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Old 03-29-2016, 08:37 AM
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Hey Austraia2USA, are you coming to the USA, or going to Australia???
I'm from Australia (Mel) my fiancè (Chris) is coming from the states

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I got this info from immi after applying. On the online app, it asked me to do a health questionnaire, and after that it generated a form with my HAP ID that I take to the doc. On there it shows what exams I needed for the visa. There was a link to approved doctors to use and I made my appointment.

What visa are you applying? It should tell you under the visa requirements on the DIBP website.

Okay, thank you that is very helpful, we are still saving but will be applying for the PMV. Is it too personal of me to ask around how much the medicals cost? Just ignore if it is.

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Old 03-29-2016, 10:07 AM
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Okay, thank you that is very helpful, we are still saving but will be applying for the PMV. Is it too personal of me to ask around how much the medicals cost? Just ignore if it is.

-Mel
In Florida, it cost me $350 for the immigration exam, bloodwork, and urinalysis, plus another $70 for the chest x-ray. There was a $50 deposit just for the appointment but they took it off the total price.

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Hi all! I'm so excited to say we got our PMV letter today after only 3 months and 3 weeks! However, I'm hoping you guys may be able to help me out with something I believe may be a typo but I'm not sure since I've not been in this situation before. I'm currently in Australia on a visitor visa and will need to leave the country, which we were aware of, but the email I received this morning from Irene said this...

"As we have received all the required documents, your application is now
ready to be finalised. Our movement records indicate that you are currently in Australia. Since you lodged outside Australia, you need to be outside Australia for the grant of the visa. Please make arrangements to depart Australia in December. You need to remain outside Australia for at least 3 full business days , however I strongly recommend 5 full business days.
Please note that we are closed feom December 25 to December 29. This is to allow for any operational delays such as embassy closures due to weather conditions, systems upgrades etc. You are able to travel to any country closer to Australia if you wish. Please ensure that your travel is by plane and not by cruise ships."

The confusing part for me is that it says to leave Australia IN December. I believe it is meant to say BY December? Should I wait until Monday to phone them and ask? I'm dying to go ahead and book my travel and get this wait over with lol. I'm wondering what you guys think?

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15 Dec 2015- PMV Lodged Online
15 Dec 2015- Medical and FBI/State police checks uploaded with application
8 Jan 2016- Applied for 12 month Visa
4 Mar 2016- Flew to Australia
9 Apr 2016- Asked to leave Australia for PMV finalization
18 Apr 2016- Flew to Auckland for 4 day trip
18 Apr 2016- PMV Granted (YAY!!)
11 Oc 2016- 820 Lodged Online
19 Feb 2017- 820 Granted

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Wow, that was fast!! Congratulations! I hope as we applied two days after you that we will receive some good news as well soon. As for your question, I have no idea, lol. I'd definitely check that.

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Yes, double check with your CO. My guess is she actually meant they want you to leave this month. I'm pretty sure they wouldn't give you 8 months to get your visa at this point.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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Visa Granted: January 2014.
Visa #2: Subclass 820 (From PMV).
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Visa Granted: Early July 2014.
Visa #3: 801 (PR)
Eligibility Date: End of April 2016 (Applied a month prior).
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Hello there!
I just wanted to say CollegeGirl was right of course. They meant for me to leave this month and so I'll be doing the Auckland Shuffle at the beginning of next week. I'm so excited to have this part come to an end but now to finalize a wedding and then on to the 820...lol this process seems to last forever!

I thought I would post a section of the email I got for those wanting to put the wait into prospective.

"Thank you for your e-mail. Apologies for my previous e-mail I actually
meant that you should depart Australia in April. If you think it is too
soon to make arrangements, maybe plan departing within the next month. I
just want to make sure we can grant your visa ASAP as the visas that are
not granted by the end of May might need to be granted in the next
financial year which would significantly delay the process."

Anyway, hopefully that is good news for some still waiting! Good luck to all!

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15 Dec 2015- Medical and FBI/State police checks uploaded with application
8 Jan 2016- Applied for 12 month Visa
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9 Apr 2016- Asked to leave Australia for PMV finalization
18 Apr 2016- Flew to Auckland for 4 day trip
18 Apr 2016- PMV Granted (YAY!!)
11 Oc 2016- 820 Lodged Online
19 Feb 2017- 820 Granted

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just want to make sure we can grant your visa ASAP as the visas that are
not granted by the end of May might need to be granted in the next
financial year which would significantly delay the process."
Thanks for sharing that info. If it means what I think it means, then I hope they look at our app before May!

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Back in the beginning of this year when I was planning my move to Oz, I asked for comments on shipping personal effects. I had gotten a quote of $3200 from a local shipping company in MIchigan for door to door service for about 500 lb of tools and clothes etc. No furniture. I was given the advice on this forum of trying U.S. International Shipping Company. I just wanted to pass on my experience for those planning the move from the U.S.

I booked through that service. I took my stuff to a local warehouse on February 22 with an ETA of 37 days. It took about 70 days instead. The shipment went from Michigan>Long Beach, CA>Hong Kong>Singapore>Brisbane>Sydney>Melbourne>Adelaide.

That's the only negative I have to say about using this service. They were very responsive to emails and with a little work on my part, easy to track the shipment. I picked up the shipment in Port Adelaide this week. Total cost? $801USD. Aussie Dept of Agriculture hit me for another $130AUD for an inspection but I assume that would have been added to the other mover as well.

I'm sure the other way would have been easier but packing the stuff myself and picking it up was no big deal. I can't recommend this service enough as the savings were substantial. Their website has a plethora of information about the steps to take for successful shipping and it does require some time to read and heed all of their instructions. But I'll hang on to the money if I ever have to do it again.


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Okay, thank you that is very helpful, we are still saving but will be applying for the PMV. Is it too personal of me to ask around how much the medicals cost? Just ignore if it is.

-Mel
If applying in US - the cost at the moment is $485US and they make you pay a deposit yet be sure to go to the recommended doctor from the immigration site too. My fiance has his medical booked for 2 June 2016 so hopefully after that we get a response fingers crossed

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