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  2. KangaKit

    Exceptionally concerned

    Hi, could be sign of uti..though you would have other markers flagged up, could also be thrush? Or if you are female can simply be a hot day and vaginal discharge..sorry if tmi..there are of course other reasons but these are probably the most common.
  3. Aussiebird

    Covid test centre for flights with Emirates

    I have read that the centres/clinics have to be recognised by the UAE? So probably have to be the ones they are aware of.
  4. NickyNook

    Strange request

    Quite right that you don't qualify for Medicare because you don't have the correct temp visa. However you do qualify for Medicare under the reciprocal agreement with the UK. https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/reciprocal-health-care-agreements/when-you-visit-australia/visiting-from-united-kingdom
  5. ozuk

    What would you do?

    I can't decide what to do. I decided to come to Australia last year as family reside here. I know no other people in the UK. I am on a bridging visa A at the moment. The plan was to invest money I had saved and draw an income as I have no qualifications or job. I was looking to get 5% monthly interest in order for me to be able to pay rent, utilities etc. Due to Coronavirus I'm not sure if I will be able to get 5% monthly now. Even before Coronavirus I think 5% was very optimistic. So now I'm stuck as I have no income unless markets recover. What would you do?
  6. ozuk

    Strange request

    On the Medicare site it says: You can enrol in Medicare if you have a valid temporary visa covered by 1 of these Ministerial Orders: Fulbright scholars Witness Protection (Trafficking) Temporary visa (subclass 787) De facto partners of Australian citizens or permanent residents Support for Victims of People Trafficking Program Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa (subclass 786) Contributory Parent visas (subclasses 173, 143, 884, 864) Temporary Protection visa (subclass 785) Removal Pending Bridging visa (subclass 070) Illegal maritime arrivals holding a Bridging E (Class WE) visa Illegal maritime arrivals holding a Humanitarian Stay visa (subclass 449) Secondary Movement Offshore Entry visa XB (subclass 447) Safe Haven Enterprise visa (subclass 790) Skilled Work Regional Provisional visa (subclass 491) Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional Provisional visa (subclass 494) I'm none of those so I don't qualify, meaning I pay for all medical costs. I've explained to them I don't qualify yet they still insist they send medical information to determine if I'll be a drain on the healthcare.
  7. Nemesis

    Strange request

    Presumably if they identify an issue now which would result in an eventual visa refusal, they may just refuse you now and save you waiting on a bridging visa for X number of years
  8. NickyNook

    Covid test centre for flights with Emirates

    Just google 'private Covid test UK'. BUPA are doing them now, I believe. Or there is this - https://doctap.co.uk/services/coronavirus-test/ Designed for people who need to prove they are fit to fly. Not hard..
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  10. I have been on the phone to Emirates, they said I need to contact the Public Health Authority in Uk to find out where the test is done before flying with Emirates. When i look for this on the internet, it comes up with Public Health England, is this the one? Is there a phone number anyone has that have had to have the test done? Not sure where the test centres are in the UK but we would be nearest to London. Do we have to complete any forms online for this test? Found one on the Public Health England website, its called E28, does this have to be filled in first? To be honest, there are less and less flights available now with any airline and its becoming a real headache, any that i have found are just way too expensive, greedy greedy prices. Can anyone please help me with the test centres? Thanks so much.
  11. NickyNook

    Strange request

    The UK reciprocal agreement covers: medically necessary care out of hospital medically necessary care as a public patient in a public hospital some PBS prescription medicines at the general rate. Open to interpretation what 'medically necessary' means. Guess it's up to the provider to interpret as they see fit. Sounds like more than just emergency care, though.
  12. Amber Snowball

    Exceptionally concerned

    Reading your post on another thread it sounds like you did the second urine dip at the same appointment?? If that is the case it would seem it was ok as you haven’t been referred for extra investigations?
  13. newjez

    Strange request

    The reciprocal agreement is really only intended for emergency care. If you had a long term condition, or a condition which wasn't urgent, I'm not sure you could rely on it. It may depend on your doctor. Saying that I do know someone who had extensive heart and cancer treatment on a bridging visa. Although that did seem to be a mistake on behalf of the hospital, as they did eventually stop treating her and she had to return to the UK.
  14. Dcdasilva1

    Skillselect ENS 186 Timeline

    Does anyone know how if the Victoria office is open during lockdown or they’re doing home office ? My Case end up in Victoria
  15. Amber Snowball

    Exceptionally concerned

    That’s probably why they wanted another urine dip then, to see if on another day when you might be better hydrated that protein disappeared. The test for all sorts of things, blood, sugar, protein, white cells, the urine can offer some indications as to if there is something else going on. Not much is diagnosed just with urine though, other investigations would then follow. If the bupa doctor didn’t tell you to follow up with your GP then they weren’t that concerned. They have a duty of care.
  16. If only we could have some rain. It is forecast for wed, but they often promise and take it away. 36 again today and it's already hot. The lawn has gone brown in parts and looks dead. When does the lawn die in the UK?
  17. starlight7

    Reasons to be cheerful III

    Bet you're glad you are not in s0dding Victoria. Really, really over it now. Wouldn't like a premier would you??
  18. paulhand

    What is a temporary visa holder?

    If you’ve never been a permanent resident (which seems the case) you can’t get a resident return visa (155). I would seek some professional help to understand how it all works.
  19. paulhand

    491 - Turn down ITA

    There was a small invitation round in July for 189 and 491 family sponsored applications, which are both done at the Federal rather than State level. As I understand it, the points barrier for the family 491 was 100 and it was a very small number. I wouldn’t be holding my breath for an invite in this stream. However, remember with the 491 you need to spend 3 years living and working in the regional area to be eligible for the 191 permanent visa, so actually the timeframe to make the move is really 2 years not 5.
  20. Marisawright

    What is a temporary visa holder?

    If you leave, you may not be able to get back in again until travel restrictions are lifted.
  21. paulhand

    Resident Return Visa help

    I agree on both points. It Is generally always worth taking a look at an RRV as a former permanent resident and it is often possible to build a good case. If you have never made the move then clearly it’s harder to prove your ties, and who knows what the landscape will be in 2022?
  22. NickyNook

    Strange request

    Are you from the UK? If so, then surely you qualify for Medicare under the reciprocal arrangement?
  23. BacktoDemocracy

    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Meanwhile in the real world Quote Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi is currently in negotiations with British Trade Minister Liz Truss in London. British Trade Minister Lizz Truss said in a statement that they “have reached consensus on the major elements of a deal,” and both have announced that they will agree on the principles of a trade deal by the end of August. However, despite reassurances that the two countries had by and large reached an agreement, auto tariffs and agricultural products have proven to be a sticking point in the negotiations. Japan had hoped to lift tariffs on auto and auto parts earlier than in the current trade deal between the EU and Japan, which will phase out import tariffs on Japanese vehicles by 2026. “Japan agreed to phasing auto tariffs on Japanese vehicles out in 2026 in line with the EU trade deal, despite asking to hasten the timing,” Nikkei reported on Sunday. Britain, on the other hand, is hoping to secure better terms on agriculture, Financial Times reporter George Parker tweeted on Friday. “UK-Japan trade talks close to agreement but @trussliz said by Brits to be holding out on agricultural access,” he said, referring to Truss’s Twitter handle.
  24. BacktoDemocracy

    Stop the boats!

    Contrarian thinking, I suppose you think that is, its not it just mirrors Trump
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