Up to 3 months
With this visa you can
- Come to, or stay in New Zealand to get New Zealand occupational registration.
Things to note
- Any training you do as part of your occupational registration must take less than 3 months.
- If your occupational registration training will take more than 3 months, you’ll need to apply for a student visa.
Nurses from the Philippines who have a job offer from a District Health Board and have been accepted for the Nursing Council's Competence Assessment Programme should apply for a Specific Purpose Work Visa instead.
The application process
1 Apply for your visa
Check if you need a Visitor Visa – Visa Waiver countries.
Check if you’re eligible to apply online. You can then apply and pay online.
Or apply on the paper form and send it to us with your application fee, immigration levy, and your supporting documents.
Use our Office and fees finder to find out how much you’ll need to pay, and where to send your application.
2 We make a decision about your application
We’ll process your application as soon as we can.
Most online applications are processed within 20 days, and most paper applications within 25 days, but it can take longer in some situations.
If there’s anything else you need to do, we’ll be in touch.
Please check that you meet the detailed criteria before you apply for a visa or travel to New Zealand