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    sofi1284 is offline Junior Member
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    Default 12 Month Student Visa/Permit

    I was accepted into a postgraduate program in NZ that is technically one year long, however I fully intend to apply for the Masters program the following year. I am currently in the process of getting my medical paperwork finished in order to submit my student visa application...however I am concerned about getting the app. in on time since I am leaving in one month. Does anyone know if I can alter my student permit once I get there to allow me to stay more than 12 months? Thanks!

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    Hi Sofi and welcome.

    I don't know if you will find your answer here, at the bottom of the page or in here.
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    Default safe bet

    is to get your visa before coming to NZ.

    you could come to NZ as a visitor (if you're from a visa free country) then apply for student permit onshore but there are some risks
    - at the border if they think you're not a genuine tourist you could be sent back
    - the institution may not accept your enrolment until your student permit is issued

    so i would notify the university that you are going to be late...

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