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Old 09-18-2013, 01:12 AM
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Health Check 820/801

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I am Australian and my partner is Danish and currently on a student visa. We are looking to apply for the onshore 820/801 visa (although hoping to go straight onto the 801 as we have been together for 4 years with evidence to substantiate).

My question is regarding health checks. As far as I understand it from DIAC website, my partner cannot do his health check now in order to include the results with his application, because he needs his HAP ID to book the appointment, which is only given to him from his case officer after his application is lodged.

My concern is just that this will be an unnecessary delay in the application as I understand that case officers don't get allocated for quite sometime...

Is the above correct? Or is there some way that he can ring DIAC and request his HAP ID soon after the application is lodged to get the heatlh check ASAP?


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Old 09-18-2013, 01:18 AM
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Hey there !


I actually rang immigration yesterday and spoke to a case officer about this. They said the wait time for this visa is currently 15 months. The CO I spoke to recommended to not have the health check done until you are advised to, as the health check is only valid for 12 months, and more than likely will expire before your paperwork is assessed
The CO also told me that if you are given a good CO, they will advise you to do the medical a few weeks before its required, so will not hold up the process

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I rang Diac yesterday to ask about it.
You can complete your medicals before you send your application at any time, but if you want do it after then you will need to email them and ask for the HAP ID.
This is for onshore...


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Old 09-18-2013, 02:28 AM
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Hang on, so I've done a bit more research. Gosh the DIAC website is confusing!

Anyway, there does seem to be an option to do medicals before the visa is lodged. Fact sheet here.

You can also do the medical check after your visa has been lodged. Fact sheet here.

However this page states that the pre-visa check through My Health Declarations is not available/recommended for partner visa 801 applications, probably because of the processing time.

But if we are first applying for a 820 visa (although hoping to go straight to the 801) does that mean we can still do the med check before lodgement?

It all just seems so contradictory.

Edit: just had a play around with the My Health Declaration Form - seems as though it is available for 820 and it doesn't give you an option for 801.

So the question is now whether my partner should do them before he applies. I know that if his application took longer than the 12 months he would most likely have to do them again but I'm hopeful (maybe a little naive) that if we submit the application completely ready it may stop any delay taking us over that magic 12 month line. But we'll consider what your DIAC officer said MrsSimmons, thanks for your reply


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Old 09-18-2013, 03:30 AM
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The 820 is the temporary partner visa and the 801 is permanent right? I think most people get the temporary (2 year) visa first... And then after the 2 year period if you are still together they will automatically give the permanent visa at no extra cost. So I think you won't have to do another medical after the 2 years. You just do it once. Hope that helps :-)


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Old 09-18-2013, 06:33 AM
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Whether you have to start with the 820 or go straight to the 801 makes no difference... the processing time is the same. We've had COs quoting 15 months or 18 months lately.. you're likely in for a long wait. I really don't think it'd be advisable to do the medicals now unless you want to pay for them again.

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hey i was just about to start looking into getting a HAP ID and booking a health check so it was all ready for when i send my visa off but now i realise that often it is not advised due to the visa wait time, is the above still currently the situation and wait time? and should i send off my visa without health checks and wait for a CO to tell me to get the health checks instead? i dont really want to have to do them twice.


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hey i was just about to start looking into getting a HAP ID and booking a health check so it was all ready for when i send my visa off but now i realise that often it is not advised due to the visa wait time, is the above still currently the situation and wait time? and should i send off my visa without health checks and wait for a CO to tell me to get the health checks instead? i dont really want to have to do them twice.
I did my medicals before applying so that I have everything ready when applying. I take the risk of doing them again, however. I wanted to provide everything I can when lodging the application. Worst case is I'd have to do it again but that's not the end of the world

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