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  1. sifat

    Autism and 489 visa

    Hi there, I have applied for 489 visa offshore with my husband and with my 5 year old daughter. We have been told to do medicals. We went to a listed doctor in Bangladesh but unfortunately the doctor was so rude to us. Specially with my daughter, normally my daughter freaks out whenever she sees doctor and the doctor found it abnormal and he then said we need to see another doctor to assess if my daughter has autism. My daughter is quite delay in speech but she does speak but not 2 full sentence. Anyways we said you can submit everything if she requires further assessment later then we will do it once the case officer ask. But he informed BUPA. We received an email from BUPA saying we need to do this assessment or else my daughter does not fulfil the requirement of health. Now my question is how could a doctor decides a child's life without even looking at my daughter properly. We requested the doctor to talk to my daughter outside of his office but he refused and treated us really bad. I have already complained about the doctor in the DIBP website. Now my queries is how could I show that my daughter is not going to be a burden to Australia budget? I am very much worried about this circumstances. My daughter was born in Australia and we did medical before leaving Australia 1 year back with a HAP ID for different visa where there was no problem with my daughter's medical examination. All the experienced people please suggest what to do in this condition so that it doesn't hamper our application. Thanks Sifat
  2. jejuniper

    Spouse visa refusal - MRT process?

    Hi there, I'm an Australian citizen by birth and my husband is a US citizen ... so although we're not Poms, I keep seeing this site pop up in my searches so thought I would post here and see if anyone can share any advice. We've been married 3 years during which time we've been living together in the US. I really want to go home as I'm very homesick and miss my family and friends in Australia and we don't really have any close friends or family where we live here. We visited Australia for a month at the end of 2008 and my husband loved it and is happy to move. We would also like to start a family and I would find it very hard without my Australian family around. We applied for a spouse visa in July 2009 but it was refused a couple of weeks ago because my husband has ulcerative colitis and a Medical Officer of the Commonwealth said he would potentially cost $100,000. He is in remission and perfectly able to work, he just has to take medication. We had put through a health waiver request but that was refused and I'm not exactly sure why - the letter we received didn't state which compelling and compassionate circumstances were considered or not, just that they decided not to exercise the waiver. I had put together a lot of information about our financial situation (which I believe is good, we own a house and have savings) and job prospects (my occupation is listed on the NEW skilled occupations list and my husband's was on the old one which was in effect at the time we applied), had six statutory declarations from family and friends stating that they'd be willing to provide care and support, and I also included a statement about wanting to start a family and how it would affect me emotionally if I wasn't able to return home. After getting the refusal I was so devastated that I rang the case officer and asked her if she could give me a better explanation of why it was refused - she sounded very flustered and just kept saying "it's the cost, it's the cost". When I said "but I'm an Australian citizen and you're basically telling me I can't live in Australia", she just said "you can live in the USA". I guess I was naive in thinking that the health waiver is exercised as a matter of course for spousal relationships. After doing some research online and stumbling across a 2007 Australian National Audit Office report on DIAC's administration of the health waiver process, it appears it's only exercised around 12% of the time. We are now applying to the Migration Review Tribunal and I wanted to find out if anyone knows anything about the process. Is it something we can do ourselves or would we definitely be better off getting the assistance of a lawyer? I have sent off the form and just received a letter and receipt today which stated I should send in evidence as soon as possible. I had spoken to an Australian lawyer over the phone prior to sending the application off and he said I should wait before sending any evidence. Is that right? What do I need to do next, do I just ask the Australian Embassy here to give me a copy of our DIAC file? I'm just not sure what the steps are - I had a look at the MRT website but I couldn't find anything which laid out the exact steps that would occur. If anyone can offer any assistance or clarification about the MRT process or point me in the right direction, I would very much appreciate it, as this whole thing has made me very frustrated and anxious. I just want to go home. :sad: Thank you very much if you can help at all.
  3. boganbear

    Complications with medicals

    Hi folks, This is my first posting. I've applied for an interdependency visa as my partner is an Aussie already. All the paperwork has been sent off but the x ray for the medical showed up what I hope is a minor problem in that there is some scaring on my lung from a minor chest infection. The radiologist and panel doctor say not to worry. The case officer has said that the medical forms etc have been sent to Oz to be assessed there and is their standard procedure if the x rays are not perfect. Has this happened to anyone else? how long did they take to come back ?Was everything OK in the end? Reading between the lines, everything else is OK with the visa so it is just a case of getting the all clear on the medical Cheers Mark
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