Visa Conditions

Visa Conditions in New Zealand

“Full details of visa and permit requirements, advice on rights to employment in New Zealand while studying, and reporting requirements are available through the New Zealand Immigration Service, and can be viewed on their website at
A student cannot come to Tahuna Normal Intermediate unless the student has applied for and been granted a Student Visa.

Once the student has been issued a visa, the student will be generally able to travel freely in and out of New Zealand for twelve months without having to have a visa, (some conditions and exceptions apply).

The student cannot normally work in New Zealand if the student is issued with a student visa only.

The visa is issued for the school which accepts the student. If the student. changes school, he/she must get a new visa. If the student breaks the school rules, the school can withdraw the student’s visa and he/she will have to leave the country.

If the student’s parents or family wish to visit the student at any time, they may do so by entering the country on a tourist visa which is valid for a short period of time. Customs agents will confirm the length of time the visa is available when they enter the country.

Health Insurance

Most students are not entitled to publicly funded health services while in New Zealand unless they are:

  • A resident or citizen of Australia; or
  • A national of the United Kingdom in New Zealand; or
  • The holder of a temporary permit that is valid for two years or more.

If you do not belong to one of these special categories and you receive medical treatment during your visit, you will be liable for the full costs of that treatment. We strongly recommend that you have insurance that will cover the cost of medical treatment in New Zealand for the duration of your stay in New Zealand.
We also strongly recommend that you obtain insurance to cover your travel to and from New Zealand.

When studying in New Zealand the student must have Medical Insurance to cover fees for hospital care. If the student is staying in New Zealand for two years, he/she will be entitled to free hospital care for emergency treatment on the same basis as the New Zealand people.

Medical insurance is necessary to cover unexpected costs or the need for non-urgent surgical work.