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i was on a 457 but lost my job but i am still on a 457 until i get my visa granted ! which office did you submit your application?
 

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Just a small vent - I know I shouldn't 'cause I'm lucky to be with my partner, I just don't understand why international couples seem to be the b*tthole of society in terms of rights and administration.

My homecountry has an obligation for people to be "registered at a residing address" in The Netherlands, and everyone must be registered somewhere, and everyone who is registered must have Dutch health insurance. Citizens who are not registered at a Dutch addresss can't take out health insurance.

However according to the "rules" everyone who is abroad for 8 months or more is officially a migrant and HAS to unregister from any address - meaning no more health insurance. The only way to reset the 8 months is to go back to the Netherlands, which I'm not allowed to while awaiting my 820.

At the same time, my BVA awaiting my 820 will not get me any medical care here, and ironically, the Netherlands and Australia have a reciprocal health care agreement, meaning I AM automatically covered under Medicare because I am Dutch... IF I am insured in The Netherlands. Which I'm not allowed to be anymore.

Why is it that we always fall between the cracks, with absolutely everything? We don't belong here and we don't belong where we came from anymore - we pretty much just get punished and 10 times the amount of complications and paperwork everywhere just because we dared fall in love with someone from another country.

Sorry I had to vent. This is getting really tiresome. The waiting, the paperwork from both countries. They both seem to be free to put a claim on our money but neither seems to be obligated to take care of us without us jumping through numerous hoops.
 

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At the same time, my BVA awaiting my 820 will not get me any medical care here, and ironically, the Netherlands and Australia have a reciprocal health care agreement, meaning I AM automatically covered under Medicare because I am Dutch... IF I am insured in The Netherlands. Which I'm not allowed to be anymore.
You can get medicare as soon as you apply for your 820 visa. You just need to take the acknowledgement letter to medicare.
 

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Nelly, that sounds very frustrating! However, Mish is right, you are allowed to register for Medicare here. I've done it, and the US doesn't have any health insurance itself, let alone a reciprocal agreement with Australia!

If you've been told you can't register by a medicare official, they're wrong, and you should ask to speak to management. All you need is your passport, acknowledgement letter, and (to be safe, though it isn't wholly necessary) marriage license. They'll give you a temporary receipt and your card will get to you in a week or so. The card is only "temporary" and you'll have to renew it once your visa is granted. Mine expires one year after the date on my acknowledgement letter. (I'm sure if visa processing time goes over one year they make concessions!)

Still, there are an awful lot of hoops to jump through, and not really enough information on some things. I only applied for Medicare a little while ago after finding information about it on this forum. There is a tiny little section in the acknowledgement letter that talks about it, but it's easy to miss. I hear you--paperwork, paperwork, waiting, complications, three million hoops... it's a mess. BUT we'll all get through it and be stronger for it, right? :D
 

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Hi all, I lodged my onshore application in late Sept 2012 in person and so far I only received an email from the IMMI saying that my application will be processed in the next few months and IF any additional documents / Police Check/ Medical Check which not yet submit is required to send now (remind you this email was received in Sept 2013). I tend to suspect that maybe their practice is application which lodged in Sept 2012 is used to pick up in Sept 2013. That's why the acknowledgement letter mentions processing time is 9-12 months :eek::eek:
I've no idea what is going on and how many months do I need to wait more. Kinda frustrating.

Row Row Row a boat ~~~~~:(:(:(
 

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Onshore 820 application submitted online on 11/12/13.
Acknowledgement received. No processing time indicated. Said see immi website. Website says 6-8 months.
Decision Ready Application.
 

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Ahbee -- what a long wait you've had!! Hopefully they start processing your visa soon. Did that request for more information come from your case officer, or was it just an automated message? Fingers crossed you don't have too much time left before your visa is granted.

Amandy -- I'm so curious about the online system! Keep us updated on your application. :)
 

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Ahbee -- what a long wait you've had!! Hopefully they start processing your visa soon. Did that request for more information come from your case officer, or was it just an automated message? Fingers crossed you don't have too much time left before your visa is granted.

Amandy -- I'm so curious about the online system! Keep us updated on your application. :)
Yeh I'm curious and excited about it too - It seems I'm the only one on this forum that's done the 820 online so far. Anyone else?
 

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Ahbee -- what a long wait you've had!! Hopefully they start processing your visa soon. Did that request for more information come from your case officer, or was it just an automated message? Fingers crossed you don't have too much time left before your visa is granted.

Amandy -- I'm so curious about the online system! Keep us updated on your application. :)
Inkhearted, No they didn't request any information. Yes, It was just an automated message. In fact I've heard someone who got their 801 visa in 18 month..!!!! Hope I won't be one of them
 

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hello everyone!!!
i applied my subclass 820/801 last march 16, 2012 and received a visa grant of 820 temporary resident) last march 20, 2012 and now im waiting for my 801(permanent resident) visa. hopefully early next year..
 

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12 December 2013 - acknowledgement from Immigration of receipt of a valid onshore 820/801 application

previous visa : 572 student visa

Incomplete application - police checks included......medicals need to be done

advised that waiting times for processing are sitting at 13 months from date of acknowledgement.....

Used a migration agent so I don't actually know whether it was paper or online.

now the waiting game begins....
 

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12 December 2013 - acknowledgement from Immigration of receipt of a valid onshore 820/801 application

previous visa : 572 student visa

Incomplete application - police checks included......medicals need to be done

advised that waiting times for processing are sitting at 13 months from date of acknowledgement.....

now the waiting game begins....
Online or Paper application?
 

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No idea..have edited earlier post to include that info
Ask your migration agent! It would be good to know - so far on this forum it seems I am the only one who has done the 820/801 online.
 

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Ask your migration agent! It would be good to know - so far on this forum it seems I am the only one who has done the 820/801 online.
Hi Amandy, I'm planning to lodge the 820 application online within next week.
Just a quick question here, did u get the automated email from immigration re application acknowledgment the same day u lodged it? What about the Bridging visa A? ... I'm really worried coz my current visa will be expired next month.
 

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Hi Amandy, I'm planning to lodge the 820 application online withit week.
Just a quick question here, did u get the automated email from immigration re application acknowledgment the same day u lodged it? What about the Bridging visa A? ... I'm really worried coz my current visa will be expired next month.
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They sent the acknowledgement as soon as you click the submit button and have paid.
The following email will contain the Bridging Visa A. It's very quick and automated.
 
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Hi
They sent the acknowledgement as soon as you click the submit button and have paid.
The following email will contain the Bridging Visa A. It's very quick and automated.
Thanks for yr quick replied. Much appreciated that :) will get my health check done this Friday, hopefully can submit all docs by next week :)
 

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Thanks for yr quick replied. Much appreciated that :) will get my health check done this Friday, hopefully can submit all docs by next week :)
If you want to get it in sooner, go on the immi website, register for your hap id for the health checks and you can submit your application with the hap id so once the medical is done it will be sent to immigration straight away.
 
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