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Old 07-10-2017, 12:33 AM
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Also should you plan to travel to Aus for a visit on a tourist visa a few weeks/months after applying for your partner visa, you have another option.
This is what I did.

I was based in Cheltenham at the time of application and the nearest approved docs were in Cardiff. Also the costs in the UK are a bit higher than in Australia and there are more approved clinics in Australia, reducing travel time (unless you're out in the middle of nowhere).
As I was travelling to Canberra anyway in Dec (August visa lodgement), I got an appointment here. Made it much easier and cheaper for me.

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Ah that's brilliant. Cheers for the input.

Out of curiosity, if you were able to do your medical in Australia since you travelled there while in the midst of your application; do you think I'll be able to do my medical in any other countries as long as they are listed as registered options on the Immi website?

I might be travelling to South East Asia in the next 2 months and could maybe arrange to have my medical done there.

Do I need to be a citizen/live in that country in order for me to do my medical there?

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I assume you can do it with any accredited doc/facility, but I'm not 100% certain. I think there aren't even accredited docs in every country, so some people will have to go abroad anyway (I think I read something about that from someone who lived in somewhere in Africa). Even Germany only has 3! docs/medical centres that can do it.

I don't know what local rules the countries have in terms of citizenship. Maybe contact the medical centre in question and ask them if it's possible to get the exam as a foreigner done there? For me it wasn't a problem to do it in Aus and I was also in contact with the Cardiff one and nobody said anything about nationality.

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Alright, that's great.

Thanks a lot JanneKL, really helpful


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Hi, guys
just an update on my application.
lodged in the end of May, and just received the police and medical check request on the 14th July, and we are aiming to get it done asap and see what's happening next.

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just an update on my application.
lodged in the end of May, and just received the police and medical check request on the 14th July, and we are aiming to get it done asap and see what's happening next.
Nice, still waiting for contact over here

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Nice, still waiting for contact over here
I'm sure you will hear from them in no time.


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Hi guys
Does anyone know how long it may vary the current waiting time, applying for PMV in London? Im planing to apply soon . I read the processing time is geting faster 5-6 months till visa granted.


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Got my 309 visa in 4 months lodged from UK

Hey everyone!
I got my temporary visa offshore spousal visa on Tuesday, so figured I'd share my timeline (to give everyone waiting some hope!) I filed from London.

I submitted my application on March 14, then I was requested to provide more documents on April 20 (I wasn't in a rush because always planned to stay in UK until 2018 anyway) and had 28 days to upload my documents. I submitted my documents in full on May 15, and within six hours I had a letter requesting my health and police checks, along with my Australian husband's police checks from both UK and Oz. I already had had my Canadian one, so got medical and waited for UK police check, which took maybe 10 business days or so. My husband's Oz one took longer than the 28 days he had, so he had to upload correspondence that he was chasing them (was supposed to be within 7-10 business days! Argh!) and submitted straight away when we got them. I got my approval for my two-year 309 visa on July 18.

So I'll continue to organise myself for two years from now with saving/collecting evidence, but glad the first bit is done!

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Hey everyone!
I got my temporary visa offshore spousal visa on Tuesday, so figured I'd share my timeline (to give everyone waiting some hope!) I filed from London.

I submitted my application on March 14, then I was requested to provide more documents on April 20 (I wasn't in a rush because always planned to stay in UK until 2018 anyway) and had 28 days to upload my documents. I submitted my documents in full on May 15, and within six hours I had a letter requesting my health and police checks, along with my Australian husband's police checks from both UK and Oz. I already had had my Canadian one, so got medical and waited for UK police check, which took maybe 10 business days or so. My husband's Oz one took longer than the 28 days he had, so he had to upload correspondence that he was chasing them (was supposed to be within 7-10 business days! Argh!) and submitted straight away when we got them. I got my approval for my two-year 309 visa on July 18.

So I'll continue to organise myself for two years from now with saving/collecting evidence, but glad the first bit is done!
Congratulations!

Sounds like a quick turnaround indeed! May I ask, how long the gap was between submitting final police checks etc and the July 18th approval. Sounds like around 1 month?

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