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Old 01-22-2011, 05:43 AM
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Required Health Check for Children

We are in the process of lodging an application for a Fiancee Visa but we now face a delay because the immigration agent only sent the eldest of the 2 children for a health check and now the embassy has asked for the younger daughter age 5 to go to the doctor for a check up also, this has set us back about 5 weeks if not longer?
I quizzed the immigration agent and he said it is stipulated by the Australian Government that health checks for children under 7 are not required, this does not sound right to me does anyone know if its true?


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My wife had to have all her children take medicals including the 6 year old so Im not sure, I hadnt heard that though.


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thanks I found the info @ immi.gov.au/allforms/health-requirements/#a

"All members of your immediate family, including dependant family members who do not intend to migrate, must meet the health requirement. This includes all children under the age of 18 years as well as other dependants, regardless of whether they live with you and whether they intend to migrate."

my immigration agent has stuffed up and now is spinning me BS


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Is he registered with mara?


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thanks I found the info @ immi.gov.au/allforms/health-requirements/#a

"All members of your immediate family, including dependant family members who do not intend to migrate, must meet the health requirement. This includes all children under the age of 18 years as well as other dependants, regardless of whether they live with you and whether they intend to migrate."

my immigration agent has stuffed up and now is spinning me BS
That's right and you should ask him what compensation he is going to pay you as well as then cutting him out of the action by the sounds of it for they can at times just be a needless step in the process re any communication you have with the Immi people.

Other items you may need to check on is that seeing children are involved, if there is another parent about you will need to have approval from the other parent or a court order and the sponsor will need an Australian police check re protection interests of the children.





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Thanks Wanderer for the input, at the moment the agent feels like a brick wall in this process I wish I could cut him out, I ask for info and he tells me he will find out and then never actually get's back to me, I am kept in the dark as he has never notified me about any stage that has been completed in the process, I have checked the MARA website and it appears that he is not registered with them but as he is from the UK he maybe registered there? The only positive in this situation is I have not paid him yet as he has a no visa no fee policy, should I start ringing immigration and deal with them personally? the application was lodged in September.


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Yes, I would immeadietly tell him his services are no longer required. In contacting immigration tell them of your problems with this agent , that he is no longer representing you and ask if there are any other problems with the application.

Here are the guides available;
Information Booklets - Applications & Forms - Visas & Immigration

They are free to download so have a good read through yourself, see if you spot anything else he missed.


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Would it be wise to tell immigration that I think there is a problem with this agent?
if there are mistakes in the application maybe they will search it more thoroughly because I have alerted them?
Do I need to quote any application numbers or speak to a specific person when calling immigration?


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Would it be wise to tell immigration that I think there is a problem with this agent?
if there are mistakes in the application maybe they will search it more thoroughly because I have alerted them?
Do I need to quote any application numbers or speak to a specific person when calling immigration?
It's you call and it's not so much that you tell Immigration that you think there is a problem with an agent but that you just remove them as the authorised person, http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/956a.pdf to be used for that and then all correspondence will be with yourself.
If there are any other minor absences of information a CO will hopefully ask for them and if there is something which would effect your eligibility, having an agent is not really going to help.

If you are dissatisfied with the performance and already as with the need for medical examination there is a problem, it'd seem removing him is not a bad idea and make a list of the problems and you can then be a brick wall and tell him where to get off re payment, the glaring error on the medical alone a good enough of his incompetence if he threatens legal action to get his money.

There has been a change in the forms and 956A used to be just 956 and you'll see from Application Forms – Numerical List – Forms 100 to 999 that the agent should have used 956 to notify Immi of his representation.

You should have had a transaction number issued for your application and if you do not have that, the agent probably have but if you do not want to ask him for it, just fill in the form as best you can and the Immi people will connect the advice with your file.

Always a great idea to keep a copy of an application even if an agent is submitting it and I have at times suggested to people that they do a dry or dummy rum and then they can highlight what they have to do and use that to make up their own to do list and tick it off as you go through it, making a note back on the dummy copy and then when ready, you have all the info to fill in your application copy and you have your record to refer to.





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