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Immigration for high school year

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Immigration for high school year

Well on my other question I asked about expenses for a holiday to Christchurch but somebody gave me an idea to do a high school year their,what kind of visa do I say I want for that and would I need a letter of consent? I'm nearly 16 btw and could you give me a list of high schools in the Christchurch area? co-ed schools or an all girl high school thankyou

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1. Re: Immigration for high school year

Visa details for people wanting to study in New Zealand are here

www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/study/

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2. Re: Immigration for high school year

In a quick overview of the link Selsy posted, you would have to be part of an exchange program, or be invited (offer of place) by the education provider. Getting the visa would follow that (and still require parental consent). I'm sure there would be fees involved if you were to attend a high school in New Zealand, so that too would add to your expenses.

In your other thread, you mentioned there was someone you wanted to see in NZ. Could they look into this for you?

I a bit puzzled as to why the hurry to come to NZ now. It would be immensely easier for you to wait until you are of legal age.

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I do not understand immigration websites at all to be perfectly honest and I'd rather get a job say in a supermarket and rent an apartment.

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But if you got a job in a supermarket, that would be taking away a job a New Zealander could have. That's why immigration is so strict about allowing someone to come to their country to work. They would have to have special skills that few New Zealanders have.

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5. Re: Immigration for high school year

Aoife, nobody understands immigration websites. Immigration is a very complex area of law with lots of in's and out's. The websites only provide a guide.

That's why many people engage an immigration agent to find their way through the maze. It generally takes a lot of reading and communication over an extended period of time to get a clearer idea of what can and can't be done.

Ireland is on the list of visa-waiver countries for New Zealand which means it can be easier to get in for shorter periods of time. (three to six months depending on circumstances)

It seems Irish citizens may be able to apply for British passports? Britain & New Zealand have close ties and immigration issues can be easier for a British passport holder. Again, complex area which needs professional advice from Ireland based experts.

Young people under 25 years (?) may find it easier to get working and study visas. Don't know the details but the rules are different for younger people. They tend to favour young people doing their OE (Overseas Experience, study year abroad)

For international student exchanges, best to go through an accredited organisation which specialise in such things. They deal with matters around placement, visas, etc everyday so are the experts.

Many are also recognised by NZ Immigration and have standing arrangements for international students. Such an organisation will give you lots of help with matters too complex for us ordinary mortals.

Below are links to two of the larger ones, but there seems to be quite a few. The Education First group appear quite professional and experienced. Best to make enquiries direct with one of them. Preferably through one which has an office in your country.

Scholarships are also available which would cover part of your costs. Lots of homework for you there to follow up on. Good luck

www.ef.co.nz/sem/…

studentexchange.org.nz/about-us/…

PS Not sure why you posted this in the Twizel forum. The NZ wide forum would have been better. Make sure you copy these posts as the thread may be deleted. It is not really appropriate for Twizel and is starting to get off the topic of travel. TA can be severe on such things.

Edited: 5:48 pm, August 16, 2012
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6. Re: Immigration for high school year

well ive heard of this exchange program where you go over to a host family in new zealand and they prepare you food and stuff and then you have to pay them up to nearly 300 nzd every week,thats why I'd need a job in a supermarket

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7. Re: Immigration for high school year

Aoife, as we keep telling you, you would NOT be allowed to work in a supermarket on a student or tourist visa. Have you looked into the minimum age for a Working Holiday Visa (WHV)?

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8. Re: Immigration for high school year

There are many different variations on exchange study programs. Check with a few first before judging them. Each one seems to have slightly different arrangements. Some also offer scholarships and grants.

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9. Re: Immigration for high school year

My cousin Jamie lived in Nz for around 6 months so I'll ask him about it

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10. Re: Immigration for high school year

Each year high school students from around the world come to NZ in a Rotary programme. They live with a local family and go to school - but you need to be an excellent student chosen by your local Rotary Club and you don't necessarily get a choice of countries to go to.

Ask your school for any programmes they have which would allow you to study overseas.

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