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Australians enjoy one of the highest health standards around the globe. Naturally, once an individual applies to migrate, they need to meet some health requirements before they are granted with visa. This is called as ‘meeting the health requirement’ and is done as part of the visa process application.

Why should one meet the health requirements?

Visa applicants are required to meet health requirements in order to

  • protects the Australian community from public health and safety risks

  • especially active tuberculosis

  • helps the Australian government control spend on services like social security benefits

  • allowances and pensions

  • ensures Australian citizens and permanent residents can access health and community services that are in short supply

Most visa applicants must meet the health requirement.

Your family members might also have to meet our health requirement even if they are not migrating to Australia. This will depend on what visa you apply for.

To meet the health requirement, one must be free from any disease or condition that is:
  • a significant healthcare and community service cost to the Australian community

  • likely to limit the access of Australian citizens and permanent residents to healthcare and community services that are in short supply by increasing demand on those services. This is referred to as ‘prejudicing access’

What health examinations are needed?

Generally, the requirements are different for Permanent & Provisional Visas and Work Visas, your age and the type of visa you apply. However, if we were to generalize, then most applicants in the age group of 15 years or more need to get a

  • medical examination

  • chest x-ray

  • HIV test

Please reference this link for detailed health examinations differentiated by visa category , age and situation.

If you want to explore which option best suits you, then please book a free appointment now!