Overview

The Subclass 602 Medical Treatment visa allows people to come to Australia for medical treatment or allows people who are already in Australia to stay longer to receive medical care. If you are unable to leave Australia for medical reasons you can also apply for this visa.

Medical treatment can include consultations with medical specialists, major or minor surgery, cosmetic surgery and related procedures, organ donation, childbirth, and in-vitro fertilisation. It does not include travel to give birth to a surrogate child or to receive alternative health care services such as homeopathy.

Note: Children born in Australia do not automatically become Australian citizens but are granted the same visa as their parent.

A support person can be included in the application.

You can apply for this visa from within Australia if you do not hold a valid visa and have become unlawful.

The Medical Treatment visa is a temporary visa that can be granted for up to 3 months if you apply from outside Australia and up to 12 months if you apply for the visa from within Australia.

Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602)

Medical reasons to apply for Medical Treatment visa

  • to attend a medical consultation and/or receive treatment;
  • to give birth;
  • to donate an organ;
  • to accompany a person in a situation above;
  • to be medically evacuated to or receive medical treatment in Queensland (if you are a citizen of PNG;
  • you are unfit to depart Australia.

To be eligible for this visa, applicants must:

  • have made arrangements to have the medical treatment including making payments for the service;
  • have adequate personal funds to cover costs in Australia;
  • be a genuine visitor;
  • meet health and character requirements including not having a medical condition that could be a threat to public health;
  • meet financial requirements by showing sufficient funds to pay for treatment and other expenses related to their stay in Australia including travel. If the applicant has anyone coming with them on the visa, they must also be able to show that they can support their stay in Australia.

To discover whether you are eligible for a Medical Treatment visa (subclass 602), we invite you to book a consultation with one of our expert migration lawyers.

Processing times are indicative only and may vary depending on individual circumstances or government policy. The latest processing times published by the Department of Home Affairs are as follows:

  • 75% of applications: 35 days
  • 90% of applications: 59 days

The visa is free for applicants who apply from outside Australia or represent a foreign government.

The visa costs AUD$315 for applicants who apply from within Australia.

You might have to pay for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.

To work out how much your visa might cost use the Visa pricing estimator.

The estimator does not calculate other costs including the professional fees of an immigration lawyer/agent.

To discover whether you are eligible for a Medical Treatment visa, we invite you to book a consultation with one of our expert migration lawyers.

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