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,…

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…