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Student Visa (572)> Lodged Partner Visa (820) = Medicare?


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Old 06-29-2012, 02:06 AM
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Student Visa (572)> Lodged Partner Visa (820) = Medicare?

Hi guys,
I currently holding student visa TU 572, and had lodged my partner visa application (820 & 801) last week and been issued with receipt and acknowledge letter. Just wondering if I may be able to apply for a medicare? anyone hav done this and hav experiencsed about this before?
I hav private insurance with medibank as per required my student visa to have health insurance. but my partner would like us to get a same medicare card with both us name in one card.

I rang the immigration, the lady from melb picked up my phone and was so rude. I asked her and she said its not their problem. I have to ask medicare office for that. I mean to go to medicare office to ask them, but I worry they gonna treat me so rude as many times when I deal with government body they are always so rude. why is that?

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:12 AM
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Hi , yes you can apply for medicare. I have my 820 in and I did some investigating and finally went down and asked. they said yes I do qualify. I received a number that day and my card with in a week . Go down and apply for it. You will need a copy of your receipt from immigration stating you have applied for 820 visa and your passport .

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I run down to medicare office in syd CBD few minutes ago. but the lady told me I can not apply for medicare because I holding student visa atm, she said I have to be granted for permanent visa first. and bring the grant letter from immigration.. I am confused now @[email protected]!

Were you on student visa, when you applied for your medicare?

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:32 AM
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No I am on a bridging visa til my 820 is approved..

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I'm not 100% sure but you might need to wait until your student visa expires before your bridging visa a kicks in and then you will be able to apply for Medicare.

Either way you will be covered by private health insurance until your student visa expires so it won't be a problem.

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And before u granted with bridging visa. What visa were u on?

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Yes. As the immi officer told me on the day I submitted my application, my bridging visa will kick in after my student visa expires. At the moment, actually i holding 2 visa. Student visa n bva. But it only show my student visa n bva sit on the back.
I can travel outside oz, but after I come back I hav to inform them to re active my bva.

I do hav private insurance, dont really worry about medicare. Just only because my partner want me to register in together in one same card

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So you are still on your student visa?? then you need to wait til your bridging visa kicks in then go apply.
I came over on a visitor visa and applied for partner visa after I got married. I waited a few months after because I wasnt sure about the medicare. They told me I qualified because I applied for a partner visa . I am on a bridging visa now with work rights . I just sent in my medical and Australian police checks. Hopefully soon I will get my visa..

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You should be able to apply for medicare after u received the acknowledgement letter if ur married to ur Aussie partner otherwise you'll have to wait until the grant of visa. Bring in the letter with necessary Medicare application form to the Medicare office. They will process it for you n you should receive medicare card within two weeks. However you won't be using the same Medicare card of your partner just yet, that means you can't be put under his card until you are granted the PR. You will have an interim card during the process of partner visa. Hope it helps.

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Old 06-29-2012, 02:43 PM
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Also even though you and your partner have two cards two numbers but you can link them up under one threshold. Ask someone in Medicare office they will know what to do. It's all my experience. I applied the visa while on ETA tourist visa then applied Medicare straight after I got the acknowledgement letter without waiting for the bva to kick in.

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