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  1. Guest

    AFP checks - some advice please

    Hi, For some reason I was given 70 days to get my required documents back to DIAC for out 175 application. I wanted to delay having to validate my visa for as long as possible, so left things until December before I even began, giving me, a good 40 days or so. Now its dawning on me how stupid I've been! Having spent a year in Oz on a working holiday visa, I have to get an Australian Federal police check done. It takes them 15 days to process, I have to get my application forms to Oz, then back again, during the Christmas post rush. I now see why I was given 70 days So two questions 1) Can they forward my documents to Immigration directly, or even upload them? 2) How do I pay? They need an Australian Dollar cheque, which I can't do? Or a money order, is this the same as a postal order? and if so, can I get them from a UK post office in AUD? If not, then how else do I pay? Thanks in advance Andy
  2. Hi guys I need to get Oz police clearance for a job I have applied for... I'm going to walk into town as I need to get some docs certified and then post it off. Just wondering if there are any recommendations on who I might approach to certify the docs and how much I might be charged? It looks as if I can go to the police/post office/bank - just not sure if they will appreciate it! Cheers
  3. I'm sure this has been discussed before but I was wondering if anyone who has put their application in can confirm. We are applying for a 176 and are just waiting for our SS to come back before we put our application in. My confusion is that someone put the online list of documents on a thread on here which said you needed to upload your medicals and CRB checks with your application but I thought you were supposed to wait to get these done? Not sure whether to book the medicals now or not. Can someone help please :biggrin:
  4. I'm trying to figure out how much $$$ it will cost for my visa application - has anyone lodged an application in Australia recently and know how much medicals and Aus police checks cost? I was looking at Medibank Solutions: http://www.medibankhealth.com.au/files/editor_upload/File/documents/Price%20List%20Visa%20Medicals%20MHS%202011-12%20-%20FINALv3.pdf But they have many different items, and sometimes the same item but different prices. Anyone been through the process and know how the fees work? And with the police checks - from reading threads here it seem like they don't need to be done until requested. Would I need to submit Australian police checks seeing as I've lived in Australia? (Or would DIAC get them directly from the police?) Cheers!
  5. Guest

    176 - Police & Medical Checks

    Hi there, Was just wondering....... I have just sent off for my SS for SA. Ever keen to be one step ahead of the visa process (I should be an agent!)... lol Im wondering would it be advisable to start police and medical checks now? So when DIAC ask for them when 176 app going through I already have them to hand. Have already rang my local medical check partner for DIAC and waiting time is 4 weeks for an appointment!!! Also living in the UK who do I apply with for a Police check?? Got two different answers so far from looking at previous threads and posts........
  6. Hi All Apologies to post a topic on here which has clearly been done to death! I've gone through loads of the forum threads and called a few of the recommended companies (thanks so much to all the info everyone has posted). We are moving to Brisbane in late December, and are sending a 20 foot container with roughly 800 cubic feet in it. I had 2 questions..: 1) I've narrowed it down to John Masons, Global Moving Systems and Altantic International (friends recently used Atlantic - but they are at least £600 more expensive than the other 2!!). I can't seem to find any reviews on Global Moving Systems and just wondered if anyone had used these guys? They seem to offer the most competitive deal and the man who came around to do the survey was extremely helpful. 2) Insurance via the shipping company or direct through an insurance company, from what I've read it's cheaper and more efficient to go to via an insurance company, can anyone recommend one they have used recently? 3) One of the companies said we would be ok to take our indoor wicker furniture (it's a solid wood chest of drawers with a very small wicker patter detail on the front of the drawer - from homebase and is treated). Just wanted to check if anyone got hit with huge costs for cleaning of any treated indoor furniture with wicker? Thanks for reading, and again apologies for exhausting a question which has been hugely asked over the years! I'm very nervous about the shipping company we choose due to the personal effects being taken (as I'm sure most are)! Thanks Laurie
  7. Guest

    Police checks PMV

    Hey, just wanted to see if anyoene could help me out....I'm in aus at the moment and leaving for uk 8th jan. Il have my initial forms ready to do to aus house in London and il also post off my police check for the uk. Question is...can I do my aus police check in december before I get home. I know they need to be valid for a year and we will hopefully get married in October so surely I can do police check in aus in dec and then send off my uk one as soon as I get back. Any advice is great! Also just general advice about the content of the visa is much appreciated! Thanks guys!!!!! :biggrin:
  8. Hey guys, I've had a look into the WA SS route. I am eligible to apply but I'm a bit unsure as to how to answer the questions about financial status. I don't have money on my own name but I have access to around AU$50 000 from my parents if I need it. The funds are liquid and available at any time. Will this be acceptable? Do they ask for bank statements or proof and will the explanation of supporting parents be sufficient? Any advice is much appreciated
  9. Mummy Mann

    Police checks

    Sorry but this maybe a really stupid question, but how do you go about getting your police checks when they are requested. Any info would be much appreciated X
  10. Ali&Paul

    Police checks UK/Northern Ireland

    My husband spent some time in the army in northern Ireland and our CO requested police checks for both UK and NI, do we need to get two separate checks done? His certificate came in the post today but no mention on it of anything to do with NI even though we put his NI address on it, does anyone have any experience of this? Many thanks, Alison
  11. dinkydoo

    Arrghhhh!!! Aussie police checks

    Our aussie police checks have just arrived and our names are spelt wrong on them!!!! Spent $86 on them to get them back wrong!!!:arghh: Dont understand how they are wrong coz we had to send copies of passports/marriage certificate for our identification???????? Not sure what to do........:arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:
  12. Guest

