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ismail.rafique 17th August 2019 07:21 PM

Student Visa
 
Hi,
I am 37 years of age from Pakistan. I have done 2 years Bachelors from Pakistan, 2 years Master from Pakistan then I went to UK for another master and completed 1 year MBA from UK in 2011. Now, I have 17 years of education. Can I apply for another master before embarking on aPhd from New Zealand? I have a gap of 8 years. I have hears that NZL will not give visa with study gap?

NZdrmz 18th August 2019 12:39 AM

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Originally Posted by ismail.rafique (Post 14931592)
Hi,
I am 37 years of age from Pakistan. I have done 2 years Bachelors from Pakistan, 2 years Master from Pakistan then I went to UK for another master and completed 1 year MBA from UK in 2011. Now, I have 17 years of education. Can I apply for another master before embarking on aPhd from New Zealand? I have a gap of 8 years. I have hears that NZL will not give visa with study gap?

I do not think there would be any issue as long as you are able to justify the gap.

ismail.rafique 18th August 2019 09:37 AM

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Originally Posted by NZdrmz (Post 14931664)
I do not think there would be any issue as long as you are able to justify the gap.

Thanks a lot.
One more concern is that I have already done Masters from UK. Can I do another Masters from New Zealand?

ismail.rafique 18th August 2019 09:39 AM

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Originally Posted by NZdrmz (Post 14931664)
I do not think there would be any issue as long as you are able to justify the gap.

What if I visit New Zealand on Visitor Visa and then apply in universities personally and later switch to student visa ?

escapedtonz 18th August 2019 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ismail.rafique (Post 14931826)
Thanks a lot.
One more concern is that I have already done Masters from UK. Can I do another Masters from New Zealand?

Yes. Just because you have one Masters degree, it doesn't mean you cannot gain another in a different subject/occupation stream.
You will of course have to be accepted on the course and be given a formal offer of a place so will need to be eligible for the other Masters you wish to complete.

escapedtonz 18th August 2019 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by ismail.rafique (Post 14931828)
What if I visit New Zealand on Visitor Visa and then apply in universities personally and later switch to student visa ?

Yes you can apply for a study visa from within NZ even if you are here on a visitor visa. So long as you meet the criteria for the study visa application and you can provide the necessary evidences you shouldn't have many problems other than the deadline until the expiry of the visitor visa.

ismail.rafique 19th August 2019 04:31 PM

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Originally Posted by escapedtonz (Post 14931960)
Yes you can apply for a study visa from within NZ even if you are here on a visitor visa. So long as you meet the criteria for the study visa application and you can provide the necessary evidences you shouldn't have many problems other than the deadline until the expiry of the visitor visa.


Thnaks a lot for your reply

ismail.rafique 20th August 2019 03:08 AM

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Originally Posted by escapedtonz (Post 14931960)
Yes you can apply for a study visa from within NZ even if you are here on a visitor visa. So long as you meet the criteria for the study visa application and you can provide the necessary evidences you shouldn't have many problems other than the deadline until the expiry of the visitor visa.

I have seen on the NZL immigration website that there are basically two types of visitor visas. One is for 3 months and the other one is for 6-9 months. Now, Is it on the assessment of immigration officer to grant 3 months or the 6-9 months category visa or applicant can decide?

escapedtonz 20th August 2019 03:22 AM

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Originally Posted by ismail.rafique (Post 14933118)
I have seen on the NZL immigration website that there are basically two types of visitor visas. One is for 3 months and the other one is for 6-9 months. Now, Is it on the assessment of immigration officer to grant 3 months or the 6-9 months category visa or applicant can decide?

Not sure what you are looking at but to my knowledge with a person being from Pakistan and applying from within Pakistan you only have one option and that is for you to apply for a visitor visa (non visa waiver country) which would be for a maximum of 9 months.
The length of time is dependent on the visa applied for and not at the discretion of a case officer. It would be for you to make sure you meet the requirements of that visa for that duration, so health character funds for 9 months and onward travel etc.

ismail.rafique 21st August 2019 02:54 AM

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Originally Posted by escapedtonz (Post 14933126)
Not sure what you are looking at but to my knowledge with a person being from Pakistan and applying from within Pakistan you only have one option and that is for you to apply for a visitor visa (non visa waiver country) which would be for a maximum of 9 months.
The length of time is dependent on the visa applied for and not at the discretion of a case officer. It would be for you to make sure you meet the requirements of that visa for that duration, so health character funds for 9 months and onward travel etc.

Thanks a lot for your valuable information


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