457 Visa Holder Eligibility Requirements

For information on eligibility criteria and FAQs for applicants who currently reside on a 457 visa please read the following information. 

Information for 457 visa holders for the 2019 AGPT Program will be available here prior to applications opening in March 2018. 

AGPT applicants who hold a current 457 visa must in addition to the program eligibility components, fulfil the following:

  • Obtained their primary medical qualification in Australia or New Zealand;  
  • Supply a current/active Australian permanent residency application OR a completed Statutory Declaration (see related documents)
  • Supply a letter of support from each regional training organisation who currently occupies their nominated training region/s
  • Supply a completed letter of support confirmation letter

Please note: Not all training regions are able to support 457 visa holders. 

Overseas Trained Doctors who currently reside on a 457 visa are not eligible for entry into the AGPT Program for entry in 2019 unless they obtain Australian permanent residency or Australian or New Zealand citizenship prior to the close of applications (10am AEST Monday 30 April 2018). 

457 visa holder forms

457 visa holders letters of support

457 visa holders who fulfil all the eligibility criteria, must provide a letter of support from each regional training organisation who currently occupies their nominated training region/s.

A letter of support is written confirmation from your nominated training region stating their capacity to support your training on the AGPT Program within the bounds of your visa restrictions. 

A letter of support is not a guarantee of a training place.

In order to provide you with a letter of support, the regional training organisation who currently occupies your nominated training region/s must confirm there is an accredited general practice within their region that is willing and able to sponsor your employment and training throughout the program.

Regional training organisations or the Department of Health are unable to sponsor applicant's training or employment.

457 visa holders confirmation letter

Applicants are also required to submit a completed 2019 AGPT 457 Visa Confirmation Letter (available above) with their online application. 

This letter states the obligations the applicant is agreeing to fulfil prior to the completion of the AGPT Program. Without this confirmation the applicant is unable to be considered by their supported training region.

For further information on applying as a 457 visa holder contact the Department of Health on 1800 DR AGPT ( 1800 372478 ) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm AEST or email AGPTEligibility@health.gov.au

If you are calling from overseas please phone: +61 2 6289 2666.