Does a Medical Practitioner always need General or Specialist Registration in order to apply for a Permanent Residence visa?

The short answer in NO! Registration types for doctors practising medicine in Australia The Australian Medical Board (the AMB) currently issues 5 types of registration to doctors: General registration Specialist registration Provisional registration Limited registration Non-practising registration. The AMB can also grant student registrations to medical students undertaking an approved program of study. Subclass 186 and 187 visas A doctor does not need to hold general or specialist registration in order to apply for a subclass 186 or 187 visa.…

Registration and Skills Assessment for Doctors (IMG’s)

The process for migrating to Australia as a Doctor / International Medical Graduate (IMG) can be quite confusing, In this article we look at the first part of the process which is the Skills Assessment and Registration. Note that there is no separate Skills Assessment outcome. The two processes are done together. The Players There are six players in the various skills assessment and registration processes: Australian Medical Board (AMB) – Registers all medical practitioners and students; Australian Medical Council…

Migrating to Australia as a Doctor

For an International Medical Graduate (IMG) to work in Australia as a medical practitioner there are three key steps: Obtain a successful skills assessment Get registered with the Australian Medical Board (AMB) Get a visa But there is a little catch: In order to get registration with the AMB you will need a job offer unless you are successful in gaining registration as a specialist. No matter how many years of experience you have in your home country, your initial…