, Malta*, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco***, Montenegro*****, Netherlands*, New Zealand (including the Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau)**, Nicaragua, Norway*, Panama, Paraguay, Poland*, Portugal*, Romania*, Saint Christopher and Nevis, San Marino***, Serbia******, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovak Republic*, Slovenia*, Spain* (including Spanish territories in North Africa with Ceuta and Melilla), Sweden*, Switzerland**, Taiwan, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (including the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and Bermuda)*****, United States of America (including Virgin Islands of the United States, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico)**, Uruguay, Vatican City, Venezuela. Without a visa, however, citizens of the above countries may not stay longer than three months every half-year or take up gainful employment requiring a work permit. Excepted are the following.

  • * Citizens of European Union member states.
  • ** If required, citizens of member states of the European Economic Area and some other countries may obtain a residence and/or work permit after entry.
  • *** Provided that they do not intend to enter into employment, citizens of Honduras, Monaco, San Marino may obtain any residence permit required after entry.
  • ***** British Nationals (Overseas) with corresponding BN(O) passports are also exempt from the visa requirement.
  • *****The visa waiver applies only to holders of biometric passports.
  • ******The visa waiver applies only to holders of biometric passports (excluding holders of Serbian passports issued by the Serbian Coordination Directorate (in Serbian: Koordinaciona uprava)

What documents will be required?

Tourist visit to Germany
– fully completed application form and required declaration
– two passport photographs
– valid national passport ( valid at least three months. It should also contain at least two empty pages where the visa can be inserted ) and one copy
– original of valid US alien registration card or valid US resident visa (type A, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, O, R) and one copy
– your current bank statement and one copy
– confirmation letter from your health insurance stating coverage with a minimum of $50,000.- (USD) for trips outside the US and one copy
– reference letter from your employer
– proof of group travel/hotel reservation/airline reservation and one copy
– visa fees

Study in Germany
– two fully completed application forms and required declaration in duplicate
– two passport photographs
– valid national passport and one copy
– additional for non-US citizens: original of valid US alien registration card or valid US resident visa (type A, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, O, R) and one copy
– letter of acceptance of a German university/language school/college and one copy
– evidence that you have sufficient funds to support yourself while living in Germany and one copy

Business trip to Germany
– fully completed application form and required declaration
– two passport photographs 
– valid national passport and ( valid at least three months. It should also contain at least two empty pages where the visa can be inserted ) and one copy
– original valid US alien registration card or valid US resident visa (type A, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, O, R) and one copy
– your current bank statement and one copy
– confirmation letter from your health insurance stating coverage with a minimum of $50,000.- (USD) for trips outside the US and one copy
– business references (letter from your US employer, invitation from German company or organization, stating that it will bear all accumulating expenses)
– proof of hotel reservation and airline reservation and one copy

Employment in Germany
– two fully completed application forms (pdf file) and required declaration in duplicate
– two passport photographs (strict requirements, see details)
– valid national passport and ( valid at least three months. It should also contain at least two empty pages where the visa can be inserted ) and one copy
– additional for non-US citizens: original of valid US alien registration card or valid US resident visa (type A, E, F, G, H, I, J, L, O, R) and one copy
– employment contract or letter of intent from your future employer in Germany and one copy
– US police certificate of good conduct (available from your local police precinct) and one copy

Please note: In individual cases, you may be required to provide additional documents.

Time required to issue visa:
As a rule, missions require between two and ten working days to decide on an application for a short stay visa. Applications for visas entitling the holder to a longer stay or to take up gainful employment may take several months to process.

During the peak travel season there may be a waiting period for making an application to a German mission. Persons requiring a visa to enter Germany should therefore submit their applications in good time.

What is the cost of a visa?
The fee for a so-called national visa (person plans to stay within Germany for more than three months, e.g. for a course of study) is 60 euro.

Applicants wishing to stay in Germany for a period of more than 90 days but needing to travel to another Schengen country within the first three months of their stay (e.g. scientists) may obtain a so-called national “hybrid visa”. The fee for a hybrid visa is 60 euro.

The fee for a Schengen visa (valid for travel to 24 Schengen countries, stay of up to 90 days) is 60 euro.

Exemptions may be possible.

How long is the visa valid for?
Study visas are valid for the length of the study period
Short stay (Schengen) visas are valid for 90 days
Hybrid, Long-stay visit/Permanent stay (residence permit) visas are valid for periods of over 90 days

Other information: 
US citizens in possession of a valid US passport do not need a visa for airport transit, tourist or business trips (for stays up to 90 days). The passport must not expire before the end of the scheduled trip.

Did you know that there are already 250,000 young people from abroad studying in Germany? Are you also about to take this step? Non-EU citizens need a visa to enter the country. This can be obtained from your local German diplomatic mission. As a rule you will be asked to submit the following documents: admission certificate to a German university or college, proof of health insurance, evidence of any previous academic attainment, a German language certificate or a planned language course in Germany, and documents providing proof of how you intend to finance your time in higher education. Applicants who have not yet been accepted can apply for a study applicant’s visa. It is valid for three months and can later be converted into a residence permit for study purposes after official admission. Another possibility is a language-course visa. However, this is only valid for the duration of the course.

