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Old 10-28-2014, 10:33 AM
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Hubby just told me he got an email 5 days ago stating that he has been assigned a CO (LG) and he has only just told me this now.

The letter states that we are not to get the Health Checks done until 15/04/15 which is 6 months after we applied & that doing them earlier will not help the application to be processed more quickly

Letter clearly states processing times are 10-14 months, although I can’t see the processing times on the London High Commission website anymore.

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Hubby just told me he got an email 5 days ago stating that he has been assigned a CO (LG) and he has only just told me this now.

The letter states that we are not to get the Health Checks done until 15/04/15 which is 6 months after we applied & that doing them earlier will not help the application to be processed more quickly

Letter clearly states processing times are 10-14 months, although I canít see the processing times on the London High Commission website anymore.
That's strange because we're at the Madrid office, and when we made the application it said to get the medical checks done straight away on the application form, and it had a link to book the appointment. So we did that 10 days after the application (at that stage thinking that the process would take 5 months as per the website), and our CO didn't say anything about it, just said she had all the required documents and that we'd be approved 12-14 months after the date of application. I guess that means we might have to get the medicals done again, but she didn't mention anything about it.

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We applied in June when the processing time was 8-9 months. We also had an automated notification to upload the medical checks, provided partner with the form through the immigration website.


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That's strange because we're at the Madrid office, and when we made the application it said to get the medical checks done straight away on the application form, and it had a link to book the appointment. So we did that 10 days after the application (at that stage thinking that the process would take 5 months as per the website), and our CO didn't say anything about it, just said she had all the required documents and that we'd be approved 12-14 months after the date of application. I guess that means we might have to get the medicals done again, but she didn't mention anything about it.
Our letter states

"As current processing times for partner migration applications at this office is 10 to 14 months, we ask that you obtain the following health and character checks around 15/04/2015.

Health and character checks are usually valid for 12 months from the date of clearance. Obtaining health and character checks earlier will not reduce the processing time for your application and will determine the date by which you have to travel to Australia once your visa is granted. If these checks are done too early, it may mean you only have a short time frame in which to enter Australia, or, if they expire, you may need to do them again in order for your visa to be granted."


Strange how some offices seem to be a bit more organised than others. I do hope you don't have to do the medicals again, its quite expensive

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Yeah me too, but we applied in June so thinking we had just made the 8-9 mth processing time. Just wish the London office had a status update on their website, advising of which month they are now working on. Would stop alot of enquiries with them too

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Strange how some offices seem to be a bit more organised than others. I do hope you don't have to do the medicals again, its quite expensive
I hope we don't have to too...it costs 200 euros in Paris because there is only one approved doctor here, so she can just charge whatever she wants, and it's not covered by social security.

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I didn't know when I should do my medicals so I posted on Ask Mark thread and Mark gave me an advice to wait til my CO gives me my HAP ID to do my health check. You always have a risk that your medical exam. expires before your visa is granted especially with new processing time frames. I applied in March attached lots of documents but I didn't attach Police Certificates and Medical Exam. straight away. When my CO was assigned which was month after I sent my application my CO asked me to upload Police checks and to do my medicals after 30th of June. I would rather wait to do medical examination when your CO asks you to, especially when they are so expensive. I paid for mine in London 270 pounds plus 30pounds for trip to London and I would be so mad if I would have to do them again.

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all of Europe seems to be 10-14 months.
I am at the 14 month mark now and have no PMV


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I hope we don't have to too...it costs 200 euros in Paris because there is only one approved doctor here, so she can just charge whatever she wants, and it's not covered by social security.
200 euros is really cheap, its closer to £300 to get them done in the UK.

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Hi, my fiance and I are applying for our PMV on Saturday November 1st. We decided to wait until the police checks are requested to apply for them. However now I am worrying that they won't request police checks and will just outright deny our application. Was anyone else asked by their case officer for police checks? I checked the London Embassy and they just said they would request medicals. I don't want to have to put my application off by another month while we wait for police checks.


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