Health Examinations – Will I need one?

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PERMANENT AND PROVISIONAL VISA APPLICANTS

You and any family members applying for the visa with you must have health examinations.

In some circumstances, family members who are not coming to Australia with you might also need to have health examinations.

Tests that are generally required:

  • Under 2 Years of age – Medical Examination
  • 2 or more but under 11 years – Medical Examination and TB Screening test
  • 11 or more but under 15 years – Medical Examination and Chest X-Ray
  • 15 or more years – Medical Examination, Chest X-Ray and HIV test

TEMPORARY VISA APPLICANTS

You and any family members applying for a visa with you might need to have health examinations.

Whether you need them, and what examinations you need, depends on:

  • the visa you are applying for
  • how long you plan to stay in Australia
  • what you plan to do in Australia
  • the country you apply from
  • any special circumstances that might apply to you
  • whether you have any significant medical conditions

Tests that are generally required:

  • Temporary applicants from “low risk countries” generally don’t need to undertake a health examination.
  • Temporary applicants staying longer than 6 months from “high risk countries” may need to have both a medical examination and a chest x-ray (over 11 years old).

ONLINE VISA APPLICATIONS

Your Migration Agent can advise if a medical examination is required and provide you with the paperwork required for completion. 

When you complete your medical history paperwork your Agent will provide you with a referral letter containing an identifier called a HAP ID. You need the HAP ID to arrange your health examinations.

WHAT IF I HAD A HEALTH EXAMINATION IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS?

You might not need to have all the health examinations again if you had any in the last 12 months. Your referral letter will tell you what examinations you need to take.

WHERE DO I GET A HEALTH EXAMINATION FROM?

In Australia​….

Arrange your health examinations with the DOHA migration medical services provider, Bupa Medical Visa Services.

Book your examinations online at Bupa Medical Visa Services.

Call 1300 794 919 to arrange your health examinations if:

  • you do not have internet access, or
  • you need to arrange a Carer visa assessment, or
  • you need to arrange a fitness to depart or travel assessment

Outside Australia…

You must be examined by one of the Department’s approved panel physicians or clinics.

A panel physician is a doctor or radiologist appointed by the department to do health examinations outside Australia at an approved clinic.

See how to contact a panel physician by finding the immigration office nearest to you.

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/

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