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Hello! I'm after some help from people who have had to present to AHPRA in person to verify their identity. Since AHPRA is now only giving 3 months to present to an office, I am having to travel on a holiday visa to get this sorted. How have you guys dealt with the Proof of Address Requirement? Since I'll be staying for only 1 week and I'll be in an AIRBNB I'm not sure how to approach this dilemma. Thank you!


IELTS : 13/08/16: W8 S8 L9 R9. Skills Ax sent/Rcvd/granted: 30/08/16, 12/09/16, 10/10/16. AHPRA sent/AIP : 05/09/16, 28/12/16. EoI/invited: 20/1/17, 01/02/17. 189 submitted: 06/02/17, Caseworker: 23/02/17. Medicals: 31/03/17. Grant: 12/04/17. Child 101 submitted: 09/06/17. Granted: 06/07/17. Landed: 01/09/17.

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I have. They refused. And I appealed that decision. Which was still refused.


IELTS : 13/08/16: W8 S8 L9 R9. Skills Ax sent/Rcvd/granted: 30/08/16, 12/09/16, 10/10/16. AHPRA sent/AIP : 05/09/16, 28/12/16. EoI/invited: 20/1/17, 01/02/17. 189 submitted: 06/02/17, Caseworker: 23/02/17. Medicals: 31/03/17. Grant: 12/04/17. Child 101 submitted: 09/06/17. Granted: 06/07/17. Landed: 01/09/17.

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I have. They refused. And I appealed that decision. Which was still refused.

 

As the great Steve Irwin would say" CRIKEY"

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Tell me about it!


IELTS : 13/08/16: W8 S8 L9 R9. Skills Ax sent/Rcvd/granted: 30/08/16, 12/09/16, 10/10/16. AHPRA sent/AIP : 05/09/16, 28/12/16. EoI/invited: 20/1/17, 01/02/17. 189 submitted: 06/02/17, Caseworker: 23/02/17. Medicals: 31/03/17. Grant: 12/04/17. Child 101 submitted: 09/06/17. Granted: 06/07/17. Landed: 01/09/17.

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Any address is fine. It takes a week (mine was 3.days) to email you out your registration. With password etc to log on similar to nmc. Then just simply change the address. They send out the "you are registered" card like nmc but this isn't immediate

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AHPRA is pretty hardline with the 12 week registration requirement. There's no way around it. Be prepared to travel to Oz purely to activate it, or wait until late in the visa process before applying, assuming you want to head out sharpish once your visa is granted.


Richard Gregan Registered Migration Agent 9905168, MIA 880

www.overseas-emigration.co.uk

Direct telephone 0131 625 6900

Richard@my-oe.com

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Thanks for the input guys. Yes, it became clearly apparent that AHPRA would not budge even for unusual circumstances. So I'm flying out just to finalise my registration.


IELTS : 13/08/16: W8 S8 L9 R9. Skills Ax sent/Rcvd/granted: 30/08/16, 12/09/16, 10/10/16. AHPRA sent/AIP : 05/09/16, 28/12/16. EoI/invited: 20/1/17, 01/02/17. 189 submitted: 06/02/17, Caseworker: 23/02/17. Medicals: 31/03/17. Grant: 12/04/17. Child 101 submitted: 09/06/17. Granted: 06/07/17. Landed: 01/09/17.

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Which office you heading to?

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I'm heading to Perth in 3 weeks.


IELTS : 13/08/16: W8 S8 L9 R9. Skills Ax sent/Rcvd/granted: 30/08/16, 12/09/16, 10/10/16. AHPRA sent/AIP : 05/09/16, 28/12/16. EoI/invited: 20/1/17, 01/02/17. 189 submitted: 06/02/17, Caseworker: 23/02/17. Medicals: 31/03/17. Grant: 12/04/17. Child 101 submitted: 09/06/17. Granted: 06/07/17. Landed: 01/09/17.

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We opened a NAB bank account from U.K. The migration team had the account linked to the hay street branch in subiaco. We flew out on the Saturday and had appointment at bank for 11am Monday morning to activate bank account. 30 min later we walked out with bank cards and statement with relatives address on ( you can give them any address). We walked a few hundred meters up hay street to Ahpra. My wife presented, signed stat declaration 30 min later all done. Within 24 hrs email received confirming registration complete and on register.

