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Chest X-Ray WHV Australia???

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1. Posted by DoA (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hi guys,

I applied for my WHV visa before I left the UK (online) however I lost the application number & so had to start it again.

The only difference with the new application was the question about living away for more than 3 months .... I accurately told them about my travelling for the last 4 months (I thought this would qualify as part of the question). Was I wrong? Is it only if you've actually lived somewhere (and not travelled?) or was I correct in giving them this info.

They didn't ask me for chest x-rays last time (however I didn't process the payment so maybe it would have informed me anyway).

Could someone just explain why I need a chest x-ray to visit Australia????

Also, I presume this will be covered by my insurance?

Thanks

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3771 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I think you were correct in giving them the information; have you visited any countries in your travels which are considered as having a high risk of TB? That's the only thing I can think of which would cause them to ask you for an xray.

I don't think it will be covered on your insurance if it's for a visa application.

3. Posted by DoA (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Thanks bex.

I think I'm gonna ring the insurance company to clarify things.

Here's the list of declared countries

Germany, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia

All pretty standard backpacker places & I've never heard of anyone needing an x-ray!

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3771 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

It does seem strange that they have suddenly asked for it! Unless they do spot checks and just pick out random applications. I know you need one for the NZ WHV now but hadn't heard of it for the Oz visas.

Good luck!