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my wife has 3-month Australian tourist visa, visa will expire on Jan 14th 2018 now she has pregnant so
how she can extend the visa in Australia ??
how she can get Medicare card as well but her partner visa application still processing for 3 years please help us

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hi
my wife has 3-month Australian tourist visa, visa will expire on Jan 14th 2018 now she has pregnant so
how she can extend the visa in Australia ??
how she can get Medicare card as well but her partner visa application still processing for 3 years please help us

thank you
if you've already submitted your partner visa application 820/801 or 309/100 your wife can apply right now just need the application acknowledgement letter and some identity docs from memory. out of interest you've really been waiting 3 years for them to approve the visa? if so that's extraordinary and even well outside the standard lengthy processing times. i would lodge a complaint.
 

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Me and my wife went down to Medicare office one week ago to Apply Medicare card she was told need to letter from Immigration as Finalized or granted your Parent visa Application then she can Apply now I don’t know what to do
 

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Just for your info, my husband and I went into Medicare last week, with his 309 application and we were told he could not apply for Medicare until after he had been approved. So, I'm not too sure how true that is, as we were told no.
 

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Me and my wife went down to Medicare office one week ago to Apply Medicare card she was told need to letter from Immigration as Finalized or granted your Parent visa Application then she can Apply now I don't know what to do
that's not true unless they very recently changed the rules. my husband enrolled in Medicare a few days after he applied for the 820 back in June 2017- you need to go again or call them and insist you are eligible ask to speak to a supervisor if needs be or anyone that deals with applications from migrants. my local Medicare had a person that specialised in that. sorry you're getting the run around.
 

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Some offices seem to get confused with the 309 partner visa and medicare. It is possible though.

Your best bet is to go in with everything you need and a print out of their own website to show them that a 309/100 application is eligible for medicare. You should obviously also bring proof you've made such application. Both 309/100 applicants and 820/801 applicants are eligible once they've applied for the partner visa (and the 309/100 applicant has arrived in Australia). I think confusion may happen if someone goes in saying they appliedfor the temporary 309 visa and the officer knows that a permanent visa application has to be made, not a temporary one. Often applicants don't realize the 309 app is also a 100 app for permanent residency, that's why it's a 309/100 app and not just a 309 app. Same goes for 820/801. This is also why the PMV 300 is not eligible for medicare seeing how that is only a temporary visa app.

I would take the Acknowledgement of Application Received which you should have in your emails or can access from your immi account.

https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/enablers/how-enrol-or-re-enrol-medicare#a3
 

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On a separate note, if you've been waiting 3 years, you should definitely contact immigration and enquire about the status of your application.
 

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my wife has 3-month Australian tourist visa, visa will expire on Jan 14th 2018 now she has pregnant so
how she can extend the visa in Australia ?? or is she can extend visa to stay here
but her partner visa application still processing for 3 years please help us

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Certainly show them that link to the Human Services website. Give them time to maybe contact a few other people in the department to confirm. If they still don't do it, ask nicely to speak to a superior as there is a misunderstanding. I wouldn't bother leaving until it's cleared up as it's pretty black and white on the website.
 

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obviously i talk with immigration by phone much time about my wife partner visa application, they require my Australian Citizenship certificate to finalised my wife application because i came to Australia by boat on 2010
 

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Again, your first step shouldn't be the visitor visa extension. You should, like right now, contact immigration and enquire about your application.

What date did your wife actually apply?

If it has indeed been 3 years that is way above average processing times. It is likely that once you make an enquiry, they may jump on and finalise the application quickly and the visitor visa will not even be an issue. Your wife will just have to fly to the nearest country and come back on the 309 visa.

In fact, since it's been over three years, she's technically eligible for permanent residency now as well so it is possible she will get that at the same time of the 309 grant.

First step: call them!
 

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obviously i talk with immigration by phone much time about my wife partner visa application, they require my Australian Citizenship certificate to finalised my wife application because i came to Australia by boat on 2010
Well then, that's different. You should probably contact an RMA to see what your options are in keeping her legally in Australia. I know nothing about visitor visasa and it sounds urgent enough to you that you should seek professional advice to avoid mistakes.

Several of them comment frequently on this forum.
 

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NSW. IC. TEAMS. MANAGER. A <[email protected]>

22/05/16 at 10:00 AM

To ampk

Message body

Thank you for contacting the Australian Government Department of Human Services (DHS).

If a person has applied for a 309 visa and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has acknowledged it as a valid application, the person can apply for Medicare benefits.

Information about our services can be found by visiting our website at humanservices.gov.au.

Yours sincerely

Enquiry Resolution

Health Support & Business Services Division

Australian Government Department of Human Services
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The previous reply-----------

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From: NSW. IC. TEAMS. MANAGER. A <[email protected]>
To: ampk
Sent: Friday, 20 May 2016, 18:05
Subject: RE: Offshore Partner Visas. [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Thank you for contacting the Australian Government Department of Human Services (DHS).

I cannot provide you with a definitive answer on your enquiry in regards to Medicare eligibility. When you provide the required documents to a service officer for assessment, you will be provided with an answer.

In general people on a bridging visa 309 or 820 will be eligible for Medicare. However People on a bridging visa 300 will not be eligible for Medicare.

Yours sincerely

Enquiry Resolution

Health Support & Business Services Division

Australian Government Department of Human Services
ToNSW. IC. TEAMS. MANAGER. A

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My reply to get the top/above email--------------------

Thank you for your reply.

I did not mention a bridging visa at all (I have no idea why you did).

The situation is a Visitor Visa (600) being the valid visa to be in Australia- with a offshore (309) application submitted for permanent residence.

I know I need to at the time submit valid documents - but I simply need confirmation of what I believe correct and that is

MY WIFE AFTER APPLYING "OFFSHORE" FOR A PERMANANT VISA ******* SHOULD BE ELIGIBLE WHEN SHE ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA ON HER VISITOR VISA******** TO APPLY FOR A INTEREM MEDICARE CARD.

I do not think the question is that hard to answer!

Some thing like - Yes your wife can apply for Medicare if your 309 application receipt and her Visitor Visa grant letter and Passport/Marriage Documents are submitted (I guess the docs but assume you would know).

Again please do not put ambiguous things in your reply like "bridging visa", as the office I need to go to often has very long wait times and I work to but not while waiting then being told by a staff member wrong information and having to start all over again. A bit like this being my 3rd email for a simple question! My first email was long and very accurate, if you need that information again please ask.

Regards

ampk
 
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