When should I obtain my police clearance certificate and attend medical examinations?
Please discuss this with your visa advisor, as there is no fixed time when you should progress these. If you have had a past criminal conviction you may want to obtain a police certificate at an early stage to establish what information is on your file – police certificates tend to be relatively cheap.
However, medical examinations typically have a 12 month validity (see the above question regarding the date of required initial entry to Australia) – and aren’t cheap: attending these too early can mean you have to do them again.
- I have a job offer. Can I move to Australia on an employer sponsored 482 visa, and apply for a permanent residency visa once I am living in Australia?
- I am overweight / diabetic / recovering from a heart condition / have had depression etc. Does this mean I will fail the medical and can’t move to Australia?
- I have heard that permanent residency visas are only valid for 5 years. I thought I could live in Australia indefinitely as the holder of such a visa?
- How long do I have after my visa is granted before I can move to Australia?
- So when can I become an Australian citizen?
- What is a permanent residency visa?
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