To be eligible for medical treatment visa, applicants must have; a medical treatment plan or medical consultation in Australia, are going to donate an organ, are going to receive an organ, are a patient under the agreements between the Western Province of Papua New Guinea and the Queensland Department of Health or are in Australia and are over the age of 50 years and have been refused a permanent visa on health grounds only.
Applicants must meet financial, health and character requirements including not having a medical condition that could be a threat to public health.
To meet the financial requirements, applicants must be able to show that they have enough money to pay for their treatment and other expenses related to their stay in Australia including travel. If the applicant has anyone coming with them on the visa, they must also be able to show that they can support their stay in Australia.
To meet the health requirements for a Medical Treatment Visa Application, applicants may need to undergo a medical examination and criteria will be dependent on the intended length of stay in Australia, the country of citizenship, the time the applicant has spent in other countries and the intended activities in Australia.
To meet the character requirements, applicants may be required to supply police checks from every country that the applicant has lived in for 12 months or more.
If the applicant has any outstanding debts to the Australian Government, they need to be repaid or a schedule of repayment must be negotiated prior to the visa grant.