Medicare and when you can apply - Page 4

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Like Tree236Likes

Medicare and when you can apply - Page 4


Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #31 (permalink)  
Old 09-29-2013, 02:33 PM
nix nix is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 14
Users Flag! From singapore

1 likes received
went to the medicare at town hall in sydney on friday with my passport and proof of visa application, queued for 30 mins before they handed me a form and told me i had to book an appointment for next week to enrol in medicare. just a heads up to anyone else who is planning on enrolling soon to make an appt first. (although i'm not sure where you would do this without going down in person to medicare as i didn't see anything on the website about making appointments)


  #32 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2013, 06:36 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 326
Users Flag! From australia

140 likes received
73 likes given
I was reading this thread and wondering whether you need to be on a Bridging Visa A when applying for Medicare, after you have your 820 Acknowledgement Letter?

My partner is currently on a Student Visa, we will be applying for the 820/801 Partner Visa, as well as the Bridging Visa A, but I heard the BVA will not take effect until his Student Visa expires, which is actually in May 2014 (btw his course will finish long before that).
So when can he get Medicare, after BVA is in effect or right after 820 application?

__________________
I'm the Sponsor!
820/801 lodged online 11/12/13.
820 granted 30/5/15.
801 applied 18/01/16. PR granted 11/05/16.
Citizenship applied 11/05/17.

  #33 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2013, 06:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 108
Users Flag! From australia

29 likes received
265 likes given
I think you can apply for Medicare as soon as you received the 820/801 Acknowledgement Letter, just so I did even my current visa will be expired until next month . They told me it takes 03 weeks for the Interim card to be issued, but after 02 weeks the card arrived to my mailbox.

Hope this helps.


Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #34 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2013, 07:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 326
Users Flag! From australia

140 likes received
73 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by waiting_is_happiness View Post
I think you can apply for Medicare as soon as you received the 820/801 Acknowledgement Letter, just so I did even my current visa will be expired until next month . They told me it takes 03 weeks for the Interim card to be issued, but after 02 weeks the card arrived to my mailbox.

Hope this helps.
So did your current visa become cancelled, and Bridging Visa A came into play?
What visa were you on when you applied for Medicare?

__________________
I'm the Sponsor!
820/801 lodged online 11/12/13.
820 granted 30/5/15.
801 applied 18/01/16. PR granted 11/05/16.
Citizenship applied 11/05/17.

  #35 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2013, 07:28 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 108
Users Flag! From australia

29 likes received
265 likes given
No my current Tourist visa is not cancelled, it is still valid for now. From what I understand, BVA will only kick in once the current visa expired. However, I decided to try enroll Medicare immediately with the enrollment form downloaded from the internet, 820/801 Acknowledgement Letter, & Passport rather than waiting until my BVA comes into effect. It works and I have the Interim Medicare card for now.

CollegeGirl likes this.

  #36 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2013, 07:55 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 407
Users Flag! From philippines

96 likes received
4 likes given
Hi All,

You can only apply for a Medicare card once you have the Tempo 820 Visa approved or Granted. They would be asking for the copy of the visa.

Hope this helps.

AngeliquePrince

__________________

Made by our Australia Immigration Timeline Software. Click here to create yours.

  #37 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2013, 08:06 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 55
Users Flag! From germany

16 likes received
72 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngeliquePrince View Post
Hi All,

You can only apply for a Medicare card once you have the Tempo 820 Visa approved or Granted. They would be asking for the copy of the visa.

Hope this helps.

AngeliquePrince
that is wrong, you can also apply with a briding visa. As soon as you apply for a permanent visa you are able to get medicare. And you just need a passport and a print out of the VEVO for your medicare application!!! If that does not work, ask for a supervisor at medicare, they should know it too!

CollegeGirl likes this.

  #38 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2013, 08:16 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 326
Users Flag! From australia

140 likes received
73 likes given
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fran89 View Post
that is wrong, you can also apply with a briding visa. As soon as you apply for a permanent visa you are able to get medicare. And you just need a passport and a print out of the VEVO for your medicare application!!! If that does not work, ask for a supervisor at medicare, they should know it too!
So, must you be on a Bridging Visa, or your current visa (Student, Tourist, Working visa) is also OK to apply for Medicare after receiving the 820/801 Acknowledgement Letter?

__________________
I'm the Sponsor!
820/801 lodged online 11/12/13.
820 granted 30/5/15.
801 applied 18/01/16. PR granted 11/05/16.
Citizenship applied 11/05/17.

  #39 (permalink)  
Old 10-09-2013, 08:41 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 55
Users Flag! From germany

16 likes received
72 likes given
Your current visa is in affect until it runs out, it does not matter if you have a acknowledgement letter for the 801/801! The briding visa comes in affect when your current visa runs out until a decision is made for your 820/801 visa. That means you can apply for medicare as soon as your current visa runs out! Hope it was clear enough


  #40 (permalink)  
Old 10-11-2013, 11:34 PM
louiseb's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Australia now, but lived in Malta born in the UK
Posts: 1,036
Users Flag! From australia

270 likes received
287 likes given
Send a message via Skype™ to louiseb
Ok guys i just went and got my medicare card yehhhhhh. I applied for the partner visa ( 2nd stage of the PMV) and received the acknowledged letter from the DIAC. I took this in with my passport and was given a piece of paper with a number and my name on it. This is the temporary medicare card. The good lady told me that i go with this whenever i want to use a DR, the card or should i say the piece of paper is valid for 12 months, if i dont receive an answer within the 12 months then all i do is go in and she will print out another one until i receive a decision from DIAC. Once i receive an answer they will issue me with another plastic card, also i was informed that if they do accept my application then i can register on my husbands medicare card. As long as you have the Acknowledgement letter and your passport then there is no problem.

Louiseb

dunan and CollegeGirl like this.

__________________
i wish to see the smiles of loved ones reunited after months of waiting, god bless you all


Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much does Medicare cost? Guldsandal Visas and immigration 2 02-27-2013 03:40 AM
When can you apply for Medicare?? Guldsandal Visas and immigration 2 10-23-2012 06:16 AM
medicare CintaCloe General chit-chat and news 2 07-05-2011 04:41 PM
Apply RRV: Are aussie bank account & medicare card helps ? alphaque Visas and immigration 1 03-24-2011 04:16 AM
medicare undertaker Visas and immigration 2 07-16-2010 07:43 PM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT. The time now is 07:22 AM.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
AustraliaForum.com