Health Requirement for Australian Temporary Visa 2022
Australian visa update in April 2022 increases with the new regulation for health requirements for Australian temporary visas.
Meeting the health requirement is one of the main requirements to be granted an Australian visa, including an Australian temporary visa. Meeting the health requirement is not for the primary applicants only but also for all dependents included in the application.
So, what are the updates for the health requirement?
Health Requirement for Australian Visa
Meeting the health requirement is purposed to:
- Protect the Australian community from several diseases such as measles outbreaks, tuberculosis, HIV and hepatitis, yellow fever, polio and Ebola Virus Disease (EVD).
- Help the government control spending on services such as social security benefits, allowances, and pensions.
- Ensure Australian citizens and permanent residents can access health and community services that are in short supply
Meeting the health requirement is necessary for primary applicants and dependents on the visa application. To assess whether you meet the health requirement, you must undergo a health examination. Then, your health examination will be evaluated by the Medical Officer of the Commonwealth (MOC).
The MOC will examine what services a hypothetical person with the same type and severity might require and provide the Department with recommendations based on the information.
Excluded Health Care and Community Services for Australian Temporary Visa
As mentioned above, all Australian visa applicants, including Australian temporary visa applicants, must meet the health requirement to protect the Australian community.
So, the Department of Home Affairs now updated the regulation. The regulation mentioned that other than specified Australian temporary visas that provide a pathway to permanent residence; the stated costs are excluded from assessing the health criteria for other Australian temporary visas that are subject to the health criteria.
It is considering that most of the health care and community services are provided for Australian citizens and permanent residents and are rarely available for Australian temporary visa holders.
Eligible Australian Temporary Visa for Community Services
The Australian government has specified the Australian temporary visa subclasses which are eligible for the community services. These Australian temporary visa subclasses have a permanent resident pathway. These Australian temporary visa subclasses are:
- Provisional Resident Return (subclass 159)
- Business Owner (Provisional) (subclass 160)
- Senior Executive (Provisional) (subclass 161)
- Investor (Provisional) (subclass 162)
- State/Territory Sponsored Business Owner (Provisional) (subclass 163)
- State/Territory Sponsored Senior Executive (Provisional) (subclass 164)
- State/Territory Sponsored Investor (Provisional) (subclass 165)
- Contributory Parent (Temporary) (subclass 173)
- Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188)
- Prospective Marriage Visa (subclass 300)
- Partner (Provisional) (subclass 309)
- Dependent Child (subclass 445)
- Skilled Regional Sponsored (subclass 487)
- Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489)
- Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491)
- Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (subclass 494)
- Partner (subclass 820)
- Contributory Aged Parent (Temporary) (subclass 884)
What does it mean to you?
Some Australian temporary visa come with PIC 4005 which means those temporary visa does not have a health waiver. It means if you apply for an Australian temporary visa that come with PIC 4005, there will be no chance for you to waive the health requirement.
So, if you have a health condition that concerns you, it is strongly suggested to get professional advice from a registered migration agent to avoid your visa application being refused.
What if you have a certain health condition?
If you have one of the specified health conditions mentioned in the above statement, it would be best to get professional advice from a registered Australian migration agent. Applying for an Australian temporary visa might look straightforward. Many applicants got their Australian temporary visa application refused for not being aware of the other requirement, including health requirements.
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