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    Job Keeper Scheme discussion.

    I just want to clarify. Ignore what I said earlier. We do not qualify. My husband and I were granted residency on 3/3/2020 and so we miss out on jobkeepers by 2 days. I was given false information by somebody who stated those residents for tax purposes qualify. Unfortunately not. Good luck with your 887 application
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    Job Keeper Scheme discussion.

    PS I know it's hard but just ignore those comments from SOME Aussies. Try not to let it get to you. They are uneducated and think that what the government mean by temp visa holders is that they are here just for Centrelink payments and a drain to society which is not true. Educated Aussies know that I used to let it get to me but now I just brush it off because there's no telling stupid
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    Job Keeper Scheme discussion.

    FYI I applied for jobkeeper payments yesterday. The form states you have to have been a resident for tax purposes to have access to this scheme. So you will 100% qualify on your 489 as you have been resident for tax purposes this whole time. So go to your myGov and ATO and fill out the forms and you'll be grand
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    Wait Times for Benefits

    Hello! My understanding is they waivered wait times. My husband and I only received residency on 3/3/2020 and have been advised we qualify for jobseekers. We do not qualify for jobkeepers because we missed out by 2 days (the ATO website reads that you have to have held a permanent residency visa as of 1/3/2020). So I would 100% say you qualify for help. If you haven't done so already log onto your myGov account and register your intent to claim jobkeepers ASAP as it will be backdated. Good luck
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    Job Keeper Scheme discussion.

    Sorry to hear this has happened to you. It is a very tough situation. My husband and I received PR on 3/3/2020 and as such miss out on jobkeepers (read today we have to have held a permanent residency visa on 1/3/2020- missed out on help by 2 days!). Pretty frustrating. Have spoken to Centrelink and we are eligible for jobseekers as we are now residents. We have also been advised we can each apply for 10k of our super this financial year and next. Not ideal as this was towards our retirement fund but it will have to be. Luckily we have awesome landlords who have discussed waivering our rent during financial hardship. I am a dentist and as of 27th March was stood down. As we are at most risk of spreading the disease through aerosols we will be the last profession to be up and running again. This terrifies me especially as we just found out I am pregnant with our first child. Not exactly how I saw things working out for us but we must go on. Good luck, I really hope you don't have to move back to the UK as you have been here legally paying taxes for so long. Life is cruel!
  6. Hi guys, I am really confused and hope someone can help me. I started a new application for an 887 residency visa through my immiaccount. However, I have gotten to the end of the questions and the only option left for me to do is to submit the application. Great, I hear you say...however, at no stage whatsoever have I been prompted to add supporting documentation such as proof of address, proof of work, identity etc etc. My friend applied for her residency 4 months ago and said she was prompted throughout to add supporting documentation. She also said she had warnings before she started that she should ensure she has all her supporting documentation ready and that if it was not attached her application would face delays. I have had non of these warnings. If I click submit, will I then be prompted to attach documents?? I am worried that if I click submit, that will be it, but then there will not be evidence for my case. Thanks in advance for your help
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    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    I'm confused by your meaning. To satisfy for 887 you need to have worked for a minimum of 12months and have lived in a region for 2 years. You are not allowed to have more than 8 weeks overseas in those 2 years. Also you have to be in Australia when you apply for the 887 and you have to be living in Australia when it is granted. When does your visa expire? You have to apply for the 887 before your 489 expires. When it expires, you will automatically be put on a bridging visa. If you then want to go overseas you need to apply to be able to do so.
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    Pregnant on a temporary visa

    Hey guys, So the story goes, I am on a 489 visa (skilled regional occupation). My husband and I are both from the UK and we have satisfied the visa requirements and our 887 visa is being processed. However, there is a 12-15 month wait. We have another 12 months to go. I just found out I am pregnant (my husband is a pom too). So realistically I am going to give birth whilst still on a temporary visa so the baby will also be a temporary resident. My main concern is whether medicare will cover the birth as I have read it can cost $10,000 just for a normal natural birth (no complications). Just after feedback from those who have given birth that aren't residents and what their experience was and what costs they had to fork out during the pregnancy, during birth and after birth Eg children's vaccinations etc. Also is it straight forward to inform the government that we are expecting? Is this done through immiaccount where the 887 visa application was done? Help!!!! Thanks in advance
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    Pregnant on a temporary visa

    Hi, Thank you for your response. We are on a blue interim medicare card now as we have submitted for our permanent residency. Unfortunately I had surgery last night for an ectopic. It just isn't our time yet but feeling positive that we managed to conceive naturally
  10. Hey all, Of course I will be checking the information myself too and seeking advice from immigration but just wondering if anyone else has been through what I'm going through and if the process is easy or what hoops I will need to jump through. I applied for an 887 visa in November and found out an hour ago that my Grandad is very sick in hospital (he has a tumour on his brain, likely to be secondary cancer). At the moment we don't have answers and don't know if he is going to be treatable or whether he will be given a certain length of time to live etc. Now I know that I need to fill out paper work to request permission to leave Australia whilst my 887 is pending. How easy is this to complete? What are the steps? How quickly do they grant permission? Do I ask permission first before I book the flights and give them an estimate of the time I will depart and arrive back? What is the likelihood of my visit to the UK having a negative impact on my application if I go back to the UK for a week to visit him? Head all over the place at the moment especially the fact I found out I am pregnant a few weeks ago but that is looking like it is going to be non viable. Can this chick catch a break!
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    Waiting for 887, want to visit a sick relative

