Evidence you're in good health — medical certificates

We use medical certificates to assess your standard of health.

Good health

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

If you do need to have a chest x-ray and/or medical examination, you’ll need to use a panel physician. If your country doesn’t have one, you can use any registered doctor.
List of panel physicians

Evidence you're in good health

You’ll need to provide us with evidence that you’ve had your x-ray or medical examination. In most countries, the panel physician you go to for your medical examination will send us your medical results electronically using our eMedical system. When you apply for your visa you must tell us the eMedical reference number to show you have completed your x-ray or medical examination.

A small number of countries do not use eMedical. If you live in a country that does not use eMedical, you’ll need to print out the required medical certificates and take them with you to your medical appointments for your doctor to complete.

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

List of panel physicians

Certificates

Chest x-ray certificates

If you need to have a chest x-ray, you’ll need to provide a chest x-ray certificate.

Chest x-ray certificate (INZ 1096) PDF 281KB

Medical certificates

If you need to have a medical examination, you’ll need to provide a medical certificate. All medical certificates must be completed in English.

The medical certificate you’ll need to provide will depend on your circumstances.

Limited Medical Certificates

You must provide a Limited Medical Certificate if:

  • you’re a refugee or the partner or dependent child of a refugee
  • you’re applying for a resident visa under the Refugee Quota Family Reunification Category
  • your partner or parent is a New Zealand citizen or resident and you weren’t able to be included in their residence application – partners must have been living together in a genuine and stable partnership for 12 months or more.

Partnership
Dependent children

Limited Medical Certificate (INZ 1201) PDF 514KB

General Medical Certificates

You must provide a General Medical Certificate if you’re:

  • not the partner of a New Zealand citizen or resident
  • the partner of a New Zealand citizen or resident and you were able to be included in their residence application, but either weren’t included or were withdrawn
  • not a refugee or the partner or dependent child of a refugee
  • not applying for a resident visa under the Refugee Quota Family Reunification Category
  • not applying for an Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Limited Visa.

General Medical Certificate (INZ 1007) PDF 515KB

RSE Scheme Supplementary Medical Certificates

People from countries with high risk factors for HIV applying for a Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Limited Visa must provide an 'RSE Scheme Supplementary Medical Certificate'.

Countries with risk factors for HIV/AIDS 

RSE Scheme Supplementary Medical Certificate (INZ 1143) PDF 469KB