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Old 03-16-2010, 06:21 PM
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Medicals for de facto visa

HI all
I am in the process of collecting all docs required for the de facto visa. I have a question regarding the medicals: I have made an appointment to get the medical check for the 20th April but I am not lodging my application until the end of May when it's more likely that I will have my application completed.
As I understand the appointed doctors send the results directly to the Australian embassy but what happens with those results in the event that my application is not yet at the embassy. Will the Australian embassy notify me that they have them and then wait for my application? or will they throw them away and ask me to get new medicals once i submit the application?
Hope this is not too confusing..
thanks!!


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i had my medicals today and the doctor asked me when i was submitting my application. when i said next week she said they would hold off sending the documents to the embassy if i wanted and i can call them next week when sending my application and they will send the docs then. Might be worth a try?


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HI all
I am in the process of collecting all docs required for the de facto visa. I have a question regarding the medicals: I have made an appointment to get the medical check for the 20th April but I am not lodging my application until the end of May when it's more likely that I will have my application completed.
As I understand the appointed doctors send the results directly to the Australian embassy but what happens with those results in the event that my application is not yet at the embassy. Will the Australian embassy notify me that they have them and then wait for my application? or will they throw them away and ask me to get new medicals once i submit the application?
Hope this is not too confusing..
thanks!!
You might be better to wait until you at least have submitted your application, that being the usual process preferred for offshore visa applications - Health Requirements for Visa Applicants

Certainly if you do it too long before you submit your application, the earlier, the greater chance of something being misplaced.
About Health Operations Centre (HOC) gives more info.





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Thank you for your replies Wanderer and Caledonia.. I have just moved my medicals appointment to the end of May.
I just want to ask a question to do with agencies. Do agencies have a higher success rate with visas than individual applications? I thought I'd like to know if most people that process their application through agencies get their visas in the end? and also what is the average price that an agency charges for a de facto visa procedure?
It's just that our visa is a little bit complicated since we don;t have a lot of documents that show that we have been living together for a year and that worry us a little, plus also I need to go to visit my family in COlombia and don;t know when is the best time to do it without affecting our application process... we really want to get this visa and go to Australia by September or October.
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Thank you for your replies Wanderer and Caledonia.. I have just moved my medicals appointment to the end of May.
I just want to ask a question to do with agencies. Do agencies have a higher success rate with visas than individual applications? I thought I'd like to know if most people that process their application through agencies get their visas in the end? and also what is the average price that an agency charges for a de facto visa procedure?
It's just that our visa is a little bit complicated since we don;t have a lot of documents that show that we have been living together for a year and that worry us a little, plus also I need to go to visit my family in COlombia and don;t know when is the best time to do it without affecting our application process... we really want to get this visa and go to Australia by September or October.
Many thanks!!!!
I'd think the advantages of an agent [ when you have a good one ] is
a. able to explain clearly what your options are for people unable to determine that themselves from the Immi site information and forums like this one.
b. likewise for people inconfident about filling an application fporm and all supportive documents, an agent may help.

The going price fo agents seems to be about the same price or more than what the visa fee is, though that could vary depending on how desperate an agent is for work, but I'd roughly plan on $1500 - 3000 and remember that the desperate cheaper one may not be too experienced.

An agent cannot fabricate evidence for you though some shonky ones may make promises they cannot guarantee and there have been threads on this forum and others where on what a poster has claimed, they would be better off without some agents.

Ultimately, you still have to provide the evidence for an application and whilst an agent may help in its presentation, the Immi site has some very good information, including the Checklists

I do not know what the success rate is for people using agents as against those not, possibly I'd hope it was higher but only because an agent should advise someone not to proceed with an application if they do not meet eligibility requirements.
The Immi records indicate that a greater % of people do not use agents and that figure could be based on successes though I do not know for sure.

If you're planning on visiting family away from where you're applying, you can do most things for your application from a different location [ take a file copy and any additional supportive info with you for reference ] , and as long as you have an email address for your contact, it should not be a problem.
If you're required for an interview, that'll be towards the end of when you could expect to have an application granted and so if you fit in your visit not too long after you apply, it ought to be OK, but perhaps a month or so to allow for advice of any further information sought just in case it'll be easier to get from where you are when lodging.

You could even do your medical from another location if need be and even Columbia if they have a panel doctor listed near where you'll be going.





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Thanks a lot wanderer!!! We just want everything to be perfect so as not to have any disappointment... Your help is invaluable..!


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