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General Skilled Visa form 47SK & form 80 + medical quest

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Guest Brookesy

G'day,

 

I've got my TRA stuff approved now i'm onto my main form, :D

 

Does anyone know if form 80 is to be sent out with form 47SK? in form 80 question 25 asks for date of arrival in oz and 27 wants your visa number? obviously i dont have these cos i havent sent the form of yet! :shock:

 

Also I'm insulin dependant diabetic and wonder if this will cause me to faill on the medical? :roll:

 

Any help would be great,

 

Cheers!

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Guest Gollywobbler
G'day,

 

I've got my TRA stuff approved now i'm onto my main form, :D

 

Does anyone know if form 80 is to be sent out with form 47SK? in form 80 question 25 asks for date of arrival in oz and 27 wants your visa number? obviously i dont have these cos i havent sent the form of yet! :shock:

 

Also I'm insulin dependant diabetic and wonder if this will cause me to faill on the medical? :roll:

 

Any help would be great,

 

Cheers!

 

Hi

 

Can't answer your first question, but what does it say on the checklist for this type of visa? My Mum is applying for a Contributory Parent visa. I found that you have to read the checklist about 100 times, to make absolutely SURE that every single thing listed is in the bundle. In the end, I bought a bulldog clip to keep the whole lot together! Postmaster thought I was barmy, because of the weight of the clip, but it was well worth posting them a free clip to keep, I reckon!

 

On the meds, I am no expert, but I have heard that they are not usually worried about diabetes as long as it is well-controlled, and as long as other bits like your kidneys, heart etc are all functioning well.

 

Good Luck

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Guest Brookesy

Cheers Gill,

 

I just sent the Form 47SK off on its its own, after reading my own question i thought it was more obvious Form 80 went later, on the medical front what you said sounds about right its just the bit i read about being a moneytary drain on the health service that worries me,

 

Thanks

 

Mark.

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Cheers Gill,

 

I just sent the Form 47SK off on its its own, after reading my own question i thought it was more obvious Form 80 went later, on the medical front what you said sounds about right its just the bit i read about being a moneytary drain on the health service that worries me,

 

Thanks

 

Mark.

 

Hi Mark

 

The Medical Officer of the Commonwealth (MOC) would be likely to insist on an up to date specialist's report about your diabetes. The MOC's decision is likely to be made on the basis of that.

 

With medical stuff, the test is whether treating your diabetes is likely to involve "significant cost" and/or would it require the use of medical or community resources that are in short supply? (Organs for transplant, dialysis and residential care are all deemed to be in short supply.)

 

The PAMs (the textbook that COs rely on) describe a "rule of thumb" in which a total spend of $20,000 during the applicant's first 3-5 years in Australia is deemed to be a "significant cost." If the applicant is so disabled as a result of the medical condition (whatever it is) that they may be unable to work and fend for themselves financially, there is a possibility that State Benefits might have to kick in to give them a basic standard of living. Any potential State Benefit payments are included in the $20,000 above, and can raise the overall likely costs-bill exponentially.)

 

I don't know anything about diabetes, except that I've heard that insulin is not particularly expensive. If that is so, and your diabetes is well-controlled, isn't causing knock-on health problems etc, then it doesn't sound to me as if the Health Service would need to spend a significant amount on you in the next 3-5 years, nor does it sound as if you are likely to become unable to work full time in exchange for a reasonable salary, so you do not sound (from your description) like a candidate for State Benefits either.

 

I suggest you look at the Immigration Forum on British Expats. If you search the forum using "diabetes" as the key-word, you will find many posts by people who have diabetes of various sorts. I don't understand the descriptions but you probably would, and they might reassure you, I think.

 

Also, if you run the info in this post past your doctor, I would think that he or she ought to be able to take a reasonably shrewd guess at which way the MOC might jump in considering you.

 

Hope this helps and good luck

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Guest Brookesy

Cheers Gill your a star. that sounds ok for me then beacuse i've only had two hypo's in the 10 years i've been diabetic, my eye sight, cholesterol and blood pressure etc are perfect every time they're checked. just depends how much my insulin is so fingers crossed,

 

thanks again.

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Cheers Gill your a star. that sounds ok for me then beacuse i've only had two hypo's in the 10 years i've been diabetic, my eye sight, cholesterol and blood pressure etc are perfect every time they're checked. just depends how much my insulin is so fingers crossed,

 

thanks again.

 

Hi Mark

 

I've just found this website:

 

http://www.politics.co.uk/campaignsite/insulin-dependent-diabetes-trust-iddt-$366227$2.htm

 

They sound like people who know what a year's supply of insulin would cost at private medicine rates. Also your pharmacist should be able to find out.

 

Additionally, there wasa thread on BE some time ago in which somebody provided a link to a pharmaceutical website in Australia. That lists the costs of drugs both at local rates (ie to Australian residents) and also to tourists, who have to pay the full price for their drugs.