Australia's student visa program includes six student visa subclasses and a student guardian visa. Each student subclass is based on the education sector of your principal course of study. The Student Guardian visa is intended for guardians who wish to accompany a student under 18 years of age.


Visa Subclass Name Number   Purpose
Independent ELICOS 570 For overseas students undertaking an ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) as a stand-alone course, and not as a prerequisite to commence another course.
Schools 571 For overseas students undertaking a course of study at a primary school or a secondary school, including either junior and senior secondary school or an approved secondary school exchange program.
Vocation Education and Training (VET) 572 Certificate I, II, III and IV, other than ELICOS; VET Diploma, VET Advanced diploma, Vocational Graduate Certificate and Vocational Graduate diploma.
Higher Education 573 Covers Higher Education Diploma, Higher Education Advanced Diploma, Bachelor degree, Graduate certificate, Graduate diploma, Associate degree and Masters degree by coursework
Masters and Doctorate 574 Covers a Masters degree by research, and a Doctoral degree
Non-award 575 Covers foundation, bridging or other courses that do not lead to the award of a degree, diploma or other formal award
AusAID or Defence sponsored 576 Covers full-time study undertaken by AusAID- or Defence-sponsored students for the whole or part of an education or training course offered by an Australian education provider
Student Guardian visa 580 For guardians who wish to accompany a student under 18 yrs of age on a student visa.


Student Subclass Options

These are the Student subclass options that are available.

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

Applies to stand-alone English language courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV, or that result in no formal Australian award.

Primary or secondary school course

Applies to primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, and approved secondary school exchange programs.

Vocational education and training (VET)

Applies to Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), VET diploma, VET advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.

Higher education

Applies to a bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, higher education diploma, higher education advanced diploma or masters by coursework.

Postgraduate research

Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.


Applies to non-award foundation studies, or other full-time courses or components of courses not leading to an Australian award.

AusAID and Defence

Applies to students sponsored by AusAID or the Australian Department of Defence undertaking full-time courses of any type.

Student Guardians

Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia.


Information Booklets

Australia has a series of booklets designed to help you understand who qualifies to migrate to Australia, and how to make an application.

Each booklet contains the necessary information along with the relevant application forms.

These forms and booklets are provided as PDF files, which require the Adobe Reader on your computer. 
See: Using PDF Files

Assistance is available if you are experiencing any problems accessing, downloading or saving these booklets.
See: Help with Booklets



This section describes the immigration category of student visitor, and explains who can come to the UK as a student visitor.

The information here is based on paragraphs 56K-56M of the Immigration Rules.

If you are an adult and you want to undertake a short course of study in the UK (such as a beginner's English Language course or a work-related training course), you might be able to come here as a student visitor.

If you want to study a longer course, or you want to work (including on a work placement) alongside your studies, you should apply under Tier 4 (General) of the points-based system. We have produced a quick guide to help you decide which is the correct immigration category for you.

Student visitors are allowed to come to the UK for 6 months (or 11 months if they will be studying an English Language course). When you enter the UK, we will stamp the duration of your permission to stay in your passport. You cannot extend your stay beyond this period.


Can you come to the UK as a student visitor?

Find out whether you meet the requirements to be astudent visitor.

What documents do you need?

Information about documents that will support your application to enter the UK as a student visitor.

Do you need a visa?

Find out whether you need to apply for a visa as astudent visitor.

How to apply

Find out how to apply for a visa as a student visitor.

What happens if you are refused permission?

This page explains whether you can appeal if you are refused permission to enter the UK as a student visitor.


With effect from Monday 5 March 2012 all UK visa applicants need to complete the visa application form online. Manually completed applications will no longer be accepted 
At the same time, you are also required to make an online appointment to attend a visa application centre to submit your application. The only exception is if you would like to make an appointment to use Premium Lounge, Fast Track or Prime Time facilities. You may do so by separately requesting an appointment according to the guidance for use of additional services

Please print a hard copy of your visa application form on good quality paper and bring this, together with all supporting documentation, to your appointment at the visa application centre. Please note that once you have completed your application form online, only small manual amendments to this form will be accepted for submission at the visa application centre.

To apply for a UK visa and schedule an appointment online please go to 

General information for all appointments

Please print the email confirming the details of your appointment, and bring this with you to the visa application centre you have chosen to attend. 

You should reach the visa application centre 5 minutes before your appointment time. 

The appointment must be made in your name. Another person cannot attend your scheduled appointment.

When you attend the visa application centre, you will need to provide your biometric information, which includes a photograph and a digital scan of your fingerprints. If you have temporary injuries on your fingers, please wait until the injuries heal before your appointment date. You should also remove any henna on your fingertips, or allow it to fade, as this may prevent us from getting a clear scan. 

Every applicant who is submitting a visa application must attend the visa application centre in person. Children under 5 years need to attend, but are not require to provide their biometric data. Children under 16 years need to be accompanied by an adult and this cannot be a member of VFS staff.

