Changes to immigration health screening
Changes are being made to streamline and improve immigration health screening. The following changes take effect from 30 July 2012 and will affect all visa applicants who require immigration health screening.
Where it has been determined that it is likely that an applicant will impose significant cost or demand on New Zealand’s health or special education services, the applicant’s (or other party’s) ability to pay for or provide health or special education services, has no bearing on whether they will impose significant cost or demand on these services.
These changes will not affect the outcome of applications lodged before 30 July 2012. Amendments have also been made to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) medical and chest X-ray certificates. Pre-30 July 2012 versions of medical and chest X-ray certificates will be accepted by INZ until 31 December 2012. You can find out further information about the changes to immigration health screening in the: