There are a number of visas that require a health test. However, their are only certain visas where a person can apply for a waiver when they fail the health test.
You do not actually apply a health waiver. The Department of Home Affairs will send you a letter inviting you or a dependent who has failed to meet the health requirements to submit additional information in support of granting you a health waiver.
The information submitted to the Department will generally include how you will be able to reduce the potential ongoing health care costs to Australia and community services, the submission will also have to include any compassionate and compelling circumstances to why the Department should waive the health test component of the visa.
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A health waiver may only be applied after a Commonwealth approved Doctor has determined that the visa applicant does not meet the health requirements and where the Department is satisfied that the granting of the visa would be unlikely to result in:
If you have tuberculosis or another condition which is considered a threat to public health you are not eligible for a waiver.
Health waivers are not available for Parent and some Business visas. However, there are certain exceptions where a health waiver can be applied for these visas if specific circumstances apply.
IST specialises in Australian Visa Services in both Australia and Vietnam. We specialise in handling complex cases including Partner, Parent, Child, and Tourist visas as well as AAT cases including obtaining health and character test waivers for clients with unique issues that most other Migration Agents can not help with. For more information contact our Lawyer and Migration Agent Hanh Ho so she can advise you on the next best step to take.
We’re not like other Migration Agents. We dare to be different and challenge the stereotypes that exist of large Migration Services. We have a passionate team of experienced Migration Agent who focus on getting you the outcome you need in the most cost effective manner possible.
Have you been refused a Tourist or Partner Visa due to using unreliable services or an inadequate visa application? We are here to help you solve the problem.
We provide a personal touch. We will keep you well-informed of the status of your claim and will always be available to answer any questions or queries you may have.
If you need a Health Waiver or wish to apply to begin your application for an Australian visa, contact our Registered Migration Agent Hanh Ho on +61 04 06 888 639.