IMGs now on Australia's priority visa list
Visa applications for IMGs will be fast-tracked after the Federal Government declared general practice a “priority occupation”.
Last month, the Department of Home Affairs published a list of 17 occupations deemed critical to Australia’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Among the 11 healthcare professions included are general practitioners as well as psychiatrists and registered nurses.
As a result, overseas-trained specialist GPs will have their visa applications expedited rather than having to wait up to three months for an approval.
They can now also request an