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Eligibility of children for free dental care

A child under the age of 18 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:

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. Page created October 2018.

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