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I loved your post.
Today, I received 489 visa invitation from SA and I am about to proceed with visa lodgment in the near future.

I live in Lahore and if you are by chance from Lahore too, can you please answer the following two questions.

1. From where to get Polio Certificate in Lahore without much hassle. Preferring private institution.

2. What is the good medical institution for medical checkup in Lahore? which one did you use?
And it is going to sound strange but I have heard that they check your whole body... means... nude...eeehhh... I am very afraid... is it true?
Hey mate,
Sorry for late response. I am in Islamabad........As regards your queries,
1. Polio Certificate can be obtained without any hassle from any Government Hospital. Its free of cost, just ensure you visit in person along with copy of your passport. It is provided at the spot as soon as they administer you polio drops. Just ensure, its signed and stamped properly.
2. During medicals, they do ask you to remove your clothes, but not the under garments. So, don't worry. I am not sure about Lahore, but you can check at
IOM, Migration Health Assessment center
House No. 70, H- Block, Gulberg III, Near D-Ground, Lahore.

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IELTS LRWS (8.5, 9.0, 7.0, 7.5): 3rd Mar 2018
NSW EOI DOE: 22nd Mar 2018
Applied SS 489 FSC NSW: 15th Aug 2018 (75 Points)
Approval 489 FSC NSW: 22nd Nov 2018
Visa Lodged: 19th Dec 2018
PCC: 3rd Dec 2018
Medicals: 2nd Jan 2019
Direct Grant: 21st Aug 2019
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Got my grant today
Lodgement: 15th December
Co Contact: 12th June.
Visa Grant : 30th August
Congrats buddy......Long wait finally ends.......

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EA +ive Outcome: 30th Jan 2018
IELTS LRWS (8.5, 9.0, 7.0, 7.5): 3rd Mar 2018
NSW EOI DOE: 22nd Mar 2018
Applied SS 489 FSC NSW: 15th Aug 2018 (75 Points)
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Hi all,

I received my grant today!

I lodged my visa on 11 Dec 2018, and received a request from a case officer, to submit form 1447. Basically, this form is to be submitted BEFORE any visa is lodged onshore, to request for a waiver on the "no further stay condition" on your current visa. However, I am not holding any current Australian visa, nor was my 489 visa lodged onshore. My agent thought the CO could have made a mistake and left a message to her in the immiaccount that our visa was lodge offshore, and we submitted evidences like all our flight tickets, the entry/exit records from OZ homes affair.

We did not get any reply from the CO until 16 august requesting for the SAME form 1447 again! My agent does not know what else we could do, and felt that we have given her extra work to do! She's charging us A$320/hour for every extra work that she will be doing! I fired her on the spot and took over the case from her since 16/8.

On Monday, I made a call to DHA general line, and explained my situation to the officer. He wrote an internal email to the CO to relay the message. Today, I received a call from another officer from DHA. He asked me a few questions, looked into my immaccount, and confirmed that the CO shouldn't have asked for form 1447. She told me she will resolve this issue with the CO and call me back within 30 minutes. 10 minutes later, she called to tell me the good news that the CO has granted my visa, knowing that the form was requested due to her oversight! All's good now, though I've not been sleeping well since the first CO contact on 11 June!

My message to all is, give the DHA a call and explain your situation politely to them. Who knows we will meet our saviour from DHA to solve our problem.
Congrats on your grant......One thing is pretty clear from your post is that the agents are doing a s**t job. And we must contact DHA for unusual or silly requests of the COs.

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EA +ive Outcome: 30th Jan 2018
IELTS LRWS (8.5, 9.0, 7.0, 7.5): 3rd Mar 2018
NSW EOI DOE: 22nd Mar 2018
Applied SS 489 FSC NSW: 15th Aug 2018 (75 Points)
Approval 489 FSC NSW: 22nd Nov 2018
Visa Lodged: 19th Dec 2018
PCC: 3rd Dec 2018
Medicals: 2nd Jan 2019
Direct Grant: 21st Aug 2019
IED: 21 Aug 2020
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Like many of you here have advised, it’s better to create another immiaccount and import whatever the agent has uploaded into the immiaccount. This way, you can check what are the requests made from the CO and what documents the agent has submitted to the CO.

