Immigration Medicals

Immigration New Zealand (eMedical)

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

Please note we are not a radiology enabled clinic. However, we can refer you for a chest x-ray if one is required. Our provider is Auckland Radiology.

Please click on this link from Immigration New Zealand’s website as it contains useful information.

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 if they wish to do their medicals together.

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes – bookings are available Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 2pm. We cannot accept bookings later than 2pm as you will run out of time to complete the blood test and chest x-ray (if required). Please phone reception 09 524 6504 for an appointment.

Are you open on the weekends?

No, we are only open Monday to Friday during the week.

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. If you have any history of diabetes, hypertension, heart conditions, neurological conditions, cancer or other significant history, you will need to bring the related medical reports from your Doctor or treating physician.

What is the blood test for?

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 or Refugee Travel Document in place of a passport. If you cannot provide any of these documents to confirm your identity, please contact Immigration New Zealand for advice.

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

As per Immigration NZ’s guidelines, we are not allowed to accept a photocopy, verified copy, etc. of your passport. The original passport must be presented.

I have an expired passport – will this be ok?

No, your passport or travel document must be current.

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 completing 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?

No, you must arrange for an interpreter or friend to be present during the examination if you are not fluent with written or spoken English. Please do not bring your spouse, partner, family member, employer, immigration agent or lawyer, etc. or use any electronic device to interpret. Any costs of interpretation services must be met by the applicant.

Where can I park my car?

There is free customer parking for 2 hours on the roof of our building. Drive 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

(Last reviewed 1st July 2022)

All prices include GST:

General Medical Certificate   Limited Medical Certificate   Chest X-ray Only  
Medical Examination $130 Medical Examination $130 Referral $110
Non-Fasting Blood Test $155 Non-Fasting Blood Test $60 Chest X-ray $150
Chest X-ray $150 Chest X-ray $150 Digital Photo $25
Digital Photo $25 Digital Photo $25    
  $460   $365   $285

Do I require a General Medical Certificate or Limited Medical Certificate?

Please check with Immigration New Zealand which type of medical you require. This link from their website may be useful.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (eMedical)

Our IRCC panel physicians are Dr Anton Wiles and Dr Patrina Hurley. 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, HIV and serum creatinine.

You need to bring to your appointment:

  1. Current Passport and NZ visa document (for non-NZ Citizens)
  2. If worn, glasses, contact lenses or any type of eye correction
  3. Medical reports and/or prescribed medications
  4. If available, a Medical Report (Client Biodata and Summary) IMM1017E. Upfront applicants don’t need to bring this form.

The medical exam has three components:

  1. A physical examination
  2. Chest x-ray (not required for applicants younger than 11 yrs)
  3. Non-fasting blood test (not required for applicants younger than 15 yrs)

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

Fees (Last reviewed 1st Jul 2022):

Medical Exam $205

Chest x-ray (11 yrs & over) $150

Non-fasting blood test (15 yrs & over) $80

Digital Photograph for eMedical $25

Total: $460

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