This diagram is an indicative overview of the Registration pathways.

We cannot determine the exact pathway any application will take until we receive the application form and fees. We strongly recommend you use our quick online self assessment tool in conjunction with this diagram, before contacting us. Start here Q1: How long do you intend to work in New Zealand? I intend to practise medicine for a long term in New Zealand OR I intend to practise medicine for a short term, fixed term or on a Teleradiology contract

Q2: Do you intend to begin practising, in New Zealand, as a specialist doctor? Yes OR No note(a) This is the Vocational pathway for specialists This is the General pathway Locum tenens specialist <12 months This is the Special purpose pathway

NZ AUS Grad Pathway

Post graduate training

Pandemic or disaster

Competent Authority Pathway

Comparable Health Pathway

NZ REX Pathway

Visiting expert


Registration We may choose to decline any registration application. We may, at our own discretion, choose to apply the appropriate provisional registration, supervision, monitorings or conditions on any registration. note(a) – If you do not qualify for the Locum Tenens Special Purpose pathway because you do not hold an approved postgraduate qualification, or you intend to stay in New Zealand for more than 12 months, there is an alternative option that you may still be eligible to register via General Pathway.




Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Sign up to vote on this title
UsefulNot useful