Medical Test For Australia
Medical Examination Waiver For Temporary Visa Applicants
In today’s blog, we will take a look at the waiver provided to applicants of temporary visa categories by the Australian government.
To improve and accelerate its visa processing system, Australia is reducing its requirements for temporary visa applicants.
Temporary visa candidates in Australia will no longer have to undergo medical examinations to meet health requirements depending on their nationality, former residence and suggested duration of stay.
This new measure is applicable to all qualified temporary visa applications and new applications made while being present in Australia. This modification to the requirements is temporary and will be reevaluated by the government in early 2023.
But, applicants for a temporary visa in Australia will still have to undergo applicable medical examinations and/or chest x-rays for the following reasons:
- If they have applied for temporary protection, provisional visa or a medical treatment
- If they expect to incur medical costs or need medical treatment
- If they have plans to work as or study to be a dentist, nurse, paramedic or a doctor
- If they will enter a hospital, aged or disability care facility with a higher risk of tuberculosis
- If they are pregnant and have plans to have the baby in Australia
- If they will work or train at an Australian childcare centre
- If they are over the age of 75. This is applicable if they are applying for a visitor visa
- If they have had previous household contact with tuberculosis or
- If they are asked to do so by the Department.
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To What Subclasses of Temporary Visa Do These Changes Apply?
These measures are applicable to the following subclasses:
- 405 Investor Retirement
- 407 Training
- 408 Temporary Activity
- 410 Retirement
- 417 and 462 Working Holiday
- 476 Skilled – Recognised Graduate
- 482 Temporary Skill Shortage
- 485 Temporary Graduate
- 500 Students
- 590 Student Guardian
- 600 Visitor
- 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary)
- 995 Diplomatic (Temporary)
- 461 New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship (Temporary)
- 403 Temporary Work (International Relations)
- 401 Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)
What Will Happen If I Have An Existing Medical Appointment?
You will be contacted by the contracted service provider of the Immigration Department to cancel appointments if a medical examination is not required and provide a refund.
Will Refund Be Offered For Recently Completed Medical Examinations?
If you have completed a medical examination recently, then it will be processed in the usual way, and no refund will be provided.
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