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Old 11-06-2014, 05:32 AM
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500 dollars!!! they are chargin me for a health check thats crazy
That is crazy! So glad ours were done offshore for the PMV.

You can't even claim them on Medicare!


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That's about what we paid too. Ridiculous! Was about 350 for medical and 150 for X-rays. Not a cheap process, but has to be done


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Me & my partner lodged an online, on-shore 820/801 de facto application in September. I attached all evidence (incl. police checks) within a week or two of lodging the application. Being excited and determined to get everything submitted ASAP, I went and clicked "Organise your Health Examination" as well, which generated a HAP ID for me, only realising afterwards that I was supposed to wait to have CO assigned to us... Is this correct? Our application still says "Please wait for the department to contact you."

I'm able to access a Generate Referral Letter pop-up window, and at the bottom it says "Print Referral Letter". But when I try to print, nothing happens.. which I'm assuming is because I haven't had a CO assigned to us yet..
Do I just sit & wait now for a CO to be assigned, or will there be a delay because I went and generated the HAP ID already...? Do I need to contact immi..?
HI LauraLou

We didn't wait until our CO was assigned (in fact we never actually got a notification of a CO being assigned, we just got our visa). AND we also had problems printing the booking letter.

Anyway, my partner checked on the Immi site which are the registered medical facilities that do the medical checks in our city and simply called them. Of the 2 facilities in our city, one was really helpful and guided her through the process of what to bring and how to print it. So she booked directly with them and did it. They submitted the checks themselves.

The medical checks weren't cheap - not VERY expensive, but not exactly cheap either - but we decided to take the risk and do ours upfront and it seems to have paid off. However you need to decide if you want to risk coin them again having to pay twice.

Good luck!

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That's about what we paid too. Ridiculous! Was about 350 for medical and 150 for X-rays. Not a cheap process, but has to be done
whew, we're lucky then ... we paid the equivalent of $150 in South Africa to have them done.
(But then, that's about the price of a restaurant bill for 5 people here!)

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Medicals (including X-ray, blood and urine test and medical examination) for me in July 2013 was INR2400 which is about AU$52...LOL
Cheap as

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That's surprising, maybe it's their new provider?
I paid about $350 to do my medicals + X-ray mid-August! That's an important increase..


Ian are you sure it's $500?

Bupa, the official provider, says it's about $300 with x-ray
http://www.bupamvs.com.au/fees
(so a bit less than what I paid in August with the previous provider)

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Generating HAP ID straight after lodging partner 820 VISA

Hi All,

Just read various threads on this topic, but still confused as hell.

My wife is student and her visa is going to expire next week. We just received the Indian PCC (along with passport) yesterday. We initially intended to lodge decision ready partner (820) visa application however, in the essence to time I'm deciding to lodge the partner visa application without medical examination (No HAP ID generated yet).


As we don't have sufficient time to complete 'medical examination process' before lodgement of application. So, my thought is we will lodge the application now, then generate the HAP ID (in next few days) and complete the medical examinations in next few weeks (after lodgement), as the whole idea is GET DONE with this stuff and only wait for approval to come through.

BUT I read on DIBP website as this : Please wait until your visa case officer contacts you, do not use the My Health Declarations service if you have already lodged a visa application. It will delay processing of your visa application.

So, I'm confused as hell. is my above approach okay and won't cause any harm or further delays to our application?

Please suggest.

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There's no such thing as "decision ready" anymore. It used to speed up your processing if you applied with everything up front, but it doesn't anymore. Now DIBP advise for you to wait until your CO asks for your medicals to do them. They are only valid for one year, and now that visa processing times are LONGER than one year, doing them before applying risks having to do them over again if they are expired before your visa is finished processing.

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Yeah, doing the medicals before the case officer requests for it is not a good idea because the processing can take longer than 12 months. As CG said, submitting a decision ready file doesn't make a lot of difference these days.
In my case, both my PCC from India and Australia and my medicals had expired in July and August 2014 respectively.

My case officer only requested me to provided the new PCC from India and she extended the validity of the medicals and didn't request me to do them again, that would've been a real pain. She approved my visa on October 16, 2014 and my initial entry date was December 4, 2014.

So wait for as long as you can to submit the PCC and medicals, it'll only make your life easier
Hope this helps. Good Luck!!

Kind Regards,
Becky

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