Immigrating Clinicians

New Zealand is renowned  lifestyle destination – where  your quality of life and career opportunities are vast. It’s no surprise that we get interest from clinicians all over the world, wanting to make  New Zealand their home.  

Most  clinicians in New Zealand practise within the private sector, although there's some government support for low-income patients for treatment within the dental departments of local hospitals.  

Teenagers from the age of 13 to 18 are also covered for free dental treatment by the Ministry of Health.

As the emphasis is on private work, there's also a lot more importance put on quality over quantity, as well as long-term treatment planning,  and the opportunity to spend more time to consult and advise clients of the options available to them.  

Clinicians that have immigrated to  New Zealand from around the world comment on the quality time they are able to spend with  patients  to educate and give them preventative advice.  


How to get here: 

Paying Tax in New Zealand: 

Everyone in New Zealand needs to pay tax on income they earn, whether they're an individual, business, or organisation. To find out more about this – please click here.

To find out more about how to apply for your own IRD (Inland Revenue Department) number – please click here

Note: this process is often easier once your NZ Bank account is set up. 

Opening a bank account in New Zealand: 

Many NZ Banks will allow you to apply/ set up an account whilst still overseas. The process for this is slightly different for each bank and we do not endorse any specific organisation.  

Below you’ll find links for this process for several of our largest banking organisations, but this is by no means an exhaustive list and we encourage you to do your research. 

  • Kiwibank – please click here. 
  • ANZ – please click here 
  • BNZ – please click here 
  • ASB – please click here 
  • Westpac – please click here