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Streamlining Visa Processing for Overseas Trained Doctors in Australia


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From September 16, 2023, employers will no longer need to apply for a Health Workforce Certificate (HWC) when nominating International Medical Graduates (IMGs) (Overseas Trained Doctors) for positions in primary care for the following occupations:


  • general practitioner (253111)

  • resident medical officer (253112)

  • medical practitioner (nec) (253999)


These adjustments have been implemented in response to the widespread shortage of medical doctors across Australia. The primary aim is to alleviate the administrative burden on health workforce certifiers and simplify the visa application process for both employers and visa applicants.


The removal of the HWC requirements applies to the 482, 494, 186, and 187 visa programs.


It marks a positive step towards streamlining the migration process for certain International Medical Graduates (IMGs) and simplifying the process for employers.


Book a consultation with one of our Registered Migration Agents today to understand your eligibility.


Disclaimer: The information provided herein is of a general nature only and does not constitute immigration advice. For more detailed and case-specific information or advice, please get in touch with SCA Connect.


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