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Medical test for visa

29 March 2016 by News Desk

The medical test is a major part of the visa process and without it you won’t be granted a visa. Everyone seeking to migrate to Australia is required to demonstrate and prove their medical status.

Medical testApplicants will be told by their agent when it is time to undergo a medical test. This part of the visa application normally occurs towards the end of the visa process. But people are advised not to leave their medical until the last minute, in case there are unforeseen issues to be resolved.

Sometimes a medical condition can be found that the applicant was not aware of and this will need to be investigated and can lead to delays. So apply for your medical test in good time.  People can be nervous about the medical test but they have no need to be.

The test and consultation takes around 30 minutes per person, so if it’s a family migration it can take two hours or more for everyone to be seen by the doctor.

Everyone included in a visa application must undergo the test – including newborn babies. All visa applicants seeking permanent residency in Australia will need to provide a blood test. Everyone over the age of 11 years will need a chest x-ray.

Applicants working in the medical or nursing professions are also required to have a Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C blood test. Medical professionals have these tests regularly as part of their job but they will still need to see an approved panel radiologist as part of their medical test.

People often think that if they have a condition such as diabetes they will be refused a visa. But this is not always the case. You may be suffering from a major medical condition but this does not automatically mean your visa will be refused.

When it comes to a major medical condition, visa applications are determined by a range of factors including the nature of the condition, the treatment you may be receiving, the consultant or specialist you may be seeing, etc.

For everyone taking the medical, it is important to provide as much medical information as possible. If you have an existing condition or are taking medicine regularly, bring along all any reports, letters or documents that you posses from your GP or consultant and show these to the doctor. This will save delays further in the process.

The medical form and X-Ray form can be downloaded from the internet and will tell you the kind of things the doctor will be looking for.

It is important to know that the doctor you see for the medical test does not make the final decision regarding your visa application. The doctor conducts the tests, makes his report and makes recommendations where required. The final decision is taken by medical officials in Australia.

Medical tests take place at a number of locations in the country where the applicant lives. There is a list of approved panel doctors in each country and applicants will have to make their own way to the nearest location in order to undergo the test.

Our experts can help you with any questions you may have relating to the medical test and will support and guide you through the process to make it as stress-free as possible.

Darrell Todd, founder of thinkingaustralia, says: “For more information about the Medical Test, please don’t hesitate to contact us.”

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