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Old 24th January 2016, 07:41 AM   #1
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I am in the process of applying for an aus visa. My wife being the main applicant as advised by my agent , I would like to understand a particular matter. I am having a medical condition known as Crohns disease. I have been on a very low cost medication as its a mild condition. What are the chances that I will be denied visa by the authority? What steps or documents should I take before I go for the medicals? Alternatively you can email me.
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Old 25th January 2016, 06:31 PM   #2
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Hi,
I am in the process of applying for an aus visa. My wife being the main applicant as advised by my agent , I would like to understand a particular matter. I am having a medical condition known as Crohns disease. I have been on a very low cost medication as its a mild condition. What are the chances that I will be denied visa by the authority? What steps or documents should I take before I go for the medicals? Alternatively you can email me.
Which visa are you applying for ? Your agent should be able to advise you exactly what the health criteria are for that visa and if there are any waivers.

In general, when it comes to medical issues, I advise potential applicants to get specialist advice in Australia to determine the required treatment and associated cost.

See below a general overview about health criteria.I'd need more details about your actual situation to be more specific.

For most visas one of the criteria is that the applicant's health issues must not result in a significant cost to the Australian community in the areas of health care and community services or prejudice the access of an Australian citizen or permanent resident to health care or community services, regardless of whether the health care or community services will actually be used.

Significant costs

The level of costs regarded as significant is currently AUD 40 000. The time period for estimating costs should be calculated for a five year period unless the applicant has a condition that is permanent and the course of the disease is reasonably predictable beyond the five year period, the applicant would be assessed for “lifelong” costs.

When assessing “lifelong’ costs, it will include estimated costs over the applicant’s remaining life expectancy, unless the applicant has an inevitable or reasonably predictable (more than 65% likelihood) reduced life expectancy due to their health condition or disease. In this case, the applicant will be assessed on the reduced life expectancy.

Community services

Includes the provision of an Australian social security benefit, allowance or pension. It is also taken to include services such as supported accommodation, special education, home and community care.

Prejudice to access

When an applicant’s condition or disease would be likely to prejudice the access of Australians to health care and community services if a visa were to be granted, that is, they would require access to health care or community services that are in short supply.

Prejudice to access will occur if a hypothetical person with a condition of the same form and severity as the applicant’s would be likely to require access to the following services, which are considered to be in short supply:

• organ transplants (including bone marrow transplants) and
• dialysis.

Actual use of services is irrelevant

In determining whether an applicant’s condition is likely to result in significant costs or prejudice access, it is not taken into account whether the applicant will actually use the identified health care or community services. The assessment is about the likelihood of an applicant’s condition resulting in a need for health care or community services without regard to the applicant’s personal circumstances or any claims by the applicant that they do not intend to use the identified care or services.
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Old 25th January 2016, 11:45 PM   #3
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Thanks a lot Nick. We are applying for the Permanent entry Visa (The General Skilled Migration Programme). With regards to my medical condition, I have been diagnosed with Crohns for the past 12 years and havent undergone any surgery or other procedures. All these years I did not have any acute symptoms and have been on a maintenance dose of treatment controlling the inflammation in my bowels. In medical terms its terminal ileum inflammation Final diagnosis: Crohns Ileitis. My agent has assured that this will not be a problem and I will presenting the matter to themedical officer as well for his input.
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Old 26th January 2016, 08:31 AM   #4
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Thanks a lot Nick. We are applying for the Permanent entry Visa (The General Skilled Migration Programme). With regards to my medical condition, I have been diagnosed with Crohns for the past 12 years and havent undergone any surgery or other procedures. All these years I did not have any acute symptoms and have been on a maintenance dose of treatment controlling the inflammation in my bowels. In medical terms its terminal ileum inflammation Final diagnosis: Crohns Ileitis. My agent has assured that this will not be a problem and I will presenting the matter to themedical officer as well for his input.
In the case of a sc. 189 application, you will be subject to the standard health requirements (PIC 4015).

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Visa with Crohn's diagnosis
Old 23rd September 2016, 05:08 AM   #5
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Hi,
I'm just enquiring how you got on with your medical? I too have Crohn's however have been in remission and medication free for over 10 years and haven't had any time off work since 1999 when I had surgery. We are hoping to emigrate to Australia on PR visa but have read posts regarding Medicals and wonder if Crohn's leads to a likely visa refusal due to potential costs.
I hope you had good news in regards your visa.
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