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Immigration Medical

 

New Zealand

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 so the applicant is in a position to have the booked immigration medical examination. Applicants who attend and don't 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

Further information on the health requirements may be found on the New Zealand Immigration website: www.immigration.govt.nz.

If you have not already lodged an application with New Zealand Immigration or do not have an NZHR number, an “upfront medical” can be completed prior to your making a visa application.

This involves us creating a new NZER case file for you.

In this situation after completing your immigration medical examination, you will be sent your information sheet. You will then need to upload this to your visa application.

Your unique identification number will be located in the top right-hand corner. This number enables New Zealand Immigration to manually link your immigration medical examination with your visa application.

You have three months from the date of your medical appointment to notify New Zealand Immigration of this number.

For Female Applicants:

  • Women are advised not to book their appointment for 3 days either side of their menstrual period as this may affect the required urine test.
  • A full physical examination is required so if you wish to request a female Doctor, please let us know when booking the appointment. The examination does not involve a pelvic examination. For limited medical certificate applicants, this will not involve a breast examination. For general medical certificate applicants over the age of 45 years, a breast examination is required. Potential alternatives include a mammogram or Breast Specialist examination within the previous 6 months and this can be discussed at the medical examination.‚Äč

2. What To Bring To Your Appointment

New Zealand Immigration Medicals are now processed online through the eMedical system as ‘Upfront Medicals’. This means that your health case will be created in eMedical at the clinic on the day of your appointment.

  • A valid Passport; the medical cannot proceed without this
  • 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


Each applicant will be presented with an eMedical Information Sheet before leaving the clinic. This enables the applicant to lodge the visa application and will contain the applicant’s unique medical identifier (NZER).

3. What To Expect During The Examination

For an individual adult, please allow 1.5 hours from arrival for your appointment.  However, we recommend allowing 2 hours in case of unforseen delays.

All applicants will have a full medical examination, including a urine test if aged 5 years and above.

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.

All full applicants (General Medical Certificate) aged 15 years and above will also need blood tests for HIV status, syphilis, hepatitis B and C, kidney function test, full blood count and diabetes test (HbA1c).

Applicants for a Limited Medical Certificate will need a full blood count and kidney function test.

There is no need to fast for the blood tests.

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 full medical certificate (INZ 1007) (medical, chest X-Ray, blood tests as required)£400
Adult limited medical certificate (INZ 1201)£335
Child aged 11-14 years (includes chest X-ray) £220
Child aged under 11 years£100
Child aged under 5 years£80
Chest X-Ray certificate (INZ 1096)£120