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  1. Guest

    457 Visa + Mild Haemophilia B

    Hi Looking for anyone with Haemophilia and experience of applying for a visa to move to Australia either on a temporary visa (such as 457) or a permanent one. My company wants to send me from the UK to AU via intercompany transfer on July 1st. We are in the process of applying for my 457 visa. My employer is already approved as a sponsor and they have submitted the nomination application and told me to go ahead and make my visa application. I have a blood disorder - haemophilia, type B. The blood disorder is a deficiency of factor 9 which means my blood doesn't clot as well as someone without the condition. Its a mild form of the condition and doesn't affect my day to day life at all, but if I require surgery or have any medical emergency where bleeding is an issue, I would require recombinant factor 9 replacement, which is quite expensive! Other than this I am perfectly healthy. I require an annual "health check" that I have in the UK with a Haemophilia centre which is just a general checkup and a blood test to check my factor 9 levels and immunisations, but generally thats pretty much the only cost I put on the NHS. I have had 2 instances in my lifetime (I am 25 years old) where I have needed factor replacement. This is quite low for someone with Haemophilia (someone with a severe form of the condition would need factor replacement on a regular basis for life). I had to have it once for an operation and another when I dropped something heavy on my toe! :err: I started to fill out my online application for the 457 and now I am panicking! I started to read through the visa application form and then saw "blood disorder" at top of the list for the question: "During your proposed visit to Australia, do you, or any other person included in this application, expect to incur medical costs, or require treatment or medical follow up for.." I guess I should be answering "Yes" to this question as I will indeed require a "medical follow up" for this while in AU. Has anyone with Haemophilia on here been through this process and successfully made it to Australia? My logical side tells me as it doesn't affect my day to day life and I would only potentially incur cost when unexpected medical attention is required, that this shouldnt be too much of a problem. Also the fact I am applying for a temporary visa (vs. permanent) will hopefully not impede my application. Currently I have no intention to stay in AU forever, but I hadn't ruled it out, but I figured if I can get out to AU on a 457 first, I will cross that bridge as and when I need to. If anyone can give my any insight into their experience if they have the same/similar circumstances I would be extremely appreciative of someone taking the time to get in touch. And if anyone has any advice for me on where I may be able to get some advice on how to fill out the form etc under these circumstances, any do's/don't's etc, that could also be good. I am just really worried right now that this amazing opportunity might be pulled from underneath me :sad: Thanks in advance to anyone who can help, Ben
  2. Hi there, After working for two months for an employer and finally talking them into sponsoring me, i decided to go and see an immigration lawyer to see what i had to do next. GREAT! Right, i work as a fully qualified joiner (5years) i am 23 years of age and living with relatives whilst here on a WHV. So it turns out my employer cant sponsor me now as im not earning (or earning below) the Market Salary Rate. BUMMER! It has been hard enough to persuade my employer to do this finally, and i know for sure i wont be able to squeeze another $10k per annum out of them. So im back to square one peeps. Ill probably do my regional work in the new year and get my 12 month extension. So seeing as there aren't a lot of options for me (as i dont live in regional australia) I am toying with one of my final options which is a Student Visa. Has anyone done this before? I have found International student course fees to be very hefty indeed! ($10-30k) So i was wondering about a modern apprenticeship, and a complete retrain. Again has anyone done this? So for a 23 year old, English speaking, Fully qualified tradesman + Family willing to sponsor + Employment within trade. My options are to either 1, Get married 2, Find a new employer 3, Become a student AGAIN! 4, Go home. COMPLETE BULLS**T !!! :wacko::arghh::em0300::happy_face_mummy_go Thanks in advance folks! Mark
  3. Hey all, I am currently filling out the various forms for our 309/100 spouse visa and am a bit stuck on question 79 on form 47SP: "Have you ever had or currently have tuberculosis or any other serious disease (including mental illness), condition or disability?" Back in 2009 I saw a GP a couple of times and was diagnosed with very mild depression for which I was prescribed a low dose of Prozac - I think the course of treatment lasted about 6 months. I had no time off of work for this, saw no mental health workers, nor was I hospitalised at any point. I feel absolutely fine now and think this was just down to a slight low point in my life that in hindsight I think I could have got through without the drugs. Obviously I will declare this as required on any forms relating to my medical (to be undertaken soon) but does this need to be declared in answer to the above question on form 47SP? As this was very mild depression I would have thought that this doesn't count as a "serious disease" - however, based on the wording of the question, is any type of mental illness classed as serious? If unsure I think I'll just go down the 'declare everything' route but just wanted to get some opinions in the meantime. Thanks in advance!
  4. We are due to move to Adelaide in September and currently trying to choose our suburb. This will mainly be dictated by the availability of a good school. Currently in the UK Myles is 12 and in a main stream high school where he is doing really well. The school specialises in Business and Enterprise and has a strong focus on every child achieving their own maximum potential. We choose this school as the Head Master made it clear that this was his goal, and not just focussing on the A+ Students. Does anyone have any schools/websites they can offer as a suggestion where we will be able to settle Myles? Likely to be looking at Western and Eastern Suburbs around the CBD from the coast across to the foothills. Have looked at Henley high school, but it is very difficult to really judge a school on a web site alone. Many thanks
  5. Guest

    Mild Depression

    Hi, This time last year I went on a 6 month course of anti-depressents for mild situational depression. I was never that bad really I just needed a little boost to get me through the long dark winter months if you know what I mean. I'm just wondering, do I therefore clasify as having had mental health problems? Should I mention it or not? Cheers Sam
  6. Hi Any idea how long a student e visa takes if there is a medical referral for past mild depression? No medication now for 6 months. Cheers
  7. I think it's about 14 Deg C today. In Sydney they'd be talking about getting their electric blankets out!!! This is a pay back for those patronising Aussie comments about the English summer - or lack of it! 'Thirty degrees and they're talking about a heat wave' I heard an Aussie say once. 'We think it's cold, wouldn't even turn the air on.' 'Stay away from the sun, Icarus; go to England for your holiday' Dave