Note: You cannot book an appointment by visiting or telephoning the visa application centres unless you are applying to use the Fast Track, Prime Time or Premium Lounge facilities.


North India
Delhi Upper Ground
Floor, S-2 Level,
International Trade
Tower, opposite Satyam Cinemas, Nehru Place, 
New Delhi 110019
Monday - Friday
08:00 - 12:00 
13:00 - 16:00
Passport collection
Monday - Friday
10:00 – 18:00 
from S1 Level
Chandigarh SCO 62 63, Sector 8 C, near Hotel Icon and Times of India office
Madhya Marg, 
Chandigarh 160018
Monday - Friday 
08:00 - 14:00
Passport collection
Monday - Friday 
15:00 - 16:00
Jalandhar Jalandhar Lower
Ground Floor,
MIDAS Corporate Park,
Plot No. 37, G.T. Road, opposite Jalandhar Bus Stand,
Jalandhar - 144001
Monday - Friday 
08:00 - 14:00
Passport collection
Monday - Friday
16:00 - 17:00

West India
Mumbai South Ground Floor, Apsara Complex, 
Dr. Dadasaheb Bhadkamkar Marg,
Grant road East, 
Mumbai 400 007
Monday - Friday
08:00 - 13:00
14:00 - 16:00
Passport collection
Monday - Friday 
18:30 - 19:30
Mumbai North National House, 13,14,15 Sahar Road, near Garware House Ville Parle East, 
Mumbai 400057
Monday - Friday 
08:00 - 13:00 
14:00 - 16:00 
Passport collection
Monday - Friday 
18:30 - 19:30
Pune Office No. 305, Gera 77, next to Bishops Co-Ed School, Kalyani Nagar, 
Pune 411014
Monday - Friday
08:00 - 14:00
Passport collection
Monday - Friday
15:00 - 16:00
Ahmedabad Unit No. ( 1 & 2 ), First floor Bhikhubhai Chambers, opp. Bharat Petroleum, near Kochrab Ashram Ashram Road, Paldi, Ahmedabad 380009 Monday - Friday 
08:00 - 14:00
Passport collection
Monday - Friday 
16:00 - 17:00

South India
Chennai Symphony Palace, Door No 744/450 Poonamallee High Road, opposite to Pachaiyappa’s college and next to Clothes Encounter Showroom Kilpauk, Chennai 600 010 08:00 - 15:00 Passport collection
Monday - Friday 
08:00 - 15:00
Bangalore Unit No. 302 & 303, Second Floor, Level 3, Prestige Atrium No 1, behind Palmgroove Military Canteen and opposite to Empire Hotel Central Street, Bangalore - 560001 08:00 - 15:00 Passport collection
Monday - Friday 
08:00 - 15:00
Hyderabad Sunil Chambers, 8-2-542/A Road No. 7, near Meridian School Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034 08:00 -15:00 Passport collection
Monday - Friday 
08:00 - 15:00
Cochin Saliah Arcade, Door No 40/8193, near Ernakulam Public Library College P. O, Convent Road, Cochin 682035 08:00 -15:00 Passport collection
Monday - Friday 
08:00 - 15:00

East India
Kolkata ABHILASHA-II, Ground Floor, 6, Royd Street, behind Indian Overseas Bank, near Royd Nursing Home Kolkata 700 016 Monday - Friday 
08:00 - 14:00
Passport Collection
Monday - Friday 
15:00 - 17:00
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Before sending/lodging your visa applications please ensure that you have included all the documentation as mentioned on the guidelines below.  

All documents submitted in support of an application must be originals, or certified copies unless uncertified photocopies are specifically requested on the relevant INZ form or guide. Certified copies must be stamped or endorsed as being true copies of the originals by a person authorised by law to take statutory declarations. Examples: a lawyer, notary public, Justice of the Peace, or court official.

If you are providing original documents, please ensure copies are also submitted. An immigration officer may request to see the original documents before making a decision on the application.

Submission of Application

TTS is the specialist company contracted by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) as a collection agent for visa applications. TTS charges a fee for their services of INR 860 per application submitted. This is payable by way of a Bank Draft favouring ‘TT Services’.

They accept visa applications on behalf of Immigration New Zealand, New Delhi Branch based on the area where an applicant resides. Hence all applications / documents should be sent directly to TT Services.

Please refer to the following table to know the location of the office of TT Services to lodge your application:

States and Union Territories covered

TTS Office location

New Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir.


Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh.




Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.


Andhra Pradesh




West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, North East states.


Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep, Puducherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.





TTS Office location






New Delhi

Contact details of TT Services collection centres across India is given on the last page.

1. Translations:

Any documents not written in the English language must be accompanied by a full English translation containing the information normally found in an equivalent New Zealand document; or sufficient information to demonstrate that the policy criteria have been met.  However, Immigration New Zealand may, at its discretion, require applicants to provide full English translations of documents if this is considered necessary.  Translations must:

  1. be certified as a correct translation made by a person familiar with both languages and competent in translation work; and

  2. be prepared and certified by a recognised private or official translation service; and

  3. not be completed by an applicant’s family member or a person with an interest in the outcome of the application; and

  4. be on the official letterhead of the translation service; and

  5. bear the stamp or signature of the translator.

