Health and Character
The requirements for medical examinations vary depending on which country you are from, and countries you have lived in, as well as the type and length of the visa you are applying for. These can range from a check x-ray to a full medical examination. These can be undertaken either in Australia or in another country.
For some visas, the department generally requires police checks for any country you have spent over a year in, in the past 10 years. To find out how to apply for a police check in different countries please click here.
How to apply for an Australia police clearance? If you are currently in Australia, you will most likely need to apply for an AFP (Australia Federal Police) clearance. Please click on this link and follow our guide on How to apply for an AFP check online.
The other main character requirement for permanent visas is filling out form 80. Each migrating family member over 16 must do one. This is a long form and requires a lot of information. Be prepared to have to remember all the places you went to school, from birth till now!! Also, The addresses you have lived at for the past 10 years. You will also need to document all travel in the past 10 years. You will need to detail all your employment and unemployment since birth! The rest of the form requires details of all migrating and non-migrating family members.
If you would like more information about your specific situation, please contact us via the free visa assessment tool and we will be able to answer your questions.
Please understand that the advice on this website is general in nature and subject to change without notice. We try to keep it as accurate as we can, however keeping up with changes in the Migration environment is sometimes very challenging.
This website does not replace personal advice about your specific situation. You can contact us via the free visa assessment tool and we can then advise you of the options available to you.