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Australia Visa Applicants - FAQ's - What you need to know

LIST OF DOCUMENT REQUIRED

 

  • Original passport (Mandatory)

  • Two clear Xerox copy of the First & Last Page of the Passport

  • HAP Id No. / TRN no / Application Id. No. Kindly print your referral letter and bring it to the clinic at the time of the medical examination.

  • Please ensure your passport is not expired.

WHAT TO CARRY TO THE MEDICALS

  • Carry medical reports / discharge cards pertaining to any surgery or hospitalization when available.

  • List of medications (Prescription) for medicines that are consumed daily. 

  • If you have any chronic ailments or have suffered from Tuberculosis, you may carry the treatment summary from your treating doctor to help speed up the medical process.

  • If you use spectacles / lenses please carry them to the medical. For lenses you will be required to remove them to ascertain your vision without correction. 

  • COVID 19 Vaccination requirement- From 1st November 2021, the Australia Department of Home Affairs has informed that if the visa applicant consents to providing COVID-19 vaccination related health information to the department, then we have to attach it to your reports. Hence if you are going to give consent you will have to get a copy of the vaccination certificate at the time of the medical examination.

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE TIME OF THE MEDICALS :

  • The medical will include a physical examination. You will be required to change into a gown for this examination. Ladies when examined by a male doctor will be provided a lady chaperon.
  •  All candidates above the age of 15 years will require to do a blood test for eGFR to ascertain renal function. Those with reduced renal function may require further tests.
  •  Applicant who are below the age of 15 years who have a history suggestive of renal disease will also need to undergo an eGFR test.
  •  A blood test will be done for all Permanent Migrations for HIV. Doctors and nurses will also require HIV, HbsAg and HCV test if advised by the high commission. Based on examination findings some candidates can be asked to do extra blood tests.
  •  Basic vision tests.
  •  X Ray chest for all above 11 years of age.
  •  Children 2 yrs to 10 years (for permanent migrants only) will require a Tuberculin test / IGRA. For the TT the child will need to return back to the clinic after 48 hrs for the result. Children with a positive TT test, will also require an X Ray examination.
  •  Height / Weight examination.
  •  Breast examination only for women at high risk for breast cancer or with history of breast disease

TIME PERIOD OF THE EXAMINATION AND REPORTS :

 

The medical examination is likely to require two to three hours to complete. The results will be uploaded via E medicals, usually within 48 hrs. If you require them to be uploaded urgently in special cases, you may approach the doctor for this at the time of the medicals.

PREGNANT WOMEN :

Pregnant women who wish to undergo this medical should first check with their gynaecologist about the effects of X ray examination. If they do not wish to carry out the X ray they should postpone their immigrant visa medical till after the delivery. If they are ready to carry out the X Ray examination they will need to sign a consent form for the X ray. They will undergo the chest x ray with protective gear provided at the clinic (double lead shield covering of the abdomen).​

IMPORTANT REMINDER :

Minors (17 years old and below) must be accompanied by their parent or by a legal guardian who has thorough knowledge of the child's medical history.

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