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Are health examinations needed before lodging for a partner visa?


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Old 09-16-2015, 03:14 AM
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Are health examinations needed before lodging for a partner visa?

I've been reading so much about this and everyone says different things in regards to whether I need to get a health check done now before I lodge my visa or if I can wait until after?

I am applying for a partner visa in Australia (I am British).

All it says in the document checklist is:

Health and character documents
If you are required to undergo health examinations, you must organise your health examinations upfront before lodging a visa application and include your health identifier (HAP ID) when completing your visa application form.

How do I know if I am required to or not?

Any help will be hugely appreciated.

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Old 09-16-2015, 03:18 AM
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Although you can do the medical before lodging your visa (through the My Health Declarations section of the DIBP website), it's recommended that you don't. Most partner applications take 10-14 months and the medical will likely expire before the visa is granted, so you'd have to retake them and pay a second time if you did them before applying.

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Old 09-16-2015, 10:28 AM
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You'll need to do a medical but I wouldn't do yours until a CO requests it.

If you want to do it now then you'll run the risk of them expiring and needing to redo them like Maggie said.

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Does anyone know how many people actually have to re-do them?

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