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Old 11-23-2014, 11:17 PM
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It is best if you go and ask Medicare tomorrow or give them a call considering you are on a BVC. I am not sure if that makes any difference.

Please let us know what the verdict is.
Hi, Mish! Thanks for the reply. I think I read it before somewhere that if someone has a visa with no work allowed, they are not eligible to get a medicare. But upon reading on the form, I read that "where the applicants do not have permission to work, it is necessary to provide proof of their relationship with a spouse, parent or child who is an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident visa holder" So, I was thinking I may still be eligible.

I went to Medicare in Canberra this morning, they gave me form to answer, and the lady at the counter just asked me if I have my Visa grant letter (Ack from 820/801 app) & my BVC. I also gave my passport, Marriage Certificate andthe Receipt of my application (bought it just incase)

They told me they are going to send the application to Sydney. They didn't gave me anythying. I have read that others are getting a piece of paper with their Medicare Card on it while waiting for the Blue Card.

I will update what is going to be the verdict

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Old 11-23-2014, 11:19 PM
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When did you apply for the 820?
I applied a month ago. I just got BVC cause I didnt notice that my PMV is already expired. Which made things complicated.

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Old 11-23-2014, 11:25 PM
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Hey Kim,

Congratulations on the good news Hope you're doing well.
Yes! If one has applied for an onshore (820/801) partner visa, they are eligible to apply for medicare card with the Acknowledgement letter of their visa application.

I was told by the young lady who processed my paperwork at medicare that the interim (bluish) medicare card is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and that I'll be sent a new one in the mail (green color) card if this one expires or when my permanent partner visa is approved.

I'm guessing the Immigration department and medicare can update each other because when I went to register for medicare, Immigration had put a note on my file requesting the lady at the counter to check my original marriage certificate before approving/processing the application. Lucky I was carrying all my original documents with me

Hope this helps. Good Luck!

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Becky
Hi, Becky! Thanks for the reply.

I went to Medicare this morning and they gave a form to fillup. After awhile they called me, then asked to the Visa Grant Letter (which in my case is just my Acknowledgment letter and my BVC)

They also asked for a copy of my Passport, Marriage Certificate and I bought our Visa receipt application (just incase they asked)

I am just a bit worried if my BVC will affect my Medicare application.

It so expensive to do all the checkups and lab test without it. We already spend $850 just for my lab test and checkup at GP.

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But upon reading on the form, I read that "where the applicants do not have permission to work, it is necessary to provide proof of their relationship with a spouse, parent or child who is an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident visa holder" So, I was thinking I may still be eligible.
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Hi, Becky! Thanks for the reply.

I went to Medicare this morning and they gave a form to fillup. After awhile they called me, then asked to the Visa Grant Letter (which in my case is just my Acknowledgment letter and my BVC)

They also asked for a copy of my Passport, Marriage Certificate and I bought our Visa receipt application (just incase they asked)

I am just a bit worried if my BVC will affect my Medicare application.

It so expensive to do all the checkups and lab test without it. We already spend $850 just for my lab test and checkup at GP.
Hey Kim,

No worries, happy to help
As per the information in your post addressed to Mish, you do have the documents required by medicare and that would make you eligible to register.

I just had a read of the medicare application form and I think you should be able to get it without any issues. Many applicants in the past who weren't on a BVC and had the usual BVA had issues with people working in medicare because they don't know that even the applicants who are awaiting decision on their partner visa are eligible for medicare.

I hope you get your card soon so you won't have spend a fortune on the routine tests. Hope this helps. Good Luck!

Kind Regards,
Becky

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i got medicare the other day, as stated its valid for 12 months

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