The Australian government is making temporary visa requirements easy for applicants. The applicants who are applying for a temporary visa in Australia will not require to undergo medical examinations and chest x-rays. The applicants will not be required to meet health requirements based on their nationality, previous residence, and length of stay.
However, temporary visa applicants in Australia may require to undergo the relevant medical and chest X-ray examination in some conditions, if:
All the applicants are required to fill out the application form truthfully and with the correct information. If the department found any false or invalid information, it can lead to the rejection of the visa.
These criteria will be applicable to all eligible temporary visa applicants and to those who are going to apply for the visa in the future. This will also apply to those who have already lodged their applications to the Department. The Government of Australia will review these arrangements in early 2023.
These measures will apply to the given visa subclasses:
For the applicants who have appointments for the medical examination, the Department’s contracted service provider will contact or get in touch with you to cancel the appointment. As the medical examination is no longer required, once your appointment is canceled you will be provided a refund.
No. The refunds will not be provided for already completed medicals as they will be considered in the normal way by the Department.