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Medical examination requirements and procedures for visa applicants to Australia
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The Department of Immigration and Citizenship administers Australia’s immigration requires that all applicants seeking a visa to travel to or to remain in Australia must meet prescribed health criteria. These criteria are meant to protect the Australian community’s: a) public health and safety, b) expenditure on health and welfare, and c) access to health services.

The health assessment required for each applicant depends on a number of factors: type of visa applied for, intended length of stay, country of citizenship and residence during the previous five years, age, and any health issues the Australian Government considers of special significance.

Applicants who lodge both paper and electronic applications for visas to Australia can use eMedical system. To locate the client’s record in eMedical the applicant should provide the Transaction Reference Number (TRN), HAP ID or Health Request ID (HRI).

All applicants must bring the following to the medical examination:

• Valid passport for identification;
• Prescription eyeglasses (if applicable);
• Medical certificates, clinical reports, hospital discharge papers relevant to any medical problems past and present.

The medical examination includes the following:

• Urine examination for all persons 5 years and over;
• Chest x-ray for all persons 11 and over;
• Blood HIV test for all persons 15 years an over;
• Physical Examination.

Panel physicians:

• Dr. Eugenia Ciubotaru
• Dr. Stela Oprea

After successful lodgment in the eMedical system all the data are recorded, checked and submitted on-line.

The screening fee must be paid on the day of health assessment, in local currency (MDL) at the IOM designated bank.

To book an appointment, please contact IOM Chisinau Medical Unit at:
Tel.: +373 22 233 188; e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it