You will be requested to complete medical examinations before your visa application is finalised. Currently the health examination includes:

  • Medical examination
  • Chest x-ray
  • HIV test

Health Waivers

Certain visa subclasses have access to request for a health waiver. The health waiver is not available if you have active tuberculosis or other medical conditions deemed to be a threat to public health.

457 visa applicants can apply for a health waiver using Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4006A.

Other eligible visa subclasses can apply for a health waiver using Public Interest Criterion (PIC) 4007. To find out which visa subclasses are eligible please refer to the DIBP website:

Pregnancy and Completing the Chest X-ray

Generally if you or your partner become pregnant during the visa processing stage you will are unlikely to be able to complete the chest x-ray as part of the health requirements. At Work Visa Lawyers we will request for a delay for the completion

Health Insurance and Reciprocal Health Agreements

Temporary visa holders will need to ensure they have adequate health insurance when they arrive in Australia. If you are unsure whether you need to arrange an overseas health cover before you arrive, or are unsure about which insurance product is sufficient, please contact Work Visa Lawyers to find out more.

How can Work Visa Lawyers help?

If you or your family member has a pre-existing medical condition and are worried about meeting the health requirements of your visa application, please contact Work Visa Lawyers to have a detailed discussion with our Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents.

If you need to seek a health waiver the team at Work Visa Lawyers can help you prepare a request for a health waiver for your visa application. You are advised to seek consultation with an Immigration Lawyers or Registered Migration Agent before you submit a visa application with a health waiver request.

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