Make sure you have answers to 30 Key questions in your New Zealand Student visa to PR Journey

Think Beyond Visa. Make a complete plan for 5 critical stages in your career & Immigration journey.

Make sure you have answers to 30 Key questions in your New Zealand Student visa to PR Journey

Think Beyond Visa & make a complete plan for 5 critical stages in your career & Immigration journey.

Stage 1

Career Planning and Course Selection

  • What career should I pursue to align with the Greenlist of occupations and ANZSCO codes of  Skilled Migrant Category to secure residency post-studies? 
  • What is the NZ Qualification framework, such as Level 6, Level 7, Level 8 & 9, etc? and the Credit system, such as 120, 180, etc? 
  • What are the main types of education providers in New Zealand, including private colleges, government institutions and universities?
  • What course should I choose? What’s the duration of the course? (UG Diploma,  Bachelor’s Degree, PG Diploma or Master)
  • What are the Graduate outcomes of this course, and how will it enhance my career profile?
  • What is the duration of a Post-Study Work Visa to help me transition into the workforce and understand NZ employment landscape?
  • Do I meet the eligibility criteria? (Language proficiency, Min percentage &
    compulsory subjects)
  • Based on my career objectives, job prospects, immigration goals which province, city, and institute in New Zealand would be most suitable for me, and why??
  • Fees per year and total course fees? 
  • What will be my financial plan and Return on investment for the entire journey, including living expenses and income during Student visa duration and income potential while on a post-study work visa while I work towards my PR goals? 

Stage 2

Visa Filing Process

  • What is the typical timeframe for receiving an offer letter? Can I apply for a conditional offer letter while I prepare for my IELTS/PTE test?
  • To ensure my acceptance in the chosen course, what does my consultant attach with the application to the institute, along with the standard documents? For example, SOP, LOR and a career discovery report.
  • How much funds are required to meet Immigration New Zealand requirements, incuding fees & living exoenses.
  • What form of funds are accepted and what should be the ageing of funds required for the first year?
  • What documents are required for visa filing, including academic records, identity verification, financial proofs, income verification documents and work experience credentials?
  • What will be the key elements of my SOP to effectively convey my intentions and plans to the visa processing officer?
  • What supporting documents does my consultant attach to the visa application? Such as a cover letter and a financial plan for the entire duration of my course.
  • What will be the embassy interview process, how will I prepare for my interview?
  • Will my Student Visa be processed through a licenced immigration advisor?
  • What are the Visa processing/consultation charges?

Stage 3

Transition to the new learning environment

  • What is the structure of the tertiary learning environment in NZ, such as Assignments, reports, case studies, presentations etc?
  • What is APA referencing, citation and Plagiarism?
  • Will I get opportunities for internships and industry projects as part of my course?  
  • Does my consultant provide any help to adjust to the overseas learning environment?
  • What is the reappearing cost if I can’t clear any of my papers on the first attempt?

Stage 4

Meaningful & relevant Part-Time Jobs to complement education & gain NZ experience.

  • How will I find part-time jobs? What skills are required to get well-paid time jobs?
  • What is the pay scale for my part-time jobs? How much will I earn through my part-time jobs per year?
  • What are my work rights during my study time and semester breaks
  • What are the employment laws to protect and safeguard the interests of employees in NZ regarding minimum wage rates, health & safety and human rights? 
  • How will my part-time job help in my efforts to secure my PR?

Stage 5

Transition into new life with long term goals and PR Pathway

 

  • What is the Geo-political and socio-economic set-up of New Zealand?
  • How do the local taxation and banking systems work?
  • Which are the leading job search and accommodation websites?
  • What is the importance of ANZSCO codes in my PR journey
  • What are the main professional & regulatory bodies related to my career & occupation?
  • What are the main employability & soft skills required to secure good jobs in my chosen career?
  • What are the major permanent residency streams available to me?

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Agency Capabilities and Background

  •  Does my consultant have presence in New Zealand if I need any guidance there?
  • How many years of New Zealand experience does the management or the team have?
  • How well does my consultant know the local employment landscape? Do they have local industry accreditation such as EMA (Employers & manufacturers Association of NZ) or the Career Development Association of NZ?
  • Does my consultant provide post-visitor support services in the destination country, such as SKILLS TO SUCCEED and CAREER LAUNCH PAD, to help with my student visa to PR journey?