2. Licensed Advisors


New Zealand’s Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 aims to protect migrants by licensing people who provide New Zealand immigration advice, both within New Zealand and offshore.  Anyone who is providing immigration advice about New Zealand immigration matters must be licensed, unless exempt.

3. New Zealand Specialist Agents (NZSA)

People who provide immigration advice offshore on student visa applications only are exempt from licensing.  This exemption does not cover advice on any other associated application types submitted with a student application, such as guardian, visitor or work applications, or subsequent graduate work, work experience and residence applications in New Zealand.


The NZSA group has been established by Education New Zealand and comprises of student agents operating in this market who are committed to developing New Zealand as a study destination.  Student agents who meet strict criteria are selected to be a member of this group.  The details of agents who have been selected to join the group can be found on the Education New Zealand website via the following link:

Please note that Immigration New Zealand will continue to liaise with and accept applications for student visas from individuals and/or agents that are not part of the Education New Zealand approved group.

4. If residence is your eventual aim, we recommend you read what current residence requirements are.  However, we also advise that residence requirements do change from time to time and there is no guarantee that the residence requirements in place when you apply for a student visa will be the same if you decide to make a residence application at a later point in time.  Therefore, you will need to get updated information before making any residence application.  Please see Skilled Migrant information on our website at


The following documents are required to be submitted with a student visa application.  Please note that the order of the documents attached to the application should be the same as mentioned below.

  1. Student Visa application form and the supplementary information form

Please ensure that ALL questions on the Student Visa Application Form AND the Supplementary Information Form (attached with the checklist) complete with the family details of the applicant (pages 6 and 7 of this guide) are answered fully and in English.  Both forms should be signed and dated.    

  1. Passport or travel document:

Passports must be valid for 3 months beyond intended date of departure from New Zealand. Passports should be submitted in original along with the application. In cases where the original passport cannot be submitted, applicant is required to submit attested copy of the complete passport.

  1. Photograph:

Two recent passport sized photograph (must be less than 6 months old) should be affixed to the visa application form.

  1. Application Fee:

  • For applicants applying from within India :

The current student visa fee is Indian Rupees INR 11,100.  We do not accept CASH, credit cards or have EFTPOS.  The fee must be paid by bank draft ‘payable at par’ and drawn in the name of “Immigration New Zealand”. We do not accept drafts payable to New Zealand High Commission or Embassy.

  • For applicants applying from outside India :

The current student visa fee in US dollars is US$225. The fee must be paid by bank draft in US dollars only drawn on any bank in “USA” and made payable to the “Immigration New Zealand”. We do not accept drafts payable to New Zealand High Commission or Embassy.

Note:  The application fee is not refundable in case your application is not successful.

  • Due to currency fluctuations, fees are subject to change without any notice.

  1. Covering letter

Please give the background of the student covering the evidence of funds and the student’s English Language ability. In addition please provide a statement of purpose which should contain reasons as to why the student is applying, what he/she wishes to do and how the course would help him/her in the future. This statement of purpose should be hand-written by the student himself/herself.

  1. Offer of a place  

     The offer of a place at an educational institution should provide the following details:

  1. the name of the course and the minimum time required for completion; and

  2. evidence that the course meets foreign student instructions requirements; and

  3. notification of the amount of the fee for the complete course or, where the course is longer than one year, the annual fee; and

  4. whether the student does or does not have to pay course fees

Fee-paying foreign students who are under the age of 18 must provide, with their student visa application, a statement from their education provider confirming that the student’s accommodation is compliant with the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.

  1. Financial Documents

You must submit evidence of sufficient funds for maintenance during your stay in New Zealand including:

  1. Financial Undertaking Form/s (If more than one guarantor).

  2. Affidavit/s of Support from Guarantors (also stating the exact relationship of the guarantor with the applicant). The guarantor must provide documentary evidence of their identity including date of birth, proof of signature and full contact details including telephone numbers.  

  3. Authorisation letter/s from guarantors authorising Immigration New Zealand to verify their financial documents on their behalf. If guarantors are outside India the contact name and telephone numbers/e-mail addresses of officials in the Bank who can be contacted for verification.

  4. The students should provide evidence of funds upfront for courses for the first year inclusive of living expenses (NZ$ 15,000) in New Zealand. If the duration of course is longer than one academic year, students should provide a plan of payment to show that they have access to funds and have the ability to meet the rest of the course cost and living expenses while they are studying in New Zealand. We accept the following evidence of funds:

    • Education loan sanction letter from a nationalised or multi national bank only

    • Latest bank statements for the past 6 months. It should not be more than 1 week old at the time of lodgement of the application.  Please ensure that statements and not balance certificates are provided.

    • Fixed Deposits. In case of providing fixed deposits as evidence of funds please ensure that a copy/counterfoil of the deposit along with a letter from the bank giving the details of the deposit is provided.  

    • Public Provident Fund Accounts/Employers Provident Fund Accounts.

    • Post Office Accounts.

