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Chest X-Ray WHV Australia???

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Chest X-Ray WHV Australia???

1. Posted by DoA (Budding Member 84 posts) 8y

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?


2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3744 posts) 8y

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

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 3744 posts) 8y

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!