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Old 11-08-2010, 02:28 AM
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health/police checks when applying for defacto visa

Hi,

I'm a U.K citizen currently applying for a defacto visa here in Sydney (Subclass 820 - partner, temporary)

I have read on the immi.gov website that 'usually a medical is required' but is only valid for 1 year and the assesment of my visa application may be delayed longer than the 12 months. My question is do I need to get this done before I apply or I can I wait till I am asked??

On the website it states a number or reasons why you need a medical e.g visit nursing homes, hospitals, schools. I do not apply to any of these. I also remember once being told by somebody who was also applying for the same visa , were never asked.

Be great if somebody knows the answer!

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Old 11-08-2010, 03:15 AM
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Hi Rosie,

A lot of people would advise 'pre-loading' an application i.e. doing the medical and handing it in when they first apply. But, as you indicated in your post, they are only valid for 12 months from the time they are done, so that means the visa has to be processed and the application must enter Australia before the 12 month anniversary of the health check. Some people want to remain for a few months to tie up everything before the move to Oz, so you may want to consider that if that's your plan.

It's best to ask the DIAC office that you intend to apply through. All DIAC offices differ worldwide, so getting an answer from the horses mouth is better. In my case, I'm here in Seoul, South Korea, and they advise doing medicals when requested by the case officer handling the application.


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Old 11-08-2010, 05:24 AM
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The wording in the Health Requirement section of the Immi site uses words such as may be required, most for a permanent/eventual permanent visa will be, you may do an examination prior >>>>> then defaults to " follow what is indicated in the application "
Health Requirements for Visa Applicants
And about all that is mentioned is at Item 85
Quote:
If already undertaken, you should include results of your health and character checks
There has been a few posts recently re advice of applications processing taking longer and that will always be somewhat variable, Immi staff in Australia quite possibly assigned other duties re assessments of asylum seekers etc.

I fall into the camp of not being a lot and usually from recall suggest to all people that there is not much to be gained and in your situation with an application submitted prior to end of your WHV you should get a bridging visa and can continue your self employment.
It may even be that because you have been here for two years and if you have not been anywhere else, you may get into that lot of not " most " and not be required to take a medical.
Quite possibly though that a backside covering approach is taken and you get asked for one.

So like a lot of things there is no real Yes/No answer.





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Old 11-09-2010, 12:26 AM
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Many thanks for your reply. I do have a medical app booked for tomorrow but I have a feeling that I should cancel it. It's another expense of $303 which as you say I may not even be required to have it. I'm thinking about submitting everything else and then wait to hear if they need me to get it done. Would you suggest this is good idea?

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Old 11-09-2010, 03:52 AM
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I would certainly wait and see.
You will not have a visa refused because you wait until asked to do the medical.





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