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Old 02-20-2015, 10:13 AM
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Partner Visa/Health Insurance

Hi everyone,

I went through the document checklist for a Partner Visa on the immigration website and I have a question regarding Health Insurance.

I am currently on a student visa and own a health insurance with NIB for overseas students. Will that be a decent health insurance for IMMI?
It ends on the 20th of march but we wanted to apply something like the end of the week as we gathered most of the documents needed.

I spoke with NIB and they told me that I could extend my insurance without necessarily applying in block of 6 months or a year. Should I extend it for a while or if the insurance is still going when you submit your application, it is considered valid?

Or should it be alright then as I read on a thread regarding Medicare that you can apply for Medicare as soon as you've submitted your application?


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Old 02-20-2015, 11:49 AM
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You can apply for Medicare as soon as you lodge the 820, you just need to show them the application confirmation or whatever... it should say on the other post you mentioned, but you can also find the list online for what you need to get it.
As for having insurance when you lodge, I too was on a student visa that was expiring and that was fine. I never renewed or extended my insurance because I knew I'd be eligible for Medicare.
I don't think you even need to show immi you have health cover when you lodge an 820 application :O I never did XD


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Old 02-20-2015, 01:41 PM
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Health insurance is not required for partner visas. It is a mistake on the partner visa checklist, according to DIBP call center. Me & several others have been approved recently with no health insurance.

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Old 02-21-2015, 04:52 AM
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Yep, it's an error on the checklist. It's been there for months. We get this question here pretty much every day... REALLY wish they'd fix the darn thing.

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