457 Visa Holder Eligibility Requirements

For information on eligibility criteria and FAQs for applicants who currently reside on a 457 visa please download the following document:

A list of RTOs who may be able to support 457 visa holders is available here: 2018 AGPT - 457 visa holders - RTO support list (PDF 470.9KB)

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

  • Obtained a primary medical qualification in Australia or New Zealand  
  • Supply a current/active 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

Overseas Trained Doctors who currently reside on a 457 visa are not eligible for entry into the AGPT Program for entry in 2018 unless they obtain Australian/New Zealand permanent residency prior to close of applications (10am AEST 8 May 2017).

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

Applicant's are also required to submit a completed 2018 AGPT 457 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.

Please note: Not all regional training organisations will accept 457 visa holders for the 2018 AGPT process. 

For further information please download the 457 Training Organisation Support List: