Australia PR Medical Test – 189, 190 Visa for Adult, Child

Australia PR Medical test for TB, AIDS processing time 2 week. Pregnancy chest X ray after child birth. Health Insurance HSA card not allowed. Cost USD $350.

Written by Anil Gupta
  Anil Gupta    Updated 2 Mar, 20

Australia PR Medical Test – Adult, Child

Australia PR medical test is required for everyone applying for Australian PR using 189 / 190 visa.

  1. Medical Examination (Adult, Child) –
    Doctor will perform Urine test, height – weight, eyesight, ear by looking, throat check by looking.
  2. Chest X-ray Examination (Adult Only)
  3. HIV or AIDS test (Adult Only)
    Simple Blood-based test to detect HIV positive virus.
  4. TB test
    • Adult – If you answered YES to any TB questions.
    • Child – If age is 5-10 years

Girls and ladies should not be on their menstrual period on the day of medical test. A clear urine result is required to pass the medical exam.

Tuberculosis (TB) Detected

If you ever had TB and are now free of TB, you will still need to go through TB detection test. Your Australia PR application will not be denied if you every had or currently have TB.

A kid will need TB test too and will be given a TB detection injection.

Case officer will contact you to get more TB related tested done before they can approve your 189 or 190 PR.

Your PR application will not be approved until you have completely treated your TB and test reports show that you are free of this communicable disease.

Pregnancy – X Ray

Pregnant ladies will not be able to get the X-ray done at the time of medical examination. Australia DIBP will not grant PR until you get the X-ray report after your child birth.

It is recommended to generate HAP ID before your 189 or 190 invite and get X ray done if you are planning for pregnancy or are newly pregnant if it is safe.

Australia PR Medical report is valid for 12 months.

Hepatitis Test

Hepatitis B and C test may be required if you are pregnant or if you intend to work as a doctor, nurse or dentist in Australia.

Hep B check is mandatory for people with tattoos or body piercings.


Ladies with ear piercing will need Hepatitis B test.

AIDS / HIV Positive

Your Australia PR application may not be approved if you are found to have AIDS or HIV virus. The DIBP will take a decision based on the costs on the public health system.

Australia PR Medical Cost

Australia PR medical test cost in USA is USD $350 per adult. Child medical examination for Australian Immigration is USD $60. The cost in USA varies by medical center and may cost you more based on your location.

Australia PR Medical test cost in India is INR 6,000 for Adult and INR 4,000 for child.


Australia Medical Physical examination in Dallas, Texas costs USD $350 per adult but same test in Atlanta, GA costs USD $450 per person.

Is Medical Test in USA Covered by Insurance

Your USA Health Insurance does not cover Australia immigration medical test.

Insurance company claims that it is not a medical necessity and hence it should be paid out of your pocket. You cannot even run the medical test through your health insurance to get a better negotiated rate.

You have to pay for PR tests by cash, debit or Credit card directly to clinic.

An HSA Card cannot be used to pay for Australia immigration physical examination.

Health Savings Account is an account specifically meant for health requirement by necessity and cannot be used for permanent residency tests.

Australia PR Medical Processing Time

The Medical test process takes about an hour to take your blood for HIV examination, test eye sight, record weight and take urine samples.

The medical reports take 7-14 days to be uploaded to Australia Immiaccount in USA. The Authorized medical center uploaded reports are automatically connected to your HAP ID.

You cannot see the reports in your immiaccount. You will only see the message that reports have been uploaded.

People from India have reported that doctors do upload reports within 1 day of tests completion.

Get Australia Medical from India while living in USA?

You can get Australia Medical done from anywhere in world irrespective of your physical location. Many people who are residing in USA get them checked up while they are visiting India.


You are applying for Australia 189 PR from Singapore. You can get your medical test report from India while you were on leisure trip.

Australia PR Rejection – Medical Reasons

Chances of your Australia PR rejection are very high if you are suffering from any of these diseases.

DIBP denies permanent residency if the cost of treatment can be more than AUD $40,000 over the next 5 years.

You can apply for health waiver to help get your PR approval if you think that you medical condition will not be a cost burden on Australia Healthcare.

Australia PR Medical Questions

You can Generate HAP ID and get medical done even before getting invitation or submitting your final visa application. Each adult and kid will get a separate HAP ID.

You have to answer Yes or No to each question before generating HAP ID

  1. Have you ever got Tuberculosis (TB), treatment for tuberculosis?
  2. Any close household contact with Tuberculosis (TB)
  3. Prolonged medical treatment and/or repeated hospital admissions for any reason, including a major operation or psychiatric illness
  4. Psychological/Psychiatric Disorder (including major depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia)
  5. An abnormal or reactive HIV blood test
  6. An abnormal or reactive Hepatitis B or Hepatitis C blood test?
  7. Any Hepatitis B / Hepatitis C / Cancer or Malignancy in the last 5 years
  8. Diabetes
  9. Heart condition including coronary disease, hypertension, valve or congenital disease
  10. Blood condition (including Thalassemia)
  11. Kidney or Bladder Disease
  12. An ongoing physical or intellectual disability affecting your current or future ability to function independently or be able to work full-time (including autism or developmental delay)
  13. An addiction to drugs or alcohol
  14. Are you taking any prescribed pills or medication (excluding oral contraceptives, over-the counter medication and natural supplements)? Please list
  15. Are you pregnant? (Only for Female)

Source: Australia Immigration health requirements


Written by Anil Gupta
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Recent discussion on forum

  1. anil_am22

    Hi @A_Frayed_Knot

    As mentioned on the article, it depends on what the total future cost of healthcare will be in Australia. I have given examples of cases in the article where the Australia immigration has denied PR based on the total cost.

    Please read.

    There is no way to find out the future cost of a particular disability as far as I know. Immigration officer’s may be using their own tools to find out the total cost.

  2. anil_am22

    Hi @charu_sachar

    I am not a doctor and hence cannot say if any disease can have higher cost of treatment or not.

    Please read the example cases that i have linked while talking about Australia medical.

  3. Sailaja04

    G’day Anil,

    Hope all are doing well.

    Apologies if this has been already answered in the threads, My partner is a Type 2 diabetics and it’s in control and recent check up with GP showed no issues, wanted to understand if there will be any red flag raised or cause for PR rejection on health check terms.

    Appreciate your response.

    Cheers, Sailaja.

  4. anil_am22

    Hi @Sailaja04

    Please read the above discussion.

  5. Irfan

    Hello Anil,

    I submitted 189 Skilled Visa in February 2019. In March we had our Medical which was cleared in Immi Account except for my younger daughter. In January 2020, Department of Home Affairs issued Natural Justice Letter & give adverse opinion about my daughter & asked to submit latest reports/tests.

    We submitted revised medical tests/reports in February/March 2020 yet, her medical is not clear in Immi Account it says “Health Assessed- wait for further advice from the Department”.

    Currently, our status is “Received” in Immi Account. I don’t know whether they will clear my daughter’s medical & will issue us a grant or not.

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