Has there been a change to requirements 4 non migrating children's medicals?

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Has there been a change to requirements 4 non migrating children's medicals?


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Old 08-21-2014, 11:58 PM
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Has there been a change to requirements 4 non migrating children's medicals?

Hi all,
My husband and I have been going back and forth wth his ex wife regarding the medicals required for their kids even though they aren't coming to australia with us. Anyway, his ex wife emails today saying she spoke with the embassy in dc (see below) - does anyone know if this holds any truth? Or has something changed in the past 6 wks missed?
I spoke with William at
The embassy of Australia in Washington DC
1601 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington DC, 20036-2273
1-613-238-1040
on 8/20/14 at 10:47 am.
He has informed me you have the option to tell the officer in charge of your case, you do not want to include our children on the visa and they can be excluded resulting in our children not needing medical exams.


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Old 08-22-2014, 12:29 AM
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Hmm, not as far as I know. We have been unable to get my husbands daughter in for the medical due to his very uncooperative ex-wife so we've been working with an agent to submit enough evidence/documentation to get a waiver. Our immigration agent did not tell us of any changes, although we submitted our evidence a few months ago.

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We are in the same position


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Also, did you use an agent for the entire process or just for the issues with the medicals? Thanks again!


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Channie, you have a number of duplicate posts above, so I'm going to delete the duplicate ones.

The rules have not changed. Unfortunately DIBP officers do regularly give out incorrect information, and this is one of those instances where she got someone who didn't know what they were talking about. She needs to call back again and talk to someone different (though I'm not sure how you'd get someone who is dead-set against getting them done to do that, when she's already gotten the answer she wanted, even though it's not the right one).

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Yeah, I'm afraid we'll have to take the legal route or try for a waiver. Thank you for your help!


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Hi Channie,

Our situation is that we actually don't even know where hubby's daughter and ex wife are living. We know it's Colorado Springs, but not the exact address. When we tracked down the school his daughter was attending - which involved my husbands neice, who was added to his daughters Instagram account, seeing a picture if his daughter holding a school award, with the school name on it. After going through the school, submitted copies of court orders and husbands ID, we finally got put on the email list. When ex wife found out, she moved her daughter mid-term. To a new school

THAT is what we are dealing with, lol. No hope in hell of having his daughter do the medical.

We didn't have an agent for the whole process, just had a few standalone appointments (at $250 an hour, so it's not cheap, but totally worth it) with one just for the purposes of helping achieve the waiver for the child medical. We had to submit evidence that we have attempted to have the ex wife take their daughter - we submitted copies of emails, including a few where she has told us to f*** off and that she would not help us "on pain of death". We submitted evidence that we had a solicitor send a formal request via registered post asking her to take step daughter and proof that we offered to pay any and all costs associated with her taking her daughter for the medical.

We also submitted a stat dec from husbands parents stating that the ex wife is an unreasonable person and has cut off contact with pretty much all husbands family...so there is no one in the US who can take her to the medical either (since no one gets to see her, let alone have her in their care).

Finally, we submitted all the contact information we have on his ex wife, including email address and Facebook account. Plus last known address and phone number.

We haven't been approved or denied yet, but our migration agent said there is no reason we shouldn't be given the waiver given our circumstances and the lengths we have gone to to gain contact.

ETA: we also included our own stat dec as well, outlining the situation and why we can't obtain the medical for his daughter.

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