Medical Treatment Visa – Subclass 602
This is a visa which allows people to travel to Australia for medical treatment, for consultations, or to support someone who needs medical treatment and who holds or has applied for this visa, or to donate an organ.
Note that you cannot apply for this visa to have medical treatment for surrogate motherhood.
You can apply for this visa from both inside and outside Australia. However you cannot apply from within Australia if you have a “no further stay” condition which applies to your existing visa.
You may also be able to apply for this visa from within Australia if you’ve turned 50 years of age and you have been refused a permanent visa only on the grounds of health.
The visa allows you to:
- Stay in Australia for the purpose of medical treatment;
- Study for up to 3 months, unless you are younger than 18 and your circumstances change while you are in Australia;
- Travel to Australia either once until the treatment plan is completed, or as many times as you wish while your visa is valid.
To be granted this visa you must also:
- Meet financial, medical and character requirements;
- Not have any medical condition which would be a threat to public health;
- Not hold either a Subclass 426, or a Subclass 403 visa.
Financial requirements will involve evidence that you have sufficient money to support yourself while you are in Australia including travel and treatment.
Australian Visa Law can assist in all aspects of the process necessary to apply for and obtain a Subclass 602 visa.