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Types of Eligible Registration Broadened in Green List

Types of Eligible Registration Broadened in Green List

The Green List provides a fast-track to residence and work to residence pathway for highly skilled migrant workers in certain hard-to-fill roles.

The Green List straight to residence pathway opens on 5 September 2022 at 10.00 am.

There is a huge demand for health and medical practitioners in New Zealand.

Health & Medical Roles


Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has broadened the types of eligible registration and removed references to the scopes of practice.

5 September 2022 onwards, skill requirements for the Green List for health & medical roles managed by the Medical Council of New Zealand will require –

  • provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) or
  • a MCNZ letter of “eligibility for registration

The remaining health & medical roles will require registration with the relevant authorities.

Tier 1 Green List Straight to Residence pathway health roles include:

General Practitioner, Anaesthetist, Psychiatrist, Specialist Physicians not elsewhere classified (nec), Surgeon (General), Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Neurosurgeon, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon, Urologist, Otorhinolaryngologist, Dermatologist, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Ophthalmologist, Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist, Radiation Oncologist, Resident Medical Officer, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Clinical Psychologist, Educational Psychologist, Organisational Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Psychologists nec.

Tier 2 Green List (Work to Residence pathway) health roles includes:

Anaesthetic Technician, Medical Diagnostic (Medical Imaging Technologist), Medical Laboratory Technician, Medical Radiation Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Sonographer, Podiatrist, Registered Nurse (Aged Care), Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health), Registered Nurse (Community Health), Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency), Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability), Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation), Registered Nurse (Medical), Registered Nurse (Medical Practice), Registered Nurse (Mental Health), Registered Nurse (Perioperative), Registered Nurse (Surgical), Registered Nurse (Paediatrics), Registered Nurses nec, Midwife.

Get in touch with Immigration Advisors New Zealand Ltd, which provides up-to-date immigration information so you can consider opportunities and prepare yourself for the future. To know all the required procedures, contact us at [email protected] or call on +64 09 3790219.

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