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    Kidney transplant recipient question

    Once again, thank you very much Gill! i would really appreciate if you PM me the details I think that would be a great help. Thank you for your help once again. Regards Mata
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    Kidney transplant recipient question

    Thanks for the encouraging words A380.
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    Kidney transplant recipient question

    Thank you Kate!!
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    Kidney transplant recipient question

    Thank you Cal; I met with a MA and she told me that the Australian government would most likely reject me due to my medical condition and the cost of my medications. But thanks to Gill (Gollywobbler) i see that at least one person with a case like me got their visa!!!! Hopefully Gill can point me in the right direction. Good to hear u are now in Australia and i wish you the best!!! MataC
  5. Hello I am looking forward to live in Australia but I have a medical condition that could be a problem. After a couple of interviews with local agents we meet the requirements but my medical conditions apparently makes it a big NO! I received a kidney transplant 2 years ago after kidney failure due to Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). I am currently very healthy but the cost of my meds is the big problem apparently. The expensiveness of my anti-rejection drugs and the fact that I am bound to suffer kidney failure and the result would make me go into dialysis in the future makes my case very difficult. I read in forums about cases alike that were refused but then accepted after the applicant doctor provided facts about the drugs patents expirations that made them less expensive http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/561096-post6.html. Looking on the web and with my meds dosage I calculated a total annual cost of my medicines of aprox $9,189 and $4,104 for generic. These prices are from the web, I guess the cost of them for the Aussie government would be less even less for the generic versions, beside this meds I only need to have a checkup once every year. Also the Venezuelan healthcare system provides this meds for me and I could have my meds supply for a year shipped to me every year. Since I don’t have to resign to my Venezuelan citizenship I believe this could help. My girlfriend is an architect and wants to do a master in Australia but needs to do an English course first because she will not get the minimum required grade for the English test. We have enough money to cover the expenses and all the proof is available for the immigration office. I would also like to do a master degree, I graduated from international business in USA, however; if me applying for the visa is a problem I can wait for my master degree. Sorry I know it is too long but I wanted to explain well our situation and see if anyone can give us good info and recommendations on this matter. Yours truly Matac
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