Visa applicants must demonstrate that they have an acceptable standard of health. There are different requirements for different visa types.
Immigration New Zealand considers you to have an acceptable standard of health if you are:
To show that you have an acceptable standard of health you may have to complete a medical certificate and submit it with your application.
The general rule is that you will need to submit a medical certificate and a chest X-ray certificate with your visa application if you intend to stay in New Zealand for more than 12 months.
Read more about the different requirements for medicals for different visa applications.
If you or any family member included in your application does not have an acceptable standard of health, your application will be declined, unless Immigration New Zealand will grant you a medical waiver.
For residence visa applications, medical waivers will only be considered, if you meet all of the other requirements for approval of your application.
For temporary entry class visa applications, medical waivers will only be considered, if you meet all of the other requirements for approval of your application, and:
• you are the partner or dependent child of a New Zealand citizen or residence class visa holder, or
• you have applied for a temporary visa as a seconded business person, or
• you have been recognised has to have refugee or protection status in New Zealand.
You will not be able to obtain a medical waiver if you or any family member included in your application:
If you have any health problems and think that you might have difficulties demonstrating that you have an acceptable standard of health, please talk to one of our Licensed Immigration Advisers. They are experienced in assisting our clients with applying for medical waivers.
To find out more about your chances, please go back to our Quick Self-Check Guide.