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Radiological report on chest x-ray of an
applicant for an Australian visa

Forms 1071i Health requirement for permanent entry to
Australia and 1163i Health requirement for temporary entry
to Australia provide information on Australia’s health
requirements.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (the
department) is authorised to collect and use the personal
information on this form under section 60 of the Migration
Act 1958. When you complete this form and give it to the
doctor or clinic, the Commonwealth of Australia becomes the
owner of the information on the form. The doctor is required to send the form to the department.

Your responsibilities
The costs of medical examinations are paid by you directly to the doctors or clinics undertaking the examinations. There
may be additional costs if further tests or couriers are
required.

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Completing medical examinations before you lodge
your visa application
In some circumstances, the department allows visa applicants to complete medical examinations before they lodge their visa application. The department’s website provides information on where this is possible. For details see

www.immi.gov.au/allforms/health-requirements
You must undertake the required medical examinations, as
requested by the doctor.
Please be aware that if you do complete your medical
examinations before lodging your visa application you may
need to undertake additional medical examinations if:
• you later lodge a visa application for a different visa
subclass;
• you decide to stay in Australia for a longer period;

Outside Australia

• you do not complete all the required medical examinations; or

If outside Australia you must attend the same radiology clinic during the course of your medical examinations.

• your medical examinations expire prior to a decision being made on your visa application.

If you are an applicant for a visa under Australia’s Offshore Refugee and Special Humanitarian Program the Australian
Government provides arrangements to cover the costs of your
medical examinations.

If you have not lodged a visa application and a significant
health condition is identified which may impact on your ability to meet the health requirement you will not be provided with an opinion of the Medical Officer of the Commonwealth until
after you lodge your visa application.

In Australia
If you are in Australia and you have applied for a protection visa, special arrangements may apply in regard to the costs of medical examinations.

Visa subclass and visa name
To assist the department to link your medical examinations
with your visa application you must write the visa subclass
number and the name of the visa you are applying for on
page 4 of this form.

How to make an appointment for your chest x-ray
Outside Australia
If you only require a chest x-ray, please contact your closest Panel radiology clinic and if necessary, obtain a referral from a Panel doctor. If you also require a medical examination, first contact a Panel doctor who will refer you to a Panel

radiologist. For details see
www.immi.gov.au/contacts/panel-doctors/

For example:

In Australia

• Subclass 176 – Skilled-Sponsored (Migrant)

To undertake a chest x-ray in Australia you must contact the nearest Medibank Health Solutions office on
1300 361 046. You can make an online booking at
www.medibankhealth.com.au

• Subclass 405 – Investor Retirement
• Subclass 679 – Sponsored Family Visitor
• Subclass 890 – Business Owner (Residence).
This information is required for the visa decision-maker to
process your visa application.
You can find the visa subclass number and the name of the
visa on the department’s website
www.immi.gov.au/immigration.htm

Note: If you are in Australia and you have applied for a
protection visa, you must see a doctor at a Medibank Health
Solutions city premises, not an Approved Medical Practitioner (AMP) in a regional area.

Pregnant visa applicants and the chest x-ray
requirement
The department does not recommend that a pregnant visa
applicant undergoes a chest x-ray. This is because there is a risk that a chest x-ray could harm the unborn child. It is
recommended that a pregnant visa applicant defers her chest
x-ray, and therefore the decision on her visa application, until after the child’s birth.
A pregnant visa applicant should firstly contact the
department to discuss her options, including ...

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