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What does a permanent visa medical actually involve?

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Hi

We came over on a temp student visa and are now being sponsored to stay permanently. We are about to book the medicals, chest xrays and HIV tests. o

I am wondering what's involved in the actually medical examination as some of the remarks for how to prepare sound a bit ominous on the Medibank webpage. For example, 'make sure it is 4-6 days since you menstruated'.

We have a 2 year old who will be getting the examination too.

 

It would be interesting to know what they actually do and are looking for if anyone knows.

 

In addition, we do not have any medical records from the UK and although we haven't had any medical conditions of any significance, we are wondering how we will prove this and whether we will have to send for full records from our old GP surgery in the UK.

 

Any advice and info would be helpful.

​Thanks

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All the Dr did with us is listen to chest, chest x-rays, urine tests. Blood tests are for if you have numerous peircings or tattoos. The most intrusive it was for me was a prod around my lower tummy near to my knicker line.

 

Certainly nothing to stress about if your fit and healthy.

 

​ Cal x

 

Edited to add - you shouldnt need your UK medical records and seeing as most GPs want to charge you for them ,its really not worth it. I have a medical condition and just got a report from my specialist stating where my condition was at, what tests i had had and what medication i was on.

You will need your childs immunisation record (Red Book)

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All the Dr did with us is listen to chest, chest x-rays, urine tests. Blood tests are for if you have numerous peircings or tattoos. The most intrusive it was for me was a prod around my lower tummy near to my knicker line. Certainly nothing to stress about if your fit and healthy. ​ Cal x Edited to add - you shouldnt need your UK medical records and seeing as most GPs want to charge you for them ,its really not worth it. I have a medical condition and just got a report from my specialist stating where my condition was at, what tests i had had and what medication i was on. You will need your childs immunisation record (Red Book)

 

Agree with all of this. Ours was very quick (except for the drive to Birmingham from Cornwall!) and non-invasive. Good luck!


 

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Blood tests are for if you have numerous peircings or tattoos.

 

The blood test is taken by everyone... It is the HIV test.

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My family ( me husband and 3 children) and I recently had ours at the Melbourne medibank centre, be prepared for a long wait !!!! They chest X-ray and blood test adults only they take height and weight measurements of all and urine samples (my 2 year old son didn't need to give a sample but my 5 year old and 9 year old did) and finally you see a doctor who listens to heart and chest and does reflex tests.

Menstral blood can interfere with urine sample results so that is the reason for that statement.

we didn't take and were not asked for any medical records the only things we took were birth certificates, passports and the forms you are asked to fill in by medibank. I hope this helps shout if you have any other questions.

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Mine went like this;

 

Arrive and sign paperwork, and give a urine test (that's why you shouldn't be menstrating, blood can taint it). Then go into an examination room and have blood taken, eyes tested, weight and height taken. Then went and sat down and waited, then the panel doctor saw me, checked my medical history and then did a physical examination, just took off my clothes and she checked my reflexes, chest, back, and legs. Then put my clothes back on, sat down, we had a chat, she said she had to note I was over a high BMI and I had self-harm scars. Then went and did the chest x-ray, then went home! That was a week ago so I'm waiting to hear back from the hospital about how it went.


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When I gave my urine sample it had to be with the door open so that the nurse could make sure I wasn't pulling one out of my pocket and using it instead! Everything else was as described, only took 20 minutes for the whole thing from start to finish.

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Hi,

 

Hubby has been offered a job in Perth under a permanent visa 186 sponsorship (Nurse) and we will all require medicals soon and are probably going to go with the Birmingham Spire. Just wondering if those that have taken children can advise what it entails for them just so I can tell them what happens? No issues we are worried about so hopefully quite straight forward.

 

Thanks

 

​Angie


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Thank you, we are going to the Dandenong centre. That's a really helpful explanation. Medical things always worry me, at least I know what to expect now.

Do they give you any copies of anything or do they just send it all off on your behalf? Thanks Jo

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We did our medicals in Germany and it was very quick and easy. They did a blood test, asked for urine sample (closed doors:) then we had to wait for the medical examination and the doctor only asked as for our weight and height (haven't actually checked it), asked if I wear glasses/ contact lenses, checked the eye sight, listened to heart and chest and that was it.


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When I gave my urine sample it had to be with the door open so that the nurse could make sure I wasn't pulling one out of my pocket and using it instead! Everything else was as described, only took 20 minutes for the whole thing from start to finish.

 

Really, you had to wee with dooropen......oh my im dreading that i struggle to go in public loos nevermind in front of someone argh!!!!


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Hi,

 

Hubby has been offered a job in Perth under a permanent visa 186 sponsorship (Nurse) and we will all require medicals soon and are probably going to go with the Birmingham Spire. Just wondering if those that have taken children can advise what it entails for them just so I can tell them what happens? No issues we are worried about so hopefully quite straight forward.

 

 

 

​Angie

 

Hi, im a few months of from medicals yet but see that you had them done in Birmingham which is close to me. Was just wondering what the cost was, we are 2 adults only.

Thanks.

​Good luck with your move x


IELTS 28/4/13- S9, R8.0, L8.0, W7, overall 8. ANMAC - Submitted 04/06/13. LOD email confirmation 15/10/13. applied for SA sponsorship 489 05/03/2014 approved 31/03/2014. EOI INVITE- 31/03/2014 APPLIED FOR VISA 12/05/14 - GRANT ?.Aphra lod 04/07/14 CO Allocated 4/8/14 PCC 12/8/14.Medical 13/8/14.Grant awaiting.

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