What visas are eligible for Medicate Australia ?

After you lodged you visa application, do you know if you can enroll in to Medicare Australia?

You can enrol into Medicare, If you’ve applied for permanent residency Visas

For example: Subclass 189, 190,186/187,858,132 at etc…

You can enrol in Medicare if you live in Australia and have applied for either:

  • a permanent residency visa, except for a parent visa
  • a permanent protection visa.

You must also be any of the following:

  • on a visa allowing you to work
  • able to prove your parent, spouse or child is an Australian citizen
  • able to prove your parent, spouse or child is a permanent resident
  • able to prove your parent, spouse or child is a New Zealand citizen living in Australia.

This includes if you’ve applied for a combined spouse visa 309/100 or 820/801.

You can enrol in Medicare from either:

  • the date you applied for permanent residency
  • the date you arrived here to live if you applied outside Australia.

Complete a Medicare enrolment form and mail or email it with your documents to Medicare Enrolment Services.

Find out what documents you need to enrol.

You might also be able to enrol Medicare benefits if you are living in Australia and are:

  • Visa 491 and visa 494 holders of the new Regional Provisional visas
  • a permanent visa holder with work rights
  • people who has lodged their permanent visa application with work rights
  • returning residents visa holders
  • Contributory permanent Parent Visa and they hold a valid temporary visa (includes a bridging visa).
  • an applicant for a permanent visa who has a parent, spouse or child who is an Australian citizen or permanent resident or a New Zealand citizen.
  • a holder of certain temporary visa
  • a temporary visa holder who lives in a country that has a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with Australia.
  • You can enrol in Medicare if you live in Australia and have applied for a permanent protection visa.

If you’ve applied for a parent visa

You can’t enrol in Medicare if you’ve applied for an 804 or 103 parent visa.

You can enrol if:

  • you’ve applied for a contributory parent visa and have a temporary 173 or 884 visa
  • you have a permanent contributory parent visa subclass 143 or 864.

You may be able to enrol if you have a temporary contributory parent visa.

If your permanent resident application for the visa fails

If you lodge an AAT appeal, you can apply to stay enrolled in Medicare.

Complete a Medicare enrolment form and mail or email it with your documents to Medicare Enrolment Services.

Find out what documents you need to enrol.

What you should bring to medicare if you’ve applied for permanent residency

You can enrol in Medicare if you’ve applied for either:

  • a permanent residency visa
  • a permanent protection visa.

You’ll need to provide all of these documents:

  • a current passport or Immicard
  • a valid visa
  • proof from the Department of Home Affairs that you’ve applied for permanent residency.

We need these for each person you want to enrol. You don’t need to get your documents certified.

If your visa doesn’t let you work in Australia, you’ll have to provide extra documents. You need to prove you have a parent, spouse or child who’s any of the following:

  • an Australian citizen
  • a permanent resident of Australia
  • a New Zealand citizen who lives in Australia.

You can do this by giving us any of these documents:

  • birth certificate
  • marriage certificate
  • joint bank, gas, water or electricity account statement
  • proof you own a home together.

Complete a Medicare enrolment form and mail or email it with your documents to Medicare Enrolment Services.

If your visa application fails to stay enrol medicare

If the Department of Home Affairs refuses your visa application, you can appeal to them.

You can enrol in Medicare while you’re appealing. You’ll need to give us all of these documents:

  • a current passport or Immicard
  • a valid visa
  • evidence that you’ve lodged an appeal or a request for ministerial intervention.

We need these for each person you want to enrol. You don’t need to get your documents certified.

Complete a Medicare enrolment form and mail or email it with your documents to Medicare Enrolment Services.

If you don’t have these documents, you can talk to department to find you about other options.

What Documents should provide to Medicare

To help ensure a streamlined Medicare enrolment process, you should bring the following documentation to a

Per DHS Service Centre requirements you should bring the following documents:

  • a completed Medicare enrolment application form (3101) available from the DHS website
  • Identity documents (such as a birth certificate or driver licence) for all applicants
  • travel documents (such as passports or an ImmiCard) for all applicants
  • any information that will help to confirm your current visa status

For example:

    • a copy of you print VEVO check
    • a copy of your ‘Acknowledgement of application received’
    • a visa grant notification
    • bridging Visa

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