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309/100 - Requesting priority processing due to medical emergency ?


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Old 08-09-2020, 01:07 PM
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309/100 - Requesting priority processing due to medical emergency ?

Hello all,

I've applied for 309/100 a little over 3 months ago. My wife (she's the aussie) and I are both residing outside of Australia at the moment. Just yesterday she was diagnosed with a chronic illness that requires major surgery. Even though I work full-time, we are not able to afford the rising costs of medical bills. Even if we delay the surgery (which we've been advised not to), the cost of medicine exceeds what we can afford. Our medical insurance is already maxed out.

We would like to go to Australia ASAP so she can get the medical care she needs. I should point out that my application was front loaded including medical & police checks. I received RFI for medical last week (even though I had already completed the medical). So, I've already attached the relevant docs for the medical (receipt, polio card etc).

I would like to know given these circumstances do we have any chance of expedited processing? And what's the best possible way to approach this? My initial thought was to consolidate all the medical bills with the doctors' note and write to CO requesting the fast track processing (if possible). I'm not sure if this is the best way moving forward. Would like to hear from the community, and anyone who's been in similar situation.

Thank you in advance.


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Old 08-09-2020, 03:41 PM
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Hello all,

I've applied for 309/100 a little over 3 months ago. My wife (she's the aussie) and I are both residing outside of Australia at the moment. Just yesterday she was diagnosed with a chronic illness that requires major surgery. Even though I work full-time, we are not able to afford the rising costs of medical bills. Even if we delay the surgery (which we've been advised not to), the cost of medicine exceeds what we can afford. Our medical insurance is already maxed out.

We would like to go to Australia ASAP so she can get the medical care she needs. I should point out that my application was front loaded including medical & police checks. I received RFI for medical last week (even though I had already completed the medical). So, I've already attached the relevant docs for the medical (receipt, polio card etc).

I would like to know given these circumstances do we have any chance of expedited processing? And what's the best possible way to approach this? My initial thought was to consolidate all the medical bills with the doctors' note and write to CO requesting the fast track processing (if possible). I'm not sure if this is the best way moving forward. Would like to hear from the community, and anyone who's been in similar situation.

Thank you in advance.
There is no specific provision to expedite partner visa processing and nearly all requests get knocked back. I would suggest you talk through the options with a registered migration agent.

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Hello all,

I've applied for 309/100 a little over 3 months ago. My wife (she's the aussie) and I are both residing outside of Australia at the moment. Just yesterday she was diagnosed with a chronic illness that requires major surgery. Even though I work full-time, we are not able to afford the rising costs of medical bills. Even if we delay the surgery (which we've been advised not to), the cost of medicine exceeds what we can afford. Our medical insurance is already maxed out.

We would like to go to Australia ASAP so she can get the medical care she needs. I should point out that my application was front loaded including medical & police checks. I received RFI for medical last week (even though I had already completed the medical). So, I've already attached the relevant docs for the medical (receipt, polio card etc).

I would like to know given these circumstances do we have any chance of expedited processing? And what's the best possible way to approach this? My initial thought was to consolidate all the medical bills with the doctors' note and write to CO requesting the fast track processing (if possible). I'm not sure if this is the best way moving forward. Would like to hear from the community, and anyone who's been in similar situation.

Thank you in advance.
Your wife, being Australian, could travel home immediately, and you could apply for a visitor visa, and an exemption to the travel ban, so you can be with her.

Paul Hand, the Migration Agent that answered you, might know how best to word an exemption application.

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I am not sure where in Australia your wife is intending to return to, but it is important to remember that the health service is not operating as per normal. Depending on the state there is either no elective surgery, or elective surgery has resumed but the already long waiting lists have blown out by 3 or 4 months.
( I can attest to this first hand!).
Unless your wife has access to private health insurance, she could be very well in for an extremely long wait for treatment.

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