Australia: Reduced Health Examination Requirements for Select Visa Applicants

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • The government of Australia will reduce certain health examination requirements for applicants under select Temporary Visa categories  


On 18 October 2022, the government of Australia announced plans to streamline immigration procedures under certain Temporary Visa categories. This will include waiving the requirement for health examinations for the following Temporary Visa categories: 

  • Temporary Work Visas, including those issued for long stay  
  • Temporary Skill Shortage Visas 
  • Student Visitor Visas 

The Department of Home Affairs will contact applicants if a health examination is still required. According to the announcement, these measures will remain in place until the start of 2023.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Australia announced that it will reduce certain medical examination requirements for some applicants under a Temporary Visa category. Generally, applicants under these visa categories are required to undergo a number of health examination requirements.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Australia’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.