    ARCO Police Checks

    Hiya All Just completing our police checks, we haven't yet been asked for them but I'm 'front loading' in anticipation (need to try and get our visa granted before 7th December). Do I just have 1 certificate sent to me and then forward it to our CO when it is asked for? or do I have to have it sent directly to our CO in australia? I'm rushing to try and get them in so any help will be much appreciated. Neil:hug:
  13. Hi guys Iam applying for Perm Res from 457, been in Oz 7months, do I need to apply for an Oz police check? I have already sent for UK police check and a colleague @work just told me that I need an Oz police check too. I thought a police check is only necessary if uve been in a country for 12months or longer?
  14. Guest

    Medical tests and police checks

    I have sent off my application a few days ago. Do I want untill I have received a case officer before I go ahead with my medical examinations and police checks? Im a bit confused about when I get all of that completed.
  15. dinkydoo

    help with aussie police checks

    Just filling out police check forms and me and OH have to have aussie ones done too, have some questions that I would really appreciate some help with 1. can I post the 2 together in same envelope and include the 2 payments on the same cheque or do I need to do them individually????? 2. can I send a bankers draft from a UK bank made out in aussie $$$ ?? Thank you in advance for your help
  16. Hi I am a HR country applicant and got my CO in Dec 2010. My application is undergoing security checks and still not completed. I was born and lived for around 26 years in Iran and completed my studies in Iran as well and never worked in Iran. I started my careers in UAE around 7 years ago and am residing in UAE at present on working resident visa. My question is : Is my security checks conducted for Iran only or it will be conducted for UAE as well? If it is conducted for both countries then is it done at the same time for both or security checks for the second country starts once the security checks for the first country is completed ? Based on statistics, security checks for Iranians is taking 12 to 15 months at present and I am worried about my application as I have been living in more than one HR country. I appreciate any advice in advance Regards REZA
  17. Guest

    National Police Checks AFP

    Hi all, My CO needs National Police Checks certification from Australian Federal Police. My immi agent told me that I have to do it cause he isn't allowed to apply for. I try to find all the details about that but I found that the only way to pay is by check (made through an Australian bank), no other possibilities? Is it possible apply for it online ? Thanks Luca
  18. oidara

    Police checks

    We have to get police checks in 3 countries: UK, Austria and Slovenia. Bit of a headache! I am wondering if it's okay to go ahead an do that already even though we won't be submitting our 175 application until November? I know it's early, but we're going to be overseas from next Feb and it will be very difficult to get these documents remotely. Am I right in thinking that they don't have a defined validity? Or is there a limited amount of time attached?
  19. Hi folks, We are planning to make our visa application in December after (hopefully) getting a positive skills assessment from ACS. From the end of Jan next year we're going to be on the move a lot and we're wondering about getting our medicals and police checks done in January before we set off as it will be very difficult afterwards (especially the police checks). I know that both of these documents are valid for 12 months and that it's important not to do them too early as they need to be done again otherwise. But what I don't know is how far into the visa process they have to be valid. By which I mean, do they just have to be valid until you get a case officer (which I understand to be about 6 months after lodging the application)? Or do they still have to be valid at the time when the visa is approved? If anyone can clarify this for me, that would be great. I hope I've been clear in what I'm trying to ask!
  20. Guest

    credit checks

    Hi Can anyone tell me if you are credit checked internationaly in Australia. Will my UK credit history show up on a credit search in Oz if i still have my UK account open? I am getting different answers on the net, some say you start from scratch in Oz with no following credit from the UK. Others say the Ozzy banks etc do international searches ? I am hopeing to start a complete fresh with everything including credit. Is this possible
  21. ajs604

    Police checks - why?

    Just wanted to ask a quick question may seem stupid. But when I was applied for my 176 I had to apply for a police check? Why is this so? Surely if you were wanted it would be on interpol. I undertsnad the purpose of the check is to see your history - does it also show if you are wanted. Not that I am lol - just intrested in the process.
  22. Currently in Melbourne on year 3 on a 457 visa, with my partner who is from UK as well. Want to get my 175 lodged before Xmas, and looks like it makes sense to do this with an online application. From the checklist: With the fact that online applications will only be stored for a month after applying: I am trying to determine what I need before beginning the online application for a 175. I lived in the UK before coming to Australia on a 457. Q1 - Should I be requesting a police check from Met Office back home, now? Or do I wait? Q2 - Can you even do this online? Q3 - Do I also need to get a police check for Australia so show I have been on good behavior for last 3yrs? Thanks
  23. Hi all, Just filling in the police check forms and need to know if we need to put down driving offences as you are read the rights when you are stopped.:policeman: Thanks in advance
  24. Hi I applied for GSM 175 (Priority 4?) on august 25th, 2011. What do you guys reckon is a good time to start the process for police checks and medicals? Suppose I do it by September first week, and I get my visa pre-granted by July/ August next year, will I have to enter the country before my police/ medicals expire, whichever was done EARLIER? Also, in the immigration site, the status of processing category 4 (175 skilled independent) sits somewhere mid September 2010. However some people who applied in October last year claim to have got it in June 2011. So that means it should have reached somewhere around December/ January at least, by now, right? Will anyone else be able to throw some light on this?
  25. We have applied for state sponsorship with a view to applying for the 176 permanent resident visa. Could anyone advise us as to when we apply for police checks and medicals, we are just trying to save time if possible rather than waiting to be asked for them?