New Zealand has tightened its VISA rules. In the last 5
months the country has reduced issuing the VISAs to Indian students by almost
half compared to same period last year.
New Zealand has issued 3,102 in the last five months vis a
vis 6,462 issued last year in the same period.
New Zealand’s public broadcaster ‘Radio New Zealand’ reported
that “too many students of India arrive in New Zealand with too little money to
support themselves and too little knowledge of English”.
The spokesperson of the Auckland International Education
Group said that “It is Ok to tighten the norms on English requirements, but in
many cases it is not clear why the VISA is being denied. Students that would have
been given VISA previously are being refused and it is quite strange”.
Spokesperson from the Independent Tertiary Education New
Zealand said that “good institutions might cope with the move but many
institutions will go out of business”. He added “the number of VISA being
issued was lower as compared to the caliber of the students”.
from New Zealand said that “we are doing this to focus on the things which are