Medical examinations are one of the prerequisites for the application procedure. Its goal is to determine those who might be barred from applying (formally known as “inadmissible”). You can rest assured that even if a person is not approved for an immigration visa the medical records remain private.

It is important to note that the immigration medical Auckland exam is different from the full physical examination. It’s not meant to be an alternative to one. It’s only intended to check for specific conditions that pertain to New Zealand immigration laws. The attending physician (called a civil surgeon during exams in the domestic area and a panel doctor for overseas exams) is expected only to look at the conditions that are necessary for obtaining immigration. They are not required to treat or diagnose health issues discovered in the medical exam.

Who must pass an immigration Medical Exam?

A medical examination is not necessary for non-immigrant people who have a short-term transit visa as well as other kinds of residents, such as those who came into the country with no examination, even those with and without official documentation.

Who is the person who conducts the Immigration Medical Exam?

The USCIS allows specific doctors to administer the medical test. Medical examinations conducted within the country are conducted by surgeons who are civil in nature. When they are conducted overseas in other countries, such as outside New Zealand and its territories they are administered by panel doctors. They are endorsed through the DOS to conduct medical examinations in line with the process for obtaining a visa at the Consulate or Embassy in other countries.

What should you expect during the Immigration Medical Examination?

An Immigration medical Auckland test usually involves some of the steps below:

  • Physical exam typically includes checking the eyes and throat, nose, and ears as well as the extremities, lungs lymph nodes, and skin.
  • Review of medical background.
  • The testing for communicable diseases, such as gonorrhea, tuberculosis, and syphilis could need a chest X-ray, urine test, or blood tests.
  • Verifying the need for vaccines as recommended by the ACIP’s Advisory Committee on Immunizing Guidelines (ACIP).

Additional Immigration Medical Exam Requirements

To obtain the necessary DOS forms required to take the visa medical test, visit the Department website. Remember that the requirements for civil and personal documents could differ depending on the country and are dependent on availability. The procedures for obtaining and submitting these documents can also vary in the case of applicants from other countries. Therefore, those seeking to apply for an overseas visa must first consult the Local Embassy and Consulate.

The majority of applicants  informed that  must meet these visa medical examination conditions:

  • An official government ID with a photo (ex. driver’s license or passport) If you are 14 years and older the ID documenting the full names of applicants, address, and date of birth, as well as the parent’s full name, is sufficient (ex. birth certificate or Affidavit)
  • Record of vaccination
  • Tests in the laboratory (based on a specific age)
  • Insurance card for Medical purposes (if approved by your chosen doctor)

What could cause you to fail an immigration medical exam?

The following medical conditions, which are inadmissible to health professionals, could constitute grounds to disapprove

  • Infectious or transmissible diseases that pose a high risk to the health of the public and security
  • Failure to show proof of vaccination to prevent vaccine-preventable diseases
  • Mental or physical disorders that result in harmful behavior
  • Addiction or substance abuse

Particularly communicable diseases like tuberculosis and syphilis, as well as honor and leprosy, are all considered high-risk and important to public health. That’s why doctors test for these diseases during medical examinations.