Immigrating Clinicians

Irish Clinicians

Looking for a new place to call home that offers incredible scenery, a mild climate and a great work-life balance? You've come to the right place. New Zealand has so much to offer from culture to unique landscape. You can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle in a welcoming, diverse environment where your quality of life and career opportunities are vast. In the Summer you can enjoy sandy surf beaches, lakes and rivers and in the colder months you can make the most of the incredible mountains all over the country.

Testimonial from Dr Fionnuala Cowhie

Relocation Process

We offer $10,000 relocation support, and we hold full accreditation with Immigration NZ. 
As Accredited Employers we can support your visa for both the short term and long term, and have an experienced team who will help make the move a smooth process! 

There’s two key components to your relocation to New Zealand:

  • Registration to practice in your Dental Scope with the New Zealand Dental Council (DCNZ)
  • Your eligibility to work in New Zealand.

Dentistry is currently listed under the  Skill  Level Classification  with Immigration NZ.

See what our expat dentists have to say about moving to NZ to join Lumino!

Registration to practice in New Zealand.

If you’ve trained outside of New Zealand, to be able to practise as a dental professional here you are required to register with the New Zealand Dental Council.

To find out more about the pathways to registration visit the NZ Dental Council.

Please note, Lumino doesn't have any direct input into your registration process and doesn't act as an advisory body in your registration process, but we're able to give you general practical advice about practising in New Zealand. We encourage all Immigrating Clinicians to undertake this conversation with the Dental Council as soon as possible, as it will dictate your process and relocation time frames.

Obtaining a visa – your eligibility to work in New Zealand.

If you're considering a relocation, you will need to have current and accurate advice, and this information either needs to come from Immigration New Zealand or your licensed immigration specialist. In New Zealand, it’s illegal for anyone unlicensed to provide advice. For up to date information visit Immigration NZ.

If you’re aged 18-30, you can apply for a working holiday visa that gives young Irish people up to 12 months working in New Zealand. Alternatively, there are work visas that let you live and work here for a set period and may even lead to residence. Resident visas such as the Skilled Migrant Category let you stay indefinitely and access more state-funded public services. Find out more here: Visas to work


  •  Commission – 35% Commission
  •  Retainer - $120,000 (40 hours/week)
  •  Training & Development Allowances
  • 5% rural community service commission

Weather and climate in NZ - moving through the seasons

Christmas in Summer anyone? Tis’ the season for sunny beach days, adventures on the water, beautiful bush walks, mountain hiking and much much more. You really can't beat a Kiwi Summer!

Even when Summer fades to Autumn, the days are still warm, and that means beach swims through March and well into April in some parts of the country. Bush walks and hiking are also great options.

The Winters are less harsh in NZ, with temperatures dipping to between 12 – 16°C.
Snow sports galore, Queenstown and Wanaka in the South Island and the Central Plateau in the North Island are the most popular spots for skiing and snowboarding. The highest snowfall in these locations is usually throughout July and August.

It’s the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, and there is often spring skiing available at some ski fields too. You’ll find New Zealand’s countryside full of bouncing lambs and spring blossoms.

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