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When to have health examinations

​Depending on the visa you apply for, it might be best to wait until after you apply for a visa to have your health examinations. To see which visas this applies to​ see After you apply section.​

Before you apply for a visa (My Health Declarations)

My Health Declaration (MHD) is temporarily suspended.

Note: The MHD service enables you to complete your health examinations prior to submitting your visa application. MHD is a free service but you must pay for any health examinations you have.

The Health Requirement including health examinations for your intended visa will be determined once your visa application has been lodged.

See more about arranging your health exams

Clients should be aware of disruptions to visa medical services, due to COVID-19.

Our visa processing officers are aware of the disruptions. We will take the extended timeframes into account when considering your visa application.

​After you apply for a visa

Wait until after you apply for one of these visas. We will tell you if you need health examinations.

  • Electronic Travel Authority (Subclass 601)
  • eVisitor (Subclass 651)
  • Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa (subclass 449)
  • Temporary (Humanitarian Concern) visa (subclass 786)

If you apply for one of the provisional visas listed in the left-hand column of this table, your visa processing officer or case officer will let you know if you need to have another health examination when you apply for the permanent visa on the right.

You had permanent health examinations for one of these visasAnd you are now applying for this visa
Contributory Parent (Subclass 173 or 884)
Contributory parent (Subclass 143 or 864)
Skilled – Regional (Subclass 475, 487 or 489)Skilled-regional (Subclass 887)
Business Innovation and Investment (Subclass 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165 or 188)Skilled-sponsored (Subclass 888)