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Frong-Loading Meds; Referral; Chronic Conditions

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Hi everyone. I'm a 33-year-old woman from the US. I will be applying for a PMV so I can move to Australia to be with my fiance, who is a US Citizen, and is (hopefully!)about to get his Australian PR.

 

I was hoping someone more experienced than I with all this could give me advice on how I can best go about all this. He lodged his ENS 186 back in August, and right now the estimated processing time for those is six months. I'm hoping against hope it might be sooner than that. Of course, we can't apply for the PMV until his PR comes through.

 

I am pretty positive my medicals will have to be referred as I have a few chronic conditions. I know that's going to add another 6-8 weeks onto the processing time for my visa because of GH. What can I be doing NOW to keep processing time down when we apply? I think I should front-load my medicals, but it's hard to know exactly when to do that when he doesn't even have his PR yet. I'm a little concerned about doing it TOO early, as I read somewhere that with some people, if you have certain conditions, your medical can actually expire earlier than the standard one year and you might have to get it redone. But on the other hand, I don't want to have to wait an extra couple of months because I didn't front-load.

 

I was also told that having documentation from my current specialists on my chronic conditions when I go to see the panel doc can be helpful. Does anyone have any guidance on what that information needs to be, what form it needs to be in, etc.? I want to do everything I can to make things easy as possible for GH/DIAC.

 

Thanks so much in advance for any advice you all can offer.


Applied for PMV 300: 18 April 2013 (Washington, D.C.) Police Checks: Front-loaded. Medicals: 3 June 2013 Meds Referred: ? Meds Cleared: 8/2013 PMV GRANTED: 03 JAN 2014! Married: March 2014. Applied for 820: 28 April 2014. 820 GRANTED: 07 July 2014!

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I read over this twice before submitting and still missed my typo. "Frong-loading?" Oops. :) I meant front-loading. Sorry.


Applied for PMV 300: 18 April 2013 (Washington, D.C.) Police Checks: Front-loaded. Medicals: 3 June 2013 Meds Referred: ? Meds Cleared: 8/2013 PMV GRANTED: 03 JAN 2014! Married: March 2014. Applied for 820: 28 April 2014. 820 GRANTED: 07 July 2014!

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Referred Medicals use to take just a few days to finalise. But with the changes with Skill Select, there has been a massive rush of onshore applications

 

Apart from having your specialist reports ready, regarding your condition and types of medication you are on - there is nothing more you can currently do.

 

PMV will take about 7-9 months to be granted after lodged.

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Referred Medicals use to take just a few days to finalise. But with the changes with Skill Select, there has been a massive rush of onshore applications

 

Apart from having your specialist reports ready, regarding your condition and types of medication you are on - there is nothing more you can currently do.

 

PMV will take about 7-9 months to be granted after lodged.

 

Thanks, lebourvellec. :) "Specialist reports?" Is there documentation somewhere on what information should be in these, and what format they should be in? Or are there forms for them? Thanks. I really appreciate the response!


Applied for PMV 300: 18 April 2013 (Washington, D.C.) Police Checks: Front-loaded. Medicals: 3 June 2013 Meds Referred: ? Meds Cleared: 8/2013 PMV GRANTED: 03 JAN 2014! Married: March 2014. Applied for 820: 28 April 2014. 820 GRANTED: 07 July 2014!

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Your doctor would know what to put in the report - but about your condition, how it is being treated and future plans.

 

What Australian government will work out, is how much it is going to cost them. If it is more than $100,000 over 5 years, then thats when there will be issues.

 

If your condition is stable and medication your on not too expensive, it would likely be ok.

 

It maybe worth speaking through your case with a Registered Migration Agent, which is recommended when someone has medical issues. Try George Lombard, based in Sydney, Im sure that they have a doctor as part of their team. They will be able to help further with what will be required, and help your application go more smoothly.

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