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Posted on December 20 2022

New Zealand extends Post Study Work Visa to 3 years for international students

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights: New Zealand extends Post-Study Work Visa to 3 years for international students

  • New Zealand increases the length of the Post-Study Work (PSW) visa by up to 3 years
  • With a PSW visa, an individual is allowed to work for any employer for any job with a qualification degree of 7 or more
  • An international student is considered eligible for a PSW visa (which allows them to work for any employer), if applied for a student visa before May 11, 2022
  • The qualifications of an international student must be eligible under the Post-Study Work visa List

Details about New Zealand extended Post-study work visa

A new update has been announced for international students to work with a Post-study work visa in New Zealand.

What is Post-Study work (PSW) visa?

Post study work visa is a kind of work visa that allows international students to work after completing Graduation.

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What is the length of the stay for a PSW visa?

Initially, the length of the PSW visa is 2 years and now New Zealand extends its Post-Study Work visa for up to 3 years depending on the Graduation. Apply for New Zealand PSW visa after completing graduation.

What are the required Educational Qualifications for a PSW visa?

With the Post Study Work visa, international students are allowed to work for any employer in any kind of job with qualifications equal to degree level 7 or more.

International students will be allowed work in any job that is related to the qualification they studied if the qualification is equal to non-degree level 7 or below.

The international students must possess qualifications that are eligible as per the Post Study Work Visa list.

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Things to remember about PSW visa

  • Students can avail of this visa only once.
  • International students who have applied for a student visa on or before May 11, 2022, might be eligible for PSW.
  • The PSW visa allows the applicants to work for any employer even if the applicant’s qualifications are not listed in the eligible qualifications list under PSW.
  • Provided the applicant need to have an acceptable qualification.

What is the eligibility of Dependents under a PSW visa?

The applicant’s partner must have to apply for a work visa.

The dependent children will be able to study fee-free.

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