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Temporary visa applicants and health checks




Temporary visa applicants in Australia are now not required to undertake health examinations or chest x-rays in order to meet the health requirement. This is dependent on a number of factors including the individual’s nationality, age, current health, occupation, previous residence history and proposed length of stay. It applies to the following visa subclasses where the applicant is already 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.

  • 476 Skilled - Recognised Graduate

  • 482 Temporary Skill Shortage

  • 485 Temporary Graduate

  • 500 Students

  • 590 Student Guardian

  • 600 Visitor

  • 870 Sponsored Parent (Temporary)

  • 995 Diplomatic (Temporary)


This temporary measure applies to all eligible temporary visa applications currently with the Department and new applications made in Australia. It will be reviewed by the Department of Home Affairs in early 2023.


If you already have a health examination appointment scheduled but have not yet attended, it may be cancelled and refunded. Please do not contact Bupa Medical Visa Services, rather wait to be contacted directly by Bupa via text message.


To discuss your eligibility for a temporary Australian visa, contact one of our Registered Migration Agents for a qualified assessment today.


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 contact SCA Connect.


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