    • National Saving Certificates.

Please note that the telephone numbers along with the STD codes of the place/institution where the funds shown can be verified should be provided with the financial documents.

Applicants are required to provide documentary evidence of income and source of income of their parents, even if the cost of study is being sponsored by another person.

What can an acceptable payment plan include?

  • Form 16 of the sponsor showing income and saving patterns

  • EPF or GPF accumulated over a period of 1 year

  • Fixed deposits

  • NSC’s due to mature in the following year

  • KVP’s due to mature in the following year

  • LIC due to mature in the following year

Please note that we do not accept land documents and/or property valuation as payment plan

Funds Transfer Scheme

INZ has put in place a system wherein the students may choose to transfer 12 months’ living expenses to a bank account in NZ, in addition to paying the tuition fee for 1year. The amount deposited in the bank is locked for a period of 12 months and then drip fed to the student on a prearranged basis.

The funds transfer option is to facilitate student visa applications from those students who genuinely intend to study in New Zealand but may not have access to funds older than six months. Students who opt for this process will not be required to provide verifiable documentary evidence to demonstrate the source of recent funds. This option does not preclude the applicant from submitting satisfactory evidence of funds and source of income for their financial guarantors.

More information about the Funds Transfer Scheme is available on the webpage –

  1. Educational certificates (with translations if required)

All educational certificates and the transcripts should be provided which includes:

  1. Class 10 & Class 12

  2. Graduation Certificate

  3. Post Graduate Certificate

  4. Other courses and Diplomas done

  • Please note that if you intend to pursue aviation or marine courses in New Zealand,    then evidence of your related qualification and/or work experience should be provided.

  1. English language requirement

Evidence of English language ability can be a very good indicator of how the student will manage the requirements of a New Zealand course that is taught in English medium.

We therefore, regard proficiency in English language as a positive indicator in assessing a student visa application. We strongly recommend that IELTS certificate is provided with the student visa application.

New Zealand Education Providers will have their own English language requirements for an offer of place depending on the course you enrol in. The following guidelines have been suggested to us by a number of Education Providers in New Zealand and reflect their experience with students from this market.

  • English scores in CBSE, ICSE, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu boards can also be presented in lieu of IELTS reports. A 60% score in English from one of the aforementioned boards is considered equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 5.5; 65% is considered equivalent to 6.0; 70% to 6.5 and so on.

    Notwithstanding this, if an IELTS result is available, it is considered as conclusive evidence of student’s English language ability and considered against the course entry requirement. We have to be satisfied that the student meets the entry requirement for the course they enrol in.


We do not consider TOEFL results in isolation as conclusive evidence of English Language ability, as they are unable to be readily verifiable. We strongly recommend that if a student is to undertake a test they should undertake the IELTS test so that their level of English is clearly measured against the course requirement.  

You may also provide any other additional information in support of your English language ability. Any other evidence provided in relation to English language proficiency will be considered and should be supported by a full explanation as to why this might demonstrate that you meet the required level of English. We take account of the evidence and all the circumstances of the application (which includes nature of your employment history, qualification) to assess if you meet the minimum standard of English language required for the course you are enrolled in.

  1. Evidence of Employment

If you are working and/or have worked in the past please provide all work references from your employers on company letterhead and any other documentary evidence to demonstrate you have been employed. The company address and phone number must be included on the letter.

  1. Health Requirements

  1. Applicants, who intend to be in New Zealand for more than 6 months but less than 12 months, must undergo a TB screening X-ray unless:

i they are pregnant; or

ii they are under 11 years of age

  1. The certificate should be no longer than 3 months old at the date of submission and the applicants must provide the following:

i a fully completed Temporary Entry X-ray Certificate form, NZIS 1096; and

ii any associated medical reports required for the X-ray.

All applicants who intend to stay in New Zealand for a total of more than 12 months must undergo a full medical and x-ray examination.

The certificate should be no longer than 3 months old at the date of submission and the applicants must provide the following:

i a fully completed Medical and Temporary Entry X-ray Certificate form NZIS 1007; and

ii any associated medical and laboratory reports

Submission of TB screening and report and/or full medical report (as applicable) is a mandatory lodgement requirement.

Note:  Pregnant women and children under the age of 11 are not required to have an X-ray examination.

INZ has appointed Panel Doctors. The medical certificates must be completed by one of the panel doctors and x-ray reports should be completed by a Radiologist referred by a panel doctor. Please visit for the details of the Panel Doctor in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

  1. Police Clearance Certificate

All applicants who are above the age of 17 years and intend to stay in New Zealand for a total of more than 24 months must provide their Police Clearance Certificate.  Certificates must be less than 6 months old at the time it is submitted to us.  For applicants in India, only Police Clearance Certificates issued from the Regional Passport Office (The passport office which has issued your passport) of the Ministry of External Affairs or from the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Police are acceptable.  Applicants in other countries should contact the local police authorities.

