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Old 12-04-2011, 11:54 PM
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Pregnancy and DeFacto Visa

Hi,

I’m finding it really hard to find any advice on the particular situation I am in. I was wondering if anyone has been through this or going through it at the moment that can offer any help…..

I am currently on my second working holiday visa, which began on 2oth October (2011). During June, July and August, I completed my regional work to gain my second visa. All well and good….but I had to leave behind my Australian boyfriend (very sad) in order to stay here for another year to gain our 1 year relationship status for a defacto visa application.

Our defacto relationship (living together, paying rent together etc) began in January 2011, which means I am eligible to apply for defacto in January 2012. This hiccup that I am now presented with, is that I am nearly 7 weeks pregnant. We found out a couple of weeks ago, and although it is a complete surprise, after a lot of tears and discussion, we feel that we can do this and are happy. We are confident in our relationship and feel secure etc, but there is a couple of obstacles.

I got a promotion from my temp job in October, which is amazing, and I am very happy in my new role. Because of my current WHV status, I can only work for this company for 6 months (until April), but this wasn’t going to be too much of a problem because I was going to be applying for my defacto visa. Thing is, I have been told by immi that I can’t apply for defacto until I can have a chest x-ray, which I can’t do whilst pregnant. Which means I would have to leave my job in April, and then who will want to employ a pregnant woman until July (when baby is due)?

I guess I just want to know can I really not gain a defacto visa whilst pregnant, as our relationship is totally genuine, and we are keen to start this new part of our lives. I don’t have the support of my parents back home (in England), which I do understand, but I just really want to know as much as I can about this visa situation.

I really do appreciate any advice or help anyone can give me on this sensitive situation,

Thanks,

Katie


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Old 12-05-2011, 12:26 AM
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From what I understand you can apply for the visa but a decision won't be made until you complete the x-ray after the baby is born. Some people still do the X-ray using a special apron that helps to protect the baby but this obviously has risks an is a very personal choice.

I would call immigration multiple times and ask the same question. I wouldn't rely on one answer as they are quite notorious for giving wrong information.

If your able to apply your bridging visa will kick in when your current WHV expires but the bridging visa carries the same conditions as the WHV so I don't know how that will affect you regarding working conditions.

Call immigration and ask those questions.

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Hi,

Thanks for your reply, I will definitely call again and ask as I have had different information given to me before regarding other queries. *sigh*….

Also, I haven't ever been told that an X ray os 100% required. I am from England and have been told by a few people that they do not always request an X ray from you. Again, I will need to ask this a few times I think.


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Yes best to double check because all applicants for temp visa leading to perm visa must undergo the health checks for perm visa which usually includes chest x-ray. I'm not too familiar with WHV.. Did you have to do Medicals for that??

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I didn’t need any official medicals, just needed to ‘state’ on the online application that I had no serious medical conditions. I have done some research into x-rays whilst pregnant and although there are risks, it seems that you would only cause damage it you had the equivalent of 100,000 dental x-rays…. I’ll ask all I need to ask from as many sources as I can (Professional ones) and then hopefully I can make an informed decision on my situation. Just finding it impossible to find any solid info right now!


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