I am trying to finalise my 457 visa application and I am quite confused about the Health Insurance requirements. The visa agent has been helpful although I still have questions and think you will be able to advise me better.
I have been asked to provide evidence of cover for 457 DIAC requirements. I have seen various policies that meet the minumum requirements plus offer extras etc.. Arranging this therefore appears simple.
My specific questions are:
I am keen to get my 457 application in as I am looking to move quickly (early August ideally) and this is the last thing that I need to sort.
- If it is worth upgrading from the minimum? Some appear to offer an upgrade that is the same as Medicare, for which I will be paying a levy so unsure on what the point of them are.
- Do any 457 policies result in us NOT having to pay the MLS? Again, advice appears unclear in this regard.
- Do I need Travel Insurance as well as Health Cover? There appears to be contradictory views given I cannot register for Medicare until in Australia even though I am from the UK.
All advice will be much appreciated!