In New Zealand all health professionals are required under the health practitioners competence act (HPCCA) to be registered with their professional board before they can begin to work. This ensures professional competence and protects the health and safety of our peoples by providing a way that all practitioners are fit to practice their professions.

This registration process can take up to four weeks to process so best to kick this off at your earliest convenience. If you also need to apply for a visa, you can only do so, once your registration is confirmed. Check out the relevant board related to your field for further information and their registration process.