Australia Doctors & Nurses Visa

Temporary visa allows Doctors to stay and practice for 4 years.


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Temporary Visa Options for Doctors & Nurses

Australian organisations (businesses, communities or government agencies) can sponsor overseas doctors to work in Australia for up to 4 years.

Temporary visas are the usual pathway to permanent residence for doctors who do not yet hold full medical registration in Australia. Overseas trained doctors can commence a period of supervised practice and formal assessment in Australia to meet the requirements for full medical registration.

1.Temporary Business (Long Stay) (Subclass 457) Visa

2.Occupational Trainee visa

Some doctors coming to Australia to undertake a supervised training program may be able to apply for an Occupational Trainee visa for up to 12 months. The doctor must be appointed to a designated training position that is not primarily service-providing in nature. Organisations providing occupational training programs must apply to nominate doctors for this visa.

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Permanent Visa Options for Doctors & Nurses

  • Employer Nomination Scheme
  • Australia Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)
  • Australia Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (Subclass 489)

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What is the procedure to apply for PR visa for doctors & health care professionals?

Step 1: Applicant has to get his skills assessed and obtain the license to practice in Australia

Step 2: The second step depends on if you have job offer

Yes, I have offer letter: Apply to the AHPRA in the relevant State or territory for registration. (This may include a PESCI to assess your clinical suitability for the job)

No, I don’t have a job offer: Sign up for Resume Marketing Services

Step  3:

Yes, I have offer letter: Apply for PR

No, I don’t have a job offer: Accept a job offer &  Apply to the AHPRA in the relevant State or territory for registration. (This may include a PESCI to assess your clinical suitability for the job)

Step 4:

Yes, I have offer letter: Relocate to Australia

No, I don’t have a job offer: Apply for PR & relocate to Australia

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Im an overseas trained doctor. How do I get a job in Australia?

Foreign applicants have to get their skills assessed by Australian Medical Council.

Australian Medical Council Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) Examination assesses your knowledge.

The AMC Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) MCQ Examination is a computer-administered fully integrated multi-choice question examination delivered in one 3.5 hour session in examination centres worldwide.

The examination consists of 150 A-type MCQs (one correct response from five options)—120 scored items and 30 (non-scored) pilot items. You are expected to complete all 150 items and must complete the 120 scored items. Failure to complete all 120 scored items in the examination may lead to insufficient information for a reliable determination of your ability and therefore a result on the AMC adaptive scale. The examination result is recorded as ‘Fail—Insufficient data to obtain result’.

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Assessment process is done to verify the educational and practice standards of the applicant in comparison to Australian Medical Standards.

Step 1: Applicant submits the form and documents to AMC

Step 2: Application assessed through AMC Primary Source Verification (incomplete application, incomplete documentation makes application invalid for further process)

Step 3: Referral sent to Specialist College, applicant advised of referral.

Step 4: AMC receives report from specialist medical college advising of applicant’s level of comparability. Report is forwarded to applicant

Step 5: AMC receives and notifies the applicant & specialist medical college of conforming to comply with required standards

Step 6: AMC receives report from specialist medical college on the applicant’s eligibility & informs the same to applicant

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What is PESCI (Pre-employment structured clinical interview?

The PESCI is an assessment of your clinical experience, knowledge, skills and attributes by an assessment body authorised by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA). The assessment process consists of a structured interview, referee checks and a fee.

The MBA and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency have agreed to implement PESCIs as a mandatory prerequisite for international medical graduates seeking registration in Australia to practice in any of the following roles:

  • general practice
  • all non-specialist positions in private hospital facilities
  • senior medical officers
  • medical officers (with or without right of private practice)
  • medical superintendents (with or without right of private practice)

Your PESCI needs to be arranged by your prospective employer in Australia.

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When can I apply for the examination?

Australia Immigration needs skills assessment report before filing of EOI through SkillSelect. Applicants can appear for the same from anywhere in the world.

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What are the skills assessment fees charged by AMC?

Fees listed are in Australian dollars; all are GST free.


Assessment pathway application fees

2013 (A$)

Competent Authority Pathway application


Standard Pathway application


Specialist Pathway (specialist recognition) application


Area Of Need Specialist Pathway application


Dual pathway (standard and specialist) application


Primary source verification specialist-in-training application


Incomplete documentation



CAT MCQ examination fees

2013 (A$)

CAT MCQ examination authorisation


Reissue of results


Verification of CAT MCQ examination results


Cancellation of CAT MCQ examination authorisation



Clinical examination fees

2013 (A$)

Clinical examination


Clinical retest examination


Withdrawal prior to closing date for payment

100% refund

Withdrawal after acceptance of a place in an examination session

50% refund

Withdrawal after venue notice for an examination session sent

No refund

Reissue of results


Appeal fee



Certificate fees

2013 (A$)

AMC Certificate (Competent Authority Pathway)


Reissue of AMC Certificate


Copy of Advanced Standing Certificate


Reprint of EICS Certificate


* Application documents received in 2013 will be returned to applicants from March 2013.

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Opulentus Fees, Cost & Refund Policy

Our Service fee is competitive & among the best in the industry. At any given time, our state-of-the-art processing Centre, processes over 5000 active cases from across the world. Your visa application is processed by one of the best and experienced hands.

The Prices are standard across all our offices. We guarantee the lowest and most reasonable price for our services.

You may have to pay other costs, such as the costs of health assessments, English language tests, skill assessments and police certificates, if required.

General Skilled Migration cost remains the same.

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Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance

*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.

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Post Landing & Resettlement Services

  • Relocation assistance
  • Accommodation, travel and settling assistance
  • Details on local Indian communities
  • Guidance on local transports and other settlement related advices

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Why Australia?

Some of the major factors for you to choose Australia as your dream destination:

  • Working & living in Australia
  • High salary and wages
  • Studying in Australia
  • Receiving healthcare benefits through Medicare etc
  • Access to certain social security payments
  • Being eligible for Australian citizenship
  • Family can accompany you

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