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Old 11-11-2013, 01:49 AM
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[QUOTE=kttykat;237977] I am also pregnant (30 weeks) /QUOTE]

I don't believe I knew this, missy! Congratulations!!!! You guys didn't waste any time when you got to AU. LOL!

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I am also pregnant (30 weeks) /QUOTE]

I don't believe I knew this, missy! Congratulations!!!! You guys didn't waste any time when you got to AU. LOL!
Thanks

Yeah I hadn't really said anything on the forum about it...

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alright so I went trough all that and can tell you how it works. How long does the student visa still go? Your partner will be on the student visa until it runs out, than she is on a briding visa. As far as I know your partner gets the medicare as soon as she is on the briding visa. With the student visa she is not allowed to get medicare even if you applied for the 820 visa or which ever.
You donīt have to wait for a letter, you can call the immigration office for your visa status and they give you a passwort to see it online. You can print this status out and go with it to medicare and it will work.
But how I said before, as long as your partners student visa is in affect, you will not be able to get medicare.
I was on a working holiday visa and went straight to briding visa, I didnīt have that problem.
What you can do, if the student visa runs out soon and you are 100% sure, that the baby comes not before this date so that you are on a briding visa, you can go to the GP and get the refer to the hospital and book her in. That she get already all check ups done. You can give them the medicare number one day before the baby comes and they will be fine, we done the same and still get all the service. Just if the baby comes and you have no medicare until then, you will be in trouble and have to pay the complete bill which is aproxx. 5000$ in a puplic hospital if the birth goes normal.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask. My little boy is now nearly 1 month old and we went trough all this to I know how it feels. I hadnīt got any check ups or scans until aproxx. 30 weeks pregnant because our GP did give us wrong informations about all that -.- and I was really scared...


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Hi Fran,
Thanks for filling us in on your story. Unfortunately the baby is due long before the student visa expires. We have already had our GPs send in referrals but the hospitals refuse to give us a public booking because she does not have medicare so they have no legal obligation to do so. We have only been offered a private booking but her OSHC only covers the equivalent of public cover (i.e. medicare-level cover) so we would have to foot the bill for any difference in cost which we have been advised would be many thousands of dollars. The only real option we have left is to wait until she is basically in labor, then get referred/admitted as an 'emergency', which she is covered for. Luckily we have already had the necessary antenatal treatment and our GP has Obstetrician qualifications so he has been doing the regular check-ups for us.

That aside, I have heard tales from other people who have been able to get Medicare after applying for Partner Visa while their student visa is in effect. She meets all the qualifiers according to Medicare's info online - applied for Partner Visa, can prove relationship to an Australian citizen, and has permission to work (subclass 574 with no work restrictions). So I'm going to try to argue my way in on this. I'm not going to accept no unless Medicare can show me the legal qualifier that specifically excludes her.

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Let us know how it goes, Jam! I'm anxious to see how things turn out for you - I agree, I think you should qualify.

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best in this case is call the immigration office and ask how long the acknowledgement letter takes, they will say 10-15 days and then tell them u wait already heaps longer and ask if u can see the status online, they will give u the site and a password. print out the status and try it with it at medicare... should work. did in my case...hope it goes well, let us know :-)


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Old 11-12-2013, 11:57 PM
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We received the acknowledgement letter today! So that ended up being three business days after posting the application - not too bad

Now I just have to do my best to convince a Medicare officer to let us through...

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lucky you ;-) Iīm still waiting, over one month now -.-


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hi, which visa r u waiting for?


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Old 11-13-2013, 12:15 AM
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Wow, that's ridiculous. What processing center is your application being handled by?

Edit: We've applied for an 820/801 Partner visa


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