 

I'll try to find the link and if I succeed, I'll post it on here.

 

But we ought to be able to find out what insulin costs without too much difficulty, I reckon. Obviously, it isn't as straightfoward as the price of insulin alone, but knowing the price of that would help, I think. A chum of mine is diabetic and he said that insulin isn't expensive. I'll see if he knows any more, and where he got the information from.

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Cheers Gill your a star. that sounds ok for me then beacuse i've only had two hypo's in the 10 years i've been diabetic, my eye sight, cholesterol and blood pressure etc are perfect every time they're checked. just depends how much my insulin is so fingers crossed,

 

thanks again.

 

HI again, Mark

 

The link below is the one I mentioned in my last post:

 

http://www.homepharmacy.com.au/home/

 

Thei contacts page is the useful bit. I would ring one of their offices (with some of your insulin handy so that you can supply its generic name, because the brand-names are different in Oz as you know.)

 

I suggest that you ask for the Private Prescription price for it, and also for their National Health Scheme price. Apparently insulin is heavily-subsidised by the Australian Government, according to Health Insite. Obviously, the Government's buying power would enable it to buy insulin much more cheaply than you can, so the real cost to the Australian Health Service is sure to be somewhere between the two prices that these on-line people could give you.

 

Hope this helps

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Guest denise milligan

Hi there

 

I saw in your message that you have passed your TRA. We have just received the forms for the TRA assessment and my first instant was to panic. My husband is a plasterer (I do all the paperwork). We don't know where to start with it all, can you offer any advice please. Do's and don't. How detailed should the information be?

 

Would appreciate any advice.

 

Thanks

 

Dee

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Hiya i know how you feel my hubbys a diesel fitter and i did all his paperwork ,infact i wrote that much i could probably do the job myself!

Have you used an agent ? our agent VISA BUREAU gave us a detailed job description listing the tools ,you would be expected to know,they also gave us a good idea on the format of references etc, you need to give as much detail as you can if you feel like your drowning on and on repeating yourself your probably doing it right, i set Garys out by going through year after year listing every tool used and every course attended in that year,this was for 20yrs so it was a fair few pages long.For company references we typed out the format (as these too have to be very detailed ) and got his boss and ex employer to check them and put onto headed paper ,this made sure nothing was missed out.I sent copys of every certificate he had and also listed them in detail at the bottom of the job description ,basically give them everything you can,,good luck and fingers crossed for you

Cal x

 

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Guest denise milligan

Cal

 

Thanks for your response. The more I read messages on this website the more I think that I am doing most of the work researching what is needed instead of my migration agent.

 

I think that with the TRA it looks like detail is the main requirement so I had better get typing this weekend.

 

Thanks again

 

Best of luck

 

Dee

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Guest Brookesy
Hi there

 

I saw in your message that you have passed your TRA. We have just received the forms for the TRA assessment and my first instant was to panic. My husband is a plasterer (I do all the paperwork). We don't know where to start with it all, can you offer any advice please. Do's and don't. How detailed should the information be?

 

Would appreciate any advice.

 

Thanks

 

Dee

 

Hello Dee,

 

I do Air conditioning and did two years NVQ / City & Guilds, i lost my certificates so paid for re-prints. I sent a colour scan of these as you dont send originals. To certify them i got my old tutor to write a letter saying the dates i attended, the course and what the course consisted of. My old boss wrote a referance for me, detailing daily duties, tools used, work carried out, and that i was an all round good egg! I Wrote myself a more detailed reference on our company paper and got my present boss to sign it (told him it was for a mortgage). As my present and last job add up to nearly 10 years so this counted as my relevent work experience. On the form there is a box where to describe what you do and tools used etc using technical terms, i take it this is because your forms gets given to someone who knows about the field in which you want to apply, so in here i went to town on the technical stuff.

 

Hope this is some use, if you need any more help just post,

 

Cheers Mark.

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Guest Watersports

Hi - Just read on the checklist for form 47SK that it states have included: form 80 for each person including on the appication.

 

So it looks like yes you should send form 80 with 47SK.

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Guest pj

Hey guys

 

If it helps, I used a migration agent to check our form prior to submission. We included the main 47sk Form, form 80's for me and my partner plus all the other gubbings they want.

 

If you are applying as a de-facto relationship, my agent told me to get 3 statutory declarations completed (make sure you include copies of passports for the person who completes the stat dec) in addition to all the other bits they want.

 

A bit confused about getting the police checks done as we're in Australia (on 457's) so cannot show original passport/driving license etc. Anyone got any ideas?

 

Hope this helps somewhat. Our forms were received at Adelaide on Monday but apparently there's a credit card details problem. Just hope it makes the 139 deadline.

 

Pj xx

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