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We specialize in helping international nurses like you achieve your goal of practicing and settling in New Zealand with confidence. 


New Zealand isn't just calling for skilled nurses, it's rolling out the welcome mat. Competitive salaries and diverse career advancement opportunities await, with a healthcare system constantly evolving and eager for your expertise.

Beyond work, immerse yourself in jaw-dropping scenery, from majestic mountains to idyllic beaches. New Zealand isn't just a beautiful country, it's a welcoming one, boasting a diverse and inclusive community.

Don't let the complexities of registration, immigration, and settling in hold you back. MILNZ is your trusted partner, guiding you through every step, from eligibility assessment to CAP preparation, and securing the right visa. We even connect you with potential employers.

Offering fast-track residency options, NZ recognizes your valuable contribution making your transition even smoother. Are you ready to experience a rewarding career, breathtaking landscapes, and a warm welcome? Let MILNZ help you make your dream of living and working in New Zealand a reality. 

The process


To work in New Zealand as a nurse you will need to be registered with the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ), with the registration process being dependent on where you are coming from, your qualifications and your work experience; you will also need to hold an appropriate visa. 


Two pathways exist for registration with the NCNZ, with your personal circumstances meaning you can either apply directly for Registration; or complete a Competence Assessment Programme (CAP), which includes a combination of online and in person testing. 


With the benefit of a consultation MILNZ will be able to give you an indication of whether you will qualify for direct registration or will need to complete a CAP course (although ultimately a full application will need to be submitted to the NCNZ to confirm your pathway). 

Employment & Visa

You will need an offer of employment as a nurse to obtain an Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV), that allows you to work in NZ; this visa is valid for 5 years and allows you to also apply for associated visas for your immediate family members. 


Many of our clients secure an offer of employment from offshore – this is made easier where you have already secured registration with the NCNZ; but in some cases, it may be necessary to come to NZ to complete the CAP course, &/or meet with a prospective employer. 


International nurse seeking to

settle in New Zealand.

Do you qualify for direct Registration with NCNZ?



Direct Registration

4-6 months (processing)


Competence Assessment


2.5 months

(processing + course)



Offer of employment

Accredited Employer Work Visa (AEWV)

4 weeks processing


Nurses are on Immigration New Zealand’s ’GREEN LIST’. This offers a fast-track pathway to residence – with many of our clients now securing their residence within 4 months of applying – meaning many of our clients are receiving residence before they even arrive in NZ!



Understanding the process for gaining a visa for Green List work professions can be complex. At MILNZ, we take great care in assisting with this process. If you're interested in getting a visa as a nurse or other Green List careers, our experienced team is here to guide you every step of the way.


book A consultation

Why do you need a consultation?

If you are keen to find out more about making the move to New Zealand, its vital to understand what’s involved from the outset. Tim will be holding individual consultations in London from the 22 – 26 April. The consultations are a comprehensive assessment lasting 1 hour, costing NZ$100 and cover:

  • Your eligibility

  • Discussion of the process & costs involved

  • Registration & employment

  • Any questions you have about migrating to NZ

Your Contact Information.

60 Minute Consultation Booking Details.

Please select your preferred time window*

Please select 'PAY CONSULTATION FEE NOW' and you will be directed to window to pay the NZD$100 consultation fee.



Tim McSweeney

Immigration Lawyer


Kera WanG

Senior Consultant

Head of Asia Business


Kim Saran Lee

Immigration Lawyer


Danica Bandojo

Immigration Consultant


Sophya Guimarães

Immigration Consultan

Why Choose MILNZ?

Your Success, Our Priority.


  • Expert Guidance: Having assisted thousands of migrants over the years, our team understand exactly what’s required for you to make this work.  

  • Personalized Approach: We tailor our services to your unique needs, ensuring a personalized and effective strategy. We understand this is a life changing decision, so we’re always available to offer the support you need.

  • Timely Communication: Communication is key during the immigration process. We pride ourselves on prompt and transparent communication, keeping you informed and on track for success. 

  • Local Insights: Our team has a deep understanding of healthcare industry perspectives, which allows us to better anticipate and address potential challenges in the immigration process.  

  • Reasonable fees: We offer reasonable, fixed fees that are payable at specific milestones – reflecting what stage you’re at - throughout the process.

  • Proven Track Record: Our success stories speak volumes. Join the ranks of satisfied clients who've successfully made New Zealand their new home.

what clients say...

I can’t recommend Tim enough. Really nice guy and was so helpful when applying for my new work visa. Everything was a breeze with Tim, He made the process really easy and completely stress free getting back to me in less than a week with the great news that my work visa had been approved for three years! Great service. Huge thanks to Tim and his team!


Jack T.


MILNZ - Immigration Lawyers in New Zealand

+64 9 869 4999

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Takapuna, Auckland
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Auckland, New Zealand


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