With the new Visas for GPs Initiative now in effect we are receiving questions from practices asking if it is still possible to recruit overseas GPs if they are not able to get a health workforce certificate, but are in a DWS.
The good news is that it is still possible and while it will be more complicated, there will be some advantages. The recent changes affect the 482, 186 and 187 visa. But with careful planning and timing we should be able to use a pathway to permanent residency rather than using temporary working visas as we have in the past.
A summary of the new solution for practices:
A summary of the new solution for GPs:
Getting Permanent residency earlier has a number of advantages for overseas GPs including:
As mentioned above practices will still need to be located in a DWS area in order to gain access to Medicare billing for the GP, or have access to other exemptions. If you have any questions regarding this contact us.
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