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Hi Everyone,

Here is my story;

After getting married my wife applied for partner visa(309) online from offshore in August 2017.Then applied evisitor(652)to get back to Oz together with the knowledge of consulate(so they know why we applied evisitor for) and approved.Now she has got 3 months each arrival entry visa for 12 months which will be expired in september 2018.
We have spend 3 days in New Zealand for 3 months visa rule and came back without any problem.
In our 4th months of partner visa process we required to attempt health examination by our case officer and noticed she is pregnant at the same week.There is no way she can get Chest x-ray because risk of harm baby.

-What would happen in that case?
-In case of she keep staying here is she able to benefit from medicare for pregnancy and baby delivery period?(partner visa 309)
-Her visa will expire a month before giving birth.Is that a reasonable situation to extend her tourist visa without leaving?

She is a switzerland citizen

Many thanks in advance.
Looking forward to hear all advises if anyone experienced same kind of situation
 

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She is eligible for Medicare as she has applied for a permanent partner visa when she made the 309/100 application.

A decision can't be made on her partner visa without the medical being completed, so the pregnancy will cause a delay in the processing of the partner visa.

I have no idea about extending her tourist visa but I would suggest you consult a registered migration agent to avoid making any mistakes. I wouldn't risk trying to do this on my own and risk becoming unlawful or having to leave the country and then organize the birth elsewhere, but that's just my opinion.

It is my understanding that one must have a valid visa to have access to Medicare so I would assume that if she overstayed her visa then she would also lose access to Medicare. I could be wrong though... I'm no expert on the matter but an RMA would be.
 

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Hi,Just to make sure, so, even if you are on tourist visa here in Australia but have applied for 309/100, waiting to get 309 you are eligible for Medicare?
Yes, as clearly stated on the website.

But as ampk said, some employees of Medicare are not aware of that as they probably never come across it. Best to bring a print out of that stated on the Medicare website to show them if they question it.

The 309/100 is an application for both temporary and permanent residency partner visas. The application for the permanent part is what qualifies the applicant as eligible for Medicare, so best to talk to them as having applied for the permanent partner 100 rather than only as a 309 since that is where the confusion seems to occur.
 

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Hi,Just to make sure, so, even if you are on tourist visa here in Australia but have applied for 309/100, waiting to get 309 you are eligible for Medicare?
Yes, as clearly stated on the website.

But as ampk said, some employees of Medicare are not aware of that as they probably never come across it. Best to bring a print out of that stated on the Medicare website to show them if they question it.

The 309/100 is an application for both temporary and permanent residency partner visas. The application for the permanent part is what qualifies the applicant as eligible for Medicare, so best to talk to them as having applied for the permanent partner 100 rather than only as a 309 since that is where the confusion seems to occur.
Better visit the branch because l ve contact with their call center and looks like they not familiar with that situation so advised me to visit nearest branch
 
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