Medical and x-ray certificates for Essential Skills Work Visa applications

Instructions for Essential Skills Work Visa applicants if you are asked to upload a medical or a chest X-ray certificate even if you have provided one before.

The updated work visa application form is requiring some people applying for Essential Skills work visas, or their partners and dependent children, to upload medical or chest x-ray certificates, even if they provided these certificates with a previous visa application, and they are currently in New Zealand.

If this affects you, you may upload a statement.

What your statement must include

Your statement must:

  • confirm the statement replaces the upload for a medical or chest x-ray certificate requested by the application form
  • state the type of visa you are applying for - either an Essential Skills work visa, or, a visa as the partner or dependent child of an Essential Skills work visa holder or applicant
  • confirm you do not have to provide a medical certificate with your visa application because you provided this certificate with a previous visa application

and/or

  • Confirm you do not have to provide a chest x-ray certificate with your visa application because you have provided this certificate with a previous visa application.

The statement needs to be signed and dated by you (or by your parent or legal guardian if you are under 18 years of age).

Note

A statement is required by each principal applicant. Please do not use one statement for the whole family.

If you are including a dependent child under 18 years of age on your partnership-based visitor visa application you can include them on the same statement.

Example of a statement

You can use this as a template for your statement.

To Immigration New Zealand:

This document replaces the upload for a medical or chest x-ray certificate requested on my application form.

I confirm I do not have to provide a medical or chest x-ray certificate with my visa application because [use that which applies]:

  • I am applying for an Essential Skills work visa and I have provided a medical or chest x-ray certificate with a previous visa application

OR

  • I am applying for a visa as the partner or dependent child of an Essential Skills work visa holder or applicant and I have provided a medical or chest x-ray certificate with a previous visa application

AND (if applicable)

  • I am including a dependent child under 18 years of age on my partnership-based visitor visa and they have provided a medical or chest x-ray certificate with a previous visa application.

Full Name:
Signed:
(or if applicable) Signature of parent or guardian if applicant is under 18 years of age:
Date:

(If applicable) If you are including your dependent children under 18 years of age on a partnership-based visitor visa application, write the full name of each child below: