A person is fully eligible and entitled to be enrolled in a PHO if he / she is residing in New Zealand and:

  • Is a New Zealand citizen OR
  • Holds a resident visa or a permanent resident visa (or a residence permit if issued before December 2010) OR
  • Is an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident AND has been in New Zealand or intends to stay in New Zealand for at least 2 consecutive years. OR
  • Has a work visa/permit and is able to show that he/she is able to be in New Zealand for at least 2 years (previous permits included) OR
  • Is an interim visa holder who was eligible immediately before their interim visa started OR
  • Is a refugee or protected person OR is in the process of applying for, or appealing refugee or protection status, OR is a victim or suspected victim of people trafficking OR
  • Is under 18 years and in the care and control of a parent/legal guardian/adopting parent who meets one criterion in clauses a–f above OR
  • Is a NZ Aid Programme student studying in New Zealand and receiving Official Development Assistance funding (or their partner or child under 18 years old) OR
  • Is participating in the Ministry of Education Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship
    scheme OR
  • Is a Commonwealth Scholarship holder studying in New Zealand and receiving funding from a New Zealand university under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Fund.

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