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Immigration Medical

Australia

Because of border restrictions, applicants should apply for a medical only when advised by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

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 24 hours of the booked appointment, the full fee will be charged.

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.

Please also have the following information ready when you call us:

  • A Valid HAP ID for EACH applicant

  • Your preferred appointment dates

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)
  • eMedical Referral Letter (obtained from Australian Immigration website)
  • Valid HAP ID number
  • Spectacles or contact lenses if you wear them
  • Copies of GP and/or specialist reports, if available, for any significant medical conditions
  • For children of 7 or under, the 'Red Book' health record, if available

 

Please note that you should have the following information to hand:

  • Your visa subclass
  • The visa office where you have lodged your application

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.

All 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.

 

4. Price List

Adult for Permanent Visa (medical, chest X-Ray, HIV, eGFR and serum creatinine tests)£350
Adult for Temporary Visa (medical, chest X-Ray, eGFR and serum creatinine tests) £305
Doctors or nurses (medical, chest X-Ray, HIV, Hepatitis B and C, eGFR and serum creatinine tests) - does not routinely include the IGRA test £395
Adult - medical only (eGFR and serum creatinine tests)£185
Child aged 11-14 years (includes chest X-ray)£230
Child aged under 11 years£110
Child aged under 5 years£90
Hepatitis B and C blood tests *£55
Chest X-ray only£120
TB Quantiferon - TB Gold blood test (per applicant) *£120

 

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