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International Express Pathway

Who can apply?

Physiotherapists applying for registration via this pathway must fit at least one of the following eligibility requirements:

  • currently hold unrestricted registration as a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, or South Africa,


  • have a physiotherapy qualification from the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, or South Africa that is recognised as a pre-registration physiotherapy qualification by the relevant physiotherapy regulator of that country.

What does it cost?

Please refer to our Fees Schedule here. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.

How long does it take?

Once all required documents are confirmed to have been received, International Express applications are taking on average 1-2 weeks to process. Please note these timeframes are subject to change.

To avoid delays in processing your application ensure you include all the required information. Your application may be declined or returned for further work if it is not complete.

What is the process for this application?

Phase 1: Initial Review

After you submit your application, we will review it for completeness. If documents or evidence are missing or we have concerns about your eligibility, we will email you for further information before your application is sent on for processing.

If your application does not meet criteria for any reason, one of the following will occur:

  • You are given the opportunity to Withdraw your application.
  • Your application is Returned.
  • We propose to Decline your application.

If your application meets criteria, it is put forward for Registration.

Phase 2: Registration

Applications deemed to meet the minimum requirement for registration are sent to our Registrar for approval. Once this is completed you will receive an email confirmation.

Required Documents:

* Document must be certified or sent directly to [email protected] by the issuing authority
† Document must be less than 3 months old on the date you submit your application

Application Resources

Guidance Notes

Reflective Statement Template



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If you have any questions, please see our comprehensive help page or contact us via [email protected] or by calling us on +64 4 471 2610 during business hours (9am-5pm NZDT). We can provide advice on the preparation of your application; however, we are not able to advise you on whether or not it will succeed.