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Medical Assessment Offshore 309/100 'Partner' visa


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Old 04-15-2011, 12:47 AM
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Medical Assessment Offshore 309/100 'Partner' visa

We have submitted our application for a 309/100 visa Offshore (in Canada).

We have done everything by the book. Have studied it front to back and back to front and have submitted all they require for the time being.

I'm just curious as to what other applicants did when they submitted their medical certificate with their applications before even being asked by DIAC to go and get their medical done.

Did you get both the medical and Chest X-Ray done? or did you get just the medical done? or just the Chest X-Ray done.

After reading applicants on this site that have done the medical before being asked to do so by DIAC, I made an appt for my fiance to have his done. The medical assistant at the clinic where he will be getting this done said that mostly applicants they see only have to get a requisition to get the Chest X-Ray done and not the medical.

I would love to hear peoples feedback on what they have had done.

Thanks very much!


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Hi there,

I have read on the DIAC site, and also other embassy sites in particular countries, that medicals are no longer going to be required at the time of the application and that all applicants must wait for the case officer to contact them when medicals are needed. This means that "frontloading" medicals probably won't speed things up that much.

It's fine to book the appointment ahead just in case there is a long waiting list, but as you indicate, there is some confusion as to whether only the chest x-ray is needed or the full physical as well.

In the end, the choise is yours, but I think it better to do the medicals when requested after you have submitted the application.


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Hi there,

I have read on the DIAC site, and also other embassy sites in particular countries, that medicals are no longer going to be required at the time of the application and that all applicants must wait for the case officer to contact them when medicals are needed. This means that "frontloading" medicals probably won't speed things up that much.

It's fine to book the appointment ahead just in case there is a long waiting list, but as you indicate, there is some confusion as to whether only the chest x-ray is needed or the full physical as well.

In the end, the choise is yours, but I think it better to do the medicals when requested after you have submitted the application.
Thanks so much for your reply Aussiegirl..

It's a hard one, because the applicants who I've read on the 'Visa timelne' thread all sent in their medicals before being asked and the majority of them seem to get their visa's granted sooner rather than later... now i'm not talking about all countries either. I know some countries will take longer than others as it appears.

I too have read what you have read, and have also phoned the AHC in Ottawa. They can only say if you want to go get your medical done.. do it, but from our end we will notify you when we want it. It's almost saying, if you wait to hear from us, it'll be another few weeks etc, but if you go get it done, it just seems like a whole chunk of time is not wasted...

But thanks again.. really appreciate your feedback!



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Thanks so much for your reply Aussiegirl..

It's a hard one, because the applicants who I've read on the 'Visa timelne' thread all sent in their medicals before being asked and the majority of them seem to get their visa's granted sooner rather than later... now i'm not talking about all countries either. I know some countries will take longer than others as it appears.

I too have read what you have read, and have also phoned the AHC in Ottawa. They can only say if you want to go get your medical done.. do it, but from our end we will notify you when we want it. It's almost saying, if you wait to hear from us, it'll be another few weeks etc, but if you go get it done, it just seems like a whole chunk of time is not wasted...

But thanks again.. really appreciate your feedback!

I did so much reading in advance of lodging my application and came to the same conclusion, it just makes sense to "frontload" your application and avoid all the back and forth with your CO. So that's what I did.

I'm also in Canada and was able to get an appt with a Panel Doctor in less than a week (Toronto), and I got my background check from the RCMP in less than 3 business days (all done electronically if you go to a service like FIPS). I'm pretty sure I've thought of everything and am REALLY hoping they grant my visa very quickly... I see on the updates thread that a few Canadians have had their frontloaded applications approved in as few as 10 weeks!

My application was received at the AHC in Ottawa this morning, so fingers crossed that it gets approved quickly!!!


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I did so much reading in advance of lodging my application and came to the same conclusion, it just makes sense to "frontload" your application and avoid all the back and forth with your CO. So that's what I did.

I'm also in Canada and was able to get an appt with a Panel Doctor in less than a week (Toronto), and I got my background check from the RCMP in less than 3 business days (all done electronically if you go to a service like FIPS). I'm pretty sure I've thought of everything and am REALLY hoping they grant my visa very quickly... I see on the updates thread that a few Canadians have had their frontloaded applications approved in as few as 10 weeks!

My application was received at the AHC in Ottawa this morning, so fingers crossed that it gets approved quickly!!!
Just a (maybe dumb) question on the medical...
Did you have the doctor in Toronto send the results to Ottawa... or back to you so you could submit them with your application?

I have read that the Aus high commission doesn't want the envelopes opened if the results are sent back to the applicant first, which is fine. But I don't think the doctor I've made my appointment with will send my results back to me, only to Ottawa. In that case, does it matter if the high commission receives my results before my actual visa application has been submitted? I just don't want the medical results to go astray if there is no application to link them to (yet).

Thank you


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