If I take a career break, or return overseas for a period of time, does this affect my moratorium?

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This is a FAQ BLOG and you can refer to our 19AB & IMGs blog here.

No! Your moratorium starts on the date of your first registration in Australia with AHPRA, and will end 10 years after this date (providing the Doctor has achieved Permanent Residency or Citizenship). This can be reduced by working in a more rural area. 

The 19AB requirement to work in a DPA location for a period of 10 years (the Moratorium) does not ‘pause’, ‘stop’ or ‘reset’ if the Doctor stops working or does not remain in Australia.

Note: The information presented above has been gathered from the Department of Health and Aged Care website and has been updated as of 2024-01-03.

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Here at People Medical Consulting, we have a passion for guiding medical practitioners through their career pathways to Australia. We have extensive experience in assisting medical facilities in recruiting doctors from local and overseas who will best suit their requirements.

We provide Document Assistance for those requiring support for their PESCI with IME, ACRRM or RACGP, registration and all other mandatory AHPRA requirements, fellowship program related forms and letters, application for Medicare provider and prescriber numbers, application for 19AB or 19AA exemptions and preparation of employment documents.

If you’re looking for assistance, contact us at help@peoplemedical.com.au and we would be glad to help you.

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