Immigration relaxes entry rules for child students
By Lincoln Tan 4:00 AM Monday Jul 26, 2010 Twitter

Immigration NZ has announced several amendments to policy, including one that would enable visitor's permit holders in Years 1-13, which the agency says is usually between 5 and 18 years, to study for a single period of up to three months per calendar year in non-consecutive school terms.

Department head Nigel Bickle said these children could also come to New Zealand without their parents or legal guardians because the policy had no guardian requirements.

But while immigration rules allow 5-year-olds to study here without their parents, Ministry of Education rules prevent them from being enrolled.

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