At Imperial we would like to make your journey to New Zealand an enjoyable and easy process. We strongly advice our students to follow this check list once your enrolment is confirmed and visa issued. This will enable you to overcome some of the difficulties faced by other students. If you are unsure or would like further clarification, do not hesitate to contact us prior to your departure.
Book your ticket as soon as possible to obtain better rates and avoid the last minute rush.
Medical & Travel insurance:
You must have appropriate medical & travel insurance to meet your visa requirements. If you don't have any medical & travel insurance, contact the College and we will arrange it for you.
Buy better quality, light luggage bags with locking facility. Keep items handy which you are to declare to Customs and Quarantine. Also label your luggage clearly and keep a copy of your contact details inside it.
Carry adequate clothing as per the climate of Auckland. Do not bring food items animal products or plant products as most of them are not allowed entry into New Zealand. Food, animal or plant products are required to be declared on your passenger card.
Medicines with a doctor's prescription may be allowed for a short duration. They are to be declared on your passenger card.
Passport size photographs:
You may require some photographs on your arrival and carrying your latest photographs may help you.
Bring original or certified copies of your academic transcripts including IELTS, work reference, birth certificate, letter of offer, and copy of your visa application documents. Documents not in English should have a translated copy in English.
Collect your passport with visa issue letter, airline ticket and health insurance details.
You must bring enough New Zealand currency in cash to meet your initial expenses and have access to NZ$ 2000 to NZ$ 3000 in traveller’s cheque/bank drafts in your name.
Bringing others’ bags:
Never bring other’s items or bags as they may contain something illegal. If you do so, you will be held accountable for it.
Keep your enrolment letter, and contact details of your international office of education provider with you at all times once you have boarded your flight.
On arriving in New Zealand:
Incoming passenger card:
Read it carefully and enter correct details. In case of doubt seek assistance from the Custom or Quarantine officer on duty. Follow the red or green channel as per your declaration on the card.
Duty free goods:
Visit www.biosecurity.gov.nz for information on bringing food items, medicines and animal products into New Zealand.