Law students of graduates from Germany can visit New Zealand as unpaid observers with New Zealand law firms. To apply for a German Law Student visitor visa, you’ll need get a recommendation letter or a written offer of a temporary position from an eligible New Zealand law firm. You must be able to demonstrate your financial condition to apply for this visa. Generally, this visa will allow you to be in New Zealand for up to 6 months. If you need to stay longer than 6 months, you may choose to apply for visa extension.

This visa is only for law students or graduates from Germany.

Source: Immigration New Zealand

Genuine intentions: You must genuinely intend to meet the conditions of your visa

Written offer from Law Firm: You must have a written offer from a New Zealand law firm

Funds or sponsorship: You must have enough money to live on while you’re in New Zealand or have an acceptable sponsor

Onward travel: You must have a ticket to leave New Zealand or be sponsored for the cost of your onward travel

Health care: You must agree to pay your own health care costs

Bring family: If you need to bring your partner and dependent children, they must meet the requirements for this visa or they may apply other visa categories.

Source: Immigration New Zealand

Step 1 – Apply for your visa

Complete the paper application form and send it Immigration New Zealand along with your application fee, immigration levy, and the documents listed in the checklist on the form. The following links might be helpful for you:

Step 2 – Decision about your application

After you apply, you just need to wait for a decision from Immigration NZ. If there is anything else you need to do, they will be in touch. If you are in New Zealand, and your current temporary visa expires before your new visa is approved, Immigration New Zealand will normally issue you an interim visa to let you stay in New Zealand legally.

Source: Immigration New Zealand
  • Completed, signed application form.
  • Appropriate fee and levies
  • Two passport-sized colour photographs for everyone included in the application.
  • Passport or travel document* for everyone included in the application.
  • Medical or chest X-ray certificates if required by Section E: Health for everyone included in the application.
  • Evidence of financial support consisting of:
    • a completed Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry (INZ 1025), or
    • evidence showing you have sufficient funds in your name to support yourself.
  • Evidence that you have the means to leave
  • New Zealand consisting of:
  • a completed Sponsorship Form for Temporary Entry (INZ 1025), or
    • pre-purchased travel out of New Zealand, or
    • evidence showing you have sufficient funds in your name to purchase travel out of New Zealand.
  • If your partner and/or dependent children are included in this application:
    • evidence of your relationship with your partner and/or
    • evidence that you are the parent or legal guardian of the children included in this application
Source: Immigration New Zealand

The application fee is £ 132. This is the charge for Immigration New Zealand to process your application. You must remember that Immigration New Zealand will not refund application costs if your visa gets refused. A non-refundable immigration levy is charged and is included in the cost. Each person must pay an International Visitor Conservation and Tourism Levy (IVL) of NZD $35. This is included in the cost.

Source: Immigration New Zealand