Having medicines sent from an overseas supplier
If you are having medicines sent to from overseas you will be required to prove you have a “reasonable excuse” for the importation.
We define “reasonable excuse” as either:
- An original letter from a New Zealand authorised prescriber (doctor,
dentist, midwife or nurse prescriber - the prescriber must be one who is
authorised to prescribe these medicines to you),
- An original prescription from a New Zealand authorised prescriber (doctor, dentist, midwife or nurse prescriber).
Medicines containing controlled drugs cannot be imported in this manner.