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Old 10-18-2010, 06:09 AM
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I've got a dumb question on this subject please...

If we are applying for a subclass 309 or 300 offshore for my partner (soon to be wife hopefully), does this mean she has to get her health checks done in her home country, i.e. offshore as the visa is applied for offshore, or can we both do them onshore (I have PR anyway and she is here on a 676 visa at the moment)? It isnt entirely clear on Immi, but I might be making it more complicated than it is!

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Hi Again!

I have a few questions regarding this, and when to do it?
Do I do it before or after I lodge the application? This is what the embassy answered me:

"You can choose to complete your medical assessment either before or after lodging your application. Completing the assessment in advance may speed up processing. However, the decision remains at your discretion and cost, as the costs of medicals are not refunded if your application is refused."

Does this mean they will only ask me for the medical when my application is more or less approved? Or? I don't get it.. what did you guys out there do?

Do you reckon I should send in the application first?

I also heard that the doctor forwards it on?
My doctor (approved in panel of doctors) told me he will refer me to a hospital for the x-ray - how does that work then? Who forward the x-ray?

All experiences and advice will be very welcome! Thanks again all you guys out there!
Hi Beatrice,

We are applying for an 820/801 visa and I actually just went and did this today. I've spoken to immi several times and have been told on numerous occasions that all visa applications seeking permanent residency MUST undergo a medical examination.

We will be lodging our application in about 3 weeks, so I went in on Friday and did my chest x-ray. Cost $88 and needs to be done at least 4 hours before the medical exam. QLD Xray then forwarded the images to the doctor I was seeing (or you can pick them up and take them with you to the exam) they were reviewed and all comments were listed on the Medical exam form. They gave the images back to me and they are mine to keep. I went in today and did the medical, cost $248 and I go pick up the results in 4 days to include with my application.

When the pathology results arrive the form is completed by the doctor and placed in a sealed envelope that is only valid to the CO if received untampered.

And that's it. I panicked about this for a while, but the whole process was very easy and it's one less thing to worry about getting done.

The selling point for me was that the medical has to be done and applications that do not have these in at the time of application can potentially be delayed...

Just thought I'd share my experience with you.

Good luck!


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I've got a dumb question on this subject please...

If we are applying for a subclass 309 or 300 offshore for my partner (soon to be wife hopefully), does this mean she has to get her health checks done in her home country, i.e. offshore as the visa is applied for offshore, or can we both do them onshore (I have PR anyway and she is here on a 676 visa at the moment)? It isnt entirely clear on Immi, but I might be making it more complicated than it is!

Cheers.
You can get a health check done in any country but if you plan on doing it here and then by time you go offshore and apply and the application gets to the stage of when a grant could be coming around you will risk the medical being out of date.





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This an old thread that has been regurgitated can-ain and Beatrice was just asking about when to do the medical and that's quite clear from the Immi site.
As to you picking up your medical results, they are supposed to be forwarded direct by the doctors office.





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Old 10-28-2010, 05:33 AM
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This an old thread that has been regurgitated can-ain and Beatrice was just asking about when to do the medical and that's quite clear from the Immi site.
As to you picking up your medical results, they are supposed to be forwarded direct by the doctors office.
Hey Wanderer,

Regarding the forwarding of the medical, this is the impression I was under. But because I am in regional australia, the medicare office does not forward to your applying immi office. I called to re-confirm after your post. They have issued me the completed medical in a sealed envelope to include with my application..

I was told that if my applying office was in the same city, ie brisbane, sydney etc that it would be forwarded direct, but because it is is out of town, that it is to be included with the rest of my application...

I'l include it and let you know what the CO says..

thanks for your comments..


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Hi all.

This is the closest thread I have found in search for my answer in regards to Health Requirements. Right now I am on a working holiday visa and my partner and I are applying for our partners visa in December. My partner is an Australian national and I am from America.

My question in regards to health requirements is if it needs to be done within the Australia because I will be applying 'onshore'. I read previously that you should visit a Medibank and pay all fees to get an exam. This could be costly from what I understand. I will be returning to the states for a short visit in September where I still hold health insurance, and if all exams I need can be covered or partially covered by a doctor at home and used toward my Health Requirement for my application, I would LOVE to know so I can set appointments and get whatever x-rays, TB tests or whatever I need sorted.

Your help will be greatly appriciated


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Old 07-11-2011, 10:43 PM
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Hi Xrissax17,

Call up your local medicare office and ask them how much it is to complete an immigration medical. I think mine was about $150-$200. Super easy, was pretty quick and I picked up the results a few days later. If you are in a major city where the IMMI office is local, then the medicare office will forward your results to IMMI on your behalf. I also applied for my visa onshore and this is the route I chose. I'm not sure about getting the medical done overseas, it may be more trouble than its worth. I do remember seeing something on the website or in the Partner Visa booklet about this, or you can always call IMMI and ask, but I would think that if your application is onshore, then an onshore medical would be the preferred.

Your chest xrays need to be done before you do the medical and this can be arranged through your local xray clinic. I want to say that the xray was about $80.

Also, the chest xray is what is done to check for TB, the rest of the medical is just standard ie blood pressure, eyesight etc.

Hope this was helpful.


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