As of Monday 24th November 2014, Immigration New Zealand will join eMedical, an online immigration health processing system developed by Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).
The eMedical system is used by approved panel physicians to record results of a visa applicants’ immigration medical examination. This information is then provided direct to Immigration New Zealand through a secure online channel.
The system is designed to eliminate paper medical certificates and will help Immigration New Zealand cut application processing times, reducing administrative overhead costs and client follow-up queries.
To begin with this new service will only be available to applicants in the following countries: Cambodia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
However, eMedical will have a second rollout stage at the end of January 2015 to all offshore eMedical-enabled countries. The final rollout stage will be onshore in New Zealand from the end of March 2015, coinciding with the establishment of Immigration New Zealand’s new onshore panel physician network.
To find your nearest panel doctor in the country where you live, visit: http://www.immigration.govt.nz/migrant/stream/work/skilledmigrant/LinkAdministration/ToolboxLinks/paneldoctors.htm
Article published 21st November 2014