What we do with your x-ray and examination results

We use your x-ray and medical examination results to decide if you have an acceptable standard of health. You can get a copy of your results and share them with an immigration adviser.

An acceptable standard of health

When your physician gets the results of your tests back they send them to us.

When immigration officers assess your visa application they use your examination results to decide if you have an acceptable standard of health.

An immigration officer may refer your results to our medical assessors if we need medical advice to decide if you have an acceptable standard of health.

Health Requirements for entry to New Zealand (INZ 1121) PDF 260KB

How to get your results

To get a copy of your results you can ask the physician when you have your examination, or any time afterwards.

You can ask for email notifications. If you do, you will receive an email when your physician sends us your results. You cannot reply to this email.

If you have any questions about your results, discuss these with your physician.

Once we receive your results you can also contact us if you want a copy of them.

Sharing your medical information with an immigration adviser

If you would like your immigration adviser to be able to see and ask questions about your medical information, you need to:

  • complete an ‘Immigration Adviser Details’ form and take it with you to your medical examination
  • ask for copies of your results at your examination and give these to your immigration adviser when you receive them.

Immigration Adviser Details (INZ 1160) PDF 254KB

Your privacy

The panel physicians who use eMedical must agree to protect your personal information to meet New Zealand privacy laws.

Your information is sent to us using a secure online channel and is available only to us and the clinic where you were examined.

If you have any privacy concerns, you can contact us.

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