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The following links are provided to assist prospective and current medical professionals with information relating to New Zealand's visas and immigration.


For any additional questions or concerns about New Zealand visa eligibility or conditions, you may wish to contact Immigration New Zealand directly.

Tel: 0508 558 855

Outside New Zealand: +64 9 914 4100

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Offices in New Zealand 

Immigration Advice

Immigration New Zealand
Level 4
280 Queen Street
Auckland Central 1010
New Zealand


Skilled Medical can assists medical practitioners with four New Zealand pathways. To find the best pathway to meet your specific qualifications, experience and lifestyle needs, please speak with a Skilled Medical Recruitment Consultant.

New Zealand/Australian Graduate Pathway

A pathway for Australian graduates wanting to work in NZ.

Competent Authority Pathway

A pathway similar to competent authority in Australia.

Vocational Pathway

A pathway that is the same as the Specialist pathway in Australia – for Specialist doctors who will need as assessment with the college – to go into Advanced Registrar or Consultant posts.

Comparable Health System Pathway

A pathway for doctors who have worked in a list of countries including Australia, UK and the USA for 3 out of the past four years.



View information on the migration of medical practitioners under New Zealand's skill shortage lists.


At Skilled Medical we have a dedicated team in both Australia and the UK who can guide and assist you through the medical registration process, please contact us directly for further information by Registering with Skilled Medical.

Skilled Medical is an international medical recruitment, placement and services firm that delivers qualified medical professionals wherever they are needed in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.