Migration Regulations 1994 - Specification of Required Health Assessment - IMMI 13/047

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Commonwealth of Australia
 
Migration Regulations 1994
 
REQUIRED HEALTH ASSESSMENT
(Clauses 4005, 4006A and 4007)
 
 
I, BRENDAN O’CONNOR Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, acting under clauses 4005, 4006A and 4007 of Schedule 4 to the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Regulations’):
 
1.                  REVOKE Instrument number IMMI 12/113 signed on 20 November 2012 specifying required health assessments for the purposes of clauses 4005, 4006A and 4007 of the Regulations; AND
 
2.                  SPECIFY that a person, who is a citizen of a country or who has spent three or more consecutive months during the last 5 years in a country listed in Column A of Schedule 1 to this Instrument, is a class of person for the purposes of paragraph 4005(1)(aa), 4006A(1)(aa) and 4007(1)(aa) of the Regulations; AND
 
3.                  SPECIFY that, for the purposes of 4005(1)(aa), 4006A(1)(aa) and 4007(1)(aa)  of the Regulations,  the medical assessments specified in Column B, C, D and E that appear in Schedule 1 to this Instrument apply to a class of persons specified at Item 2 of this Instrument; AND
 
4.                  SPECIFY that a person, who is a citizen of a country or who has spent three or more consecutive months during the last 5 years in a country listed in Column A of Schedule 2 to this Instrument, is a class of person for the purposes of paragraph 4005(1)(aa), 4006A(1)(aa) and 4007(1)(aa)  of the Regulations; AND
 
5.                  SPECIFY that, for the purposes of paragraph 4005(1)(aa), 4006A(1)(aa) and 4007(1)(aa) of the Regulations,  the medical assessments specified in Column B, C, D and E that appear in Schedule 2 to this Instrument apply to a class of persons specified at Item 4 of this Instrument; AND
 
6.                  SPECIFY that a person who is a citizen of a country or who has spent three or more consecutive months during the last 5 years in a country listed in Column A of Schedule 3 to this Instrument, is a class of person for the purposes of paragraph 4005(1)(aa), 4006A(1)(aa)  and 4007(1)(aa) of the Regulations; AND
 
7.                  SPECIFY that, for the purposes of paragraph 4005(1)(aa), 4006A(1)(aa) and 4007(1)(aa) of the Regulations,  the medical assessments specified in Column B, C, D and E that appear in Schedule 3 to this Instrument apply to a class of persons specified at Item 6 of this Instrument; AND
 
8.                  SPECIFY that, for the purposes of paragraph 4005(1)(aa), 4006A(1)(aa) and 4007(1)(aa) of the Regulations where a person is a class of person in more than one Column A of Schedules 1, 2 or 3 the relevant Schedule is the highest number Schedule; AND
 
9.                  SPECIFY that, for the purposes of subparagraphs 4005(1)(aa)(ii), 4006A(1)(aa)(ii) and 4007(1)(aa)(ii) of the Regulations, medical examinations conducted within Australia must be conducted by Medibank Health Solutions or an Approved Medical Practitioner; AND
 
10.              SPECIFY that, for the purposes of subparagraphs 4005(1)(aa)(ii), 4006A(1)(aa)(ii) and 4007(1)(aa)(ii) of the Regulations, medical examinations conducted outside Australia must be conducted by Panel Doctors and/or  radiologists appointed by the Australian Government to perform medical examinations for visa applicants outside Australia.
 
 
This Instrument, number IMMI 13/047, commences on 15 May 2013.
 
 
Dated              April 24                       2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
BRENDAN O’CONNOR
 
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
 
 
 
 
 
Schedule 1
 
 
Column A
 
 
Column B
 
 
Column C
 
 
Column D
 
 
Column E
 

Country of citizenship; or country where the applicant has spent 3 or more consecutive months in the last 5 years in a LOWER risk country
Temporary stay in Australia up to and including 12 months
Temporary stay in Australia of more than 12 months
Permanent and provisional visa applicants
Additional medical assessments

American Samoa, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, British West Indies, Canada, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica (Commonwealth of), Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guadeloupe, Grenada, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jan Mayen, Jordan, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Martinique, Monaco, Montserrat, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pitcairn Islands, Puerto Rico, Saint Helena, Saint Barthélémy, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon,  San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, United States of America, United States Virgin Islands, Vatican City 
 
 
 
No medical assessment other than additional medical assessments specified in Column E of this Schedule
 
No medical assessment other than additional medical assessments specified in Column E of this Schedule
 
 
Under 11 years of age: Medical examination
 
Aged 11 and older and under 15 years of age: Medical examination and
chest x-ray
 
Aged 15 years of age or older:
Medical examination, chest x-ray, and
HIV test
 
 
 
