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    Hi there ,

    We have our medicals this friday 11/01/08 , our police checks have been forwarded.

    Does anyone know how long it takes for the visa to be granted , we have applied for s136 visa.

    I am bit wary about medicals but I think we will be ok , none of us have any ongoing medical problems thatwe know of!

    Blood pressure I am sure will be up but blaming that on STRESS!

    Fingers crossed:cute:

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    Hi Shonagh,

     

    Welcome to PIA (just in case I haven't done it yet!)

     

    There are no hard and fast rules as to how long it takes, I am on a 496 visa, which is obviously different from yours, but have a look at my timeline below.

     

    You can also have a look into other threads as most people on here put their progress timelines at the bottom of their post.

     

    Hope this helps.

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    Guest Django

    Hi Shonagh,

     

    The medicals are a breeze. Really nothing to worry about. The only problem we had was trying to get a wee sample off of our 5 year old but even managed that (in the end).

     

    Pete

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    Guest Guest1435

    Hi ,

    Thanks alot...There appears to be alot of nurses on the move.... No wonderreally!

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    Guest Richard & Amanda

    Hiya Pete,

     

    Just thought I can relate to you!

    It still gives me the giggles .....me and my 8yr old daughter locked in a toilet trying to get her to wee into a plastic cup.

    Needless to say most of it ended up all over me and my sleeve. I think that is probably the one and only time I wished she was a boy - so much easier!!!!!

     

    It's one to embarrass her with later on in life.

    Hubby was in the waiting room hearing me frantically telling her to stop!!!!! :biglaugh:though quite how you explain to an 8 yr old to stop weeing is, in hindsight, beyond me! though is sounded a logical request at the time!

     

    Shonagh - they are nothing to worry about at all our doctor was quite chatty and put us all at ease even having timed competitions between hubby and daughter as to who could get undressed and dressed quickest (not together!!!).

    My part of the medical was done when they had left the room and the receptionist came in to ensure it was all conducted properly (breast check).

    The whole lot was over in around 45 mins (3 of us) - easy money £400.

    Speculate to accumulate as hubby keeps telling me!!!

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    Hiya Pete,

     

    Just thought I can relate to you!

    It still gives me the giggles .....me and my 8yr old daughter locked in a toilet trying to get her to wee into a plastic cup.

    Needless to say most of it ended up all over me and my sleeve. I think that is probably the one and only time I wished she was a boy - so much easier!!!!!

     

    It's one to embarrass her with later on in life.

    Hubby was in the waiting room hearing me frantically telling her to stop!!!!! :biglaugh:though quite how you explain to an 8 yr old to stop weeing is, in hindsight, beyond me! though is sounded a logical request at the time!

     

     

    Hi Amanda,

     

    The exact same thing happened to me with my then 5 year old, we had arrived in glasgow a little earlier than our appointment with the doctor was due to take place, so after having left home early to get to one hospital to have xrays then into glasgow, we decided to go for something to eat, used their toilets before we left, so by the time we got to the doctors, my little one didn't need!

     

    I think it's the first time in my life that I have actually willed her to wee, trying many words of encouragement, then OMG! Panic like yourself, trying to get her to stop, she didn't understand of course, but went into absolute kinks of laughter because she has wee'd all over me!

     

    Oh to be a child! I dread to think what my mother would have done if the roles were reversed! doesn't bare thinking about....:biglaugh:

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    Hi Shonagh.

    Me and the missus are in the same boat as you.

    She's a theater Nurse and software programmer and im a bus driver and web design / software designer.

    Are meds went in end of november and police checks 2 weeks ago so were waiting as well.

    Hopefully shant be to long .

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    Guest Richard & Amanda

    Bless, glad its not just me then!!!!

     

    It is something to remind them of in later life when the boyfriends come along perhaps!!!!

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    Guest Django
    glad its not just me then!!!!

     

    Haaaaaaaaa beat me to it.:biglaugh:

     

    When Sophie did eventually give a sample it was only a few drops. The nurse said it wasn't enough but Tracey being an experienced children's nurse showed them how to use a needle and syringe to cover the 'test stick'. :biglaugh:

     

    Pete

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    Guest Guest1435

    Hi , thats funny we are from Cornwall.I work in the community and my husband is a teacher at Falmouth.We live just outside Truro...

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    Hi Shonagh.

    i work for wester Greyhound, easy to spot.

    Im the one with the ozzy outback / cowboy hat.

    If you see me about anywheres say Hi.

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    Guest DiP

    Be prepared for a breast examination! I got a bit of a shock. they also take the kids right down to shreddies, knickers, pants which mine were a bit shocked about! It took less than two months for us once the medicals were sent off. Start you car boot sales now!!!

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    Guest Trakki

    When we had ours, we had to strip down to undies, well, the 4 of us that saw one dr did the other 4 who saw the other dr didn't!! Depends on the Dr as to what you do. There was no breast exam for me, (don't know if this is coz I was breast feeding) but Pete didn't have to 'cough' either, so you may or may not. Really depends on Dr. If you have children under 5 take your red books with you as Drs like to look in them.

     

    HTH

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    where to, were at burratonjust off castlemead

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    Hi Shonagh.

    Just incase you dont know

    if you have any TATS or peircings medicals cost more.

    Matt

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    Guest Tracijbc
    When we had ours, we had to strip down to undies, well, the 4 of us that saw one dr did the other 4 who saw the other dr didn't!! Depends on the Dr as to what you do. There was no breast exam for me, (don't know if this is coz I was breast feeding) but Pete didn't have to 'cough' either, so you may or may not. Really depends on Dr. If you have children under 5 take your red books with you as Drs like to look in them.

     

    HTH

     

    OMG!!!! The worst thing we had to do was lie on the couch whilst the GP tickled our feet to test our responses. I think we really did get a good Doc. He was brilliant, especially when he discovered during my med I had Diabetes, which I had no idea of before!! The X-Rays were the only bit we had to get undressed for, and the women at the Private Hospital were stuck up and rude, but aside from that, the meds were not half as bad as I had thought they were going to be.

     

    Sounds like we got off lightly not having kids too!! The thought of someone weeing on me makes my hair stand on end!! I'm not a "natural" mother me!!!!!! :nah:

     

    Traci xx

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    Guest Rachel & Jeff

    Hi ShonaghReferring to your original question of how long the visa takes after the medicals it seems very much a case of how long is a peice of string!I noticed that Ianb got his visa 3 weeks after the meds arrived even with xmas in the way but ours have been there for 12 weeks now and not heard a thing. Maybe they don't like the look of us!Rachel

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    Guest cornish Busdriver

    Hi Shonagh.

    We got the call this morning 05:30 to say our visa has been granted.

    only took about 2 weeks.

    We are on are way.

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    Guest nicolette

    Hi there. We had our medicals on the 4th Oct 07, then due to a shadow on the xray which was something and nothing my husband Shaun had to go back for another xray which thank god was fine! We eventually got them sent off on the 7th Nov and received THE email saying our visas had been granted on the 11th Dec 07! A few days before that email though we actually received an email from our case officer saying they hadnt received our medicals or police clearances which was a real worry but after emailing them a couple of times saying i had sent them and the dates they were posted etc they said they had received them. I also know someone else that this happened to so just incase this happens dont worry too much. Good luck, hope you hear something soon. Nicolette

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