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Registration self assessment tool

Use our registration self assessment tool to determine which pathway to registration (as a medical practitioner in New Zealand) you might be eligible for. Note: we do not cover student electives.

Get an overview of the various registration pathways.

Visit the NZREX page for further guidance on your registration options.

Question One
  1. New Zealand and Australian graduates

    Are you:

    • currently studying for a medical degree in New Zealand or Australia OR
    • have graduated in New Zealand or Australia, but not yet completed your internship
Question Two
  1. New Zealand and Australian graduates

    Have you: 
    • graduated in New Zealand or Australia, and 
    • completed your internship in New Zealand or Australia
Question Three
  1. Doctors with a medical degree from the UK or Ireland

    Do you: 

    • have a medical degree accredited by the Irish Medical Council or General Medical Council of the United Kingdom, and 
    • have you completed your internship under one of these jurisdictions?

Question Four
  1. Doctors previously registered in New Zealand

    Have you previously been on the NZ Medical Register with a permanent form of registration, but were removed for administrative reasons?

Question Five
  1. Doctors with a specialist qualification from New Zealand or Australia

    Do you hold an approved postgraduate qualification awarded by an Australasian College, i.e. FRACS or FRACP?

Question Six
  1. Length of time you intend to work in New Zealand

    Are you planning to work in New Zealand for more than 12 months?

Question Seven - working for more than 12 months
  1. Specialist qualifications

    Do you have a formal post-graduate (specialist) qualification?
Question Seven - working less than 12 months
  1. Specialists (Locum Tenens)

    Do you have a formal post-graduate (specialist) qualification on our list of approved qualifications below: 

Question Eight - working for more than 12 months
  1. Australian examinations

    Have you passsed either AMC Clinical or the AMC Work Based Assessed and been granted full registration with AHPRA?
Question Eight - working for less than 12 months
  1. Australian examinations

    Have you passed either AMC Clinical or the AMC Work Based Assessed and been granted full registration with AHPRA?
Question Nine - working for more than 12 months
  1. Comparable health system experience

    Do you have unrestricted registration/license for any of the countries listed below, and have you worked as a medical doctor for at least three of the last four years immediately prior to your application?

    List of comparable health systems
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Canada
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Iceland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Singapore
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America
Question Nine - working for less than 12 months
  1. Comparable health system experience

    Do you have unrestricted registration/license for any of the countries listed below, and have you worked as a medical doctor for at least three of the last four years immediately prior to your application?

    List of comparable health systems
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Belgium
    • Canada
    • Czech Republic
    • Denmark
    • Finland
    • France
    • Germany
    • Greece
    • Iceland
    • Israel
    • Italy
    • Norway
    • Portugal
    • Republic of Ireland
    • Singapore
    • Spain
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
    • United Kingdom
    • United States of America
Question Ten - working for more than 12 months
  1. Other short-term special purpose

    Are you planning to work in New Zealand for less than two years for one of these purposes?
    • to teach as a visting expert
    • to undertake postgraduate training and/or experience
    • to undertake research
    • to work in an emergency or other unpredictable short-term situation
    • to work in a pandemic or disaster
Question Ten - working for less than 12 months
  1. Other short-term special purpose

    Are you planning to work in New Zealand for less than two years for one of these purposes?
    • to teach as a visting expert
    • to undertake postgraduate training and/or experience
    • to undertake research
    • to work in an emergency or other unpredictable short-term situation
    • to work in a pandemic or disaster