The idea of a health waiver scheme was introduced by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship to allow for a waiver of the health provisions to apply to the following onshore Australian visas:
Subclass 846 State/Territory Sponsored Regional Established Business in Australia
- Subclass 855 Labour Agreement
- Subclass 856 Employer Nomination Scheme
- Subclass 857 Regional Sponsored
Consultation between the Federal Government and States and Territories is now complete and it has been announced that the following States and Territories will be participating in the scheme:
- Australian Capital Territory
- New South Wales
- Northern Territory
- Western Australia
The aforementioned States and Territories will commence participation in the health waiver scheme on 22 September 2010 allowing applicants for the subclass 846, subclass 855, subclass 856 and subclass 857 visas to apply for a health waiver from this date in the relevant circumstances.
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