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Old 1st August 2014, 06:33 AM   #21
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Sorry advice not divine!
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Old 4th August 2014, 06:02 PM   #22
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You would have to seek advice from a Migration Agent/Lawyer who specialises in medical issues.
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Old 13th August 2014, 05:44 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by PIO3 View Post
I have a serious liver complaint and must admit was on pins whilst waiting for my medicals to be processed. Thankfully after being sent for further investigation ( a panel specialist) i was deemed O.K and our visa's were granted.
So if you are thinking of applying and do have a medical condition, try not to worry too much(easy for me to say, i know) the answer isn't always NO!
Can I ask what it was please, I have raised liver enzymes and slightly worried, but I think I'm over thinking it?

help would be appreciated
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Old 3rd November 2014, 07:31 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Sheelagh Blanckenberg View Post
Did you know....
  • the Australian immigration system has very strict health requirements for all people applying for permanent residence, designed to minimise costs to Australia’s health care and welfare system?
  • people are regularly excluded from migrating to Australia on a wide variety of health grounds?
  • if any one family member fails the health requirement all family members will be refused the visa (unless the visa being applied for is one which has access to a health waiver)?
  • no condition, with the exception of tuberculosis, automatically precludes the grant of a visa?
  • all other conditions are investigated individually for estimated costs and resource use impact on the Australian community regardless of whether the visa applicant accesses these services or not once in Australia?
  • where potential health costs for a condition are determined to reach 50% or more of the average per capita health care and community services cost for an Australian over a five-year period, these costs are considered significant and likely to result in visa refusal?
  • the current significant cost threshold is around A$21,000? The calculation of this figure incorporates data on health and welfare costs plus a 20% loading to take into account rapid increases in average expenditure on health and community services.
  • costs taken into account include the applicant's likely need for medical, pharmaceutical and community services, including assisted accommodation, home and community care, special education and income support such as Special Benefit, Disability Support Pension and Carer's Pension, and that these costs can amount to more than $2 million for one person?
  • Resource use impact refers to facilities in high demand, where waiting lists are common, or where the consequences of failure to obtain treatment may seriously disadvantage a person by causing premature death, unnecessary pain or suffering or loss of quality of life. Examples of diseases or conditions which will fall within this group are ones which require:
    • organ transplant
    • recurrent use of blood or blood products
    • radiotherapy
    • dialysis
    • interferon treatment
    • nursing home or residential care, or
    • treatment for active hepatitis
That despite the above all is not lost if you or a family member have a health condition initially expected to impose significant health costs to the Australian community and thus prevent you from obtaining a visa? Speak with a professional advisor who has experience in this area as many migrants have been successful in obtaining their visa despite initial gloomy prospects.

I am currently about to organise my medical exam for a permanent resident visa. I have Bipolar Type II but otherwise healthy. I am taking a mood stabiliser and seeing a Psychiatrist about once every 4 months - this has been working fine for me for a number of years. I don't believe the toll on medicare is significant but wondered if anyone had any advice or experience. I am concerned if I disclose this then it will put my visa at risk. The alternative is to stop taking medication for a few days before the medical.

I don't think this is the best idea but do not want to jeopardise my application.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 6th February 2015, 12:22 PM   #25
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Did you go ahead with process and what was output for your medical? Did you clear medical?
Originally Posted by Dalbir View Post

I'm 36 years old & had suffered CAD (Acute Anterior Wall MI) in July 2010. This happened while playing soccer suddenly without any previous indications. I was nearing 32 years & active in sports etc but suddenly this happened one fine day.

Now ever since I have been maintaining healthy lifestyle & get my medical tests done regularly including TMT/Echocardiography which are normal always.
with Maximal Age-predicted Heart Rate around 95%

I have 3 dependents which includes my wife & 2 children aged 7 years & 2 years who would accompany me to Australia.

I recently applied for Skill Assessment under class 489 which has returned POSITIVE.

I have read about health requirements in Australia - The reasons pertaining to refusal of VISA seems more towards immediate need of medical attention. Is my understanding correct? I wish to understand my chances of getting a PR visa.

The consultants says that there shall not be an issue but I feel they have less understanding about same & want to be sure about my situation or is it that i'm way too worried about it- PLEASE HELP!!!
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Scared of visa refusal - where to start
Old 29th June 2017, 07:33 PM   #26
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Default Scared of visa refusal - where to start

Hi everyone,

I've spent about 5 years worrying about upcoming visa refusal now, have won a visa, only to need to apply for one and go through the same worries 2 years later. Again.

This process has taught me a lot, the summary of which I've posted in one of the other threads (the one by DannyM) and I thought I'd post a helpful list I made of where to start/get help here, too.

Here are a few websites for you to start your journey towards finding a good migration lawyer. From personal experience, I really, REALLY recommend not just seeing one migration lawyer, but getting a second opinion. I know they are expensive. Some do a free consult, others make you pay $200-$300+ for one session with them. Personally, I have never needed more than two sessions per lawyer. Depends on the degree of complexity of your case. But it saves you in visa costs and stress, worries and might just be the difference to make you stay.

And I recommend going for a migration lawyer with experience in your area (both with your type of visa and with health requirements. Important.). We have made the bad experience of choosing a great lawyer, who said she could help, but in the end was unaware of many tips that would've made years of struggles so much easier.
She was great at her job as a migration lawyer, just not with health requirements, and so we failed the health requirement at first and had to go through a draining process of fighting that "no". The moment a migration lawyer seems unfamiliar with health issues in getting a visa, go get a second opinion and save yourself money in the long run!
In our case, we could've paid about $20,000 less if we had done that. No kidding.


General info http://www.visaaustralia.com.au/immi...racter-issues/

Migration Alliance Australia (great network for tips, questions etc.) http://migrationalliance.com.au

Migration Institute Australia (great for general info and finding a migration agent in your area) https://www.mia.org.au


Maria Jockel (Melbourne) https://www.bdo.com.au/en-au/our-people/maria-jockel

George Lombard (Sydney) http://austimmigration.com.au/about-us/meet-the-team/

Peter Bollard (NSW) http://www.lewisbollardmigration.com.au

Andrew Woo (Sydney) https://www.taylorandscott.com.au/he...r-hiv-success/

Nick (Coral Coast) http://www.ausvisa.net.au

I haven't found one in Queensland yet, which is what I am looking for. Do tell us if you come across one! However, I'm sure it's possible to get in touch with migration lawyers that live in a different city, maybe having Skype meetings etc.
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