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How long for medicals to be marked as finalised?

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Guest born2learn

Hi all,

 

We all had our medical's on Wednesday 8th December. They were sent via courier and were signed for in Sydney on Monday 20th December and for my wife they were signed for in Sydney on Thursday 30th December. We did not have any abnormal medical condition.

 

All are showing referred on the Status Enquiry page.

 

Person 1 XXXXX

10/10/2009 Health requirements outstanding

24/12/2010 Further medical results referred

24/12/2010 Further medical results referred

24/12/2010 Further medical results referred

24/12/2010 HIV blood test referred

 

Person 2 XXXXX

10/10/2009 Health requirements outstanding

22/12/2010 Further medical results received

 

Person 3 XXXXX

10/10/2009 Health requirements outstanding

07/01/2011 Further medical results referred

07/01/2011 Further medical results referred

07/01/2011 Further medical results referred

07/01/2011 HIV blood test referred

07/01/2011 Hepatitis B antigen blood test referred

07/01/2011 Hepatitis C antibody blood test referred

 

When do you think I should expect to see my medicals marked as finalised?

 

Thanks.

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Since your tests were referred, the doctors at HOC have to review them and mark them. I would give it about a week. Our tests weren't referred and it still took a few days to be marked as finalised.

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Guest born2learn

Do you think there is a backlog these days because usually I have seen other people got it finalised after a couple of days as being referred.

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No idea but I imagine they have been busier since all the SMP's have been released. I know it was tough to even get a medical appointment due to this. They might be waiting for the whole family to be reviewed before marking as finalised. I know that happened with us.

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My medicals were received on 04/01/2011 and still shown referred until today...I guess it takes around two weeks to be finalised!! Hope this helps:cute:


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Guest sooperlids

Ours took a little over 2 weeks to change from referred to finalised.

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Guest GemandJay

why do they say 'referred' that would worry me or is it normal?

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My wife & son's medical was already finalize within approximately 4-5days after it was referred. Mine was still referred since January 6 and my anxiety level rises up!

 

The rest of our requirements (documents) does not change. Wondering if they need to finalize the medical first before the rest follows.

 

What's keeping them so slow these days??? :arghh:

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Guest miguelaustro
why do they say 'referred' that would worry me or is it normal?

 

Yes, this is normal as many people (or families) were referred from HOC (Health Operations Centre) to MOC (Medical Officer of the Commonwealth) for further review. Don't worry, all things go well.

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Guest born2learn

Thanks everyone.

 

Mine and my daughter's are now showing as finalised but my wife's are still referred.

 

Houciaus2010! have you got yours finalised?

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Guest miguelaustro
Thanks everyone.

 

Mine and my daughter's are now showing as finalised but my wife's are still referred.

 

Houciaus2010! have you got yours finalised?

 

 

All of my family members (and me) were "finalised" and "met" except my daughter. She was required for further medicals. DIAC sent me this letter:

 

===============================================

Client ID: XXXXXXXX

Dear Panel Doctor,

 

The bearer of this letter, XXXXXXXXXXX, DOB:

09/XX/2006, F is required to provide further medical information

(details given below).

 

Please include the following information:

 

A current further assessment from a specialist Paediatrician and/or

Clinical Psychologist is required regarding applicant's cognitive and

developmental status.

 

Please forward a further report addressing history, diagnosis, full

details of psychological testing, developmental milestones (such as

Denver or Griffiths scale) and a formal developmental age/IQ assessment.

 

If a school or preschool report is available please forward this.

 

Please indicate the ability to perform activities of daily living (for

her age).

 

The report should address the need for special schooling and the

prognosis for independent living.

 

The report must be sealed by you, the Doctor, stamped and signed, then

sent from your clinic to the Global Health (GH) at the following address:

 

Global Health

Department of Immigration and Citizenship

Level 3, 26 Lee Street

SYDNEY NSW AUSTRALIA 2000

===============================================

 

I have to show this letter to Panel Doctor in my City and send the results to HOC again.

