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Health examination. Before or after?

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Old 09-08-2013, 10:29 PM
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Health examination. Before or after?

Hi guys.
Im just wondering if any of you know whether I should do my medical examination before applying for my de facto visa onshore? Or should I do it when told, after handing in my application? And would my partner have to do one too?
Any help is highly appreciated!

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:05 AM
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Hi RikkeBusch,

You can do it before or after lodging the visa. However, if you wait until it is requested to do a health check, it would mean that the processing of your application would be delayed for some time while waiting for the results. Doing the health check before would mean that the results would be available already, and ready to be checked by the department when needed.
If you do want to take the health test before lodging the visa, then you have to use 'My Health Declarations' on DIMIA's website. You would then enter your application details and health details (Subclass no., previous illnesses, passport details, etc.), and then you and your partner would get a referral letter each, in PDF format. On the referral letter, there would be details on whether or not each of you needs health exams at all, and if so, what kind of health exams you would need. On the referral letter, there would also be a HAP ID, which you need to bring to a health check clinic, otherwise they will not want to perform a health check for you. Also, to do the health exams up-front like this, you need a valid passport and your visa application would have to be lodged and processed in the next 6 months.
If you wait for the department to request for them, you would also be informed of whether or not each of you needs a health exam, and what types of checks you would need. However, the disadvantage is that which I already mentioned above.

Good luck!

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Old 09-09-2013, 04:29 AM
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It's a matter of picking your poison!

If you do it before (like I did) you risk the chance of it expiring and having to do it again.

If you do it after you risk the chance of slowing down the process a bit more.

We went with doing it before just in case our processing time would be fast. Now 8 months later and no decision, we still don't regret it!

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Old 09-13-2013, 07:27 AM
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I would definitely do it beforehand. The vast majority of stories seem to indicate that applications submitted "decision ready" tend to get processed faster. This isn't a hard and fast rule, and even decision ready applications can be delayed.

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Old 09-13-2013, 05:49 PM
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This used to be true, john, but last year immigration announced that since most of the applications they were receiving were now decision-ready, it was no longer prioritizing decision ready cases as the other cases would never get processed.

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