    I am on a 489 visa which allows me to leave the country and return. However my 887 application has been submitted. My 489 visa expires in Jan 2020 so will be on a BVA I assume from Jan 2020 until residency is / isn't granted
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    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    It is in demand in regional areas. Has been ever since it was taken off the 189 list. Dentistry will always be in demand regionally.
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    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    Oh of course, I remember my profession was taken off the 189 visa 2 months after I applied so had to go for a 489! That's the way the cookie crumbles!
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    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    What visa's are permanent if you don't mind me asking? I wasn't aware there are permanent visa's? All require certain requirements before you can apply for residency. I am on a 489 visa. Skilled regional occupational visa based on the fact I have a skill that is on the skills shortage list. I have to live and work in a regional area for 2 years and work for 12 months. I have worked for the full two years and lived in the regional area for 2 years. Hence why the frustration at the wait for residency because we have made a new life here and we are embracing every minute of it. Facing the chance of not being granted residency because of the changes going on, actually makes me feel sick. This is all I have ever wanted since age 8 (now age 30). The thought of going back to England makes me very sad, put it that way!
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    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    WOW This is ridiculous. As far as I am concerned we are meeting our end of the bargain. We will have satisfied the visa requirements twice over by the time they grant residency. So we are meant to just put our lives on hold?????????? We want to make a life for ourselves in this beautiful country. We are all hard working, tax paying residents, abiding by the rules, respecting the country, bending over backwards, paying heaps of money. It's a kick to the guts that they treat us like this.
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    Pregnant on a temporary visa

    They sure don't tell you that do they! Thank you for the heads up. I did just that and now we are on a blue interim card which is basically a provisional full medicare card which will automatically become a green one once residency comes through This really has relieved a LOT of stress. PS Interestingly for anyone else who this may be relevant to...I was missold private health insurance through iselect. I told them when they looked for a policy for me that we were on a temporary skilled visa...I took out pregnancy cover and top hospital cover and paid for it for months on end...to then be told the other day that because I had reciprocal medicare, they wouldn't cover us for hospital!!!! So as you can imagine we had a LOT of stress and we are demanding a refund! So all this time we have probably paid $15,000 over the 2.5 years in private health insurance for it never to have been valid (core extras only were valid).
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    Pregnant on a temporary visa

    Yes already aware it will hold temporary residency status. That isn't an issue as they will automatically become residents when we become residents (they automatically get what the parents have. Already sought advice over this) As for waiting, that would have been ideal. But these things happen. Our life cannot be put on hold because immigration waiting times are ridiculous. Bearing in mind this time last year it was a 4-6 month wait and now it is 12-15. We will have almost satisfied the visa twice over by that point. Thanks for your input and help everyone
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    Pregnant on a temporary visa

    I have reciprocal only. Getting mixed reviews from various websites as birth is classed as 'emergency' which is covered with reciprocal (this is what my friend who is a GP obstetrician says anyway). I have full cover for pregnancy with NIB but it only kicks in at the end of October and my due date is looking to be the beginning of October!!!!!
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    489 Visa to Permanent Residency

    I would be careful. If you have a child born overseas, you have to apply for a child visa and it can take up to 18 months to get the child living in australia with you. As you are a temporary resident and resident for tax purposes only, if the child is born on australian soil that child will automatically be put on the same visa as you. https://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/italian/en/article/2018/08/01/if-your-children-are-born-overseas-they-do-not-acquire-your-pr
  20. Question re-pregnancy on temporary visa. We arrived in Australia 2 years ago on a 489 temporary skilled visa and we are about to submit for permanent residency. The processing times for an 887 have recently changed from 9-12 months to 12-15months (it just keeps going up and up and up!!!). I purchased private health insurance when we first arrived in the country (Oct 2016) and last month we added pregnancy cover (12month waiting period for this to come into effect). My question is, on a temporary visa, are we covered through medicare on reciprocol cover? As I read that those on a temporary visa can face $10,000 in medical bills just for having an uncomplicated birth!!! This process is driving me crazy. I am 30 and we are desperate to start a family. It seems we have to put buying a house and starting a family on hold until we have residency otherwise we get stung. We are both hard working, in the top tax bracket, paying heaps in taxes and the wait time grows and grows!! Thanks in advance for your help
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    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    My friends didn't. As a primary applicant I haven't been asked to do the IELTS again but on my immiaccount they recommend that my husband updates his proof of english via IELTS so time will tell
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    Subclass 887 Visa - processing times

    Hi guys, I am really confused and hope someone can help me. I started a new application for an 887 residency visa through my immiaccount. However, I have gotten to the end of the questions and the only option left for me to do is to submit the application. Great, I hear you say...however, at no stage whatsoever have I been prompted to add supporting documentation such as proof of address, proof of work, identity etc etc. My friend applied for her residency 4 months ago and said she was prompted throughout to add supporting documentation. She also said she had warnings before she started that she should ensure she has all her supporting documentation ready and that if it was not attached her application would face delays. I have had non of these warnings. If I click submit, will I then be prompted to attach documents?? I am worried that if I click submit, that will be it, but then there will not be evidence for my case. Thanks in advance for your help PS I have signed the petition.
  23. Hi Sarah, Usually they want rental agreements and proof of bills ie electricity/gas/internet/telephone. Do you have any of these?
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    489 Visa to Permanent Residency

    Applying for an 887 visa is really simple through your immi account. Don't waste money using an agent!!! We haven't used one. All my friends who have gone through the process themselves have been granted PR.
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    PR / Citizenship / Resident Return

    I assume you have seen the new laws didn't go through? So it is still only 2 years, not 4
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