Your spouse or partner may be able to accompany you to New Zealand on a Partner of a Student Work Visa, but the restrictions mean that the vast majority of students will not be eligible.
In order for your partner to join you in New Zealand, you must be studying towards a Level 7 or 8 qualification on New Zealand’s Long Term Skill Shortage List, or a Level 9 or 10 qualification. Your university will be able to tell you what level you are studying at if you are unsure.
You may be asked for the following information at some point during your application for a NZ student visa:
You can work up to 20 hours per week during term time and as often as you want during university holidays if you have a Fee Paying Student visa for New Zealand. Students pursuing a Master’s degree by research or a PhD are exempt from this limit and may work as many hours as they wish.
If you believe your visa was denied in error, you can request that your visa decision be reconsidered in writing. If New Zealand Immigration reconsiders your application and determines that you are correct, you will be granted the visa you were denied. A reconsideration process may incur costs.
If you believe you can submit a new visa application that addresses the reason you were denied, you should do so. You’ll have to pay the application fee again and make sure you address any issues raised in your previous application completely.