Hubby and I only had to do the chest x-rays (I think they are looking for signs of TB) and baby didn't have to have x-rays but she was subjected to a comprehensive medical. The doc checked her chest, throat and ears - all that usual stuff. He measured her head circumference and her height plus some other routine checks like hearing, etc. No blood or urine tests.
As this is an expedited visa application, it isn't the usual route that is followed. The migration solicitor has told us that hubby and I may after all have to present ourselves for a full medical if so required by the immigration department.
If you are want more detail about what the doctors look for, perhaps go to the immigration website and find Form 26 - have a look at the section at the back that the doctor has to fill in. That should give you a pretty good idea. Hope this helps!
Okay - the medicals are done and should be off to Australia as I type (or just about). I'm hoping like mad all the immigration department requirements have been adhered to strictly as cautioned by the migration agent. The panel doctor seemed to be very familiar with the whole procedure and I did my best (as requested by the migration agent) to draw their attention to the strict adherence requirement without being too pushy. Next we have to get a copy of the courier consignment note and send it off to the agent so she can track it at the immigration department if necessary.
We've been advised that '... health examination results usually take around one week to be received in Australia after being sent by the examining doctor. It can take up to a further 10 working days for the health examination results to be cleared to the immigration department.'
We have no other major instructions from the agent regarding the visa application. Aren't there police clearances, etc? I'll go read tghe 457 form but I'm sure the agent has the whole thing under control.
We now have to arrange for our health examinations ASAP. The migration agent has instructed us to do this before the visa application has been lodged and before being requested to do so by the immigration department. We have been advised that the adults just need to do the chest x-ray and baby just has to have the medical examination. As these examinations will be done prior to the immigration department request, the possibility exists that we may be requested to do further tests later. It looks like we have to do things this way around as part of the expedited process. Sifting through the tons of info that came through this morning, I noted that they have estimated our arrival date to be 'Jan to mid Jan'! This is indeed a whirlwind.
Armed with the email and official documentation, I am now trying to make our appointments. Waiting (im)patiently for the relevant person to get back to me.