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Immigration Medical

Australia

1. Making Your Appointment

The practice is open on Mondays to Fridays from 9:00am to 5.00pm.

For visa medical appointments, please use our online BOOKING FORM and questionnaire.  Please note, if you have an early appointment, you will not be allowed access into the building until 9:00am. Otherwise, please arrive 30 minutes before your appointment time to allow us to carry out the necessary administration.

Please note Knightsbridge Doctors operate a cancellation policy.  If an immigration medical examination is cancelled within 10 days of the appointment a £50 cancellation charge is incurred.  Additionally if the cancellation is within 48 hours of the booked appointment, 50 percent of the appointment fee will be charged. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the paperwork / administration details are up to date and be certain that an immigration medical examination is required by the Australian authorities. Please ensure the Sydney authorities are requesting an Immigration Medical Examination. Applicants who attend and do not require an Immigration Medical Examination or cancel at short notice will be subject to the Practice cancellation policy.

All medicals are now processed electronically on eMedical.  All applicants must have a HAP ID number at the time of booking in order to locate the case on eMedical.

Further information on the health requirements and how to download your eMedical Referral Letter may be found on the Australian Immigration website: www.immi.gov.au.

For Female Applicants:

  • A full physical examination is required so if you wish to request a female Doctor, please let us know when booking the appointment.‚ÄčThe examination does not involve a breast or pelvic examination.

2. What To Bring To Your Appointment

  • Valid passport (mandatory)
  • Valid HAP ID number
  • Spectacles or contact lenses if you wear them
  • Regarding important medical conditions, please bring your most recent clinic letter which usually should have a summary of important diagnoses and treatment

 

eMedical applicants do not need to bring forms or photos

 

Note: ALL Australian visa medicals are now carried out on eMedical

3. What To Expect During The Examination

All applicants over the age of 15 years will have a full medical examination including a blood test to assess kidney function (eGFR and serum creatinine test).

If indicated, an IGRA (interferon gamma release assay) blood test is carried out over the age of 2 years. This test assesses whether a person has been exposed to the tuberculosis bacteria.

The medical itself involves a physical examination, where the applicant will undress to underwear whilst wearing a gown.

If you would like a chaperone present during the medical examination, please do not hesitate to request one.

Most applicants aged 11 years and above will need a chest X-ray.

Permanent Visa applicants aged 15 years and above will require blood tests for HIV status.

All doctors, dentists or nurses working in healthcare will require blood tests for HIV, Hepatitis B and C.

Usually, the results take 3-4 working days to process and are then submitted to Immigration via their online eMedical system.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

4. Price List

Adult for Permanent Visa (medical, chest X-Ray, HIV, eGFR and serum creatinine tests)£340
Adult for Temporary Visa (medical, chest X-Ray, eGFR and serum creatinine tests) £300
Doctors or nurses (medical, chest X-Ray, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, eGFR and serum creatinine tests) - does not routinely include the IGRA test £380
Adult - medical only (medical, eGFR and serum creatinine tests)£180
Child aged 11-14 years (includes chest X-ray)£220
Child aged under 11 years£100
Child aged under 5 years£80
Hepatitis B and C blood tests *£100
Chest X-ray only£120
IGRA (T-Spot.TB or TB Quantiferon - TB Gold test *£120

 

* Appointment charges must also take account of Doctor's time (including for administration)