Working Holiday Visa Info + Skilled Migrant Visa Info

Working Holiday Visa
Duration:12-23 months
Relevant for people up to 30 years of age.

Skilled Migrant Visa
Duration: indefinitely
Relevant for applicants 18-55 years of age.

Please read the Info and links below.

If you require professional immigration advice, then please review the:

  • Profile for a specialist immigration lawyer, here in New Zealand. This document provides you with contact details and pricing for an initial consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer.

Of course, you may not need professional advice or you may have your own specialist immigration adviser. Everyone has unique circumstances and LANZ are not immigration specialists, so we're unable to give you immigration advice. 

Allowing time

The registration process with the NZ Dental Council can take more than 3 months, 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're 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)

For candidates over 30 years, the Skilled Migrant Category below will apply.

NZ Skilled Migrant Visa Category

(under 55 years of age)