To change your citizenship or permanent residency details, you need to supply the University with an original or correctly certified (witnessed/notarised) copy of documents to support the change.

If you are a New Zealand or Australian citizen, you will need to provide:

  • The page of your passport that shows your name and other details, or
  • Your citizenship certificate

If you are a New Zealand or Australian permanent resident, you will need to provide:

  • The page of your passport that shows your name and other details
    and either
  • Your residence visa label, or
  • Appropriate documentation confirming you have been granted an electronic visa/eVisa (New Zealand residents only), or
  • A confirmation email sent directly from the Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) service to university@otago.ac.nz that you have been granted an electronic visa/eVisa (Australian permanent residents only)

If you have refugee status, you must provide the original or a certified copy of the letter from the Immigration Service entitling you to reside in New Zealand or Australia.

Documentation can be submitted in-person to the AskOtago Central Hub on the ground floor of the Central Library in the Information Services Building. Staff will take a photocopy of any original documents.

Alternatively, you may post a certified photocopy of your documentation along with a brief note stating your request and your student ID number.

Contact AskOtago for more information:

Tel +64 3 479 7000 or 0800 80 80 98
Email university@otago.ac.nz

Last updated 13/08/2019 11.55 AM
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