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Key Points

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


On October 18, 2022, the government of Australia announced plans to streamline immigration procedures under specific 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 an extended 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 would reduce specific medical examination requirements for some applicants under a Temporary Visa category. Generally, applicants under these visa categories are required to undergo several health examination requirements.

Looking Ahead

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

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Australia Government, Department of Home Affairs

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