Meeting the health requirement

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​​What you need to do to meet the health requirement will depend on your personal circumstances and the visa that you have applied for. All permanent provisional and certain temporary visa applicants are required to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process to determine if they meet the health requirement.

If you fail to meet the health requirement your visa may be refused, however this will depend on the visa subclass you have applied for. Some visa subclasses allow a health waiver to be exercised in certain circumstances.

Health examinations

You may be required to undergo health examinations as part of the visa application process.

Arranging a health examination

Whether you are completing your health examinations in Australia or from outside Australia, there are specific requirements for arranging your health examination.

Electronic health processing

We use an online system known as eMedical to process Australian immigration health examinations results electronically.

Assessment of health examination results

Your health examination reports are forwarded to the department for assessment to determine if you meet the health requirement.

Health waivers

If you have failed to meet the health requirement for a visa where a health waiver is available, you will be considered for a waiver of the health requirement.

Health undertakings

You may be required to sign a Health Undertaking where you are assessed as having a condition or disease that will require a follow up medical examination after arriving in Australia.