Working Holiday Visa Info + Skilled Migrant Visa Info - Immigration info
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If you require professional immigration advice, then please review the:
Of course, you may not need professional advice or you may have your own specialist immigration adviser. Everyones circrumstances are unique and LANZ are not immigration specialists, so we're unable to give you immigration advice.
The registrations process with the NZ Dental Council can take from 2 to 3 months on average, if all documentation is in order and no additional material is requested. The visa process can also take 3 months at a minimum and again as many as 10 months - depending on your circumstances, so if you are looking at coming to New Zealand and have a set date in mind then please ensure this is at least 3-6 months after you’ve lodged your application for registration.
Immigration and Visa process
Once you’ve obtained your NZ Dental Council registration and APC, you will have to apply for the relevant visa to entitle you to work in New Zealand. You can apply through one of the following options, depending on your circumstances:
NZ Working Holiday Visa Category
(under 30 years of age)
NZ Skilled Migrant Visa Category
(under 55 years of age)
Prescribed qualifications for registration as a dentist
The Council has defined the following as the list of prescribed qualifications for registration as a dentist in the general scope of practise:
Indemnity insurance is also required, which can be arranged through the New Zealand Dental Association once you arrive in the country.