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,…

Finding a Job in Australia as an Overseas Trained Doctor

General Practitioner – No Job Offer In order to work in Australia as a general practitioner the steps involved are usually as follows (unless you already have a job offer): Visit the AMC website and identify your registration pathway – Competent Authority, Standard or Specialist Verify your medical qualifications through Primary Source Verification Meet the English language requirements Contact a recruitment agency or Rural Workforce Agency to find a suitable job Be offered and accept a job offer from a…

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.…