 

Hope this helps

 

we have also just logged on to request cogs from Ahpra to be sent to ANMAC for modified skills assessment much simpler and faster then NMC. Ahpra confirmed cogs sent within a few days. Still waiting on NMC to email that they are processing application.


Main applicant : Wife, Nurse, Fit2work :applied 10/3/16, received 21/3/16. AHPRA sent 14/03/16, delivered 24/3/16.acknowledged receipt 30/03/16. registration in principle granted. 14/5/16 presented in person(Perth) 17/10/16. AHPRA full registration 18/10/16. ANMAC GRANTED 9/05/17, PARTNER SKILLS ASSESSMENT (Mechanical engineer) SUBMITTED 16/10/17. PARTNER SKILLS ASSESSMENT  - Positive outcome 31/10/17. EOI Updated to 65 points  - 31/10/17.

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We opened a NAB bank account from U.K. The migration team had the account linked to the hay street branch in subiaco. We flew out on the Saturday and had appointment at bank for 11am Monday morning to activate bank account. 30 min later we walked out with bank cards and statement with relatives address on ( you can give them any address). We walked a few hundred meters up hay street to Ahpra. My wife presented, signed stat declaration 30 min later all done. Within 24 hrs email received confirming registration complete and on register.

 

I did the exact same as this, but I put the temporary address as the AirBNB we were staying in for a few days. You can tell AHPRA to post to a different address when you log in (you receive the email a few days after showing up) which I left as my parents.


ANZSCO 221112 Management Accountant; Skills Assessment (CPA) submitted 14/07/15; Skills Assessment (CPA) Positive 11/08/15; PTE-A 12/09/15 (L90; S90; R90; W86); EOI 13/09/2015 (70 points); Invitation received 04/12/15; Visa lodged 07/12/15 (PCC and Medical preloaded); Visa grant 14/12/15 (Direct grant); Arrived in Sydney Australia 09/12/2016

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:godfather:Hi Stevej, thanks for the comprehensively spelt out answer, that's exactly what I was looking for :godfather: One more thing, when you were in the UK, did you open the NAB account completely online or did you have to present to their London branch?

 

Thanks again!


IELTS : 13/08/16: W8 S8 L9 R9. Skills Ax sent/Rcvd/granted: 30/08/16, 12/09/16, 10/10/16. AHPRA sent/AIP : 05/09/16, 28/12/16. EoI/invited: 20/1/17, 01/02/17. 189 submitted: 06/02/17, Caseworker: 23/02/17. Medicals: 31/03/17. Grant: 12/04/17. Child 101 submitted: 09/06/17. Granted: 06/07/17. Landed: 01/09/17.

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Hi mgreaves, thanks for you your help!


IELTS : 13/08/16: W8 S8 L9 R9. Skills Ax sent/Rcvd/granted: 30/08/16, 12/09/16, 10/10/16. AHPRA sent/AIP : 05/09/16, 28/12/16. EoI/invited: 20/1/17, 01/02/17. 189 submitted: 06/02/17, Caseworker: 23/02/17. Medicals: 31/03/17. Grant: 12/04/17. Child 101 submitted: 09/06/17. Granted: 06/07/17. Landed: 01/09/17.

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Hi Stevej, thanks for the comprehensively spelt out answer, that's exactly what I was looking for One more thing, when you were in the UK, did you open the NAB account completely online or did you have to present to their London branch?

 

Thanks again!

 

I opened my partners NAB account completly online. When you turn up you show passport and give them a local address (AirBNB) and then they hand you your card, ask them for a statement print out and take this to AHPRA.

 

I actually did my NAB when we arrived without doing anything in advance and it was just as quick, the only difference was my card arrived in branch a couple of days later.


