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Old Aug 27th 2018, 1:45 pm
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Hi Guys

Needing some advice. I'm moving out to Melbourne in early January 2019, on a four year TSS482 skilled migrant visa. I'm moving from the UK. And whilst we have reciprocal health care arrangements with Oz Medicare services. As part of my visa it states I need to maintain adequate health care cover/insurance whilst in Australia.

I'm having some problems getting MediBank, or similar companies, to insure/proved a quote, as I don't have a permanent Oz address yet. I'm staying in a hotel for the first three weeks upon arrival, until I find an apartment to rent. Can I just use my work address (I know that) temporarily for the first few weeks in Melbourne?

Has anyone else experienced this? Either on the new TSS482 to the older e457 visa? How did you resolve this? I've already opened a migrant bank account. That was so easy. I can't understand how sorting health insurance is causing more issues!

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old Sep 1st 2018, 2:37 am
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When we came here back in 2006 on a 457, we sorted it out once we'd arrived.
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Old Nov 28th 2018, 7:10 am
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Hi Dom,
Did you manage to sort this out? We are also moving to Melbourne with the same visa in Jan and we need to sort this out too.
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In the days pf the 457 there were companies that provided insurance specifically for 457 holders, with stuff like insurance that didn't start until you enter the country, and allowed for no permanent address at first. Try googling and you ma find them offering the same to 482 holders.

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Hi Guys

Needing some advice. I'm moving out to Melbourne in early January 2019, on a four year TSS482 skilled migrant visa. I'm moving from the UK. And whilst we have reciprocal health care arrangements with Oz Medicare services. As part of my visa it states I need to maintain adequate health care cover/insurance whilst in Australia.

I'm having some problems getting MediBank, or similar companies, to insure/proved a quote, as I don't have a permanent Oz address yet. I'm staying in a hotel for the first three weeks upon arrival, until I find an apartment to rent. Can I just use my work address (I know that) temporarily for the first few weeks in Melbourne?

Has anyone else experienced this? Either on the new TSS482 to the older e457 visa? How did you resolve this? I've already opened a migrant bank account. That was so easy. I can't understand how sorting health insurance is causing more issues!

Any advice would be appreciated.

Dom.
https://www.bupa.com.au/health-insur...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Yes just use employer or immigration agent address.

Several companies offer insurance for temporary visa holders.

Should be in place upon arrival.

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Old Dec 3rd 2018, 10:35 pm
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Please ping a PM or email to me if you'd like contact details for a couple of the companies that provide this cover to employer sponsored visa applicants.

You can usually arrange cover and defer the commencement date for a few months until you arrive in Australia.

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