How to get one

To get the statement you need to fill in a form.

You or your tax agent can complete Application for a Medicare Entitlement Statement form. But you must sign it.

You’ll need to give us a certified copy of the photo page of your passport to prove your identity.

You may also need to give us a certified copy of your:

  • current visa
  • evidence showing you had applied for permanent residency
  • evidence showing your application for permanent residency had been refused or withdrawn
  • evidence from the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Federal Court or High Court showing you appealed the decision to refuse your application for permanent residency
  • evidence that your appeal for Ministerial Intervention against the decision to refuse your permanent residency application is being considered
  • European Health Insurance Card or other proof of health insurance.

Your proof of health insurance must show an expiry date if you live in one of these countries:

  • Italy
  • the Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Belgium
  • Slovenia.

Get certified copies

A certified copy means an authorised person has endorsed the copy of your document. They must have seen the original.

Many people can certify your documents. You can use anyone in the list of authorised witnesses on the Attorney-General’s Department website.

Page last updated: 21 October 2019