 
Likely to work or be a trainee at an Australian Childcare centre (including preschool and crèche):
Chest x-ray
 
Intending to work as (or study to be) a doctor, dentist, nurse or paramedic: 
Chest x-ray, medical examination, HIV test, Hepatitis B and C tests
 
Pregnant and intending to have the baby in Australia:
Hepatitis B test
 
Aged 75 years and older and applying for a Subclass 600 visa:
Medical examination
 
 

 
Schedule 2
 
 
Column A
 
Column B
 
 
Column C
 
 
Column D
 
 
Column E

Country of citizenship; or country where the applicant has spent 3 or more consecutive months in the last 5 years in a MEDIUM risk country
Temporary stay in Australia up to and including 12 months
Temporary stay in Australia of more than 12 months
Permanent and provisional visa applicants
Additional medical assessments

Albania, Algeria, Anguilla, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Colombia, Cook Islands, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Hungary, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of), Maldives, Mauritius, Mexico, Montenegro, New Caledonia, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Syrian Arab Republic, Tahiti, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, West Bank and Gaza Strip
No medical assessment required other than additional medical assessments specified in Column E  of this Schedule
Under 11 years of age:
Medical examination and any additional medical assessments specified in Column E of this Schedule
 
Aged 11 or older:
Medical examination,
chest x-ray and any additional medical assessments specified in Column E of this Schedule
Aged 11 years and older and applying for a Subclass 457 visa:
Chest x-ray and any additional medical assessments specified in Column E of this Schedule
 
Under 11 years of age:
Medical examination
 
Aged 11 or older and under 15 years of age:
Medical examination and
chest x-ray
 
Aged 15 years or older:
Medical examination, chest x-ray, and
HIV test
 
 
 
Likely to enter a classroom situation for more than 3 months:
Chest x-ray and medical examination
 
Intending to work as (or study to be) a doctor, dentist, nurse or paramedic:
Chest x-ray, medical examination, HIV test, Hepatitis B and C tests
 
Likely to work (or be a trainee) at an Australian Childcare centre (including preschool and crèche): Chest x-ray
 
Likely to enter a health care or hospital environment:
Chest x-ray
 
Pregnant and intending to have the baby in Australia:
Hepatitis B test
 
Aged 75 years and older and applying for a Subclass 600 visa:
Medical examination
 

 
 
Schedule 3
 
 
Column A
 
 
Column B
 
 
Column C
 
 
Column D
 
 
Column E
 

Country of citizenship; or country where the applicant has spent 3 or more consecutive months in the last 5 years in a HIGHER risk country
Temporary stay in Australia up to and including 12 months
Temporary stay in Australia of more than 12 months
Permanent and provisional visa applicants
Additional medical assessments

Afghanistan, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China (People’s Republic of), Comoros, Congo (Republic of the), Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire), Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor (Timor Leste), Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong SAR of the PRC, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Macau SAR of the PRC, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mayotte, Mauritania, Melanesia, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pleasant Island, Qatar, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Reunion Islands, Romania Russian Federation, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tokelau, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu,  Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe. 
3 months or under stay in Australia:
No medical assessment other than additional medical assessments specified in Column E of this Schedule
 
More than 3 month stay in Australia and 11 years or older:
Chest x-ray and
and any additional medical assessments specified in Column E of this Schedule
 
More than 3 months stay in Australia and under 11 years of age:
Medical examination
 
Under 11 years of age:
Medical examination and any additional medical assessments specified in Column E of this Schedule
 
Aged 11 or older:
Medical examination,
chest x-ray and any additional medical assessments specified in Column E of this Schedule
 
Aged 11 years and older and applying for a Subclass 457 visa:
Chest x-ray and any additional medical assessments specified in Column E of this Schedule
 
Under 11 years of age:
Medical examination
 
Aged 11 or older and under 15 years of age:
Medical examination and
chest x-ray
 
Aged 15 years or older:
Medical examination, chest x-ray, and
HIV test
 
 
 
Likely to enter a classroom situation for more than 3 months:
Chest x-ray and medical examination
 
Intending to work as (or study to be) a doctor, dentist, nurse or paramedic:
Chest x-ray, medical examination, HIV test, Hepatitis B and C tests
 
Likely to work (or be a trainee) at an Australian Childcare centre (including preschool and crèche):
Chest x-ray
 
Likely to enter a health care or hospital environment:
Chest x-ray
 
Pregnant and intending to have the baby in Australia:
Hepatitis B test
 
Aged 75 years and older and applying for a Subclass 600 visa:
Medical examination

 
 
 
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