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Old 10-30-2013, 01:29 AM
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Hi Kindred -

I'm not sure of that. Normally the blood test taken at PR visa medicals is taken only for purposes of HIV testing, however the doctor at the exam has the ability to order additional tests as he/she feels is necessary, so it is possible that an expanded blood test to include other factors could be requested by the doctor. If you indicated to the doctor that you had any other medical condition that could warrant expanded blood testing beyond HIV, or indicated as such on the medical forms, that could also trigger it I would think.

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Hi Mark,

Yes I thought so too. Although HIV test is the only one specifically directed to blood exams, I guess there are other medical conditions I declared that may warrant other blood chemistry / pathology tests.

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Hi Kindred -

Sounds good - best of luck with all, glad I could help!

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Hi Mark,

I am about to lodge my application and have some more questions - appreciate your help;
- what is 'usual country of residence'? Is it the one of which the application is citizen or the one where the applicant is currently living/working? I am living in a country for last 5 years where I am not a citizen and hold work permit only. So should I mention this stay in 'Previous Countries of Residence' question and mention my country of citizenship in 'usual country of residence' or vice versa?
- Skill assessment; my assessing body recognized only post qualification experience which at the time of assessment counted to 4years and 11 months, however, when I lodged the EOI (after receiving the assessment outcome), it counted just above 5 years and I am claiming 5 years in my EOI. I am still under the employment of the same company whose experience was recognized. Will CO consider that at the time of EOI submission I had completed 5 years, or he/she will only count the period mention in assessment letter? Can this create a problem for me? I have all the proofs (salary slips, bank statement etc to proof that I am still under the same employment).
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Hi Zia -

Thanks for the note - Usual country of residence would be where you "live" now, assuming that's for a reasonable period (ie, not living somewhere for a few months, etc). Sounds like your citizenship country would be a "previous country of residence" in your case, but as I don't have all your case details, I can't give you specific advice.

Re: amount of work, it counts as of the date of invitation. In most cases DIBP will accept continued payslips and a letter from your employer saying that you continue to be employed in the same position you were previously assessed at and give you credit for that period of time (up until the date of invitation).

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Thanks for your prompt response!
So I should arrange a fresh letter from my employer and also attach current payslips/bank stat?
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Hi Zia -

I'd get an additional letter from your employer (or replacement) covering the entire time employed including the time since the skills assessment, and would put together payslips for the period since the skills assessment up until the date of application to show you've been employed the entire time.

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Hi Mark,
Is it OK if this letter is addressed to assessing body? My employer does not issue open reference letter and I don't want to ask a letter to DIAC.
Also regarding question for "previous country of residence", should I mention the time lived from 18 years till the day I left there?
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Hi Zia -

Letter to assessing body is fine, you can re-use it for DIAC.

You'll need to check the form to see how far back they want addresses/countries - I'm not sure as it's different for different forms.

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I have requested my employer to give the fresh letter addressed to DIBP. That should suffice the need.
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