ANZSCO 221112 Management Accountant; Skills Assessment (CPA) submitted 14/07/15; Skills Assessment (CPA) Positive 11/08/15; PTE-A 12/09/15 (L90; S90; R90; W86); EOI 13/09/2015 (70 points); Invitation received 04/12/15; Visa lodged 07/12/15 (PCC and Medical preloaded); Visa grant 14/12/15 (Direct grant); Arrived in Sydney Australia 09/12/2016

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I opened my partners NAB account completly online. When you turn up you show passport and give them a local address (AirBNB) and then they hand you your card, ask them for a statement print out and take this to AHPRA.

 

I actually did my NAB when we arrived without doing anything in advance and it was just as quick, the only difference was my card arrived in branch a couple of days later.

 

Thank you so much for this mate, that's the last piece of the puzzle I was looking for! I can now relax, and look forward to my trip on the 12th :jiggy:


IELTS : 13/08/16: W8 S8 L9 R9. Skills Ax sent/Rcvd/granted: 30/08/16, 12/09/16, 10/10/16. AHPRA sent/AIP : 05/09/16, 28/12/16. EoI/invited: 20/1/17, 01/02/17. 189 submitted: 06/02/17, Caseworker: 23/02/17. Medicals: 31/03/17. Grant: 12/04/17. Child 101 submitted: 09/06/17. Granted: 06/07/17. Landed: 01/09/17.

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Yes we too just did it online. The only difference was. I contacted the uk migrant team and asked them to link my account to the branch on hay street nearest to Ahpra office so our bank cards would be there when we arrived. This made it easier for us so we could park car and do both activating bank account and Ahpra in same morning just walking a few hundred meters up the road. If we didn't get our account linked to the hay street branch in subiaco we would had to go to which ever branch they had decided to link our account to in order to collect bank cards.


Main applicant : Wife, Nurse, Fit2work :applied 10/3/16, received 21/3/16. AHPRA sent 14/03/16, delivered 24/3/16.acknowledged receipt 30/03/16. registration in principle granted. 14/5/16 presented in person(Perth) 17/10/16. AHPRA full registration 18/10/16. ANMAC GRANTED 9/05/17, PARTNER SKILLS ASSESSMENT (Mechanical engineer) SUBMITTED 16/10/17. PARTNER SKILLS ASSESSMENT  - Positive outcome 31/10/17. EOI Updated to 65 points  - 31/10/17.

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Yes we too just did it online. The only difference was. I contacted the uk migrant team and asked them to link my account to the branch on hay street nearest to Ahpra office so our bank cards would be there when we arrived. This made it easier for us so we could park car and do both activating bank account and Ahpra in same morning just walking a few hundred meters up the road. If we didn't get our account linked to the hay street branch in subiaco we would had to go to which ever branch they had decided to link our account to in order to collect bank cards.

 

The branch they link you to is not guarenteed to help, you could be unlucky like us, we were sent to the thier choice of branch, we got there and the guy who does migrant banking was at a different branch that day even though we had booked an apointment so we had to walk to another branch, one next to AHPRA which was actually helpful but a bit of a walk. In Sydney there are a lot of branches in the CBD and all are fairly close.

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ANZSCO 221112 Management Accountant; Skills Assessment (CPA) submitted 14/07/15; Skills Assessment (CPA) Positive 11/08/15; PTE-A 12/09/15 (L90; S90; R90; W86); EOI 13/09/2015 (70 points); Invitation received 04/12/15; Visa lodged 07/12/15 (PCC and Medical preloaded); Visa grant 14/12/15 (Direct grant); Arrived in Sydney Australia 09/12/2016

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I just double confirmed everything with the branch several times and the migrant team here in U.K. We're great at getting staff in bank to locate cards and make sure they had them in hand.


Main applicant : Wife, Nurse, Fit2work :applied 10/3/16, received 21/3/16. AHPRA sent 14/03/16, delivered 24/3/16.acknowledged receipt 30/03/16. registration in principle granted. 14/5/16 presented in person(Perth) 17/10/16. AHPRA full registration 18/10/16. ANMAC GRANTED 9/05/17, PARTNER SKILLS ASSESSMENT (Mechanical engineer) SUBMITTED 16/10/17. PARTNER SKILLS ASSESSMENT  - Positive outcome 31/10/17. EOI Updated to 65 points  - 31/10/17.

