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The Australian Federal Government, through the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), has established a Temporary Skills Shortage visa scheme to Australia.
These visas allow overseas doctors to be sponsored by and employed to work in Australian hospitals or medical organisations in Australia for periods of up to four years. In some instances, those visas can lead to permanent residence or can be extended (by further application) on-shore in Australia. You must have a job offer before applying for your visa.
There are two streams available under the Temporary Skills Shortage visa program:
The medium-term stream is applicable to most medical professionals.
The process has three stages. The first two stages are undertaken by the employer or on the employer’s behalf. The third stage is carried out by the medical practitioner or on their behalf. The three stages are as follows:
Some employers, and particularly government operated hospitals in Australia, will already have a number of pre-approved sponsorship approvals in place and will normally only have to apply for the “nomination” of the particular medical practitioner they wish to employ, once that person is identified and the terms of employment have been agreed.
To be eligible for sponsorship a medical professional must:
Global Medics migration agent attends to the necessary stages on behalf of both the hospital and doctor depending upon the practice of the relevant hospital or health authority.
Understandably the process and paper work can look rather daunting at first but Global Medics have a dedicated Registrations and Administration team in Australia and the UK to assist you.
Our team of specialised recruitment consultants can advise you on the best opportunities, hospitals and locations to enable a smooth pathway to achieve your dream of living and working in Australia. Many of the team have made the move themselves and will appreciate any questions you may have. Please Contact Us with any queries.