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Guest born2learn

I hope all goes well for your daughter.

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Guest mackdmello

hi,

 

my application has also been referred to HOC, on online status it is referred on 4/01/11 and i recd a letter on the 6/1/11 from HOC stating that we have recd ur medicals and it has been sent to the medical officer for assessment . and till today that is 17/1/11 it is still showing as referred, i am getting frustated as days are going by but no sign of visa grant, i need to go to go to australia, i fed up with my current job at the moment. i need to join my family members in australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope all goes well for your daughter.

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Guest miguelaustro
hi,

 

my application has also been referred to HOC, on online status it is referred on 4/01/11 and i recd a letter on the 6/1/11 from HOC stating that we have recd ur medicals and it has been sent to the medical officer for assessment . and till today that is 17/1/11 it is still showing as referred, i am getting frustated as days are going by but no sign of visa grant, i need to go to go to australia, i fed up with my current job at the moment. i need to join my family members in australia.

 

By now, Medicals processing by HOC takes 3 weeks (approx)

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Hi all,

 

We all had our medical's on Wednesday 8th December. They were sent via courier and were signed for in Sydney on Monday 20th December and for my wife they were signed for in Sydney on Thursday 30th December. We did not have any abnormal medical condition.

 

All are showing referred on the Status Enquiry page.

 

Person 1 XXXXX

10/10/2009 Health requirements outstanding

24/12/2010 Further medical results referred

24/12/2010 Further medical results referred

24/12/2010 Further medical results referred

24/12/2010 HIV blood test referred

 

Person 2 XXXXX

10/10/2009 Health requirements outstanding

22/12/2010 Further medical results received

 

Person 3 XXXXX

10/10/2009 Health requirements outstanding

07/01/2011 Further medical results referred

07/01/2011 Further medical results referred

07/01/2011 Further medical results referred

07/01/2011 HIV blood test referred

07/01/2011 Hepatitis B antigen blood test referred

07/01/2011 Hepatitis C antibody blood test referred

 

When do you think I should expect to see my medicals marked as finalised?

 

Thanks.

 

Had our medicals done 9th December, 2 were finalised on 14/12, 1 was referred 14 and finalised 16th December, but then last 1 was not loaded from doctors til 16th due to waiting for consultants letter. Nothing changed until last week 13/1/11, I emailed them to make sure last 1 had been received and was told there was a system error. Connors have now been referred 14/1/11 so just waiting. So there doesn't seem to be any pattern


Helen (Business Owner/Nurse) Neil, Connor 10,Natasha 8. Visa granted 15/03/2011, moved and settled Gold Coast, QLD 05/04/2011. Living the dream- Lady Helen of Helensvale:laugh:

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hi,

 

my application has also been referred to HOC, on online status it is referred on 4/01/11 and i recd a letter on the 6/1/11 from HOC stating that we have recd ur medicals and it has been sent to the medical officer for assessment . and till today that is 17/1/11 it is still showing as referred, i am getting frustated as days are going by but no sign of visa grant, i need to go to go to australia, i fed up with my current job at the moment. i need to join my family members in australia.

 

Hi Macklon,

 

I think you received the email because your medicals were sent to Adelaide who would have forwarded them to Sydney.

 

I think those caught in the christmas holidays are stacked because I have seen some of the people who have done their medicals in Jan are finalized. I did my medicals on 16th Dec and they are also stacked because it would have reached them during the Christmas holidays. I really hope that they clear all as quickly as possible.

 

Miguelaustro, I pray that all goes well for you daughter.

 

Good luck to you all.


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Thanks everyone.

 

Mine and my daughter's are now showing as finalised but my wife's are still referred.

 

Houciaus2010! have you got yours finalised?

