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Radiological report on chest x-ray of an
applicant for an Australian visa
Department of Home Affairs
This form is for applicants who are required to undergo a
chest x-ray as part of an application for an Australian visa.
For information on heath examinations see
The Department of Home Affairs (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 panel physician or clinic,
the Commonwealth of Australia becomes the owner of the
information on the form. The panel physician is required to
send the form to the Department.
The costs of health examinations are paid by you directly to
the panel physicians or clinics undertaking the examinations.
There may be additional costs if further tests or couriers are
If outside Australia you must attend the same radiology clinic
during the course of your health examinations.
If you are an applicant for a visa under Australia’s Offshore
Refugee and Special Humanitarian Programme the Australian
Government provides arrangements to cover the costs of your
If you are in Australia and you have applied for a protection
visa, special arrangements may apply in regard to the costs of
Visa subclass and visa name
To assist the Department to link your health 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.
• Subclass 405 – Investor Retirement
• Subclass 600 – Sponsored Family Visitor stream
• 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
Completing health examinations before you lodge your
In some circumstances, the Department allows visa applicants
to complete health examinations before they lodge their visa
application. The Department’s website provides information
on where this is possible. For details see
You must undertake the required health examinations, as
requested by the panel physician.
Please be aware that if you do complete your health
examinations before lodging your visa application you may
need to undertake additional health examinations if:
• you later lodge a visa application for a different visa
• you decide to stay in Australia for a longer period;
• you do not complete all the required health examinations;
• your health examinations expire prior to a decision being
made on your visa application.
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.
How to make an appointment for your chest x-ray
If you only require a chest x-ray, please contact your closest
panel radiology clinic and if necessary, obtain a referral from a
panel physician. If you also require a medical examination,
first contact a panel physician who will refer you to a panel
radiologist. For details see
To make an online booking to undertake a chest x-ray in
Australia you must contact the Migration Medical Services
Provider. For information on how to contact the Migration
Medical Services Provider see
Pregnant visa applicants and the chest x-ray
A pregnant visa applicant who is required to complete a chest
x-ray needs to discuss her options with her own treating
doctors and/or the examining panel physician or radiologist.
A pregnant visa applicant may choose to either proceed with
the chest x-ray or defer until after the child’s birth.
If you decide to defer the chest x-ray until after the child’s birth
A pregnant visa applicant should advise the Department if she
decides to defer her chest x-ray until after the child’s birth.