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The following describes the different categories of citizenship, residency and the verified documents you need to supply.
If you are not a New Zealand citizen you may be a holder of a New Zealand residence class visa. If you are one of the following you are entitled to residence.
Please note that residency or permanent residency only applies while you are living in New Zealand. Holders of a New Zealand residence class visa living overseas, and studying by distance, are required to pay international fees.
Both of these visas allow you the same privilege of living permanently in New Zealand, but they provide you with different travel conditions. For regulations see the Studylink website.
We are required to confirm your full name, date of birth and citizenship. Your birth certificate, current passport or New Zealand citizenship certificate can be used to confirm these details. Your drivers license is not an acceptable form of identification.
We require your New Zealand residency class visa from your passport OR your letter from NZ immigration stating you have been granted residency. We cannot accept a letter that states you have been granted residency in principle or that your application is being considered.
If you are applying for admission based on qualifications achieved you need to supply officially verified copies of your academic transcript(s).
If the name you are enrolling under is different from the name on your birth certificate or other documents you have supplied the university, you must provide proof of the change of name and show the link between your names by providing one of the following:
If you supply a marriage certificate and a NZ passport in the married name, both the married name and the birth name can be verified as the Department of Internal Affairs will have received both the birth certificate and marriage certificate to issue the new passport.
If the name on your school academic documents is not your legal name, and you do not have any documents for a name change, you must supply a written letter from your school principle verifying you were known by this name or provide a statutory declaration from a person who can officially verify documents.
If you need to obtain a birth certificate, contact Births, Deaths and Marriages on 0800 22 52 52. If you have a credit card, you can order copies of certificates at that 0800 number.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016