Variation of Conditions
You may be able to vary the conditions of your current visa if they no longer suit your situation. Conditions that may be varied on specific visas are:
You can apply to study part-time for longer than 3 months; take up seasonal work in the horticulture or viticulture industries; or change how often you can travel to another country and return to New Zealand before your visa expires.
You might wish to study a different course, change education provider or be allowed to work.
If you have conditions or rules about your employment, you may be able to apply to change the employer you work for, your occupation, the location of your employment and/or how long you can study while you work.
Post-Study Work Visa
If your post-study work visa is employer-assisted, you can apply to have the job, location, and employer removed.
If you are unable to meet the criteria for a permanent resident visa, yet need to leave New Zealand and while outside New Zealand your travel conditions will expire, in order for you to return to New Zealand, you will need to apply for a variation of travel conditions on your resident visa. The time you can extend your travel conditions will depend on your circumstances, and you may need to include evidence to support your application.