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Old 07-04-2012, 08:45 AM
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Hi. I was diagnosed with Lupus 2 yrs ago when I had an acute flare of Nephritis and found out to be caused by Lupus, but have been stable, my doctor is already cutting me off all my medications gradually in the next 4 mos. All my lab tests are normal LFTS,CBC,Electrolytes and you name it, including my AntiDSDna tests which shows whether lupus is under control or not. I have been living a very normal life with almost no symptoms except perhaps occasional joint pains and fatigue.No one can ever tell I have a condition unless I tell them. I would like to know my chances of getting residency in Australia should I decide to live and work there in the next 1-2 years. If all my lab tests are normal, xrays and everything, would I get resiency? I'm a nurse and a permanent resident of New Zealand so I'm not really in much hurry to move as I am living comfortably here with annual salary $65k.. I would like to get some expert advice whether moving to OZ would be a good move for me in the long run.Any advice on this would be great.


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Hi. I was diagnosed with Lupus 2 yrs ago when I had an acute flare of Nephritis and found out to be caused by Lupus, but have been stable, my doctor is already cutting me off all my medications gradually in the next 4 mos. All my lab tests are normal LFTS,CBC,Electrolytes and you name it, including my AntiDSDna tests which shows whether lupus is under control or not. I have been living a very normal life with almost no symptoms except perhaps occasional joint pains and fatigue.No one can ever tell I have a condition unless I tell them. I would like to know my chances of getting residency in Australia should I decide to live and work there in the next 1-2 years. If all my lab tests are normal, xrays and everything, would I get resiency? I'm a nurse and a permanent resident of New Zealand so I'm not really in much hurry to move as I am living comfortably here with annual salary $65k.. I would like to get some expert advice whether moving to OZ would be a good move for me in the long run.Any advice on this would be great.


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Old 07-06-2012, 08:29 AM
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Hello,

Just wanted to share my Medical Assessment experience with the Sydney Medibank. I am applying for the 820/801 Partner visa which requires a full workup.

I scheduled my appointment about a week ahead via phone. You can also book online but need to use a credit card.

You need to fill out the forms and bring your passport and a way to pay the fee. They take Visa, Mastercard and EFTPOS... not sure about cash. They do have forms available in the office but it will delay your appointment to fill them out there.

You walk in (they recommend 15 minutes ahead, if you can, go earlier) , take a number and wait for your number to be called. Once they call it, you go to the counter and check in. They verify your paperwork, passport and ask a few question about your paperwork. They also ask you to write where you'd like the results sent. I wrote my home address and they'll be sent in a sealed envelope. I don't know if where you send it should change if you have already submitted your application as I have not. They then take your payment for the assessment ($332) and take your picture.

You then are sent to the chest x-ray room. You sign paperwork and then it's very quick and you only need to take off your shirt not everything, put on the gown and then get the x-ray done with is a few seconds longs. Change back into your shirt and you're off.

You then go and wait to be called for the urinalysis. Standard pee in a cup. Then they take your height and weight and conduct a basis vision test. I wear glasses and wore them for the test. Cover one eye read the line, cover the other and read it backwards.

You then go and wait for your name to be called for the blood draw. Phlebotomists usually cannot find a vein in my arm which I then have to be stuck in my hand which is more painful. I also often pass out after being stuck. The guy who drew blood from me was absolutely excellent. He found a vein in my arm and it was over in an instant. He talked to me and gave me time to recover and I did not pass out.

You then wait in a room down the hall to see a physician. You go back in the room and he checks your eyes, throat, ears. Checks your heart and lungs then blood pressure. He then tapped on my stomach which apparently is checking for liver and kidney problems.

I signed the paperwork and he explained that I'd receive the results within 10 working days and not to open them just to submit them with my application. All done!

I am submitting our application in 5 weeks. Good luck everyone!

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Old 10-15-2012, 12:04 PM
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Hi all!

My husband finally got a notification to get his medical done. He's going this Tuesday to Chicago. How long does it take after the medicals are done for visa approval? I hope it won't be another several months of waiting.

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From start to finish, and we did our medical as soon as we had a reciept number from the embassy was 5 months. They like to keep it around there so said my CO. Good luck!


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(I hope I'm asking my question in the right thread..)

I had a medical assessment done in Feb 2012 for my student visa application. I specifically asked for extra tests to be performed, because I knew I was going to apply for permanent residency. I know my results are good til Feb 2013, but what I don't know is.. (Q1) How do I inform CO or state on my 820 partner visa application that my medical assessment results should be in their system already?

