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Immigration New Zealand (eMedical)

Dr Wiles & Dr Hurley are able to assess applications for medical examinations for NZ Residency, NZ Work Permits, NZ Visitor and NZ Student Visas.

 

CHEST X-RAYS: We do not perform chest x-rays at our premises. If you require a chest x-ray only (and not a medical examination), please contact Auckland Radiology.

Frequently asked questions

Do you do everything at your clinic?

We only perform the medical examination; we do not perform the lab test or chest x-ray. The lab test is done at Labtests and chest x-ray at Auckland Radiology. You do not need to make arrangements for the lab test and chest x-ray (if required) if you are booked with our clinic.

Refer to this map to see the locations of Labtests and Auckland Radiology relative to Remuera Doctors.

How much does it cost?

Please see below for our charges.

How long does the medical examination take?

Please allow approximately 2 hours to complete your medical examination, lab test and chest x-ray (if required). Couples, families or groups need to allow at least 3 hours. Please note that we are a small clinic and can only book a maximum of 4 people at a time.

When can I book my medical examination?

Bookings are available Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30am to 2:30pm. We cannot accept bookings later than 2:30pm as you will run out of time to complete the blood test and chest x-ray (if required).

Are you open on the weekends?

No.

How long do you take to submit my Health Case to eMedical?

This can take up to 5 working days. We can often submit your Health Case sooner if all your results are normal and there are no other medical issues to follow up on. We cannot submit a Health Case on the day of your appointment. If you have not heard anything from us after 5 working days, please contact reception on 09 524 6504 and request an update on your Health Case.

Do I need to fast before the medical examination?

No, the blood test and medical examination are not fasting. We would recommend keeping well hydrated on the day of your appointment.

What do I need to bring to the appointment?

Bring your passport, a copy of your current visa (if it is not inside your passport), eye correction, and the names of medications you are currently taking. You do not need to bring any forms or paperwork with you.

What are you looking for in the blood test?

The blood test is for syphilis, HIV, renal function, diabetes, hepatitis B & C and haematology. 

I don't have a passport. Can I still come to my appointment?

We are allowed to accept a Certificate of Identity, National Identity Card with photo or a refugee travel document in place of a passport. If you cannot provide any of these documents to confirm your identity, then you must contact Immigration New Zealand for advice.

I have a photocopy of my passport - is this ok?

No, we do not accept a photocopy, verified copy, etc. of your passport. The original document must be presented. There are no exceptions.

I have an expired passport - wIll this be ok?

No. Your passport or travel document must be current.

I have hard copy passport photographs - are these ok to use for eMedical?

No. We must have a digital photograph that conform to NZ passport specifications. This photograph must also be less than 3 months old and not digitally altered in any way. We are able to take digital photographs on the day of your appointment. DIY photos are not accepted.

I'm unwell at the moment - can I still do my medical?

If you have made a booking and are unwell on the day, please reschedule your appointment as we do not recommend doing the medical examination while you are unwell.

I will have my period on the day of my medical, can I still go ahead with the appointment?

We advise you to book when you are not on your period. A sample of urine is taken on the day and must be clear of blood, otherwise you will have to visit again to perform the urine test.

Do you offer interpretation services?

We are not able to provide an interpreter if you are not fluent with spoken English. Please bring along a family member, friend or representative who can interpret for you. They are more than welcome to accompany you during the medical examination.

Where can I park my car?

There is free customer parking for 2 hours on the roof of our building. Please come to the corner of Remuera and Garden Roads to access the ramp. Walk down the stairs and Remuera Doctors is immediately to your right.

 

Immigration New Zealand Medical Examination Fees (as of 1 July 2016)

All prices are in NZD and include GST:

General Medical Certificate

Limited Medical Certificate

Medical Examination

$110.00          

Medical Examination

$125.00

Non-Fasting Blood Test (15 yrs & over)

$120.00

Non-Fasting Blood Test

$35.00

Chest X-ray (11 yrs & over)

$85.00

Chest X-ray

$85.00

Digital Photograph

$20.00

Digital Photograph

$20.00

$335.00

$265.00

 

Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (eMedical)

Our IRCC panel physician is Dr Anton Wiles. All of the FAQs for Immigration NZ apply to IRCC applicants as well (aside from fees - see below). However, the blood test is only for syphilis and HIV. 

You need to bring to your appointment:

  • Current Passport
  • Eye glasses/contact lenses
  • Medical reports and/or prescribed medications
  • Medical Report (Client Biodata and Summary) IMM1017E. Note: if you are an upfront applicant, you don't need to bring this form.

The medical exam has three components:

  • A physical examination
  • Chest X-ray (not required for applicants younger than 11yrs)
  • Non-Fasting Blood test (not required for applicants younger than 15yrs)

You should allow 1 hour for the physical examination, and a further hour for the chest X-ray and blood test.

Fees (as of 1 July 2016):

Medical Exam $195.00

Chest X-ray (11 yrs & over) $85.00

Non-Fasting Blood Test (15 yrs & over) $53.00

Digital Photograph $20

United States

Our panel physician Dr Anton Wiles is able to examine Immigrant Visa and Non-Immigrant Visa applicants to the United States.

Update, 1 July 2016: Gonorrhoea screening is now required for all US Immigrant Visa applicants aged 15 years and over. The cost to applicants for this test (in addition to the other medical costs) will be $59.16.

A chest x-ray will be required for all pregnant US Immigrant visa applicants, without exception, from 1 July 2016. If you do not wish to have the x-ray, then you can defer your medical until after the end of your pregnancy. There is no waiver available for pregnant Immigrant Visa applicants from 1 July 2016. 

United States Immigrant Visa applicants need to bring to their appointment:

          Please note that you must obtain these forms from the US Consulate General.

  • Alien Case Number

  • Proof of vaccination history if available

  • Medical reports and/or prescribed medications

United States Non-Immigrant Visa applicants need to bring to their appointment:

  • A current passport
  • 4 identical photos NZ Passport size (35mm x 45 mm) which are less than 6 months old

  • Paperwork from the U.S. Consulate:
    • DS-2054 Medical Examination for Immigrant or Refugee Applicant (2 pages)
    • DS-3026 Medical History and Physical Examination Worksheet (3 pages)
    • DS-3030 Tuberculosis Worksheet (4 pages)
  • Alien Case Number
  • If relevant, a conviction history from the Ministry of Justice

The medical exam has three components:

  • A physical examination
  • Chest X-ray (not required for applicants younger than 11yrs)
  • Non-Fasting Blood test (not required for applicants younger than 15yrs)

You should allow 1 hour for the physical examination, and a further hour for the chest X-ray and blood test. Note that the X-ray and blood test are completed off-site, with your results arriving back into our rooms via the NZ Health Intranet.

Fees (as of 1 July 2016):

Immigrant Visa

Non-Immigrant Visa

Medical Examination

$206.00     

Medical Examination

$206.00

Local Courier*

$20.00

Local Courier*

$20.00

Chest X-Ray (15 yrs & over) 

$85.00

Chest X-Ray

$85.00

Non-Fasting Blood Test (15 yrs & over)   

$148.50         

Non-Fasting Blood Test   

$107.00

Gonorrhoea Urine Test (15 yrs & over)

$59.16

$518.66

$418.00

 

*Immigrant Visa applicants cannot personally deliver their medical report (once it is completed) to the United States Consulate in Customs Street - it must be couriered in a sealed envelope. Non-Immigrant Visa applicants may deliver their medical report (in a sealed envelope) once it is completed to the Consulate, provided everything is normal. Otherwise it shall be couriered as well in a sealed envelope.