Australia Doctors And Nurses Visa


Apply for Doctors and Nurses Visas to Australia

This is a short-term visa that allows Doctors to stay and practice for four years

It gives the opening to Australian organizations (companies, communities or government agencies) to sponsor foreign doctors from abroad for work in Australia for four years.

Program Details

Doctors and Nurses Temporary Visa Options

Temporary visas are the usual way of residing for doctors who do not yet have complete medical records in Australia. The foreign-trained doctor can enter the period of supervised practice and formal evaluation in Australia to qualify for the full medical registration.

  1. Temporary business visa (extended stay) (Subclass 457)
  2. Occupational Trainee visa

Some doctors who come to Australia for a supervised training program may apply for this visa for up to 12 months (1 year). The doctor must be assigned to a particular training position that is not primarily providing service. Organizations who offer such occupation training programs must apply to make the request for nomination of doctors for this visa.

Doctors and Nurses option for Permanent Visa

  • Australia Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189 visa)
  • Australia Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (Subclass 489)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme

Eligibility Criteria

What is the requirement to apply for doctors & healthcare professionals PR visa?

Step 1: The applicant must evaluate his / her skills and obtain a license for practice in Australia

Step 2: The second step depends on whether you have a job offer

Yes, I must send a letter: Log in to AHPRA in the appropriate state or registration area. (PESCI may be included to evaluate your clinical aptitude for this job)

No, I do not have a job offer: sign up to continue marketing services.

Step 3:

Yes, I have a letter of offer: make a PR application

No, I do not have a job offer: I accept a job offer and apply for an AHPRA application in the appropriate state or territory. (PESCI may be included to evaluate your clinical aptitude for this job)

Step 4:

Yes, I have a letter for the offer: move to Australia

No, I do not have a job offer: register for PR and move to Australia.

I'm an internationally trained doctor. How do I get a job in Australia?

Foreign applicants must evaluate their skills through the Australian Medical Council.

To evaluate your knowledge, Australia's Medical Council Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) examinations are used.

The AMC CAT MCQ examination is a multi-choice, computer-based test delivered in a single 3.5-hour session in test centers around the world.

The test consists of 150 MCQs of type A (5 responses of five options) -120 scored items and 30 pilot subjects (without rating). You must complete 150 items and total 120 scored points. If you cannot finish the 120 scored points of the test, this may likely the absence of information to reliably determine your ability and, therefore, a result on the adaptive scale of AMC. The test result will then be recorded as "Fail- "Incomplete Data to show Result."

Visa Assessment Details


The assessment procedure is done to validate the education and practice standards of applicants against Australian medical standards.

Step 1: The applicant submits the form and documents to the AMC

Step 2: Evaluation of application through AMC Main Source (incomplete application, incomplete documentation invalidates the application)

Step 3: Recommendation sent to a specialist college and applicant informed of the recommendation.

Step 4: The AMC receives a report from a specialized medical college on the comparability level of the applicant. The report is sent to the applicant.

Step 5: The AMC obtains and informs the applicant and the medical school that they accept the approved standards

Step 6: AMC gets a report from the specialized medical school on the eligibility of the applicant and informs the applicant as well.

What is PESCI (Pre-employment structured clinical interview?

PESCI is an assessment of your knowledge, clinical experience, attributes and skills by the assessment body approved by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA). The evaluation process consists of structured interviews, reviews check and charges.

The MBA and the Australian Regulatory Health Agency have agreed to the application of PESCI as a mandatory condition for foreign medical graduates pursuing registration to practice in Australia in any of the listed roles:

  • All non-specialized positions in private hospitals
  • General practice
  • Doctors (with or without private practice)
  • Senior medical officers
  • Medical superintendents (with or without private practice)

Your prospective employer is to organize your PESCI

When can I apply for an exam?

Australia Immigration needs an assessment report before the application is made on EOI via SkillSelect. Candidates can come from around the world

Application Costing

What are the skills assessment fees charged by AMC?

Fees listed are in AUS $; without GST charges.

Assessment pathway application fees

   2013 (A$)

Competent Authority Pathway application


Standard Pathway application


Specialist Pathway (specialist recognition) application


Area Of Need Specialist Pathway application


Dual pathway (standard and specialist) application


Primary source verification specialist-in-training application


Incomplete documentation



CAT MCQ examination fees

   2013 (A$)

CAT MCQ examination authorization


Reissue of results


Verification of CAT MCQ examination results


Cancellation of CAT MCQ examination authorization



Clinical examination fees

   2013 (A$)

Clinical examination


Clinical retest examination


Withdrawal prior to closing date for payment

100% refund

Withdrawal after acceptance of a place in an examination session

50% refund

Withdrawal after venue notice for an examination session sent

No refund

Reissue of results


Appeal fee



Certificate Fees

   2013 (A$)

AMC Certificate (Competent Authority Pathway)


Reissue of AMC Certificate


Copy of Advanced Standing Certificate


Reprint of EICS Certificate


* Visa Application documents received in 2013 will be returned to applicants from March 2013.

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Disclaimer: Embassy charges could change without prior notice. It is always advisable to confirm before the submission of the application.

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  • Mock visa interviews

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