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Health undertaking

​​A health undertaking is an agreement you make with the Australian Government in order to meet the health requirement. A health undertaking helps you to manage any significant health conditions with an onshore health provider if you need to.​​

Who must sign a health undertaking

We may ask you to sign a health undertaking if you have a significant health condition and you:

  • completed your health examinations outside Australia or
  • apply for a protection visa.

We may ask you to sign a health undertaking if you are at increased risk of developing active tuberculosis. For example, you may:

  • have previously been treated for tuberculosis or
  • the chest x-ray you had during your health examinations is abnormal.

We may also ask you to sign a health undertaking if you have another significant health condition such as:

  • inactive tuberculosis
  • HIV
  • hepatitis B or C or
  • leprosy.

If you do not sign a health undertaking when we ask you to, we will not grant you a visa.

How to sign a health undertaking

Your visa processing officer will let you know if you need to sign a health undertaking.

You will need to complete and sign the health undertaking form.

This form is available in the following languages:

LanguageForm number
Chinese Simplified 815chs
Dari 815dar
Farsi 815far
French 815fre
Hindi 815hin
Indonesian 815ind
Khmer 815khm
Korean 815kor
Kurdish Kurmanji
Kurdish Sorani
Myanmar language (formerly Burmese) 815mya
Pashto 815pas
Spanish 815spa
Swahili 815swa
Tamil 815tam
Thai 815tha
Vietnamese 815vie

What you must do once y​​ou sign a health undertaking

When you sign a health undertaking, you agree to contact our Migration Medical Services Provider, Bupa Medical Visa Services (BUPA) within 28 days of arriving in Australia. You can contact Bupa by calling 1300 794 919 (Monday to Friday 8 am to 6 pm AEST) or through the BUPA website​.

By signing a health undertaking you agree to:

  • attend an appointment with a state or territory health clinic in Australia (where required - Bupa will provide you with this information) and
  • complete any further investigation or course of treatment required.

You should keep a copy of your signed health undertaking form as it contains important information to help you complete the health undertaking process.

Protection visa applicants must contact BUPA within 28 days of receiving a Request for Information letter. If we ask you to, you must also attend an appointment with a health clinic in Australia.

Pregnancy health​​ undertakings for protection visa applicants

If you are a protection visa applicant and elect not to complete a chest x-ray while pregnant, you must sign a pregnancy health undertaking. A pregnancy health undertaking is an agreement made with the Australian Government for you to undergo a chest x-ray after you have given birth. You must arrange to have your chest x-ray examination within 28 days of receiving your Request for Information letter by contacting BUPA.