I just applied for a 651 for my son to make his annual visit here from the UK, which is usually processed in a day or two. This time, however, they've requested that he get a medical exam and chest x-ray? Why?
We do this every year; the only difference now is that he's 18 years old and that I'm now an Australian citizen.
Has anyone else ever been requested to do this? Is it possible that it's a mistake? Surely they can't expect every holiday visitor to spend time and a large amount of money prior to a visit to Australia.