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Working in New Zealand

If you want to work in New Zealand you must apply in advance for a Work Visa. The Working in New Zealand section of the New Zealand Immigration website contains comprehensive information about the options available including:

Further information about working in New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa can be found here.

For information about doing business in New Zealand, please consult the Business and Trade page on this website.

Professions requiring registration in New Zealand

In New Zealand registration is required by law to carry out activities in the following professions:

Working as a health professional 

For information about working as a doctor in New Zealand, please visit the Medical Council of New Zealand website.

For dentists the New Zealand Dental Association website contains information on dental events, education, codes of ethics, and employment.

For information about nursing in New Zealand, including professional bodies, education and employment opportunities see the Nursing Council of New Zealand website.

For other health professional groups, such as physiotherapists, there are nine Boards serviced by:

Occupational Registration Boards
PO Box 10-140
Tel: (64 4) 499 7979
Fax: (64 4) 472 2350

The boards are:

  • Physiotherapy Board
  • Occupational Therapy Board
  • Dieticians Board
  • Medical Laboratory Technologists Board
  • Medical Radiation Technologists Board
  • Podiatrists Board
  • Opticians Board
  • Chiropractic Board
  • Psychologists Board

Working as a teacher

For information about working in New Zealand as a teacher, please contact the New Zealand Ministry of Education or visit the TeachNZ website. TeachNZ is a unit of the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.