Medical Work in New Zealand

New Zealand boasts some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. It is not surprising that it is regarded as the world’s adventure sport capital. The country is divided into the North and South Islands with the majority of the population living on the North Island. Comparable in size to Great Britain, Colorado or Japan, New Zealand has a population of only 4 million – making it one of the world’s least crowded countries. New Zealand has a strong modern economy, excellent public services and an enviable standard of living.

Registering as a doctor in NZ

Before working in NZ as a Medical Doctor you must be registered with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Doctors with a primary degree from Australia are eligible for general registration. Doctors who have qualified in other countries may be eligible for registration under a different pathway. Check your eligibility on the MCNZ’s own self assessment tool www.mcnz.org.nz or contact Medipeople for assessment and assistance with your application.

Obtaining a visa to work in NZ

Medipeople is one of the only medical recruitment companies registered in New Zealand as a migration agent. If you are choosing to move to New Zealand to work it is crucial you get expert advice on apply for the correct visa. Doctors who have obtained registration with the MCNZ are eligible to apply for a work visa or permit. Thye may also be eligible for Permanent Residency. Medipeople provides step-by-step assistance in organising your visa application. For more information about New Zealand Immigration  contact Medipeople on visas@medipeople.com.au