In New Zealand, registration is a prerequisite for employment in certain occupations. Prior to applying for a visa to work within these specialized fields, individuals must secure their registration. For those occupations that necessitate registration, it’s imperative to initiate contact with the specific registration authority responsible for your profession. This step is essential for ensuring compliance with New Zealand’s employment regulations and securing the necessary credentials to begin your professional journey in the country.


OccupationRegistration AuthorityContact Details
AccountantChartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ),
Anaesthetic TechnicianMedical Sciences of,
ArchitectNew Zealand Registered Architects Board (NZRAB),
BarristerNew Zealand Law,
Cable JointerElectrical Workers Registration,
Cadastral (Land Title) SurveyorSurvey and Spatial New,
ChiropractorChiropractic Board,
Clinical Dental TechnicianDental Council of New,
Clinical Dental TherapistDental Council of New,
Clinical PsychologistsNZ Psychologists,
Dental HygienistDental Council of New,
Dental TechnicianDental Council of New,
Dental TherapistDental Council of New,
DentistDental Council of New,
DietitianNew Zealand Dietitians,
Dispensing OpticianNew Zealand Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians,
Educational PsychologistsNZ Psychologists,
Electrical Service TechnicianElectrical Workers Licensing,
Electrical EngineerElectrical Workers Licensing,
ElectricianElectrical Workers Licensing,
( registration not required)
Engineering New,
Enrolled NurseNursing Council of New,
Financial AdviserCompanies Office Financial Providers RegisterN/A, +64-3-962-6162
Insurance AdviserInstitute of Financial,
Line MechanicElectrical Workers Licensing,
Medical Laboratory Scientist/TechnologistMedical Sciences of,
Medical Laboratory TechnicianMedical Sciences of,
Medical PractitionerMedical Council of New ZealandN/A,
Medical Radiation TechnologistNZ Medical Radiation Technologists,
+64-4-801-6250 (extn 1)
Midwife / MidwivesMidwifery Council of,
NurseNursing Council of New,
OccupationRegistration AuthorityContact Details
Occupational TherapistOccupational Therapy Board of New,
OptometristNew Zealand Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians,
OsteopathOsteopathic Council of,
PharmacistPharmacy Council of New,
PhysiotherapistThe Physiotherapy Board of New,
Plumber, Gasfitter and DrainlayerPlumbers, Gasfitters & Drainlayers,
PodiatristPodiatrists Board of,
PsychologistNZ Psychologists,
PsychotherapistThe Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New,
Real Estate AgentReal Estate Agents,
+64-4-471-8930 (option 3)
Social WorkerSocial Workers Registration Board New,
SolicitorNew Zealand Law,
TeacherEducation Council New,
VeterinarianVeterinary Council of New,
Veterinary SurgeonsVeterinary Council of New ZealandSame as above