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NZ: student visa approvals fall by a quarter

Despite efforts to boost education exports, the number of students being issued visas to study in New Zealand for the first time fell by a quarter in 2009-2012, new figures reveal. The government blames the Christchurch earthquakes, global economy and high New Zealand dollar, but others say poor immigration policies are a factor.

NZ: overseas recruitment suspended at PTEs

It appears the UK is not the only country closely scrutinising the activities of overseas recruiters—this month four private tertiary education providers in New Zealand had their right to recruit abroad suspended after failing to meet basic obligations to their overseas students.

NZ to take student visa processing online

New Zealand is to take all student visa applications online from late 2013 in a bid to speed up processing and improve customer service. It will be the first service to be delivered through the country's Immigration Global Management System (IGMS) – a new "fit for purpose" IT system aimed at modernising the immigration system by 2015.

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