Australian Medical Treatment visa is for patients to travel Australia for medical consultations or medical treatment. There are two visas, the subclass 675 for stays up to 3 months and the subclass 685 for stays over 3 months.
This visa is for the person who are either:
Planning any medical treatment or consultations in Australia except surrogate motherhood
Travelling to Australia to donate an organ
The Australian High Commission accepts two formats of passport
1. Notarized copies of ALL pages, blank or otherwise; or
2. Copies certified by VFS.
Two recent passport size photos for each person included in the application.
Forms, fees and charges
A completed application form:
Applicants applying from outside Australia must complete form 48ME.
Applicants applying in Australia must complete form 601.
Certified copies of passport or travel documents of all people
included in the application
Four recent passport sized photographs (45mmx35mm) of you and any other person included in the application
-These should be of the head and shoulders only against a plain background
-Print the name of the person on the back of each photograph.
If you want to bring a child under 18 years of age with you to
Australia, and that child’s other parent is not included in the
application, documentary evidence that
you have the legal right to include that child in your application. Evidence may include, but is not limited to:
-Certified copies of official legal documents such as a court issued custody,
access, or guardianship order
- A statutory declaration from each person with a legal responsibility for the child, stating that they have no objection to the child migrating to Australia
- A completed form 1229
If you are seeking treatment or organ donation in Australia you will need to provide:
- A letter from the treating doctor in Australia outlining your medical condition and the treatment that will be required, including an estimate of the timeframe and cost of this treatment.
- Evidence you have sufficient funds to support yourself and any accompanying person while in Australia. This should include letters from any Australians who will be supporting you during your stay.
- A letter from the treating doctor or hospital saying they are satisfied with arrangements for payment.
- If you are going to be treated in a public hospital, the letter about payment arrangements needs to come from the state or territory health authority and should also confirm that no Australian will be disadvantaged in accessing medical services as a result of your treatment.
All applicants are required to meet the health requirements in order to be granted a visa.
In addition to meeting the health requirement, if you are applying for certain temporary visas you might also have to provide evidence of adequate health insurance for the duration of your stay in Australia. We also encourage all prospective visitors and residents to have adequate health insurance cover while staying in Australia. More information about health insurance is available
All applicants must meet character requirements.
Everyone who wants to enter Australia must be of good character and will be assessed against the character requirements. As part of your visa application, you might be required to provide a police clearance certificate or other evidence to satisfy the character requirements.