All applicants are required to undergo a migration health assessment as part of their visa application process for Australia. In this document, you will find important information related to your upcoming migration health assessment at IOM’s Migration Health Assessment Centre (MHAC) in Moscow, Russian Federation.
- What Should I Expect at My Appointment?
Breakdown of Migration Health Assessment Procedures, by Age of Applicant:
up to 2 years old 2 – 4 years old 5 – 10 years old 11 – 14 years old ≥ 15 years old Medical examination Medical examination; blood or skin test for tuberculosis Medical examination; urine analysis; blood test for tuberculosis Medical examination; urine analysis; chest X-ray Medical examination; urine analysis; chest X-ray; laboratory blood tests
All basic requirements are done on the same day, during the same appointment. Will I need additional tests or procedures? Additional tests or treatment may be in order to complete the health assessment and/or to comply with the requirements of the immigration authorities, based on health conditions identified during your examination. In such an event, you will be provided with additional counselling and more information during your appointment.
- What Do I Need to Bring to My Appointment?
- Passport (valid original); in exceptional cases where your original passport is not available your original National Passport will be accepted.
- Health examinations list (HAP Letter) with HAP ID.
- Any medical reports on past or current medical conditions.
- Vaccination records (optional).
- Child Health and Development Record for children, if available.
- Eyeglasses or lenses, if you wear them.
- If you pre-paid for your migration health assessment, please send us a copy or bring a hard copy of the proof of payment.
- Important Notes
- You will be photographed for medical database during the registration
- Minors: Applicants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can provide consent and make decisions on their behalf.
- Pregnancy: If you are pregnant and undergoing a migration health assessment, you may choose to either get the chest X-ray with a double leaded shielding to protect you and your unborn baby or wait to proceed with the migration health assessment until after giving birth.
If you choose to proceed with the chest X-ray, you will be requested to sign an additional consent form.
- You might be asked to undergo further testing if the doctor suspects you have TB. In such an event, you will be provided with additional counselling and more information during your appointment.
You will be requested to provide three (3) sputum samples over 3 consecutive days (Mon-Wed or Tue-Thu, samples are not taken on Fridays). These samples are then tested in a laboratory; it takes 8 weeks to obtain a result.
Advice for the Migration Health Assessment
- For your physical examination, you will be asked to remove your clothes and will be provided with a medical gown, but please keep your underwear on (see image at right).
- You may request a chaperone to be present at your physical examination.
- Please do not conceal any medical conditions; deliberate attempts to hide them will be reported to the Australian immigration authorities.
- For female applicants, please do not conceal your pregnancy; being pregnant will have no impact on your immigration prospects.
- Please postpone or re-schedule your appointment if you or your child are ill with a fever or have a rash.
- For female applicants, please postpone or re-schedule your appointment if you are menstruating, as it may affect the urine test result.
- There is no need to fast prior to your appointment.
If you have been in the following countries: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Guinea, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somali, Syria more than 28 days you will be asked to provide vaccination records on Polio. The last revaccination should be not older than 1 year. If you are not vaccinated you will be offered a vaccination.
- Appointment Booking and Medical Examination Payment
If you are 18 you are highly recommended to book an appointment via the link
Please check the instruction here.
How to Pay for the Migration Health Assessment:
Payments should be made before your appointment or on the day of medical examination at IOM.
Please note that you are responsible for making the payment for the correct amount. If you are not sure about the correct amount to pay, please send a request for payment instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only online or bank payments are accepted.
- Contact Information
Address: 27, Zamorenova street, metro station Ulitsa 1905 goda or Krasnopresnenskaya, room 127
Phone Number: +7.495.660.77.84
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday 8:30 - 16:30, Fridays 8:30 - 15:00