Visa for GPs update

Changes in Permanent visas for GPs in Australia

We’ve just been made aware of a positive amendment in Australian immigration policy for doctors when applying for Permanent residency.

Previously GPs would need to wait until they had completed their provisional or limited registration period before being eligible to apply for Permanent residency. This would mean you would need to wait until you’ve completed the initial 6 month supervision period, gain Fellowship and apply for Specialist registration with AHPRA before being able to apply to immigration.

Australian Immigration Department have now advised that all medical practitioners working under provisional or limited registration can now be accepted for the Permanent Residency pathway.

This will make it easier for doctors who wish to apply for Permanent residency shortly after they wish to arrive in Australia. For more detailed information on how this may be relevant to your own circumstances, please do get in touch.

Further Reading

RACGP PEP pathway program

Your visa questions answered

Paying Tax in Australia