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Old 04-27-2014, 09:20 AM
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I asked my migration agent and he said no.

Hi Mish just in follow-up on your answer. So it is not necessary to have police check if you came from PMV. Does it hold true for health check as well? I have read that character/police and health check may not be necessary if coming from a PMV. I just want to know if this is true.


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I'm not Mish, but yes, this is entirely true. Most PMV applicants applying for a spouse visa are not asked for police checks OR medical checks again.

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Visa #1: PMV (300) through Washington, D.C
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I'm not Mish, but yes, this is entirely true. Most PMV applicants applying for a spouse visa are not asked for police checks OR medical checks again.
Sorry CollegeGirl it was directed to Mish as a follow-up on her previous reply but thanks for responding anyway. You all are amazing here and so helpful.


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Swittsexxy, you already got an excellent answer from Mark Northam on the first part of your question.

Did you decide to apply online or by post? You *can't* apply by person at most offices. If you're applying online or by post, either way, it's fine to include a copy of your decorative marriage certificate for now and include a note that says you'll forward your marriage certificate from Births, Deaths & Marriages as soon as you receive it. And then send a certified copy onto them (or scan and upload the original, depending on how you apply) as soon as you get it. (As Mark Northam told you, this is absolutely okay to do).

It is absolutely true that PMV holders do not need updated police clearances. They will ask you for it if they decide you need one, but they rarely ask for it. (Think about it - you only need one for countries in which you've lived for more than one year over the last ten years. You haven't lived in Australia that long yet, so why would you need one for Australia? And even though your Philippines one is expired, you haven't been living in the Philippines - so it's not likely anything would have changed from the time they issued it. This is why they don't request new police checks from PMV holders).

As to when you get your bridging visa - If you're leaving it until the last possible minute to apply, I would REALLY suggest applying online instead of by post. The reason being that if you apply online, you'll immediately get an acknowledgment email and your bridging visa A as well. But if you apply by post, it can take them up to 10 days or so to issue you a bridging visa. While they will probably backdate your bridging visa to be effective on the date you applied, I've heard of occasions where they don't do this, meaning you will be illegally in the country for a few days. If you're illegally in the country for even a day, the time you spent in the country prior to that no longer counts towards citizenship. So I would either ask Mark Northam (he and CCMS are the experts --professional migration agents-- around here!) what happens if you apply by post right before your visa expires and it takes them several days to issue your bridging visa - whether you'll be illegally in the country for a few days, or whether they'll backdate your bridging visa, or what.

I really think you'd be better off avoiding that whole thing and just applying online. Just my opinion.
Thank you very much for your insight Collegirl.


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Swittsexxy, you already got an excellent answer from Mark Northam on the first part of your question.

Did you decide to apply online or by post? You *can't* apply by person at most offices. If you're applying online or by post, either way, it's fine to include a copy of your decorative marriage certificate for now and include a note that says you'll forward your marriage certificate from Births, Deaths & Marriages as soon as you receive it. And then send a certified copy onto them (or scan and upload the original, depending on how you apply) as soon as you get it. (As Mark Northam told you, this is absolutely okay to do).

It is absolutely true that PMV holders do not need updated police clearances. They will ask you for it if they decide you need one, but they rarely ask for it. (Think about it - you only need one for countries in which you've lived for more than one year over the last ten years. You haven't lived in Australia that long yet, so why would you need one for Australia? And even though your Philippines one is expired, you haven't been living in the Philippines - so it's not likely anything would have changed from the time they issued it. This is why they don't request new police checks from PMV holders).

As to when you get your bridging visa - If you're leaving it until the last possible minute to apply, I would REALLY suggest applying online instead of by post. The reason being that if you apply online, you'll immediately get an acknowledgment email and your bridging visa A as well. But if you apply by post, it can take them up to 10 days or so to issue you a bridging visa. While they will probably backdate your bridging visa to be effective on the date you applied, I've heard of occasions where they don't do this, meaning you will be illegally in the country for a few days. If you're illegally in the country for even a day, the time you spent in the country prior to that no longer counts towards citizenship. So I would either ask Mark Northam (he and CCMS are the experts --professional migration agents-- around here!) what happens if you apply by post right before your visa expires and it takes them several days to issue your bridging visa - whether you'll be illegally in the country for a few days, or whether they'll backdate your bridging visa, or what.

I really think you'd be better off avoiding that whole thing and just applying online. Just my opinion.
Hello Collegirl,

You are so right,i rang immi today and they don't acknowledge application in person now.The guy from immi told me better to do it online,which I would do this Tuesday 29th while the visa expires on 1st May.

On the other hand,i will be scanning docs tomorrow,I have birth certificates certified,passport copies certified,tenancy agreement and letter from real estate,passport photos,bank statement of my husband,filled 47sp and 40sp,2 stat dec,fb wedding greetings from friends,poker event history showing joint sporting activity.

Do i need to scan the forms 47sp and 40?Is there a thread for online partner application?

One last thing,of all the docs i written above,is there something else I'm missing?And for the bridging,would it be given asap after applying online.

Thank you so much Collegirl for all your help.


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