Previously, I received a sealed envelope (with results inside) to drop off at the processing office. Of course I did that, and now I don't have a sealed envelope to include in my application. (Q2) So how would IMMI know I have done my medical assessments already?

(Q3) If you had front-loaded your medicals and included the results in your 820 application, how did you present it in the application?


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(I hope I'm asking my question in the right thread..)

I had a medical assessment done in Feb 2012 for my student visa application. I specifically asked for extra tests to be performed, because I knew I was going to apply for permanent residency. I know my results are good til Feb 2013, but what I don't know is.. (Q1) How do I inform CO or state on my 820 partner visa application that my medical assessment results should be in their system already?

Previously, I received a sealed envelope (with results inside) to drop off at the processing office. Of course I did that, and now I don't have a sealed envelope to include in my application. (Q2) So how would IMMI know I have done my medical assessments already?

(Q3) If you had front-loaded your medicals and included the results in your 820 application, how did you present it in the application?
Hello, so I guess my first question for you would be, have you already filed for your visa? and if not you run the risk of them not being able to pair your medical assessments up with your future application. REST ASSURED that you would not be the first person to do their medical assessment prior to their application being submitted. When I did my medical assessment, I had submitted my application, but had yet to get a confirmation that I had a CO/file number. The medical place I went to said they would not do medicals on me without an application being filed, as they had received many complaints about person's applications and med checks not pairing up at the immigration office.
When submitting your application, include the checklist and I would put your completion date of those medical documents and where you had them completed. After your receive a receipt from your CO stating that they have your application, you then you can call the department IMMI and see if they have linked all your documents in the computer, it can take some time, but usually within their time frames (or so I was told when I followed up on my application) once you have those on your file, like you said, filing for a different visa, those assessments will be good for a year, and they will link them together with any application you apply for. I think you'll be okay, but bug them if you need to as Feb 2013 is close! Hope that helps! and sorry if it doesn't.


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Hi, following are the event of my family medical checkup:-
Me - medical finalised on 28/6/2012
Daughter - medical finalised on 24/7/2012
Son (baby) - medical finalised on 30/11/2012

now, my wife submitted medical on 29/11/2012, anyone idea how long do they require to assess? 1-2 mths?
This vital for me as i need to plan ahead on renting out 1 of our house and selling 1 of our cars. THanks


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Hi, following are the event of my family medical checkup:-
Me - medical finalised on 28/6/2012
Daughter - medical finalised on 24/7/2012
Son (baby) - medical finalised on 30/11/2012

now, my wife submitted medical on 29/11/2012, anyone idea how long do they require to assess? 1-2 mths?
This vital for me as i need to plan ahead on renting out 1 of our house and selling 1 of our cars. THanks

I would think the 1-2 months would be about right HOWEVER, no one here knows your situation and can make such life changing decisions for you and your family as immigration is the final say of when your application will be completed. They really do try to stick to their timeline for your region. Contact the department and see what their average times for processing are.

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Thanks, Apheria!

No I haven't file for 820 visa yet.. plan to do so at about Xmas to beat the fee increase

It's such a painful ordeal to be on the phone to IMMI waiting and waiting to get through to a human being.. But I'll definitely bug them once my application is received by the Perth office..

Btw, your reply sent me a brainwave - I had to submit my receipt for medicals for my student visa application, and I scanned a copy for my own records. With this scanned copy, I suppose I can put it in with my 820 application documents? Possibly this can help "pair up" my medicals and application??


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Hello, so I guess my first question for you would be, have you already filed for your visa? and if not you run the risk of them not being able to pair your medical assessments up with your future application. REST ASSURED that you would not be the first person to do their medical assessment prior to their application being submitted. When I did my medical assessment, I had submitted my application, but had yet to get a confirmation that I had a CO/file number. The medical place I went to said they would not do medicals on me without an application being filed, as they had received many complaints about person's applications and med checks not pairing up at the immigration office.
When submitting your application, include the checklist and I would put your completion date of those medical documents and where you had them completed. After your receive a receipt from your CO stating that they have your application, you then you can call the department IMMI and see if they have linked all your documents in the computer, it can take some time, but usually within their time frames (or so I was told when I followed up on my application) once you have those on your file, like you said, filing for a different visa, those assessments will be good for a year, and they will link them together with any application you apply for. I think you'll be okay, but bug them if you need to as Feb 2013 is close! Hope that helps! and sorry if it doesn't.



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