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Old 06-03-2010, 12:38 AM
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Angry Spouse Visa - Medicals Missing

Hi all,

I am an Australian citizen and my wife is an Indian national. We married earlier this year and applied for her spouse visa (309) at Delhi high commission -

26/03/2010 - Did medicals before hand (Medicals sent to Delhi high commission on 30/03/2010)

1/04/2010 - Sent Application front loaded with everything except police clearance

15/04/2010 - CO assigned (Requested Indian police clearance)

3/05/2010 - Sent Indian police clearance along with the original passport

31/05/2010 - CO calls my wife and is asking if she has done her medicals yet or not? She advised her that she already did her medicals on 26/03/2010 and has confirmation from the doctor that it was received by Delhi high commission on 01/04/2010. Over the phone the CO tried to check their system for my wife's medical report but nothing came up. She advised my wife that she will look into it and will get back to her.

Now the dilemma is what if the CO is not able to find out the medical report and ask her to redo it again. It will than take time upto 6 weeks again.

So it seems that it doesnt pays to do your medical before hand, one should only do it once its requested. We both are keeping our fingers crossed as to the CO finds the medical reports so we can save some time............

Any of you guys had issue in regards of the medical where DIAC was not able to find it out???

Any comments or suggestions are highly appreciated as we all are sailing in the same boat......

Cheers,

James


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Hi all,

I am an Australian citizen and my wife is an Indian national. We married earlier this year and applied for her spouse visa (309) at Delhi high commission -

26/03/2010 - Did medicals before hand (Medicals sent to Delhi high commission on 30/03/2010)

1/04/2010 - Sent Application front loaded with everything except police clearance

15/04/2010 - CO assigned (Requested Indian police clearance)

3/05/2010 - Sent Indian police clearance along with the original passport

31/05/2010 - CO calls my wife and is asking if she has done her medicals yet or not? She advised her that she already did her medicals on 26/03/2010 and has confirmation from the doctor that it was received by Delhi high commission on 01/04/2010. Over the phone the CO tried to check their system for my wife's medical report but nothing came up. She advised my wife that she will look into it and will get back to her.

Now the dilemma is what if the CO is not able to find out the medical report and ask her to redo it again. It will than take time upto 6 weeks again.

So it seems that it doesnt pays to do your medical before hand, one should only do it once its requested. We both are keeping our fingers crossed as to the CO finds the medical reports so we can save some time............

Any of you guys had issue in regards of the medical where DIAC was not able to find it out???

Any comments or suggestions are highly appreciated as we all are sailing in the same boat......

Cheers,

James
I imagine it could be particularly hazardous sending in documents ahead of an application James, even if a day or two beforehand.

The medical could have been forwarded on to Australia for checking as medicals are and one way or another filed somewhere in the system and the CO could yet track it down.
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CO calls my wife and is asking if she has done her medicals yet or not?
nearly infers that there is a record of receipt!

The system is designed around hundreds of thousands of applications annually and it is in the best interests of everyone to just follow the application requirements, the Checklists clearly advising people not to submit some things until requested.





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Thanks a lot for your insight Wanderer.

We got lucky as my wife got confirmation email from the CO that they have found her medical reports and the system has been updated accordingly.

The email also states that there are no further documents required from her side, so we believe that the application is in the final stage.


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Thanks a lot for your insight Wanderer.

We got lucky as my wife got confirmation email from the CO that they have found her medical reports and the system has been updated accordingly.

The email also states that there are no further documents required from her side, so we believe that the application is in the final stage.
All's well then for now and yes, despite the hiccups here and there, Immi do not do too bad a job of things in an overall sense.





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All's well then for now and yes, despite the hiccups here and there, Immi do not do too bad a job of things in an overall sense.
Hi Wanderer,

Would you know how much time would it take for the visa to be finalised once the CO says "There are no further documents pending from your side"?

Cheers,

James


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Hi James

I'm in the same boat for sure! We got married in April, lodged our application for subclass 309 through VFS at Delhi on May 5th. On 25th May my Indian husband received an email notification that we have a CO, and interview date, and request for further documentation. They are asking for photos and the Police Clearance Certificate. We handed in the original police clearance certificate with the application! We sent an email to the CO more than one week ago, but no reply!! It says that email is the preferred form of contacting them...wonder if my husband should telephone?

He also had his medical tests done...to save time. And on the notes for the application process, it did say one could submit the medical with the application.

James, you say you are already in the final stages of the visa processing. Did your wife not need an interview?

Good luck with everything! Hope it goes fast and smoothly :-)


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Hi Wanderer,

Would you know how much time would it take for the visa to be finalised once the CO says "There are no further documents pending from your side"?

Cheers,

James
It can still be quite a while in many cases James and more so because India is in the HR basket for whatever reason.
I've seen some visas take the full nominal target of 10 months as specified on Client Service Charter
And then there have been the few exceptionally quicker processing times and many in between.

I think it just depends on luck at some times in respect to how many applications an overseas office has on hand at any particular time.

Quite a few HR countries have more extensive external security checks being done and I'm not privvy to what happens with Indian applicants but if that is the case, ASIOs work load is up with the asylum seekers arrivals by boats and that just means it is more certain an external check will take the full nominal time of six months.

Right at the moment, next to nothing at all is likely to occur until the new financial year for it seems the annual budget is about reached or already reached.





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Hi James

I'm in the same boat for sure! We got married in April, lodged our application for subclass 309 through VFS at Delhi on May 5th. On 25th May my Indian husband received an email notification that we have a CO, and interview date, and request for further documentation. They are asking for photos and the Police Clearance Certificate. We handed in the original police clearance certificate with the application! We sent an email to the CO more than one week ago, but no reply!! It says that email is the preferred form of contacting them...wonder if my husband should telephone?

He also had his medical tests done...to save time. And on the notes for the application process, it did say one could submit the medical with the application.

James, you say you are already in the final stages of the visa processing. Did your wife not need an interview?

Good luck with everything! Hope it goes fast and smoothly :-)
Hi Skydancer,

My wife's CO never asked her for an interview till date.

As far as interview goes, with the genuine relationship you guys shouldnt worry. Many times it happens that people get their visa after their successful interview within few weeks time. So this could be a blessing in disguise!!

In our case there was a hiccup with missing medicals which they now have found but i m not sure if they will send it to Health Operations Centre, Sydney and than the CO will get back again to make the final decision??

Hope the interview gets through smoothly and your partner gets visa asap..

Cheers,

James


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Hi James

I'm in the same boat for sure! We got married in April, lodged our application for subclass 309 through VFS at Delhi on May 5th. On 25th May my Indian husband received an email notification that we have a CO, and interview date, and request for further documentation. They are asking for photos and the Police Clearance Certificate. We handed in the original police clearance certificate with the application! We sent an email to the CO more than one week ago, but no reply!! It says that email is the preferred form of contacting them...wonder if my husband should telephone?

He also had his medical tests done...to save time. And on the notes for the application process, it did say one could submit the medical with the application.

James, you say you are already in the final stages of the visa processing. Did your wife not need an interview?

Good luck with everything! Hope it goes fast and smoothly :-)
They may have had local notes Skydancer and interesting that thre departing in that direction from standard Immi advice on Health Eligibility @
Health Requirements for Visa Applicants
under When do I attend an examination

Similar comment is usually in the applying for this visa information section too or on Checklists.





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But DIAC Indian embassy website says the average processing time is about 4 months for partner migration.


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