Stage 1

Career Planning and Course Selection

  • What career should I pursue to align with the Greenlist of occupations and ANZSCO codes of  Skilled Migrant Category to secure residency post-studies? 
  • What is the NZ Qualification framework, such as Level 6, Level 7, Level 8 & 9, etc? and the Credit system, such as 120, 180, etc? 
  • What course should I choose? What’s the duration of the course? (UG Diploma,  Bachelor’s Degree, PG Diploma or Master)
  • What are the Graduate outcomes of this course, and how will it enhance my career profile?
  • What is the duration of a Post-Study Work Visa to help me transition into the workforce and understand NZ employment landscape?
  • Do I meet the eligibility criteria? (Language proficiency, Min percentage &
    compulsory subjects)
  • Based on my career objectives, job prospects, immigration goals which province, city, and institute in New Zealand would be most suitable for me, and why??
  • Fees per year and total course fees? 
  • What will be my financial plan and Return on investment for the entire journey, including living expenses and income during Student visa duration and income potential while on a post-study work visa while I work towards my PR goals? 

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Stage 2

Visa Filing Process

  • What is the typical timeframe for receiving an offer letter? Can I apply for a conditional offer letter while I prepare my IELTS/PTE test?
  • To ensure my acceptance in the chosen course, what does my consultant attach with the application to the institute, along with the standard documents? For example, SOP, LOR and a career discovery report.
  • How much funds are required to meet Immigration New Zealand requirements, incuding fees & living exoenses.
  • What forme of funds are accepted and what should be the ageing of funds required for the first year?
  • What documents are required for visa filing, including academic records, identity verification, financial proofs, income verification documents and work experience credentials?
  • What will be the key elements of my SOP to effectively convey my intentions and plans to the visa processing officer?
  • What supporting documents does my consultant attach to the visa application? Such as a cover letter and a financial plan for the entire duration of my course.
  • What will be the embassy interview process, how will I prepare for my interview?
  • Will my Student Visa be processed through a licenced immigration advisor?
  • What are the Visa processing/consultation charges?

Stage 3

Transition to the new learning Environment

  • What is the structure of the tertiary learning environment in NZ, such as Assignments, reports, case studies, presentations etc?
  • What is APA referencing, citation and Plagiarism?
  • Will I get opportunities for internships and industry projects as part of my course?  
  • Does my consultant provide any help to adjust to the overseas learning environment?
  • What is the reappearing cost if I can’t clear any of my papers on the first attempt?

Stage 4

Meaningful & relevant Part-Time Jobs to complement education & gain NZ experience.

  • How will I find part-time jobs? What skills are required to get well-paid time jobs?
  • What is the pay scale for my part-time jobs? How much will I earn through my part-time jobs per year?
  • What are my work rights during my study time and semester breaks
  • What are the employment laws to protect and safeguard the interests of employees in NZ regarding minimum wage rates, health & safety and human rights? 
  • How will my part-time job help in my efforts to secure my PR?

Stage 5

Transition into new life with long term goals and PR pathway

  • What is the local Geo-political and socio-economic set-up?
  • How do the local taxation and banking systems work?
  • Which are the leading job search and accommodation websites?
  • What is the importance of ANZSCO codes in my PR journey
  • What are the main professional & regulatory bodies related to my career & occupation?
  • What are the main employability & soft skills required to secure good jobs in my chosen career?
  • What are the major permanent residency streams available to me?

Choose your consultant wisely!!

Agency Capabilities and Background

  •  Does my consultant have an office in New Zealand if I need any guidance there?
  • How many years of New Zealand experience does the management or the team have?
  • How well does my consultant know the local employment landscape? Do they have local industry accreditation such as EMA (Employers & manufacturers Association of NZ) or the Career Development Association of NZ?
  • Does my consultant provide post-visitor support services in the destination country, such as SKILLS TO SUCCEED and CAREER LAUNCH PAD, to help with my student visa to PR journey?
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