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1. Posted by sumguy (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

I need to get my chest xray form completed for my working holiday visa for new zealand. Does anyone know how long this takes to get completed and how much it should cost? I will be in kuala lumper for a week next week then in Singapore for around 10 days after that before moving onto oz. I would like to get tis done as soon as possible so that i can get my visa sorted so would like to get it done in either kuala lumpur of else Singapore. I have e-mailed a couple of the doctors from K Lumpur under the 'panel doctors' section on the immigration website. but there is no information on any doctors in Singapore. When i search in google it gives me a list of doctors in Singapore that are approved by the Australian immigration. Is it possible to just go to one of those?

Thanks in advance

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting sumguy

When i search in google it gives me a list of doctors in Singapore that are approved by the Australian immigration. Is it possible to just go to one of those?

I would think that you need to go to one approved by New Zealand immigration if you're applying for a New Zealand visa. Australian immigration practices have nothing to do with New Zealand visas.

3. Posted by sumguy (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

this is what the New Zealand website writes under there panel doctor page, where you search for doctors in the area you are currently in. When i type in Singapore into the search box it doesnt bring up any panel doctors. So from how i read the info below does that mean i can just go to any registered doctor in Singapore?

If you need a medical examination or chest X-ray for your immigration application, you need to select a doctor and/or radiologist from our approved list.

The examining doctor/radiologist holds a supply of Immigration New Zealand medical/X-ray forms. The forms can also be downloaded from www.immigration.govt.nz/forms.

Your form will be completed by the panel doctor/radiologist and given back to you. You will be required to submit the completed medical forms to Immigration New Zealand, together with your immigration application.

Each member of your family is required to have a medical form completed. Family members 11 years and over are also required to have a chest X-ray.

Your medical examination must not be more than 3 months old at the time of application lodgement.

Please bring TWO passport sized photographs and your passport to your appointment to ensure your medical and X-ray report can be completed.

Not all countries have appointed panel doctors. For countries where there are no panel doctors, a registered or board certified or licensed medical practitioner or physician may conduct the medical examination.[u]

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

As you say, there are no panel doctors in Singapore but I am not sure what the website means when it says that if there are no panel doctors ' a registered or board certified or licensed medical practitioner or physician may conduct the medical examination'.

As the other post says, it's no good going to one of those approved for Australian visas as these are entirely separate to NZ visas.

I think your best bet would be to go to KL.

5. Posted by sumguy (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y

thanks for the replys, got an e-mail back from a place in KL so going to give them a ring later on. just hope i am able to get this done within the 7 day that i am there.

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 7y

Good luck. I had my NZ immigration medical done in the UK and it took around 1.5 hours for the actual medical and 2 weeks for the results to be sent to me.

  • *Just realised that you're just having a chest xray and not the full medical. I think it was the blood tests that took the time so you should be fine to get the xray results back within the week you are there.

[ Edit: Edited on Nov 1, 2008, at 1:39 AM by bex76 ]