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  1. Hi my CO says "All required internal checks have been initiated, however the timing for the completion of these checks varies from one case to another depending on individual circumstances. Unfortunately, I am unable to provide you with a definitive timeframe for finalisation of your application as cases take many months to finalise." Does this mean that my security checks also started and my form 80 been sent to ASIO for international checks ? What are internal checks ? Regards
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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?
  7. 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?
  8. Guest

    Offshore Health Checks

    Hi Everyone I keep seeing conflicting information and immigration and agents keep telling me to do opposite things so I thought I'd ask here..... Can you have your medical before submiiting your offshore de facto application so it is lodged with the application? Or do you wait for your CO to ask you to have it? How far ahead do you have to book the appointment? I dont want to have to wait weeks etc. to have the medical after it being requested. Thanks!
  9. Hi Guys Just going through my checklist here and about to put my form 80 and police checks up on the evisa system but I have now read that I have to post tem is this the case did you have to post them when apliying online? Any feedback much appreciated Thanks In advance
  10. Guest

    Police / Medical Checks - when?

    I've just received a WA State Sponsorship Approval letter, so I'm about to apply for the 176 visa (waiting on agent to get back to me)..... When should I arrange the medical and police checks? When a CO requests? I'm just thinking that if there is a lead time in getting these things organised perhaps I can speed things along by getting them done before they're requested? This visa application process brings a special kind of inpatience out in me..... Cheers! Ol
  11. Hiya, I'm just getting all my paperwork and evidence together for my application for a partner visa (eeeek fingers crossed!!) and was wondering about whether or not things should be the real versions or if photo copies would do? I understand that for things like passports, birth certificate, driver’s licences, marriage certificate etc – I don't need to send originals of these, but copies that have been credited true copy by a practising solicitor (or JP etc...) but what about other evidence like bank statements, utility bills, council tax, insurance, will etc? If I send originals, will I get them back? If I have to send copies – do these all need to be certified true copies too, as it seems like this will cost a fortune?! Also, I have just sent off for my UK Police Check, but just read something else about someone needing an Australian Police Check as well, is this something everyone needs, or just those that have previously lived in Oz? Once again, sorry if these questions have been asked a gazillion times before, and MANY thanks for any answers that can be given. Thanks, Em
  12. I did a search and it didn't really help me so apologies for probably asking the same thing everyone else does! 1. Can I get my police check done before I apply for my visa? I am going to get one done as I am going to be working with children on a self employed basis so I was wondering if I can kill two birds with one stone so to speak. 1a. How do I go about getting a police check done? b. Average cost? c. Time it takes? 2. When we apply do we send our passports in or just colour copies? Do these have to be 'official' seen by a solicitor copies? We are supposed to travel to Europe during the time our application will be processed in. 3. Am I right in thinking that now I CAN'T get the medicals done before we apply? I am married to an Australian (been together 2yrs) who will be out there when I apply. I have a son from a previous relationship who we will also be applying for a visa for. Do I apply for 476 & hope that we get PR straight away as we meet criteria? Our 15month old daughter is in the process of getting her own Australian passport. Does that mean she gets PR/citizenship automatically? Thanks in advance!
  13. Guest

    Police Checks

    Hi there, apologies if this has come up before but i cannot find it in search.. With the police checks, does the certificate have to go directly to DIAC or can it come to me then be sent on to DIAC? I have not even lodged my 176 yet, Im waiting for my SS to come through so should I wait until I have lodged the 176 or could I get the police check done now to get it out of the way? Thanks in advance. Luke
  14. Guest

    police checks 457 visa

    hi there, could you please help me , just applying for my 457 visa, do I need a police check as this could take some time, or should I just apply and hope they dont ask? Thanks for any feed back, cheers steve
  15. julie38

    police checks

    Hi has anyone got a visa with a caution on their police check?? my husbands has just came back with one for a motoring offence 18 months ago which we had forgot all about!(tax disc) now i am really worried as this is the last hurdle. julie:confused:
  16. Hi all, Can anyone help or am I worrying about nothing? Our CO has asked my OH for more work info (sorted) and our police checks have been requested (coming soon I hope), however i always thought they asked for meds at the same time as PC's? They haven't been requested yet, have emailed but no response. Has anyone else experienced this? Am I worrying for nothing? Cheers Clare :frown:
  17. Im on year 3 of my 4yr 457 visa. Want to get my 175 visa lodged before Xmas for me and my partner (English, came out on the 457 visa as defacto). I vaguely remember having to do police checks for the 457. I am not sure if I need to get a police check for my 175: From checklist: However, the character requirement page mentions: . I will be applying whilst I am in Australia. So = im confused. Q1 Do myself and my partner need to get police checks Q2 I assume these checks are for my time in the UK and not the last 3yrs in Aus Q3 Can I request these checks online and how much do they cost?
  18. Guest

    irish police checks

    hello, does anyone know how long irish police checks are taking at the moment? thanks
  19. xTINKSx

    Police Checks.

    Hey, Does anyone know if you can put more than one application in an envelope or does each application have to be sent separately.... Was wondering this for payment purposes... wasnt sure if I can put one cheque in as opposed to our required 3 application fees. This is for both UK and Australian police checks btw. Also with regards to UK police checks, will the UK ACRO accept an Australian Bankers draft in pounds sterling??? Thanks
  20. Guest

    Crb checks

    Hello Everyone When they say to have character clearences, what things won't they accept and has anybody ever had problems with this? Thanks!
  21. Hi Does anyone know if you have to do an English police check for the last application process for the permanent spouse visa subclass 820 please? I did one for my prospective marriage visa but is it just an Australian police check for the 820 application? Thanks in advance Smiler:biggrin:
  22. Guest

    Security checks!!!!!!

    Guys !!! Any 2009 applicants whose application stuck in the security checks?????
  23. I was born in a high risk country but now I am a citizen of low risk coutry (UK) and have been living here since last 8 years. I have lodged state sponsored 176 visa in June and just wondering if the security checks timeline for low risk countries would be applicable to my application or it would be a long wait through ASIO. I would greatly appreciate if somone having same circumstances can share their experience. Cheers
  24. Hello folks, this is my first thread, so please be gentle with me. Was wondering roughly how long it takes to get a yey/ney after getting medicals and police checks done/:jiggy:
  25. Hi Everyone, First of all, I have found this forum to be really helpful, both in easing our minds and raising new issues for us to consider before heading off. I have a brief question that I hope someone will not mind answering: My partner is a carpenter and being state sponsored by Victoria on the 176 visa, we have priority 2 level processing. I am his de-facto partner. Our CO was assigned April 20th 2011. Our medicals have been finalised and we are waiting for final police checks (I am Canadian and my partner lived in Canada for three years. Word of warning, the police checks from Canada take an extremely long time, as long as three months so any Canadians keep that in mind). We are waiting for a police checks from Canada to come in (our CO is aware of the length of time Canadian police checks take and it is not a problem). My question is, has anyone had medicals finalised and submitted clean police checks then had their visa refused, and if so what was the reason for refusal? Our document checklist is only missing police checks. I have not seen any case of rejection at this stage on the forum so far, and I thought others might also be interested in the response. Thanks in advance.