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  1. Elayna

    Are we coming out of isolation too soon?

    I decided to read back through this thread and at first this part caught my attention - It is exactly what I tell my parents all the time about reporting of Australia in the UK oh and ill add one more update for 2020 - it was also the first we saw on the great big TP arguments as well
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    Parcel sent during coronavirus

    I sent a Birthday card end of March for arrival 10th of April it finally turned up 1st May - so yeah huge delays !!
  3. We had the fortune of using our marriage date as the date suggested by our agent - but other who are defacto I would assume its the date they moved in together to make the committed relationship. Hope that helps
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    Specialist medical reports

    Hey Kanga - we are still in the process and will inform you if we get further along - He is on meds yes at least 4 regarding his illness and he now goes for infusions every 6 - 8 months that are the world of difference - we looked up the cost of all these through the medical site http://www.pbs.gov.au/info/about-the-pbs to help us work out what the costing would be - there are different factors with the visa you will go for - they judge it on three different stages and two of them depend on if the visa is temporary and or permanent. One is judged over five years of the medical needs you have and then one can be judge on 10 yrs of the cost - that is the one they are all mentioning here and I believe its approx $49 000 over the ten yrs. Of course you would have to factor the cost of doctors visits, specialist visits, blood work and other such things that would be needed for RA. We found it useful to check this all out and find out the cost to the patient if there was a gap after Medicare also if we took out private health would it make much difference. Thankfully my husband's prognosis is ok as he has no mobility issues and still works now - although he deals with pain daily he manages it on the medications he now takes. I hope this info might help with thinking about your costs and so forth when you're talking to the agent working with your case. Let me know if you need more info and i will try to keep checking back as we progress through our application too I am hoping to find someone that has done the appeal or the Health Waiver as I suspect we might have to get. Best of luck
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    Specialist medical reports

    Just my two cents worth but husband has RA we took on an agent because it is not the end of the story - apparently given their medical issues there are number of paths. One yes they might reject you but on appeal, if you can prove you can support the payment of further ongoing health issues or needs of the person then there is a chance for an appeal and a health waiver to be had. Again more the agents that know this process. Also if its is going to affect an Australian that you do not go ie one of you is Australian then they will also consider this as well. It as always is a case by case basis so no need to completely give up hope and not try. If you talk to your agent about the waiver situation they will know what the chances are. I have done lots of research on this and also had advice from three agents about this information before I took one on to help with our situation. Cheers and Good luck
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    Rheumatoid arthritis

    Thanks for your message Nemesis for that information it helps to see what others experience to guage - no meds versus those already on meds and so on .. Much appreciated. Elayna
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    Rheumatoid arthritis

    Again would love to hear from actual people not those requoting others Elayna
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    Rheumatoid arthritis

    OH i would so love to know what came of people that have had to deal with exactly this condition and applying for a Partner Visa - did you use an agent? Were there any issues with the application and needing medication in Australia. Any or all information will be taken on board. Thanks
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    Mandurah/Rockingham and British Pies!

    Being Ex Perthite and having visited the area many times the term British Pies - are widely unknown - complaints from my British husband on this - He just does not understand the love of a good meat pie in Australia. We also commented on how hard it was to find a good traditional Pork Pie. As Mandurah is like literally mini England with the number of relocators there I am always super surprised no one has opened an English type cafe and bakery with all these things. Sorry to be no help in finding a place but there is an extremely great Bakery on the way out of Mandurah on the main road through to the South West but not British sadly. Best of luck and let us know if you do find one! We might need the info in a year or so
  10. Hell filling in the damn application requires a PhD - but yes I suspected as such and have been looking into possible quotes for this. Thank you both for your feedback. It is helpful if anyone has also had personal experience and if they had wished they used an agent or had used an agent and were happy they did. Thank you in advance for any replies
  11. Hello, I am new to the forum so in advance a warning I am not familiar with all that I might be asking !! We are currently considering an application for Partner Visa for my husband of 7 yrs. He is English and I am Australian. I have lived out of the country for 19 yrs now. We are concerned with the application due to him having Rheumatoid Arthritis and being on a medical infusion every 6 - 8 months. I am aware of the cost of this medicine in Australia and also the others he has to take like anti inflammatory drugs and others needed. My question is ... Has anyone else had Health issues they have had to deal with in their application - I am most sure they will query this in the Basic Medical side of the application as it is an ongoing illness. If so how successful have people been either keeping within the $49 000 costs for 10 yrs they state. Or if they state you will exceed it what are the chances for a successful application. This information might help our decision to pay for an agent to walk us through the application process and for any future appeals for this. Thank you for any advice in advance. xx
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