Information about Occupational Registration Visitor Visa

You can apply for this visa if you want to come to New Zealand to obtain New Zealand occupational registration. Or you’re already in New Zealand, have applied for residence, and need more time to obtain your occupational registration. The appropriate New Zealand registration body must confirm you’re eligible for the registration process.


Up to 3 months

18 years or older

All conditions

With this visa you can

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.

Specific Purpose Work Visa

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Visitor visa