Immigration Medical Examination have recommenced in all States and Territories following the recent easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Applicants whose appointments have previously been cancelled have already been contacted to rebook, and Bupa has opened public bookings via their website. Due to the current high demand, appointments may not be available until early 2022, particularly for clinics in New South Wales and Victoria.

The Department of Home Affairs is aware of the limited availability and that appointments may exceed the 28-day time frame given. For any questions regarding your visa application, please contact your visa processing officer.

I have a permanent visa

Permanent Resident (PR) visa holders can remain in Australia indefinitely but if you intend to leave Australia and come back, you need to check the travel facility period on your permanent visa (usually a five-year period).

You can check by:

  • using the VEVO service, or
  • accessing your visa conditions through your ImmiAccount.

If you enter Australia on a temporary visa when the travel facility on your permanent visa has expired, this will have an adverse impact on you. See 'Resident Return visa' for details.