- New Zealand will introduce changes to its right-to-work conditions for students effective October 9, 2023
The government of New Zealand will introduce changes to its right-to-work conditions for students effective October 9, 2023. The changes include:
- References to Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa in the in-study work instructions will be removed and replaced with the state-eligible qualification’s program level and type
- References to the requirement for a course to be relevant to the ANZSCO occupation at skill levels three to five will also be removed from instructions
As a result of these changes, all students studying a full-time program resulting in a New Zealand qualification at Level 4 or above on the NZQCF will be eligible for in-study work rights. Training schemes and micro-credentials are not qualifications and remain ineligible for in-study work rights.
What are the Changes?
On October 9, 2023, the government of New Zealand will update its right-to-work conditions for student visa holders. According to the government, these measures will align with introducing changes to the Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa.
Continue to check the government of New Zealand’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Immigration New Zealand