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  1. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, 3 weeks ago my sister, my only sibling, passed away due to Covid 19 in Iran. She was looking after my parents in Iran, and now they have no one left to take care of them. My mother is treating breast cancer and asthma, and my father is suffering from diabetes and early stages of...
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    Hi, I have a question about proof of identity documents I need to provide on my TFN appointment. My Medicare card will come in about a month. I only have numbers of it that I got from calling Centrelink. Will they accept just the numbers or is the card necessary?
  3. Visas and immigration
    Hi, one of the documents I have to provide is proof that I applied for Permament Residency. I am currently on Visa 820 and need to wait another 2 years to be eligible for Visa 801. So I am a bit confused because apparently you apply for both Visa 820 and 801 at the same time. Yet I only have a...
  4. Visas and immigration
    Hello, I've completed a Medicare Enrolment Form and sent it online about 40 days ago. Is it normal to wait that long? Also during the wait my Visa Status changed from Bridging to Partner Visa. Should I send another one or maybe it's better to apply in person?
  5. Visas and immigration
    Hi there! I'm hoping to get some advice or expert knowledge about the best pathway to obtaining healthcare in Australia given my current circumstances. I'm a US citizen currently on a 461 visa with my kiwi partner of 5 years. We essentially consider ourselves married without the paperwork. We...
  6. Visas and immigration
    Good day. I would just like to ask whether I can use my married name when applying for 820 visa but with a passport still in maiden name? My passport still has 1 year validity left and I have not renewed it yet. All my other documents here in Australia are now in my married name already such as...
  7. Visas and immigration
    482 GRANTED with still Pending 187 Hello Everybody, My wife's application for a 482 short stream as a restaurant manager was amazingly approved in one weeks time. the nomination/application was submitted Thursday the 7th and Nomination/Application approved Thursday the 14th. All required...
  8. Visas and immigration
    Hello All! I applied for the 801/820 partner visa in Feb 2018. After much consideration and with advice from a RMA, I decided to cancel my student visa, which then cancels my Bridging Visa A. Therefore, I will be put on Bridging Visa E. My questions are for those of you who have had similar...
  9. Visas and immigration
    Dear All, I'm a permanent resident in Australia and my wife is currently on Student Visa living in Australia. My wife is hoping to lodge an application for Partner Visa (801/820) soon. I would like to know whether my wife will be eligible for Medicare after she will lodge her partner visa...
  10. Visas and immigration
    Hi I am after some information regarding onshore carer visa medicare eligibility. if a tourist applies for onshore carer visa, do they get medicare? also what bridging visa will be granted to them.
  11. Visas and immigration
    Hi guys, Struggling to get a definate answer, as i read different things about the health insurance requirements for a 457 visa. So was wondering if anyone here has recently been granted. Im a british citizen with a medicare card, no pritave health insurance, and just applied for 457 (26th...
  12. Visas and immigration
    Hi there! I am from Canada and as a Canadian I do not qualify for Medicare. I am currently on a bridging visa for a 461 NZ partner visa. This being a temporary visa I still do not qualify for Medicare.. does anyone have any tips on what kind of health insurence I should look into getting? I've...
  13. Visas and immigration
    Hi, My wife is orginally from Hong Kong, She is now living with me in Brisbane and has been in a full-time position with the same employer for over 5 years, and started on the 457 skilled migration visa. She is now on a 801 partner visa stage 1 and we have just submitted application for her...
  14. Visas and immigration
    Hello everyone, I have been meaning to get on here sooner but life gets in the way. After submitting our partner visa 820/801 application in February of 2016 we received a positive outcome in February of 2017. I have been out of the loop for a while, but wanted to clear up some things that...
  15. Visas and immigration
    Medicaid* I'm in the process of becoming a temporary resident. Warmer weather being here and getting a little too much sun made me think I should be more cautious and maybe even get a mole check since its been a couple years. Will this make me look like a liability to my immigration officer...
  16. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I have read through some posts regarding my issue but can't find the exact answer. The case may not be that complicated or exceptional but the information I've found could be just not matching exactly or outdated. Hope some of you may give me a hand here. Here's my story. I met my...
  17. Visas and immigration
    Hello, Hope anyone can help! Thanks in advanced. I already lodged in my 820 visa application and been granted Bridging A. The bridging visa is not in effect because my temporary graduate 485 visa is currently in effect (will expire in Sep 2017). I got my medicare interim card somehow already...
  18. Visas and immigration
    Increasing costs, especially for medical cover, are affecting retired British expats in Australia, with some speaking out about having to leave the country as a result. Retired British expats in Australia receive their state pensions but they are not increased in line with inflation as they are...
  19. Visas and immigration
    Hi, I'm waiting for my partner visa 820. Meanwhile, medicare have given me an interim card. It's valid for one year, after that, what do I do? Do I need anything to renew it? Do I wait until is unvalid or could I renew it beforehand??? Recommendations welcome!
  20. Visas and immigration
    Hi all, I am an Australian Citizen, and my wife is not. We are planned to come to Australia in December. She will use ETA to come and will apply for Subclass 820 while she is onshore. I would like to know: 1. She would submit the application online. Upon submission, when would she receive the...
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