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Old 07-23-2013, 12:06 PM
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Hi

Long time member – just a bit shy

My fiancée and I are currently waiting for her PMV. After having her medical last October we were notified via our agent, that doctors in Oz said my fiancée had possible TB after seeing an “anomaly” on her lung. We were not convinced, so my fiancée had the recommended test (Sputem Test) to verify if it was present or not. By the way this test takes 2 months to get the result!
In Feb 2013, she finally got her result which was negative. Her panel doctor (a pulmonary specialist) took more x-rays which showed no change – he seems to think it is a scar on her lung. The results and x-rays were sent to Global Health and we then went back to waiting for a decision on the visa.

At the beginning of June I received an email requesting my fiancée return to panel doctor for a progress report on her treatment? We, including the doctor are confused by this request, considering the test results were negative and there was never any recommendation for treatment. I immediately tried to contact Global Health to try to make sense of this – unfortunately only the CO or panel doctor can contact them. I got in touch with my agent asking him to contact the CO to find out what is happening, over a month ago, which the agent did, and now just waiting again.

I’m not sure what to do here. I’ve been told to wait – just seem to do a lot of this in the last 9 months. I can accept waiting for a decision on the visa process, but this matter concerning her health has me very anxious – add our 16 month old daughter into this, and it is always on my mind.

Is there anything I can do?

Sorry about the long post – hard to explain it with just a few words.

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Hi -

Great post. There are several possibilities that could explain what's happening:

** In some cases DIAC will request multiple tests be taken (usually multiple sputem tests over a period of several months) to confirm no presence of active TB. It could be that they thought they asked you for an additional test, but did not.

** Global Health misunderstood the panel doctor's report and was expecting treatment to occur

** Something else...?

My thought: In addition to what your panel doctor is doing communicating with Global Health, I would consider asking the Dr for a letter stating that the sputem test was negative and that in his opinion it was a scar on her lung, etc. Then, ask your agent to send a copy of this to the CO to confirm that the CO has the current Dr report. At that point you've informed everyone you can, and it's back to waiting.

We've had clients seeing major delays in Global Health reviewing medical test results, so that may be part of things too.

Hope this helps -

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Dang, sozguy, that's really frustrating. I wish I knew what to tell you. It sounds like you're already doing everything you can. Sounds like Global Health dropped the ball.

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Mark and I were posting at the same time - great post from Mark as always.

OP, just to let you know, the current backlog time for referred medicals going through Global Health is about 3-4 months from what I've seen on another forum (lots of people there get referred, so easier to tell how long it's taking on average), BUT that's without something like what you're experiencing getting in the way. Ugh.

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Hi again - thanks for the replies..
It sometimes is hard not knowing and wondering.

I was trying not to write an epic post before and never mentioned my fiancee returned to the doctor in June and had more x-rays (no change) and the doctor wrote a letter and sent both to Oz. The CO requested the doctors name and number and spoke to him last month to verify with him before contacting Global Health.
I guess we will wait and see.

I feel better sharing with people who understand.

Thanks again - all the best

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Old 07-24-2013, 01:03 AM
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Best of luck, Sozguy! Don't worry about too many posts or too long posts - the folks here are here to help, share and support.

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Finally

Hi again

I am happy to say we received an email from our agent 2 weeks ago, to say my fiancee’s medical has been cleared – she just had to agree to a further medical in Aust. – form 815. We’ll take it!

Better news – after sending the signed form back we finally received the news we have been waiting for – “Visa approved”

Of course we are very happy. After a couple of delays and setbacks – it has been 3 ½ years since we decided to marry and live together in Oz.
I like to say thank you to MarkNortham and CollegeGirl for replying to my earlier post.

I like the support and advice I see here – keep up the good work.

All the best to everyone

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Old 08-17-2013, 11:30 PM
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CONGRATS!!! What wonderful news.

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Congratulations, Sozguy - great outcome!!

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