Student Visa Applications
Change to time frame for provision of documents after Approval-In-Principle
Changes have been made to Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ’s) global Standard Operating Processes. As a result, from 1 November 2015, the new requirement for providing outstanding documents requested after notification of an approval-in-principle will be ten working days.
Currently INZ gives an actual due date in the approval-in-principle letter by which outstanding requirements must be provided. From 1 November onwards however, it is important that you provide requested documents within the ten working days. Failure to comply with the time frame may result in your student visa application being declined.
If you have genuine difficulty in meeting the deadline, you should contact your case officer in advance. Extensions of time for provision of documents will only be considered if the delay is justified by extenuating circumstances.