How to get here
There’s two key components to your relocation to New Zealand:
- Registration to practice in your Dental Scope with the New Zealand Dental Council (DCNZ)
- Your eligibility to work in New Zealand.
Registration to practice in New Zealand.
If you have trained outside of New Zealand, to be able to practise as a dental professional here you are required to register with the New Zealand Dental Council.
To find out more about the pathways to NZ Dental Council registration – please click here.
Lumino doesn't have any direct input into your registration process and doesn't act as an advisory body in your registration process, but we're able to give you general practical advice about practising in New Zealand.
We encourage all Immigrating Clinicians to undertake this conversation with the Dental Council as soon as possible, as it will dictate your process and relocation timeframes.
You can find out more on the Immigration NZ website here.
Obtaining a visa – your eligibility to work in New Zealand.
If you're considering a relocation, you will need to have current and accurate advice, and this information either needs to come from Immigration New Zealand or your licenced immigration specialist. In New Zealand, it’s illegal for anyone unlicenced to provide advice.
- For up to date Immigration NZ information – please visit.
Immigration Fast Track Scheme
The immigration fast track helps overseas workers have a more immediate path to residency in New Zealand, known as a Green List.
The green list has a total of 48 health roles including:
- Dental Specialists
- Dental Technicians
- Dental Therapists
- Oral Health Therapists
Before an applicant can apply for residency, they must meet the requirements set out in the Green List. If registration is required, this must be obtained before submitting a residence application.