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ONLINE-Student is the first major Immigration New Zealand (INZ) ONLINE service to go live.
The new service is available to full fee paying, scholarship, exchange and English language students. Students can find the application process on the Immigration New Zealand website.
Student applicants will still need to provide passports, either through Visa Application Centres offshore or, if the applicant is already in New Zealand, through the INZ Palmerston North office.
Once label-less visas (e-visas) become widely available in 2015, most applicants will no longer need to send in their passports along with their applications.
Next year, INZ’s third party partners such as immigration advisers, education agents and education providers will be able to apply for visas on behalf of their student clients.
Until then, all current application methods will remain available. Advisers and providers can help students complete the form, but for now, the student must submit it until ‘apply on behalf ‘becomes available.
Further information can be found on Immigration New Zealand's Immigration ONLINE website.
(source from www.tec.govt.nz)