Immigration Info

You can find out  what you need to know about coming to New Zealand at the Immigration New Zealand website and the New Zealand website.

To be able to work as dental staff in New Zealand you will need to provide proof to LANZ.Dental of your approved vaccination status.

Reconnecting with New Zealand
10 May

Reconnecting with New Zealand

10 May 2022
Last week our New Zealand borders re-opened and people are starting to reconnect. This means if you have been thinking about coming to NZ to work as a dental professional, it's a bit easier than it has been in the last few years. 




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NZ Border reopening
2 May

NZ Border reopening

2 May 2022
The international border is reopening in stages for eligible travellers to enter New Zealand.




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NZ Traveller Declaration
29 Apr

NZ Traveller Declaration

29 April 2022
Everyone travelling by air to NZ must now complete a New Zealand Traveller Declaration.




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Big changes to immigration policy
9 Mar

Big changes to immigration policy

9 March 2022
On 4 July 2022 significant immigration policy changes will impact how Kiwi employers attract overseas workers.




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The right to work in NZ
25 Feb

The right to work in NZ

25 February 2022
Before recruiting a dental professional, either as an employee or a contractor, legally you need to make sure they have the right to work in NZ.




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2021 Resident Visa Application Process
29 Nov '21

2021 Resident Visa Application Process

29 November 2021
This video (7.20 minutes) explains the 2021 Resident visa process and criteria. It will help inform applicants who are eligible in Phase One (from 1 December 2021) to apply for the 2021 Resident visa.




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Our border is opening early 2022
25 Nov '21

Our border is opening early 2022

25 November 2021
You're probably aware of the New Zealand Government announcement yesterday afternoon advising the NZ border will open from January 2022.




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New 2021 Resident Visa
6 Oct '21

New 2021 Resident Visa

6 October 2021
On 30 September 2021, Immigration New Zealand announced the introduction of a new “one off” 2021 residency visa for skilled migrants who were in New Zealand on 29 September 2021.




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Travelling to New Zealand
3 Sep '21

Travelling to New Zealand

3 September 2021
Since March 2020, the NZ border has been closed to almost all travellers to stop the spread of Covid-19. If you are not a NZ citizen, permanent resident, or returning resident, you will need to obtain a travel exception to enter NZ.




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Hiring overseas workers
3 Sep '21

Hiring overseas workers

3 September 2021
Since March 2020, the New Zealand border has been closed to almost all travellers to stop the spread of Covid-19. If your prospective employee is not a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or returning resident, they will need to obtain a travel exception to enter New Zealand.




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Moving Non-NZ Family to NZ
28 Apr '21

Moving Non-NZ Family to NZ

28 April 2021
Especially during these times of Covid-19, LANZ.Dental recommends you get professional immigration advice if you're thinking of returning to NZ and have non-NZ family members travelling with you. 




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