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Apply for membership here

To join NZIS register online first and then complete the online application form. This is an initial application only – you may be asked to supply more information. You must attach your Curriculum Vitae or Resume to your online application.

Documents that will help explain membership requirements::

For assistance with your application, contact NZIS National Office.

Upgrading from Associate to Voting member

To upgrade your membership complete and submit the Upgrade from Associate to Voting membership form (see attachments below) to

Overseas applications

Registration for overseas members includes an administration fee of $NZ200- this needs to be paid before your application proceeds. If your application is accepted, we will deduct this amount from your normal membership fee. If your application is unsuccessful, this fee will not be refunded. You can pay this fee online once you have registered.

Include information on your professional qualifications and experience with your application (you can attach a copy of your Curriculum Vitae or Resume to your online application).

Moving to New Zealand

Many spatial professionals have moved to New Zealand and find their skills highly valued and transferable. If you are considering this move, first visit for entry to New Zealand requirements.

Consulting Surveyors of New Zealand (CSNZ)

CSNZ is a division of the NZIS for members within a practice in New Zealand. To join CSNZ you must be a full NZIS member and a practising surveyor.

For subscription details and membership inquiries, contact the Secretary: .

Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board (CSLB)

To gain a licence to undertake cadastral surveys in New Zealand (pursuant to Sections 22 and 23 of the Cadastral Survey Act 2002) you must satisfy the Cadastral Surveyors Licensing Board requirements.

NZIS Admissions Panel manages the qualification process required by the CSLB to obtain a Licence to Undertake Cadastral Surveys. For information on the examinations you are required to pass, go to the Professional Entrance Exam page.