Overseas Applicant Information

Information for overseas applicants

We welcome overseas applications from eligible healthcare professionals

Here you can find out what you need to know before you apply.

Photo/Love Taupō

Are you thinking about New Zealand for work?

Click here to discover why New Zealand is not just a great place to work but how we Kiwis enjoy life outside of work, which we call work-life balance.

Explore visa options

Click here for information on the range of visas available to work in New Zealand

Preparing for a move to New Zealand

Click here for help with preparing to move to New Zealand

Settling in New Zealand

Click here for practical advice to help your arrival in New Zealand

Occupational registration

In New Zealand you have to be registered to work in some jobs. You must get your registration before you can apply for a visa to work in one of these occupations.

If you do need to apply for occupational registration, contact the registration authority for your occupation.

Check here if you need to be registered in your occupation to work in New Zealand.

If you are an Internationally Qualified Midwife (IQM) click here for information on how to become a Registered Midwife in New Zealand. 

If you are an Internationally Qualified Nurse (IQN) click here for information on how to become a Registered Nurse in New Zealand.


Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village


Tongariro Alpine Crossing/Martin Grafetsberger