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October 2022 Temporary exemption from visa medical examinations for some visa applicants


Applicants with ongoing applications and applicants who lodge new applications for the visa subclasses listed below will temporary be exempted of having to undergo visa medical examinations if applying in Australia:

  • 401 - Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)

  • 403 - Temporary Work International Relations

  • 405 - Investor Retirement

  • 407 - Training

  • 408 - Temporary Activity

  • 410 - Retirement

  • 417 and 462 - Working Holiday

  • 461 - New Zealand Citizen Family Relationship

  • 476 - Skilled Recognized Graduate

  • 482 - Temporary Skill Shortage

  • 485 - Temporary Graduate

  • 500 - Student

  • 590 - Student Guardian

  • 600 - Visitor

  • 870 - Sponsored Parent (Temporary)

  • 995 - Diplomatic (Temporary)

However, in some cases you may still need to do medical examinations for your visa application listed above if you:

  • have applied for a medical treatment, temporary protection or a provisional visa

  • expect to incur medical costs or require medical treatment

  • are intending to work as (or study to be) a doctor, dentist, nurse or paramedic

  • will enter a hospital, aged or disability care facility (if higher tuberculosis risk)

  • are pregnant and intending to have the baby in Australia

  • will work or train at an Australian childcare centre

  • are aged over 75 years (if applying for a visitor visa)

  • have had previous household contact with tuberculosis or

  • are requested to do so by the Department.​

  • This measure is in place until early 2023 and will then be reviewed.

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