 

Until today thay are showing referred!!! They might take more than 3 weeks to be finalised but this does not disturb me as I'm still waiting the CO to knock my door:wink:

Hope you will get your visa very soon!!!!

:hug:


Arch associate- 176 lodged 01/03/10 -CO 31/01/2011-VISA GRANT:20/04/2011

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Guest mackdmello

Hi Miguel,

 

thanks for ur reply, i pray to god that they finalise ur daughter's medicals as soon as possible, hope u get a grant in couple of days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By now, Medicals processing by HOC takes 3 weeks (approx)

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we got ours done march last year and mine still shows as refereed, im assuming all is ok as nobody has ever said any different


SA SS lodged 14.09.09.SA SS approved 11.11.09 176 lodged 22.12.09 RSMS lodged 06.08.10

Visa Apporved 01.01.11:shocked:

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Guest Trapper

hi there. Just new on the site today and having a brouse around. Noticed you lodged your visa app in November and just got it granted!!!! My word that was quick. Would you mind if I ask what proffession you are in?

 

Rob

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Guest AlexanderZ
Thanks everyone.

 

Mine and my daughter's are now showing as finalised but my wife's are still referred.

 

 

Just want to add some statistic:

My meds were delivered to Sydney on Dec 29, 2010.

Here is what I see in statistic now:

 

07/01/2011 Health requirements outstanding

07/01/2011 Further medical results received

07/01/2011 Further medical results received

07/01/2011 Further medical results received

07/01/2011 HIV blood test received

 

Does anybody knows why everyone has status "referred" but I have "received"?

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Just want to add some statistic:

My meds were delivered to Sydney on Dec 29, 2010.

Here is what I see in statistic now:

 

07/01/2011 Health requirements outstanding

07/01/2011 Further medical results received

07/01/2011 Further medical results received

07/01/2011 Further medical results received

07/01/2011 HIV blood test received

 

Does anybody knows why everyone has status "referred" but I have "received"?

 

I guess, yours has been received but not checked. Once it is checked it will go to referred or finalized. If it is referred, it will be rechecked by Docs before it can be finalized or if there is any complications, they will send you for further tests.


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Guest born2learn

Hi Ozzieland,

 

Any update at your end? My wife's are still showing as referred even after two weeks, don't know why they are taking so much time these days to finalise medicals.

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Hi Ozzieland,

 

Any update at your end? My wife's are still showing as referred even after two weeks, don't know why they are taking so much time these days to finalise medicals.

 

Same here... Just checked the online status and there is absolutely no change. It is almost 3 weeks now. Don't know what is taking that long. They are clearing the medicals that have reached them well after mine. Just hoping they do it quickly, waiting my visa !!!


IELTs/5Sep9/L8.5 R7.5 W7.5 S8 OA8VetApp23Nov09 +ive5Mar10CV VeriACT8Mar10Rec-16Apr10AppACTSS-dox sent27Apr10ApprvlRecd22Jun10App.176-SMP 22Apr10CO-22Nov10PCC/Meds-Dec2010 Visa Granted-4Feb2011

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Guest dragsterwish
Just want to add some statistic:

My meds were delivered to Sydney on Dec 29, 2010.

Here is what I see in statistic now:

 

07/01/2011 Health requirements outstanding

07/01/2011 Further medical results received

07/01/2011 Further medical results received

07/01/2011 Further medical results received

07/01/2011 HIV blood test received

 

Does anybody knows why everyone has status "referred" but I have "received"?

 

Hi AlexanderZ, just to share with you my case.

 

My meds were delivered to Sydney on Jan 21, 2011.

On 24/1/11(today), my status changed to

 

24/1/2011 Health requirements finalized

24/1/2011 Further medical results received.....

 

Finalized means everything is ok. Immediately after i've sent my Police Check (24/1) today & received by my CO, i got my 176 VISA! Everything (meds & Police & Visa Grant) received & approved within 1 day! (one afternoon, in fact!)

 

Hope my info helps. Cheers!

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