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Applying for a visa

If an international medical graduate plans to work in Australia, they will need a visa. Learn how to get the right visa for working as a doctor in Australia.

Why get a visa?

You need a visa in order to work in Australia.

You will not be allowed into the country if you do not have the correct visa.

How do I get the right visa?

There are different visas depending on the type of work you do and for how long you plan to stay. Some employers can sponsor your visa.

Before you apply for a visa, you must:

Search for the right type of visa and apply to the Department of Home Affairs.

Depending on the visa you apply for, getting it approved can take up to 18 months.

How much will it cost?

The cost of visas vary. Check the fees and charges for visas with the Department of Home Affairs.

Changing visas

Before your visa expires, you can apply to change it

You will need to achieve any of the 4 types of registration in Australia before you can become a permanent resident.

Last updated: 
1 July 2019