Personal Care and Other Critical Health Worker Roles

If you work in one of the roles that are defined by the government as a “personal care and other critical health worker roles” then you meet one of the eligibility criteria for the new 2021 Resident Visa.

There are other criteria that need meet, and there are other lists of skills and roles that you can use to gain eligibility for the 2021 Resident Visa. Our page about the Visa has more information. Or, if you want to fill out our online form, we are happy to contact you to discuss your individual circumstances.

The roles on the personal care and other critical health worker roles list are listed here. The original version of the list is on the NZ Immigration website.

  • Aged and disabled carers
  • Nursing support and personal care workers
  • Special care workers
  • Technical and support staff working in various services including theatre, laboratories, radiology, pharmacy services, oncology, haematology, pathology, hyperbaric medicine and mortuaries
  • Workers who install, operate or maintain medical equipment
  • Workers delivering mental health and addictions services, aged care, respite, home care and support, child health, palliative and hospice care, forensic health, and disability support

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