  1. Applications from Bangladesh

For applicants from Bangladesh, we have a process where the students can get their documents pre-verified by our outsourced partner BNZEF. This is purely voluntary and comes at a charge which will need to be borne by the student. The contact for BNZEF, also known as TTT is Faisal Kabir Siddiky. The address is:

Bangladesh New Zealand Education Foundation (BNZEF)

Training & technology Transfer

House # 59 (New)

Dhanmondi, R/a Dhaka – 1209


 Ph +0088 02 9121006, 9116308

Fax +0088 02 9121005,

For information on documents required for the pre-verification process please contact Immigration New Zealand or Faisal K Siddiky at BNZEF.


1. Processing timeframe:

All student visa applications are currently being processed at INZ Mumbai and being allocated to an Immigration officer for assessment within two-three weeks of being received by INZ. Total processing time should be 8-10 weeks depending on the level of investigation and verification required.

If the application does not include the required documents that are given in this check-list, it is likely that the application will be processed under the “Other student visa applications” category above

2. Interviews and/or further information

Please note that you may be required to attend telephonic interview, an interview at our Office or to provide further information to enable us to make a decision. You will be informed of this when the application is allocated to an immigration officer. An immigration officer may contact you for an interview. The purpose of an interview, if required, is to help INZ make a decision on your application.  If you fail to be interviewed when contacted a decision will be made on your application with the information provided.

3. Bona fides

As well as meeting all mandatory requirements for lodging your application for a temporary entry visa, you will need to demonstrate that you are ‘bona fide’ and that you intend a genuine temporary stay in New Zealand for a lawful purpose.

Evidence you may submit to show your genuine intent and lawful purpose may include but is not limited to the following:

  1. any information or submissions showing that you have legitimate need to spend time in New Zealand for a specific period; and

  2. any documents or submissions showing that you meet the requirements of the immigration instructions relevant to the type of temporary entry class visa or entry permission applied for.

When assessing your application, the immigration officer will determine whether you have met all requirements as set out in the relevant immigration instructions.  This includes whether or not you are bona fide.

In determining whether you are a bona fide applicant, the information that the immigration officer will consider is included but not limited to:

  1. any evidence of genuine intent and lawful purpose submitted by you; and

  2. your  ability to leave or be deported from New Zealand to your country of citizenship; and

  1. any relevant information held about previous applications, including but not limited to:

    1. whether you have previously overstayed;

    2. whether you have previously breached visa conditions;

    3. whether you have dependants who are unlawfully in New Zealand; and

  2. your personal circumstances, including but not limited to:

    1. the strength of any family ties in your home country and New Zealand;

    2. the nature of any personal, financial, employment or other commitments in your home country and New Zealand;

    3. any circumstances that may discourage you from returning to your home country when any visa expires.

4. Applications Approved in Principle

Once all the requirements have been met, you will be advised in writing that your application has been approved in principle.  You will be given a month to submit the documents mentioned in the AIP letter.  Please note:

  1. Only fee receipts issued by the New Zealand Education Institute will be accepted. This fee receipt along with other AIP requirements, if any, should be e-mailed to

  2. Any other requirement which needs to be fulfilled at that stage for the visa to be issued.  

We will require 5 working days after the receipt of all final documents to issue your visa.  The visa would not be issued any earlier than 3 weeks prior to course commencement.

Future Visas: Please note that where feasible INZ Mumbai will issue future visa’s and it is the applicant’s/ agent’s responsibility to ensure that the visa holder does not arrive in New Zealand before the ‘start date’ mentioned on their visa label.

In an event where the visa holder travels before the ‘start date’ mentioned on the visa label, there is a high probability that they will be refused boarding while departing India or turned back at the border on arrival in New Zealand.

Note: All passports are returned by registered mail or courier, unless other arrangements are made by the applicant. Passports are sent by courier within India, only at places, where courier service is available.

5. Validity of Student Visa

Please note that if the course duration in New Zealand is more than 1 year, the student visas will only be issued for 1st year of study irrespective of the fee paid by them to the education provider.  The student will have to apply for and meet the requirements for a further student visa in New Zealand.

The only exception is when students are pursuing a course of study at an education provider who has a MOU with INZ.

Relevant student visa instructions are quoted below:

U6.35 Visas for the length of a course of study

  1. Student visas may be granted for the length of a student's course of study, regardless of the period for which they have paid their course fees, where:

    1. the student has an offer of a place with an education provider with which INZ has a Memorandum of Understanding for the Students Online Initiative which allows for the grant of visas for the length of course of study, and

    2. the education provider supports the grant of a length of course visa.

  2. Evidence of the education provider's support to grant a length of course visa must be provided. Acceptable evidence may include written confirmation from the education provider, such as an offer of a place which indicates the education provider's support.

In above cases, the student would need to pay the entire tuition fee to be issued with a two year student visa.

You can find the list of the education providers that INZ has the MOU with on the INZ website, link below:

Telephone enquiry hours are as follows:

All general e-mail and telephone queries will be received by the Contact Centre staff who will reply to all general queries related to visa applications. Telephone enquiries will be answered from 9.00am to 3.00pm from Monday to Friday. All e-mail queries will be responded to within 72 hours.  

