New Zealand Medical Examination for Visa Application

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Are you thinking about going to New Zealand to study? If you answered yes, you must be aware of the significance of a medical examination while applying for a student visa in New Zealand. It is critical for both temporary and permanent residency applications. However, before we go into the specifics of the medical test, let’s define what the medical examination for New Zealand is for the visa process!

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Document Checklist 

  • Two clear Xerox copies of the passport information page and address page, plus the original passport.
  • You must know what your visa’s medical requirements are before coming in for your medical check. It could be a General Medical Exam, a Limited Medical Exam, or a Radiology Exam (X-Ray).
  • Candidates should fill out the appointment portion of the website so that we have the visa category information at the time of the medical.

Also Read: New Zealand Work Visa Requirements and Application Process

Medical Reports and Supplies to Carry

  • Carry any medical reports or discharge cards from any operations or hospitalizations with you.
  • The following is a list of medications (prescription) that are taken on a daily basis. We also need that you bring your medications (Strips or bottles) with you so that the examining doctor can review them.
  • If you have a chronic illness or have had Tuberculosis, you should bring the treatment summary from your doctor with you to help expedite the medical process. If you’ve had previous procedures, please bring the discharge summaries with you.
  • If you wear glasses or contact lenses, please bring them with you to the medical appointment. To determine your vision without correction, you will need to remove your lenses.

What Happens at the Time of the Examination?

  • A physical examination will be part of the medical examination. This assessment will require you to undress. When a woman is examined by a male doctor, she will be accompanied by a female companion.
  • Everyone over the age of five will be subjected to a urine test. Medicals should be postponed for women who are in the middle of their menstrual cycle. If they arrive while it is running, they will be required to return for a retake exam once it is completed.
  • All applicants aged 15 and up will be subjected to a blood test. You do not need to be fasting for this test.
  • Everyone over the age of 11 will have their chest X-rayed.
  • Examine your height and weight.
  • Breast examination is recommended for women over the age of 45.
  • Basic Vision Tests

Time Period of Examination and Result

  • It’s likely that the medical exam will take two to three hours to complete.
  • Within 48 hours, the results will be submitted via E medicals. If additional reports are required, this may be postponed. If you have an urgent need for them to be uploaded, you can ask the doctor for it at the time of your medicals.

Important Reminder

Minors (17 and under) must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is intimately familiar with the child’s medical history.

Cost of Medical Certificate

CertificateAge groupExaminationRates
General medical certificateMust be 14 years of age or younger501 – MedicalINR  3000
Must be 15 years of age or older and younger than 70501-Medical716-Hepatitis C717-HbA1C707 HIV704-Serum creatinine 712-Syphilis test708-Hepatitis B 718-Full blood countINR  6000
Limited medical certificateMust be 14 years of age or younger512 – Limited medicalINR  3000
Must be 15 years of age or older512 – Limited medical704 – Serum creatinine718 – Full blood countINR  3350
Supplementary medical certificates – ray certificateMust be 15 years of age or older707 – HIVINR    650
Must be 11 years of age or older502 – X-rayINR    700

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Are there any other expenses for the examination?

If any further tests are required at the time of the medical, due to any abnormalities noted, those tests will be charged extra.

How can you fail?

Any of these four basic medical conditions may make an applicant inadmissible on health-related grounds:
A public health problem caused by a communicable disease.
Failure of an immigrant to show documentation of mandatory vaccinations.
A physical or mental illness that is accompanied by destructive behavior.
Addiction to drugs or drug abuse

How can I pass a medical exam?

Here are a few tips to pass the medical exam.
Sleep well on the night prior to the exam.
Avoid fatty or unhealthy food consumption.
Stay hydrated.
Stay calm.

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