INS | THE JOURNEY OF SONSHIP
Additional Information – F.A.Q.
Please explore the Frequently Asked Questions below to assist you in the application process. If you have any further questions you can always contact us.
Frequently asked questions about the INS application process.
Do I need insurance?
Medical insurance is compulsory for all international INS participants and is also strongly recommended for all New Zealand participants.
When can I apply for the INS?
You can apply for the INS all year round.
How can I secure a place in the INS?
Each year we get more people interested in joining the INS but our accommodation is limited.
Your application must be processed and accepted
A non-refundable deposit of NZ$1000 per person needs to be made
Cheque (for New Zealand residents only)
Bank draft in New Zealand Dollars (for foreign applicants)
Electronically wired funds through the banking system (relevant details are included in the acceptance package)
What happens in case of an emergency?
In case of an emergency during your stay at INS we will do everything we can to assist you and make things as comfortable as possible.
Which forms do I need to complete to apply for INS?
You will need to complete at least 2 forms yourself, and 3 forms need to be completed by your referees. Here is the breakdown...
INS | Main Application Form – (completed by yourself)
INS | Personal Health Evaluation Form – (completed by yourself)
INS | Pastoral/Spiritual Leader’s Reference Form
INS | Friend’s Reference Form
INS | Physician’s Evaluation Form
INS | Accompanying Spouse Form (if your spouse is joining)
INS | Accompanying Nanny Form – (If you are bringing a nanny to look after your children)
What happens after I submit my INS application?
Do I need a passport to apply for INS?
All non-New Zealand residents applying for the INS need to have a passport that is valid at least 6 months after the conclusion of the school.
Do I need a visa to enter New Zealand?
How can I submit my INS application?
What costs are involved in joining the INS?
To join the INS | The Journey of Sonship, there are a number of different costs we would like you to be aware of. Please find below a break down of the costs involved to join the 3 month INS in New Zealand:
INS School Fees - Tuition, food and accommodation are all included in one cost which can be found on the Dates & Costs page, under the heading INS | School Fees. This cost will vary based upon which accommodation package you choose.
Registration Fee - There is a NZ$60 non-refundable registration fee that you will pay as you submit your INS Main Application form. INS | Main Application form.
Airfare - Visiting New Zealand from overseas means you will need to purchase your own airplane ticket.
Medical & Travel insurance.
A ticket for the Ferry - As an INS student, you will travel to Great Barrier Island on a ferry. The cost for a return ticket is NZ$280 (approximate) per person. This is an additional fee.
Special diet - If you require a special diet, additional costs are involved: Gluten Free & other Medical Meal Plans are NZ$310 per person. This is an additional fee.
NZeTA or Visa - There is a small fee for applying for a New Zealand NZeTA (NZ$9 - NZ$12). For more info visit: nzeta.immigration.govt.nz
If you are not eligable to apply for an NZeTA, a New Zealand Visitor Visa will have higher application fees. Please visit the New Zealand Immigration page to check the criteria.
Pocket money - Even though the INS is all inclusive (school fees, food & accommodation) you might like to keep some extra cash at hand to buy some snacks or visit the local pub in the weekend.
Can I bring children to the INS?
Yes, you are able to bring children to the INS. You will need to provide your children's details on INS | Main Application Form.
Please note: Families with children under the age of 14 need to provide care for their children: an accompanying nanny. They will need to complete an Accompanying Nanny form.