E-mail is the preferred mode of communication:

The general queries can be sent to and we would aim to reply to you within 48-72 hours.

Supplementary Information form to accompany the application for a Student visa

What is your educational background?


Up to Year 10 or Year 12:


date of graduation:


Pre-University (if undertaken):


date of graduation:




date of graduation:




date of graduation:


Have you studied English before? Yes/No


If “yes”, how long?


Why do you wish to study in New Zealand?


Please provide us with FULL list of ALL your family members (parents, brothers, sisters, spouse and children including deceased or adopted members)



Date of birth

Relationship to you

Country of Birth

Passport Number

Date of expiry of passport




Do you have any friends in New Zealand?  Yes/No

If yes, please provide full details as follows:





Date of Birth

Address in New Zealand


Please provide brief details of your family background.


Please tick the type of accommodation you have been told you will be staying in when you first arrive in New Zealand:


Apartment, shared with other students

Student Hostel


Home stay with a New Zealand family



A student permit holder who breaches any of the conditions of their permit (in particular those relating to attendance, employment) is liable for a revocation of student permit. You may face removal action and may be barred from re-entry to New Zealand in the future. Do you understand this?  


Living costs in New Zealand are expensive compared to India.  It is important that you have enough money to live on.  In addition to your accommodation costs, you will need at least an additional NZ$400 (USD $200) per month for books, stationery, bus fares, living expenses and health insurance.  If you pay for your own accommodation in New Zealand, you may need up to NZ$1,000 (USD $450) per month for accommodation and the living costs above.  Do you understand this?


I confirm that I have read, understood and answered ALL the questions contained in this questionnaire.

Name of applicant:


Applicant’s signature:




Submission of Application

TT Services accept visa applications on behalf of Immigration New Zealand. Hence, all applications / documents should be sent directly to TT Services at:

New Delhi


No. 214 To 217, ‘A’ Block

Naurang House

Kasturba Gandhi Marg

New Delhi-110001

Ph: 011 42596300

Collection Timings: 9 am – 3 pm 

Collection days: Monday – Friday

Email –

21 C Mittal Towers ‘C’ Wing,

Nariman Point,

Mumbai – 400021

Telephone – 022 40022494

Collection Timings: 9 am – 3 pm

Collection days: Monday – Friday

Email –



Raheja Towers (facing GP Road),

S003 Omega Wing113-124,

Anna Salai,

Chennai - 600002  

Telephone – 044 30062117/18

Collection Timings: 9 am – 3 pm

Collection days: Monday – Friday

Email –  

221 Raheja Chambers,

12 Museum Road,

Bangalore – 560001

Telephone – 080-41122448

Collection Timings: 9 am to 3 pm

Collection days: Monday – Friday

Email –



D.No 5-9-88/1

Saphire Complex

Chapel Road

Telephone – 040 23210874
Collection Timings: 9 am – 3 pm
Email –



No - 8/1A, Little Russel Street

4th Floor, Kolkata – 700071
Telephone – 033 22834230

Collection Timings: 9 am – 3 pm

Collection days: Monday – Friday

Email –

SCO 156-160, Suite No. 212, II Floor

Behind Sindhi Sweets

Sector – 8C, Madhya Marg                                    

Chandigarh – 160018                                             

Telephone – 0172 4615634                                    Collection Timings: 9 am – 3 pm
Email –                           


Second Floor, Chandan House

Mithakhali Six Roads, Opp. Pantaloons,

Ahmadabad, 380006.

Telephone – 079 40047735

Collection Timings: 9 am to 3 pm  

Email –        


No 39/4060, 1st Floor,
Menon Chambers,
Chittor Road, Ravipuram,

Cochin - 682 016.
Telephone - 4029660
Collection Timings: 9 am to 3 pm
Email -


Updated January 2013



The application steps

Complete the form

Print and complete the form Student Visa Application (INZ 1012) PDF. Also available is theStudent Visa Guide (INZ 1013) PDF, which will assist you in applying. If you cannot print the form and guide, they are available from your nearest Immigration New Zealandbranch.

Make sure you submit everything we require, including the fee

Along with your completed (and signed) application form you will also need to provide all the information listed at the back of the application form and the correct fee. If you do not submit the required information with your application we cannot accept it for processing.

Make sure you meet our health requirements

What you have to provide us with depends on whether you are a domestic student or a foreign fee-paying student and how long you will be staying in New Zealand.

Foreign fee paying student?

You don’t need to provide a medical certificate unless the Student Visa Application (INZ 1012) PDF or Student Visa Guide (INZ 1013) PDF indicates that you should. You may need to provide a Chest X-ray Certificate (INZ 1096) PDF if you will be in New Zealand for more than six months to show you have been screened for tuberculosis (TB). 


You are required to hold acceptable insurance as a condition of your visa regardless of the length of your stay in New Zealand.

Domestic student?

If you are studying in New Zealand for between six months and one year you may need to provide a completed Chest X-ray Certificate (INZ 1096) PDF to show you have been screened for TB.


If you are studying in New Zealand for more than one year you must provide a medical certificate and a Chest X-ray Certificate (INZ 1096) PDF.

