It turns out that it is a rule here in Victoria that you have to show them a pile of identification knee deep. All of Tracie's information is in her married name except her birth certificate. Which means that she also has to show her marriage certificate. Even though she is registered in two other states here in Australia. They just won't believe her or the other states.
Mutual recognition doesn't really mean much to them, I guess. We almost left that day to go to Sydney just to avoid the hassle. In any case we thought it over and discussed it over lunch and decided to have my mother send it to us and emailed her the request.
Thanks in advance for doing it. I don't know what it will cost to send urgently, but just pay whatever gets it here the fastest and you can take the money from my bank account.
We called them and they said they had sent it, which was very nice of them. There were two options one for about $40 and one for $57 or something like that which would have been three days faster. Three days of work is significantly more than the $20 we saved. In fact it would have been worth it to pay $200 for to get it here one day quicker.
The agency here has been very nice and accomodating to us so far, as have been everyone at all the nursing agencies that we have seen so far including the nursing boards in Western Australia and New South Wales.