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Old 09-26-2010, 03:40 AM
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Two quick questions re: frontloading

Hello again!

I plan to put in my de facto visa application in early December. I am currently in Australia but to apply I must leave the country due to the pesky No Further Stay clause in my current visa.

I want to try to frontload my application as best I can. Although I am going back to England to apply, my girlfriend is staying in Australia due to business commitments, and I wish to try and expedite the process as much as possible so I can get back to Australia - all being well - sooner rather than later.

Therefore I was wondering two things.

1. Can I get my medical in Sydney before I leave the country and get them to forward the results to the London office, or do I have to get my medical in the same country I am putting in my application?

2. Can I get my Australian Police Check before I leave Australia, have it sent to me at my current Australian address and then include it with my application, or will I need to wait until I am at the UK I address I will be applying from before I can request a valid Australian police check?

Many thanks. This forum is a godsend for someone like me who simply can't afford an agent!


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Old 09-26-2010, 06:10 AM
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You can always risk something going astray when you're pushing something too hard and whilst you could do a medical here in Australia you are going to have to rely on a bureaucratic system to have it connected to an application that does not yet even exist and will not for a week or so or whatever time it'll be but one that will be made in another country.

Why not look up the addresses back in the UK and make an appointment for a few days after your arrival back or for timing to suit when you expect to have your application in, it probably not going to make much difference to it being a good month or so after your application submission.
Likewise, with the AFP check getting it done before you leave here may not really advantage you at all whereas it could be seen that the police check does not cover the full period in Australia.
It may not happen but why risk it if there is nothing to be gained though you could certainly get it organised to have the police check ready for submission the day or so prior to leaving and get finger prints or anything like that done, and you may find there's something of a wait for that.





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Old 09-26-2010, 08:42 AM
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Thanks as always Wanderer.

I think you're right. I'll just get everything ready to go re: my medical and police check and then I'll push the button when I leave the country. Maybe I'll even get my medical done the day I deliver my application. Kill two birds with one trip to London.

Another thing. I presume it is okay to get documents certified in Aus by a Justice of the Peace if I am submitting my application in the UK? Things like mine and my girlfriend's ID, all of my friends' stat decs, etc.


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Old 09-26-2010, 05:00 PM
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Yes, there should not be a problem with you getting documents certified and statutory declarations signed here.





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Old 10-03-2010, 02:10 AM
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That's good news, as there is a Justice of the Peace in the office next door to me in Australia, so it'll be easy to get everything done before I fly home!

With regard to certifying. I know I need to get all official documents like ID etc certified, but what about things like bank statements, letters, photocopies of photos... things like that? Should I just get everything certified to be on the safe side?


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Most people do not seem to get bank statements, letters, photos, cards etc. certified and it is only the official documentation that needs it.





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Hi, regarding this post... I am in similar situation but I'm applying in NZ next January... I'm thinking it would be easier just having everything ready (I even asked Immi office in Auckland and they sent me an email saying that I could have my health checks done here in Oz. Do you think I'll be in trouble if I do these tests at the end of Nov (2 months before my application)?? Same for my police check in Australia... I heard it takes a few weeks so I just sent the form to get my Oz police check. It's valid for one year, isn't it? which means that's fine, or not??? Bit confused now... just wanna have everything in hands so I could speed up the process.... any thoughts???


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It will depend on what processing time will be and that's an unknown though someone posted just recently re having been told expect nine months for a partner visa.
You may find that getting a health examination in NZ is even cheaper.
And though Immi may overlook a police check just a few weeks short of when you actually left a country, you do still leave yourself open to having it rejected.
It is going to be up to the CO.





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