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Old 11-25-2009, 06:24 PM
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Thanks for the info. Yeah, not a single panel Dr. in TN. LAME-O.
Which is harder....well, it seemed much easier, to me, for my husband to get his visa and stuff. Originally he came to the states on a work visa. We met, fell in love, and married one month before his visa expired so we wouldn't be separated. After that, we had a live interview where we had to take all this same info and they granted his green card on the spot. But, because we had not been married a year, we have to go for a second interview 2 years from that date to remove "conditions" (I don't even know what those conditions are). They said they may or may not call us back for the 2nd interview. It would be nice if they didn't. But after that, he will be a permanent resident free to do anything but vote. You only have to be married 3 years before getting your citizenship. I don't know if he wants to go that far or not. Here, they will take is AU passport, though nothing is stopping him from going back to get another one. The US doesn't recognize dual citizenships.

Maybe it just seems harder because of the cost of the medicals and the hassle of the police stuff. It probably is about the same. It is nice to only have to have a phone interview with AU vs. spending all day waiting in line to have one.


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Old 12-21-2009, 09:50 PM
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Thanks for the info. Yeah, not a single panel Dr. in TN. LAME-O.
SNIP> Here, they will take is AU passport, though nothing is stopping him from going back to get another one. The US doesn't recognize dual citizenships.
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They wont take an Australian Passport from you, being a dual citizen means that you have to use the USA one to leave and arrive in the USA, but use the Australian one to arrive and leave Australia. Being a dual citizen can be of benefit to avoid any further hassles with immigration but you do have to file taxes as a USC no matter where you live.

<http://www.uscitizenship.info/uscitizenship-dual-citizen.htm>

hope it helps, btdt


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Old 12-22-2009, 12:06 AM
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Hi Ameristralian,

I had just picked up too on what you were saying about dual citizenship recognition by the US and you may want to check that for I've seen reports before re it being done, dependent on the other country it may be.

But jayde is right re it being Australian Immigration Law that an Australian Citizen enters/leaves Australia on an Australian passport and only way around that if the US do not recognise dual citizenship with Australia would be for your husband to rescind his Australian citizenship.

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Do you think I could send the application off without the statuatory declarations from my in-laws (and include a note that they will be being sent) and have them send those in directly so they aren't taking the time to come to the states from AU and then back to AU? Or should I wait and send that together?
It is not a good idea to ever send off a partially completed application form to DIAC for they may just reject it and you'll lose your fee, having to apply and pay again.
In pre-doing your medicals, medical officers know that they are to send the examination results into the appropriate address and I'd be very surprised if they would hand them to one being examined, that being a breach of regulations.
If you do that, just look up the contact info for the embassy/consulate and you could email them to say medical report was coming in and the medical report will have at least your name on outside of the envelope.

The other thing I'd suggest is that you have a good read of what's required for evidence seeing as you're married as it is different to when applying for a defacto partner Visa as elkitten did and you may need less than you think.
There's quite a bit of detailed immi information available on visas, eligibility and applying for this visa sections which are most important and the latter having a Checklist which along with Booklet #1 is good value.





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Old 07-07-2010, 01:14 PM
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I am applying for my 309 Visa from the US and I was wondering should I go ahead and submit my police clearance and medicals or is it better to wait until they ask for it? I am assuming they ask everyone for both of those things no matter what, so it wouldn't hurt to go ahead and do it.

Also, does anyone know how to go about getting a police clearance from the US? And do you need the exam and the x-rays as well?
Hi There

Im having the same problem...ive been told that my partner needs to wait until hes been requested to supply these documents. Ive also heard it can take up to 6 months to get a police clearance as it goes back and forth between certain countries - something to do with getting them attested by government offices. Ive requested the police clearance for my partner, so whenever they ask for it, we can send it in asap!..however the panel doctor wont give him a medical as he doesnt have a formal request!

I dont understand why they do this....either way they will still ask for one! im sure this is one of the reasons why the processing time is delayed for so long!

so i reckon you should just get them done and have them on hand, so ur all prepared when they need it.

Have you had any replies in regards to the police clearance and medicals yet?


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Im having the same problem...ive been told that my partner needs to wait until hes been requested to supply these documents. Ive also heard it can take up to 6 months to get a police clearance as it goes back and forth between certain countries - something to do with getting them attested by government offices. Ive requested the police clearance for my partner, so whenever they ask for it, we can send it in asap!..however the panel doctor wont give him a medical as he doesnt have a formal request!

I dont understand why they do this....either way they will still ask for one! im sure this is one of the reasons why the processing time is delayed for so long!

so i reckon you should just get them done and have them on hand, so ur all prepared when they need it.

Have you had any replies in regards to the police clearance and medicals yet?


Yeah. My visa and all was approved in about 2 months, so I have been in Australia since March 2010.


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Hi,
can someone tell me about how much dose it cost to do the medical examination and chest x-ray (offshore visa 309)?


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can someone tell me about how much dose it cost to do the medical examination and chest x-ray (offshore visa 309)?
My husband's cost $345 in Edmonton, Canada all up.


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