Need further information about health or insurance requirements for students?

For full details on our health requirements, see the Health Requirements Leaflet (INZ 1121) PDF and the Student Visa Guide (INZ 1013) PDF.

For details on our insurance requirements see the Student Visa Guide (INZ 1013) PDF and the questions and answers about health screening and insurance requirements for foreign fee-paying students on our website.

Make sure your meet our character requirements

If you are studying in New Zealand for more than two years you will also have to provide a police certificate, less than six months old, from your country of citizenship and from any country in which you have lived for five or more years since reaching 17 years of age.

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The American Citizens Services (ACS) of the U.S Embassy and Consulates in India Unit offers passport and citizenship services to U.S. Citizens in India.
U.S. Citizens who wish to avail of the passport services offered by ACS of Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad only can avail the U.S Passport Courier Service offered by VFS.
The applicants can proceed to any of the VFS U.S. Visa Application Center Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad to submit a completed courier delivery address slip and purchase a VFS courier envelope by paying a charge of Rs. 166/-. The details mentioned in the courier delivery address slip are as given below.
Passport Number
Contact Number
Delivery Address / Hold at Location.
Applicants Signature.
The applicant is handed over an addressed courier envelope which he then submits to the respective American Citizen Services Unit with the required documents for the request to be processed.
The American Citizen Services Unit processes the request made by the applicant and hands over the sealed envelope containing passport which is then couriered to the address provided by the applicant or to a Blue Dart (Hold at Location) centre if the delivery address is not serviceable.

Note: In addition, the applications received by courier at the Consulate are also directed through VFS wherein the payment is received in the form of a draft from the applicant along with the courier fee. In this case the entries are made and the envelope is submitted by VFS to the American Citizen Services Unit. The applicant will have to prepare the draft of Rs 166/- favoring to “HDFC Bank A/c VFS” and fill up the VFS Courier Slip and send it with the courier to the Consulate.

Please refer to the links below for detailed information on American Citizen Services pertaining to each consular post.
U.S. Embassy New Delhi:
U.S. Consulate Chennai:
U.S. Consulate Hyderabad:
U.S. Consulate Mumbai:
U.S. Consulate Kolkata:

Application Guide - Studying in Canada
Student Form
Family Information Form
Student Questionnaire Form
Schedule 1 (if applicable)
Use of a Representative (if applicable)
Study Permit Checklist – General (English version) (version française)
Study Permit Checklist-University (English version) 
(version française)
Student Partners Program (SPP) Checklist (English version) (version française)
VFS Consent Form
Detailed Information on Studying in Canada






Chennai Bangalore Hyderabad
Old No. 14, New No. 4,
Sadasivam Street,
Chennai - 600 086.
2nd Floor, Prestige Atrium,
No 1, Central Street,
Bangalore – 560001 1-8-313 Linus, Second floor, 
chiranfort club lane, Begumpet, 
Monday to Friday 
0800 Hrs - 1200 Hrs
1300 Hrs - 1500 Hrs
Monday to Friday 
0800 Hrs - 1200 Hrs
1300 Hrs - 1500 Hrs
Monday to Friday 
0800 Hrs - 1200 Hrs
1300 Hrs - 1500 Hrs
Location Map Location Map Location Map
Passport Collection Timing Passport Collection Timing Passport Collection Timing


New Delhi Chandigarh Jalandhar
E-wing S2 floor 
International trade towers
Nehru place 
New Delhi- 110019
SCO 186-187,
Ground Floor (Front Side)
Sector - 8C, Madhya Marg, 
Chandigarh - 160018
Axis Tower 3rd Floor Plot#1
Badri Dass Colony BMC Chowk 
G. T. Road Jalandhar- 144001
Monday to Friday 
0800 Hrs - 1200 Hrs 
1300 Hrs - 1600 Hrs
Monday to Friday
0800 Hrs - 1200 Hrs
1300 Hrs - 1500 Hrs 
Monday to Friday 
0800 Hrs - 1200 Hrs
1300 Hrs - 1500 Hrs
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Mumbai Ahmedabad
Ground Floor, Aurum House,
Plot no. 25, Dadyseth Lane,
Chowpatty Adjacent Lane to Babulnath Temple, Babulnath,
Mumbai - 400 007
Gujarat Chamber Building
Ashram Road
Ahmedabad - 380 009
Monday to Friday 
0800 Hrs - 1200 Hrs
1300 Hrs - 1600 Hrs
Monday to Friday 
0800 Hrs - 1200 Hrs
1300 Hrs - 1500 Hrs
Location Map Location Map
Passport Collection Timing Passport Collection Timing




3rd Floor, OM Tower, 32 Chowringhee Road, Kolkata-700 071
Monday to Friday 
0800 Hrs - 1200 Hrs
1300 Hrs - 1500 Hrs
Location Map
Passport Collection Timing
Application Intake Timing for Travel Agents (All India): 

Chandigarh & Jalandhar Visa Application centers: 8:00 am - 9:00 am (Mon- Fri). 
Other centers: 8:00 am - 10:30 am (Mon- Fri).




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