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Old 02-04-2014, 09:28 AM
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Hahaha, good point on defacto, I have only just been divorced, and yes you are right that defacto couples have the same rights in this country.

Yes I do want to get married to my current partner, but in personally didn't want to be dictated to by DIAC on time frames.

I will get married when we can afford it, as currently my partner needs to re-enter the country every 3 months until a decision has been made.

I am hoping that we are in the last stages now, having applied last year, and just completing our interviews. We have been asked to provide Australian police report now, so I hope this might be her last time to depart, other than to activate her 309.

With Medicare, it's not the fact that they are saying we are not in a relationship together, it's the fact that she is here on a 600 tourist visa. They did not want to view any information supplied, and when queried / argued on the phone, I am told that the web page and application form is incorrect.
Well an ETA (electronic travel authority) is essentially a tourist visa, without as much red tape. They were fine when we applied. I don't know what else to say, if they are saying that the information as they provide it is wrong.... I could only suggest you ask them to provide you with documentary evidence of what the conditions really are and go from there.

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Old 02-04-2014, 10:23 AM
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...........With Medicare, it's not the fact that they are saying we are not in a relationship together, it's the fact that she is here on a 600 tourist visa. They did not want to view any information supplied, and when queried / argued on the phone, I am told that the web page and application form is incorrect.
Eligibility for Medicare Card

Here is another government site that says the same thing:

"have applied for a permanent visa (excludes an application for a parent visa), have permission to work in Australia or can prove relationship to an Australian Citizen other requirements may also apply. Call us for more information"

I would see if you can go to another Medicare office and try again. Don't start with she is here on a tourist visa, as they may just assume, that she wouldn't be eligible. Start with the fact that she has a valid application for a permanent visa the 309/100. Then show them their own form.

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Old 02-07-2014, 03:18 AM
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Hello, so i just got a email reply from the HR from Medicare office- regarding Medicare and when you can apply. Sorry if this has already been answered. i didn't get a chance to read all the threads here…. But i hope this helps for the US applicants.. I told them my situation… That I'm going on a TV **Applied for PMV** and was wondering when i would be eligible to apply & any info will be appreciated for medicare and her reply was…………………..

Thank you for your email dated 17 January 2014.

If you have not applied for a permanent residency visa you would not be eligible for Medicare enrolment.

The Australian Government has Reciprocal Health Care Agreements with a number of countries but does not have an agreement with America.

You should consider taking out suitable private travel insurance covering you for the duration of your visit.

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Old 02-07-2014, 03:41 AM
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That's correct. You can't apply for Medicare until you've married and applied for the 820.

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We went into Medicare yesterday with Bridging Visa letter, and no questions asked, hubby was all setup and we were on our way with the slip with his number on it, till his card arrives. I went to Garden City Office in Brisbane, if anyone has any troubles. They knew exactly what they were doing - very easy indeed!

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I do have my acknowledgement letter, which is granted with Bridging A visa but not in effect because of my current visa is in effect.

Would I need to inform medicare that I am now applying for Permanent Resident visa? (I'm on SCV444 visa at the moment)

Currently I do have green medicare card which I applied when I first moved to Australia few years ago.


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I applied for a Medicare Care with no problems (also got in in my married name because I took my marriage certificate in with me too). I'm on a Visitor Visa just now and was told that all I do when my perm visa comes through was go in and let them know and then I can be transferred onto the same care as my husband.

I had to provide my passport and a copy of my visa grant letter, but it literally took 15 minutes if that to get one.

I think it's easier for people from certain countries due to agreements within both countries health care systems.


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I think it's easier for people from certain countries due to agreements within both countries health care systems.
It doesn't actually make any difference once you've applied, it's the same process for all. My hubby is from USA with no reciprocal health care and his was exactly as you described

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Is the partner on the bridging visa OK to remain on just Medicare or should they also apply for private health insurance ?


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Is the partner on the bridging visa OK to remain on just Medicare or should they also apply for private health insurance ?
That's a personal choice for you to make. Private health insurance is not mandatory in Australia. If you choose not to have it, you will still be able to receive health care in the public hospital system for anything covered by medicare.

Private health insurance would allow you to choose to be treated in a private hospital in some cases. It can also help to reimburse you for costs associated with treatments not covered by medicare, such as dental, chiropractic, optometry etc.

You need to decide whether you're happy with going with the public system or have the extra cover provided by health insurance.

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