Visa Sponsorship FAQs

Why would my medical practice consider sponsoring an overseas doctor?

Sponsoring an overseas doctor can help your Practice address staffing shortages, gain access to specialised skills, and offer a wider range of services to your patients. It can also be a way to contribute to the medical community by providing opportunities for international medical graduates.

What are the eligibility requirements for my Practice to become a Standard Business Sponsor?

To be eligible, we will ensure that your medical practice demonstrates that it is:

  • Actively and lawfully operating in Australia with appropriate accreditation and licensing
  • In genuine need for the nominated doctor's position that cannot be filled by an Australian doctor
  • Compliant with Australian laws and regulations, including workplace health and safety and employment laws
  • Willing to invest in training pipeline by agreeing to contribute to the Skilling Australians Fund levy

What are the obligations of my practice as a sponsor?

As a sponsor, your Practice must:

  • Remunerate the sponsored doctor in a way that aligns with market rates and is no less than the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT)
  • Ensure the doctor has appropriate registration and qualifications to practice medicine in Australia
  • Provide a safe and supportive workplace environment
  • Comply with all relevant workplace laws and regulations
  • Keep accurate records and report any changes in the doctor's employment or practice circumstances to the Department of Home Affairs

What is the process for sponsoring an overseas doctor?

  1. We assist to assess your practice's eligibility and the suitability of the nominated doctor against all policy and legislative criteria.

  2. We will then gather all necessary documentation, including practice details, Labour Market Testing (if required), financial records, and evidence of the doctor's qualifications and experience.

  3. We will act on your behalf to prepare and submit a Sponsorship, Nomination, and associated Visa application to the Department of Home Affairs.

  4. We will monitor the applications, respond to any requests for further particulars, and notify you of the outcome in a timely manner.

What are the visa options for sponsored doctors?

Although the most common visa pathway for sponsored doctors is the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482), we work closely with our recommended migration lawyers to assist with a strategy to deliver a permanent residence outcome if that is of interest to the parties. Two-step strategies can be used to ensure continuity of service of your doctors which is highly desirable given the time and expense of securing a temporary visa through the TSS visa program.

DXC Medical have established working relationships with migration lawyers Samuel Brouff at Boyd Migration & Legal and Alex Kaufman at Longton Migration.

What are the next steps?

Contact the DXC Medical team to discuss your specific requirements in detail and get started.

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