Latest Streamlined Health Requirements for Temporary Visa Applicants 2022!

Latest Streamlined Health Requirements for Temporary Visa Applicants 2022!

The Department of Home Affairs has updated the health requirements for temporary visa applicants in Australia. According to Home Affairs, medical examinations will not be required for temporary visa applicants in Australia. They won’t have to undergo health exams or chest x-rays according to their citizenship, previous residence, or intended stay period. All of these things are longer required to meet the health criteria.

 

Home Affairs has specified the visa subclasses where these requirements are applicable. Let’s explore the details about the latest streamlined health requirements for temporary visa applicants in 2022.

 

List of Visas Subject to New Health Requirements!

Here’s the list of visa subclasses where the latest health requirements are applicable. If you’re in Australia and hold one of these visas, you have to meet the updated health requirements for temporary visa applicants.

 

These visas include:

 

However, these visas are a bit tricky to apply for. A single mistake in your application could cause visa refusal. To submit an error-free visa application, you can book a consultation with us to apply easily!

 

Latest Streamlined Health Requirements for Temporary Visa Applicants 2022!

Being a temporary visa applicant in Australia will need to undergo chest x-rays and/or a medical examination if you:

  • Have applied for Temporary Protection, a Provisonal Visa, or for medical treatment.
  • Have medical bills to pay or need medical care.
  • Want to become a nurse, paramedic, doctor or dentist.
  • If you have tuberculosis, you are at a high risk for hospitalization or disability care.re facility.
  • Are pregnant and planning to deliver the baby in Australia.
  • As part of your training or work, you will be at an Australian childcare center.
  • Are applying for a subclass 600 and aged above 75 years.
  • Have ever been infected with tuberculosis
  • Home Affairs has asked you to do so.

 

It is a short-term measure that is temporarily in place. The policy applies to all eligible temporary visa applications. These include both those currently in the Department’s possession and any new applications submitted within the country. In early 2023, the Government will review these arrangements.

 

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How to Check If You Need a Health Examination?

You can check the circumstances if you need a health examination to apply for a temporary visa in Australia.

 

To see whether health examinations are required for you online, you can:

  • Log in to ImmiAccount.
  • Open your application.
  • Select the ‘View health assessment’ link in the Applications Status section.
  • If Home Affairs requires you to undergo a health examination, you will see a link that says ‘Organise health examinations’. However, if you don’t need a health exam, there will be no link.
  • Complete your medical history by clicking the link.

 

After you complete your medical history, you will receive a referral letter with a HAP ID. Keep that HAP ID as you will need it to arrange your health examinations.

 

To check the requirements on paper:

You will be contacted by your case officer if health examinations are required. Home Affairs will provide you with a referral letter including HAP ID. For health examinations, you must have a HAP ID.

 

Health Requirements for Temporary Visa Applicants – Closing Point!

Health examination or chest x-rays are required for temporary visa applicants in Australia are no longer required. Home Affairs has provided a streamlined health requirements for temporary visa applicants. It has published a list of temporary visas where the new requirements will be applicable.

 

We’ve listed all those temporary visas where it’s mandatory to meet the health requirements. Have you applied for one of these visas and need help to meet the health criteria? Contact us today for complete guidance!

 

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I’m Nasir Nawaz. I’m a registered migration consultant in Australia. I am based in Sydney. I’ve studied Master of Laws at the University of New South Wales. I’m providing immigration services for several years.

Consult with me for legal advice on Australian visas to permanently live, study, and work in Australia.