I am sharing with you how I wrote my cover letter as it greatly impressed me. I did it myself, proud of it, and reckoned that it is organised. I think that it has facilitated fast processing and approval of my application.
I have learned that for student visa application of Filipinos lodged in the Philippines, Immigration New Zealand prepared the positive student profile to identify them into A, B and C. Applicants who fall within these categories are considered as low-risk and high-value applicants. The basis of the cover letter I provide here is the INZ Manila Positive Student Profile 2012.
Dear Student Visa Officer,
I, (your name), am applying for a Student Visa and will be studying (the course) at (name of school) in (specific address in New Zealand) on (date from) to (date to).
I hope to depart from the Philippines on (date or week) of (month and year) for New Zealand.
As a student visa applicant, I am aligned with positive student profile (is it A or B or C?) as detailed below:
1. Aged (state your age)
I am (age) years old. I was born on (date of birth) in (date of place). My family background is as follows:
(In my case I wrote the names of my father, mother and sibling as well as their employment status. You can also provide a list of your spouse and children, etc. I also provided a short description of my family’s business to prove my point why I was studying business. This also gives the visa officer to get an idea how you accumulated your money)
2. Education (highest education attainment)
I completed (no. of years) of education in good standing as follows.
3. Offer of Place from NZQA approved NZ educational course
I have an offer of study from (state your course) at (name of PTE), an NZQA approved course which also qualifies me to a Skilled Migrant Category (Residence) points. This is the course advised by the (name of school) Admissions Officer as a logical pathway to my recent employment experience (or educational background) as (state your recent post or recent course) which also matches my skills and future career goals.
I chose (your school) because (state your reasons).
4. Logical Graduate-Work Pathway
My reasons for studying (your course) are the following:
The course is also complementary to my work experience as follows:
5. Verifiable Evidence of Funds
I have attached in this application a bank certification as evidence of my personal funds and authorization from the bank for Immigration New Zealand to verify my history. I have (state number of accounts and from what bank) with a total equivalent of approximately (state in New Zealand dollars).
I have accumulated this amount from my (how did you get this much money?, stocks? business? savings? donations from family?)
If you have a sponsor state your relationship, the reasons of sponsorship and how they will support in your study. (This is also detailed on form INZ 1025 that your sponsor filled-up.)
6. Health and Character Requirements Met
I have met the health and character requirements. (Please state if your medical results are sent by your attending physician online or if it is attached). Attached is my NBI Clearance which states that ( say what is on your clearance and why).
7. No Previous Adverse Immigration History
I have no previous adverse immigration history. If you have been denied a previous visa before please state why. Attach the document in your application.
8.Motivation to come to New Zealand.
State how you learned about the student pathway. Why do you choose this pathway? Why do you choose to study in New Zealand? Why do you want to live in New Zealand?
Sign with your name