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Old 01-09-2012, 11:14 AM
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Hello everyone ,we are applying for a PMV we have all our documents ,should we get the health checks done before our visa is lodged ? to save time later on . If my fiance and her son get these health checks done what do they recieve off the doctors ,a certificate or what ? or do they just hold the results until the embassey requests those results from the doctors . Also does anyone know roughly how much a health check costs please , my fiance lives in Colombia , we have a immigration lawyer preparing the visa here in Australia , then it will be lodged in Chile . your advise on my questions would be greatly appreciated .


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Old 01-10-2012, 02:48 AM
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i was told to include medicals and character ref checks with my application. that said, i know my medicals are about to expire. im trying to figure out if i should email immigration and tell them they may expire so they may hurry up. thoughts?


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It depends on which office you're applying to. I don't know how things stand in Chile, you'll have to check their specific website. We applied through the Australian Embassy in Berlin and they specifically requested NOT to include medicals with the application. We sent our application at the end of October and they have just asked for my partner to do medicals. Usually they will specifically state whether medicals should be submitted with the application or on request. Check with the Australian Embassy (or equivalent) in Chile to be on the safe side.

If it's anything like the Australian Embassy in Berlin, they will have a designated website that answers such questions. There are usually only certain doctors that have been approved by the Australian Department of Immigration to conduct medical checks for visa purposes (they're called "panel doctors). There should be a list of panel doctors on the Department website. Some results are sent electronically to the embassy but it depends on the facilities of the panel doctor you see.

Not sure how much medicals cost. Once again, it depends on the country. I think a couple of hundred dollars usually but can't say for certain. Good luck!


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thank you for your thoughts

I have meet a lady that comes from the same town as my fiance in Colombia ,she said she sent her health check in with the application as it saved time ,her visa was approved in 3 months after lodgemenet also they did it themseleves ,that is pretty amazing hey ,thanks


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They are very fortunate. I know that "frontloading" a visa can speed it up in some cases but be careful because medicals are only valid for one year. If it takes them a long time to process it (for whatever reason) you may need to do (and pay for) the medicals again. Hopefully you will be as lucky as your friend though!


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thanks Moose ,Ijust got an email from that lady she said the health check was $400 ,wow !! that heaps as I have to get my ladies son done as well , that is maybe $800 ,plus they live 5 hours from the nearest panel doctors, she said the heath check results just gets sent to the embassy ,so if they have not recieved the application then they could end up anywhere .


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Yes, applying for a partner visa is definitely not cheap. All worth it if it gets approved though. $800 is a lot, hope they process it quickly.

If you're worried about it getting lost try to go to a panel doctor with "eServices" if you can. That way it's all sent electronically and instantly. I understand that they're not always available though. My partner lives in Hamburg and will have to travel to Hannover to go to a panel doctor (only a couple of hours...but still). I thought it was weird that they didn't have one in such a big city. At least they offer eServices though.


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That is wonderful, thank God


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Found out today that my fiance and her son their health checks will only cost $340 all out so that a lot better than I was originally told , but still not sure when they should get them done as her visa app is not at the embassy yet , soon I hope .


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Thanks for your comments here Darryl as I am in the same situation and we're just about to send in the application and I have been following your posts regarding Health Checks, Police Checks and when the best time to do everything is. I think we will send them in with the application because of how successful Angelica's was only last year.
Great news on the reduced cost of the Medical, my Fiance will be getting her checks in Bogota in the next week or so. We'll call ahead to see if they can also give us a copy with our application as well as them sending the e version. That way if it arrives before the application, and is discarded, we'll still have a copy of it in our app.
Good luck, sounds like it's coming along smoothly for you.
I'll post a timeline once it all begins for us.

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