I need to apply for a work Visa in New Zealand, sponsored by an accredited employer (research position at a university). I currently live in the US and I am required to provide certain medical examinations to Immigration New Zealand. In the medical certificate states:
In countries where Immigration New Zealand has an approved list of panel physicians this certificate must be completed by a listed panel physician. Please see our website at www.immigration.govt.nz/healthinfo to find your nearest panel physician. If you live in a country which does not have any panel physicians, a registered medical practitioner, preferably your own general practitioner, can complete this certificate.
My concern is that the only panel physician within 700miles asks me 550$. Meanwhile, my general practitioner would charge me only 80$.
- Will my application be rejected if I submit the documents completed by my general practitioner? or
- In case Immigration New Zealand does not accept my general practitioner's certificates, will they ask me to update the certificates rather then rejecting me?
- Is there an authority that I can consult on the matter?