Evidence you are in good health

We use medical examinations to assess your standard of health.

Good health

If you are applying for a visa, you may need to have a chest x-ray or medical examination as proof of your good health.

The application form you complete will tell you if you need to provide a chest x-ray or medical examination. 

After you submit an application for an Accredited Employer Work Visa, or a visitor visa from a country outside of the Pacific Islands, you will be notified if you need to have a chest x-ray or medical examination.

Your chest x-ray and medical examination results must be no more than 3 months old when we receive your application.

Who needs an x-ray or medical examination

How to provide evidence of your x-ray or medical examination

If you must have a chest x-ray or medical examination, you need to use a panel physician, who sends us your medical results electronically using our eMedical system. This is the quickest and most efficient way to have your health assessed.

If you apply for your visa using a paper form you must tell us the eMedical reference number to show you have completed your x-ray or medical examination.

You can see if eMedical is available by checking our panel physician list and choosing a panel physician in your country.

Panel physicians are doctors and radiologists who are approved to complete chest x-rays and medical examinations for New Zealand visa applications.

Find a doctor or radiologist near you

Providing evidence if you are from a country that does not have panel physicians

If you live in a country that does not have panel physicians you can visit any registered doctor, who must complete the required medical certificates and send them to us as evidence of your health.

You need to print out the required medical certificates and take them with you to the appointment.

All medical certificates must be completed in English.

Chest x-ray certificate (INZ 1096) PDF 273KB

Limited Medical Certificate (INZ 1201) PDF 534KB

General Medical Certificate (INZ 1007) PDF 510KB

RSE Scheme Supplementary Medical Certificate (INZ 1143) PDF 477KB