medicals and PCs with no CO
Just a quick question to all you guys who have had medicals/pcs without having a CO first. How does that work? Are your medicals given to you once they've been done and then you forward them onto your CO when one has been assigned? If they are not given to you what happens to them, where do they go? Is there a possility they may get lost in the system whilst they are waiting in that limbo state? We've been waiting 4 months now to get a CO and just wondering whether it's worth getting our meds/pcs done in preparation to try and speed things up a bit.
you could either ask your doctor to hold on to them (if they do that, not all do) - and wait for you to pass on your file reference number
just get them sent off with your passport numbers on it - we did that and there was no problem what so ever
either way you won't get the medicals in your hand -they'll stay with your doc!
good luck ;)
If you have lodged your visa you should have a TRN number. This is put on your medical forms and sent to Sydney by the doctors. You never get to see them. Once Sydney is happy then they are forwarded on to meet up with your visa application and sit there waiting for a CO to appear.
Have you lodged online? if so PCs are a doddle as well get them done and attach them to the application. If not I would get them done and wait for a CO and then email them to them the same day.
We've used an agent for our application not on-line. Can I still get my PCs done on-line then? My agent has advised us to wait for a CO before meds but after your replies you've put my mind at rest a bit; as you said what with passport numbers and/or a TRN number surely there shouldn't be a problem. Perhaps I'll carry on and make appointments for about a months time and hopefully we'll have a CO by then (!?!!). I just want to be doing something proactive.
You can save some money on your PCs. If you wait for a CO you may be tempted to spend more money to get them done quickly. By doing them before you get a CO you can pay the minimum and get them back in around a month.
we frontloaded our medicals, doctor posted them off, they were tied up to our application via the passport numbers, we didnt get a case officer just an email to say we had visas, but this was a year ago back in the old days before online applications
Originally Posted by dunnarunna
Yours came through quickyly, looking at your timescale! That'd be great if we managed to get our visa without a CO but as you said things have changed a bit now. Then again, who knows, with such a backlog ..... yeah right, I know, just wishful thinking.
We used an agent too bit hey submitted the application online.
We have decided to front load everything before getting a case officer - agent said it was entirely our choice. WE just couldn't wait!
A couple of you have mentioned 'frontloading'. Without sounding a bit thick (!!) and probably asking a really obvious question, what is frontloading?
Originally Posted by Django
Hi Pete, We are front-loading our medicals (looking at people's time scales) as have them booked for July 7th, and have only just applied for visa. We have used an agent who submitted our visa application online - what's the best thing to do about police checks? Can we email these online - or do they have to be posted? What is the usual wait for them to come back - Is it a straight forward form??