International application resources

There are a number of important documents for internationally qualified nurses and midwives to use as part of the application or to refer to for information.

There is a specific application form for internationally qualified nurses and midwives. Please use the following form when applying for registration:

A Certificate of Registration Status (CORS) or Certificate of Good Standing (COGS) is valid for three months from date of issue. If the CORS/COGS you submitted with your application expires (either while your application is being assessed or before you present in person for registration) you may be requested to provide a statutory declaration, signed before an approved witness, to affirm your registration/standing with the relevant health profession regulatory authority.

A statutory declaration form for each Australian state and territory is provided below. If you are resident in Australia, please use the form for the state or territory where you will be signing the statutory declaration. This form must be signed and witnessed in Australia in the relevant state or territory.

If you are resident outside Australia please use the statutory declaration format that meets the legal requirements of your country of residence and include the content provided in the document below:

An International Criminal History Check (ICHC) is valid for three months from the date of issue. If the ICHC you submitted with your application expires (either while your application is being assessed or before you present in person for registration) you may be requested to provide a statutory declaration, signed before an approved witness, to affirm your criminal history status. You will be advised in writing if you are required to provide a statutory declaration.

A statutory declaration form for each Australian state and territory is provided below. Please use the form for the state or territory where you will be presenting in person for registration. This form must be signed and witnessed in Australia in the relevant state or territory. 

For those nurses and midwives who are required to complete a period of supervised practice the NMBA has published templates and resources to assist.

Bridging programs are only available to international applicants who receive a letter of referral from the local Board after their application has been assessed and a decision made. The answers to some frequently asked questions, including how to reapply after completion of a bridging program, can be found in the following fact sheet:

Under the National Law you generally have the right to appeal the NMBA’s decision to your responsible Tribunal. Information about the responsible Tribunals in each state and territory can be found in the following fact sheet:

 
 
 
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