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RHA - bridging & temp partner and healthcare

Hi guys!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

January 2013 we will be applying for subclass 820 onshore temporary partner visa (de facto). I am currently still on my Working Holiday Visa. I am from The Netherlands and they have a Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement with Australia, meaning as long as I am insured at home, I have (limited but effective) Medicare here.

Somewhere in 2013 I will be *forced* to cancel my insurance at home. This is because once you leave the country for more than 8 months on a non-backpacking/travelling visa (so this was not appliccable for my WHV) you have to "unregister" at the local government and you no longer have a right to Dutch health insurance if you are not registered at an address.

Long story short - somewhere in 2013 I will be on a Bridging Visa (awaiting partner visa) and will no longer be insured in The Netherlands (I won't be allowed to be) so I won't have a right to reciprocal health care/Medicare anymore. I also read that I won't have a right to Medicare again until my temporary partner visa gets turned into a permanent one.

Meaning I'll have a gap of at least 2 years where I don't have a right to basic healthcare in either country.

What should I do? Is my *only* option private insurance? Because we hardly have anything to live off as it is. It seems strange to me that I can fall into such a crack if there is a reciprocal health agreement, but hey I'm not the government.

Anyone been in a similar situation? Any advice anyone?

Thank you in advance for your time!!


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