2.5 months after the first CO contact, when I didn’t get any respond from the CO, I did ask my agent to contact the DHA but she told me it’s best not to call so as not to irritate the CO. But when the CO contacted me again to ask for the form 1447 again, I thought I’ve to call DHA to clarify things myself to cause further delay. I’m glad I took things into my own hand and resolved the issue. Agents nowadays just want to handle easy cases. They won’t want to waste time on “complicated” cases like mine. And, not all CO know their own work. They can make silly mistakes like this too.

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Hi all,

I received my grant today!

I lodged my visa on 11 Dec 2018, and received a request from a case officer, to submit form 1447. Basically, this form is to be submitted BEFORE any visa is lodged onshore, to request for a waiver on the "no further stay condition" on your current visa. However, I am not holding any current Australian visa, nor was my 489 visa lodged onshore. My agent thought the CO could have made a mistake and left a message to her in the immiaccount that our visa was lodge offshore, and we submitted evidences like all our flight tickets, the entry/exit records from OZ homes affair.

We did not get any reply from the CO until 16 august requesting for the SAME form 1447 again! My agent does not know what else we could do, and felt that we have given her extra work to do! She's charging us A$320/hour for every extra work that she will be doing! I fired her on the spot and took over the case from her since 16/8.

On Monday, I made a call to DHA general line, and explained my situation to the officer. He wrote an internal email to the CO to relay the message. Today, I received a call from another officer from DHA. He asked me a few questions, looked into my immaccount, and confirmed that the CO shouldn't have asked for form 1447. She told me she will resolve this issue with the CO and call me back within 30 minutes. 10 minutes later, she called to tell me the good news that the CO has granted my visa, knowing that the form was requested due to her oversight! All's good now, though I've not been sleeping well since the first CO contact on 11 June!

My message to all is, give the DHA a call and explain your situation politely to them. Who knows we will meet our saviour from DHA to solve our problem.
Congrats on your grant......One thing is pretty clear from your post is that the agents are doing a s**t job. And we must contact DHA for unusual or silly requests of the COs.

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Got my grant today
Lodgement: 15th December
Co Contact: 12th June.
Visa Grant : 30th August
Congratulations!!!

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Hi all,

I received my grant today!

I lodged my visa on 11 Dec 2018, and received a request from a case officer, to submit form 1447. Basically, this form is to be submitted BEFORE any visa is lodged onshore, to request for a waiver on the "no further stay condition" on your current visa. However, I am not holding any current Australian visa, nor was my 489 visa lodged onshore. My agent thought the CO could have made a mistake and left a message to her in the immiaccount that our visa was lodge offshore, and we submitted evidences like all our flight tickets, the entry/exit records from OZ homes affair.

We did not get any reply from the CO until 16 august requesting for the SAME form 1447 again! My agent does not know what else we could do, and felt that we have given her extra work to do! She's charging us A$320/hour for every extra work that she will be doing! I fired her on the spot and took over the case from her since 16/8.

On Monday, I made a call to DHA general line, and explained my situation to the officer. He wrote an internal email to the CO to relay the message. Today, I received a call from another officer from DHA. He asked me a few questions, looked into my immaccount, and confirmed that the CO shouldn't have asked for form 1447. She told me she will resolve this issue with the CO and call me back within 30 minutes. 10 minutes later, she called to tell me the good news that the CO has granted my visa, knowing that the form was requested due to her oversight! All's good now, though I've not been sleeping well since the first CO contact on 11 June!

My message to all is, give the DHA a call and explain your situation politely to them. Who knows we will meet our saviour from DHA to solve our problem.
Congratulations!!! You finally receive your grant.

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Yes, finally. Till now, I still don’t understand why the CO would make that mistake.

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Hi all,

I received my grant today!