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I did think of going via a HSBC international account, as apparently there is no transfer fee between a UK HSBC and an Australian HSBC account, but apparently you have to have had a domestic account with them for a fair few months first, then you'll be eligible to open an international account. So I guess I'm gonna have to use one of the Australian banks. I'm considering either Westpac or NAB. Again guys, thank you so much to both of you for your help - I was worrying mad about this catch 22 situation. I can now plan how to enjoy the remaining days that I'll have in WA.


IELTS : 13/08/16: W8 S8 L9 R9. Skills Ax sent/Rcvd/granted: 30/08/16, 12/09/16, 10/10/16. AHPRA sent/AIP : 05/09/16, 28/12/16. EoI/invited: 20/1/17, 01/02/17. 189 submitted: 06/02/17, Caseworker: 23/02/17. Medicals: 31/03/17. Grant: 12/04/17. Child 101 submitted: 09/06/17. Granted: 06/07/17. Landed: 01/09/17.

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I did think of going via a HSBC international account, as apparently there is no transfer fee between a UK HSBC and an Australian HSBC account, but apparently you have to have had a domestic account with them for a fair few months first, then you'll be eligible to open an international account. So I guess I'm gonna have to use one of the Australian banks. I'm considering either Westpac or NAB. Again guys, thank you so much to both of you for your help - I was worrying mad about this catch 22 situation. I can now plan how to enjoy the remaining days that I'll have in WA.

 

Off topic:

I opened a NAB simply because it was fee free and convienet through this forum. I will change accounts once I've started work, ING seems to offer the best bet with free withdrawals everywhere, but they are online only so couldn't open in advance.

 

For transfering money I used TransferWise, they give better rates and charge much much lower fees.


ANZSCO 221112 Management Accountant; Skills Assessment (CPA) submitted 14/07/15; Skills Assessment (CPA) Positive 11/08/15; PTE-A 12/09/15 (L90; S90; R90; W86); EOI 13/09/2015 (70 points); Invitation received 04/12/15; Visa lodged 07/12/15 (PCC and Medical preloaded); Visa grant 14/12/15 (Direct grant); Arrived in Sydney Australia 09/12/2016

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No official statement as yet, but in my view it's probably to reduce the number of open applications on their desks. Many people apply for AHPRA registration from abroad. After they have been granted Approval In Principle, a large number do not go on to activate their registration for whatever reason (change of plans etc).

 

By reducing the registration window to three months, the number of pending applications sitting around will be greatly reduced.

 

Regards,

 

Richard


Richard Gregan Registered Migration Agent 9905168, MIA 880

www.overseas-emigration.co.uk

Direct telephone 0131 625 6900

Richard@my-oe.com

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I opened a NAB simply because it was fee free and convienet through this forum. I will change accounts once I've started work, ING seems to offer the best bet with free withdrawals everywhere, but they are online only so couldn't open in advance.

 

For transfering money I used TransferWise, they give better rates and charge much much lower fees.

 

Are they better than Moneycorp ( fee free I think to PIO members??). I haven't opened any transfer accounts yet but will need to shortly.


Partner Visa 309/100 Applied for - 23/6/15CO assigned (WP) 1/9/15Medical Completed 29/12/15Police Check uploaded 12/01/16GRANTED 21/01/16!!!!

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Are they better than Moneycorp ( fee free I think to PIO members??). I haven't opened any transfer accounts yet but will need to shortly.

 

My quote from Money Corp using the account I opened from here was a worse quote than TransferWise, others on here said ring up and they will improve it...but I simply went to TransferWise and used the better quote without having to speak to anyone and simply clicked a few times.


ANZSCO 221112 Management Accountant; Skills Assessment (CPA) submitted 14/07/15; Skills Assessment (CPA) Positive 11/08/15; PTE-A 12/09/15 (L90; S90; R90; W86); EOI 13/09/2015 (70 points); Invitation received 04/12/15; Visa lodged 07/12/15 (PCC and Medical preloaded); Visa grant 14/12/15 (Direct grant); Arrived in Sydney Australia 09/12/2016

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