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Eligibility of children for free dental care

Te āheinga a ngā tamariki ki te manaakitanga ā-niho kore utu

A tamaiti (child) under the age of 18 years is eligible for free dental care if a parent, legal guardian or person applying to be their guardian or adoptive parent has the following immigration status.

Tamariki (children) of parents who hold a student visa are not eligible until the parents get a work visa and have been in New Zealand for a total of two years.

Proof of eligibility

To prove eligibility, you need to provide:

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed March 2022.

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