My husband is an Australian citizen, working in Singapore. We plan to migrate back to Melbourne in a few years' time. Because of citizenship issue for my baby (I am a Singaporean and my baby will automatically become a Singaporean if i have him/her in Singapore and cannot renounce citizenship until 21 years of age and no dual citizenship thereafter), I am thinking of having my baby (7 weeks pregnant now) in Melbourne
I have done some research:-
Citizenship - no problem to become an Australian citizen as my hubby is one
Airlines - Qantas guideline is max 35 weeks to fly
visa - was about to put in my application for spouse visa when i learnt that I am pregnant. Now have to go on a tourist visa (3 mths)
Custom - no restriction as citizenship is by application
Accommodation - my brother and BIL are both staying in Melbourne
1. are there gynaes or hospitals willing to admit me?
2. Must I get a gynae's referral to book into a maternity hospital? How soon should that be?
3. I do not have a private insurance or do my hubby has a medicare card in australia now. Can my brother use his medicare for me? I am prepared to pay cash.
Thanks and appreciate your replies.