Immigration New Zealand has
provided the following information about the implementation of
label-less visas for Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
From 11 November 2013, Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will be
granting label-less visas when approving temporary (visitor,
student and work) visa applications for nationals of Japan,
applying from their home country. Label-less visas for
nationals of South Korea and Taiwan who apply from their home
countries and are approved temporary visas will be implemented
This is in addition to the
existing use of label-less visas for nationals of Vanuatu,
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Kiribati, and
for clients from various countries who apply for a visa in
The visa is recorded
electronically in INZ's system, and the visa holder will not have a
visa label in their passport. Instead, they will be notified about
their visa approval by email from INZ. This notification will
contain details about their visa, including the travel and other
conditions of the visa.
Label-less visa holders will be
advised to carry the approval notification when they enrol with an
Enrolment processes -
It is recommended that schools
take a copy of the visa approval notification (including where
relevant, the parent's work or visitor visa approval notification),
and retain this on the enrolment files for each student.
Enrolment processes -
International fee paying students
When INZ approves a visa for an
international fee paying student from one of these countries, INZ
will email the education provider directly to confirm the visa has
been approved and to outline the details of the visa. This will
ensure the provider has a verified copy of the visa information
that they can retain on their files.
Confirming a student's
If necessary, education providers
can contact the Immigration Contact Centre, by email,
on firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire about an
individual student's immigration status.
When enquiring about a
student, please include in your email:
- The full name of the student, their date of birth and passport
- A scanned copy of the decision letter.
The email must originate from the
education provider's official email address, and use an email
signature that includes the name of the requestor and details of
the education provider.
The response from the Immigration
Contact Centre will indicate whether or not the named person holds
a student visa, any conditions about what and where they may study,
and the expiry date of the visa.
If you have any queries about the
label-less visa process please