Is a Partner Visa Applicant Eligible for Medicare?.
You can enrol in Medicare if you live in Australia and have applied for a Permanent Resident Visa.
This includes if you’ve applied for a combined Onshore Partner Visa 820/801. The application for this is actually for the Permanent Visa (801), even though a temporary one (820) is issued first.
An application for the subclass 300 PMV is not a permanent residency visa application. These applicants can only apply for Medicare after they apply for the 820 visa.
When can you can enrol in Medicare?.
- The date you applied for permanent residency, as an Onshore (820) applicant.
- The date you arrived here to live, if you applied outside Australia.
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