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Appling to work as a Doctor in Oz

Old Apr 22nd 2011, 2:45 am
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Originally Posted by dr_sam
Hi, yep I applied online, it took 6 weeks for mine to be completed and about 4 weeks for my friends. Since you already have the AHPRA registration sorted it should make it much quicker. Mine was only delayed because of the medical. I had to get a report from a specialist because I had pylonephritis in childhood.




Just an aside for when any of you guys get into Australia, it feels really expensive at first, particularly in Sydney due to the pound being weak, and also Sydney seems to be super expensive so just make sure you have some savings to head over with since it might be 4-6 before you get paid.

When you are searching for accommodation (if not provided by the hospital) you need to be prepared. Its pretty different to the UK. Even if you are renting its open houses so difficult to actually arrange to see a place at a specific time that fits in with work. When you do go I would advise taking an application pack and deposit with you to hand in if you really like the place, they can go pretty quickly. In the pack you should have a reference from your prev landlord or mortgage payment statements, your passport and visa, your letter of offer of employment in oz, 100 points of ID (which is different in oz from the UK) and if possible the completed application form for the relevant estate agent.
Thanks sam.
In the visa online application they are asking Proposed period of stay for this application.
I'm going to work as a srmo and contract is for 1 year think.But I hope to stay in Aus for sometime.As I have heard maximum period of 457 is 4 years.
So what should I put there?

Many thanks again
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Old Apr 22nd 2011, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by migrant222
Thanks sam.
In the visa online application they are asking Proposed period of stay for this application.
I'm going to work as a srmo and contract is for 1 year think.But I hope to stay in Aus for sometime.As I have heard maximum period of 457 is 4 years.
So what should I put there?

Many thanks again
What should I put as approximate start date?
I don't have a exact start date.The hospital told as soon as I get the visa and registration I can start work.
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Old May 18th 2011, 4:20 am
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Originally Posted by dr_sam
Hi Guys, I'm just going through the process of applying to work as a RMO in NSW. There are a few helpful websites like doctors connect but thought I would put this post up of all the info I have gathered on how to apply to try to make it easier for other people. Please let me know if aby of this is wrong or if anything should be added. The most important thing I would say is start the process early!

Things I Had to Do for Australia

Competent Authority Pathway B on AMC website $600- can take 2-3months
-4 x passport photograph certified
-medical degree certified
-identification certified: birth certificate, international driving licence, medical registration, passport
-foundation year certificate (from medical school)
-original certificate of good standing (from GMC)
-form signed by same person

I was charged £58 to get documents certified but some friends were charge £300- get a quote before you go.

Forms for registration with AHPRA- $1115
-form ALPS-03
-certified proof of ID again, another copy of foundation cert, medical degree, cert of good standing
-rewrite C.V. In specified format
-AMC certificate

Hospital Forms
-statutory declaration signed at same time as certifying documents.
-proof of immunisation- tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, hep B, 2x MMR, varicella from GP or occupational health
- proof of ID- birth cert, passport, council rates, drivers licence, medical degree, GMC cert, high school results/ letter stating taught in English.

Visa- temporary business long stay (457) $260
-need to wait for employer to nominate you and send a number
-certified copy passport, birth certificate, drivers licence, GMC certificate, medical degree, confirmation taught in English.
-Police check- need to get from ACRO.- £35
proof of address, passport photo- certified by someone who has known you for two years, photocopy of passport.
-Health insurance- Wesleyan do postgrad travel insurance with needlestick injury cover for a year ~£200. I asked about private health insurance and since we are covered by the reciprocal agreement with Medicare we dont need it. Just need to enrol with medicare but need our visa before we can do that.
-will need CXR, medical, bloods at registered facility ~£500
take passport and photocopy, forms from internet (26EH/160EH), GP details, 2 passport photos to medical

Register with an Oz bank
I did it online with commonwealth bank of australia- need to deposit money within 4 weeks can do from this country
I also got a credit card with 0% on purchases for 6months with limit of £5000 just incase.

Medical indemnity- MPS- £65
Book Flights
Book Temp accomodation
?Hire a car

Cancel payments over here, not necessary to be with GMC, sort forwarding address.
Pack up accommodation
Appointments
before leaving- nurse for supply of pill, dentist, optician etc.

Good Luck!

Dear Sam,

My visa just got approved today.Thank you very much for your valuable post and it helped me a lot during the whole process.

Keep up the Good work and All the best for your future.
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Old May 18th 2011, 11:30 pm
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Thats great! Sorry I didnt see that you had asked about the visa, for anyone else, my hospital told me to put the maximum amount of time down in case I wanted to stay longer, so 4 years from the date of application, and if you are looking to start ASAP but dont have a formal start date just put a week from the application date, it doesnt really matter too much to them.
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