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Australian Immigration Health Requirements Update

By 17 October 2023No Comments

In October 2022, the Department of Home Affairs introduced temporary measures aimed at exempting specific temporary visa applicants in Australia from undertaking mandatory health examinations. This initiative, which was rolled out in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, was implemented to address the backlog of visa applications.

This exemption for health examinations is due to end on 31 October 2023.

For visa applicants submitting their applications on or after 1 November 2023, the requirement for health examinations will depend on various factors, including:

  • The visa subclass;
  • Indented duration of stay in Australia;
  • Planned activities in Australia;
  • Applicant’s country of passport and/or previous residences;
  • Any significant medical conditions.

Your Ajuria contact will advise applicants directly if their circumstances warrant health examinations.

Applications submitted but not yet decided before 1 November 2023, will continue to be eligible for the health examination exemption (if it aligns with their specific circumstances).

If you have any specific questions about your case, please contact your Ajuria advisor.

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