I lodged my visa on 11 Dec 2018, and received a request from a case officer, to submit form 1447. Basically, this form is to be submitted BEFORE any visa is lodged onshore, to request for a waiver on the "no further stay condition" on your current visa. However, I am not holding any current Australian visa, nor was my 489 visa lodged onshore. My agent thought the CO could have made a mistake and left a message to her in the immiaccount that our visa was lodge offshore, and we submitted evidences like all our flight tickets, the entry/exit records from OZ homes affair.

We did not get any reply from the CO until 16 august requesting for the SAME form 1447 again! My agent does not know what else we could do, and felt that we have given her extra work to do! She's charging us A$320/hour for every extra work that she will be doing! I fired her on the spot and took over the case from her since 16/8.

On Monday, I made a call to DHA general line, and explained my situation to the officer. He wrote an internal email to the CO to relay the message. Today, I received a call from another officer from DHA. He asked me a few questions, looked into my immaccount, and confirmed that the CO shouldn't have asked for form 1447. She told me she will resolve this issue with the CO and call me back within 30 minutes. 10 minutes later, she called to tell me the good news that the CO has granted my visa, knowing that the form was requested due to her oversight! All's good now, though I've not been sleeping well since the first CO contact on 11 June!

My message to all is, give the DHA a call and explain your situation politely to them. Who knows we will meet our saviour from DHA to solve our problem.
Congratulations!!! You finally receive your grant.

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Hi all who have already received the visa grant (489),

Could you please share your
- visa grant date and
- the date of entry to Australia in your grant notice.


It would be good to see for us, who are still waiting ...


Thanks in advance!

IELTS 7 30/9/2017
AIM Skill assessment 3/10/2018
EOI 489 (NT) 19/2/2019
EOI 489 (SA) 4/7/2019
ITA 489 (SA) 16/8/2019
Visa 489 lodgement 29/8/2019
PCC 29/8/2019
Health Check 11/9/2019 (scheduled)
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Hi all,

On Monday, I made a call to DHA general line, and explained my situation to the officer. He wrote an internal email to the CO to relay the message. Today, I received a call from another officer from DHA. He asked me a few questions, looked into my immaccount, and confirmed that the CO shouldn't have asked for form 1447. She told me she will resolve this issue with the CO and call me back within 30 minutes. 10 minutes later, she called to tell me the good news that the CO has granted my visa, knowing that the form was requested due to her oversight! All's good now, though I've not been sleeping well since the first CO contact on 11 June!

My message to all is, give the DHA a call and explain your situation politely to them. Who knows we will meet our saviour from DHA to solve our problem.
Thanks for sharing the experience. I would like to know when you called the DHA general line and explained the situation, how did you know that he wrote an internal email to you, did they looped you in that email?

To which number they called you, is it offshore India, and is it CO who called you or the general support who called you!

This would help us..also what is the general number you called in

Thanks,
Shree

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I knew he has sent an internal mail to the CO because he put me on hold as he typed the email. When he’s done, he told me what’s the content in the email and told me to wait for a call from him/his team when they get a respond from the CO. This DHA officer is from Adelaide.

The second call I received a few days later was from an DHA officer in Brisbane, who’s in charge of processing the request from form 1447. During our conversation, she accessed into my immiaccount (or system?) and could see the message and email left by the first officer to the CO.

Hence, I know that internal email was sent to the CO. Both officer left their name, and department for me though.


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On Monday, I made a call to DHA general line, and explained my situation to the officer. He wrote an internal email to the CO to relay the message. Today, I received a call from another officer from DHA. He asked me a few questions, looked into my immaccount, and confirmed that the CO shouldn't have asked for form 1447. She told me she will resolve this issue with the CO and call me back within 30 minutes. 10 minutes later, she called to tell me the good news that the CO has granted my visa, knowing that the form was requested due to her oversight! All's good now, though I've not been sleeping well since the first CO contact on 11 June!

My message to all is, give the DHA a call and explain your situation politely to them. Who knows we will meet our saviour from DHA to solve our problem.
Thanks for sharing the experience. I would like to know when you called the DHA general line and explained the situation, how did you know that he wrote an internal email to you, did they looped you in that email?

To which number they called you, is it offshore India, and is it CO who called you or the general support who called you!

This would help us..also what is the general number you called in

Thanks,
Shree

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