Australian Visas and Medical Registration

Medical Registration and Employer Sponsorship (186 and 187 visas) When a 186 or 187 nomination application is submitted, the current Migration Regulations require the person identified in the nomination to hold, or be eligible to hold, any required licensing, registration or membership, where this is mandatory in the state or territory in which the position is located.  This is what is called a time of application requirement. Where a skilled visa applicant is going to work as a medical practitioner,…

Pathways to PR for Doctors and Limited Registration

The visa rules for the permanent employer sponsored visas changed significantly in March 2018. Pathways to permanent residence for medical practitioners with limited registration appear to have been adversely effected. Under the old visa rules, medical practitioners with limited registration were provided with a pathway to permanent residence under the subclass 186 and subclass 187 temporary residence transition stream pathway. Under the new rules, it appears that medical practitioners may now need general registration in order to be nominated for permanent residence.…