Medical Practitioners aged 50+ needed in regional areas!
In an attempt to address shortages of medical practitioner in rural areas, the government has introduced an exemption to the age requirement for certain visas. This exemption, which came into effect on 1 July 2015, means that eligible medical practitioners will no longer be required to be less than 50 when applying for one of the following visas:
- Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187); or
- Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186).
Broadly, in order to be eligible for the age exemption, a medical practitioner must have applied for either the direct entry stream or the temporary residence transition stream of the above visas and show that he/she:
- has worked as a medical practitioner for the last 4 years immediately before applying for the visa;
- that the employment was located in regional Australia for at least 2 of those years; and
- the nominated position is located in regional Australia.
Contact one of our migration lawyers now to find out if you are eligible for this exemption.