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Kidney Transplant and Visa!!

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1 hour ago, Groundskeeper Willie said:

Hi... I am in the same boat as the OP.

2+ years after the post... Did you ever get a definite answer?

Even if they have, it won't help you.  Each person is judged on their specific disease.  As you've read in the other posts, Immigration will look at how much you're going to cost the Australian taxpayer in whatever regular drugs you're taking, and also the cost of ongoing medical treatment, as well as the likelihood of further transplants or kidney failure in the future.   You may be on different drugs and have a different prognosis.

Being on the NHS, we're often not aware of how much our drugs and treatment are actually costing the government, so you may not realise just how much the bill would be. I found a research paper that says the average cost of care for a kidney transplant recipient is about $10,000 per annum and if that's true, then I'd be pessimistic.

Follow the advice given to the OP - consult one of the recommended agents who specialise in medical cases. They have dealt with many cases like yours..  

Edited by Marisawright

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

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9 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

Even if they have, it won't help you.  Each person is judged on their specific disease.  As you've read in the other posts, Immigration will look at how much you're going to cost the Australian taxpayer in whatever regular drugs you're taking, and also the cost of ongoing medical treatment, as well as the likelihood of further transplants or kidney failure in the future.   You may be on different drugs and have a different prognosis.

Being on the NHS, we're often not aware of how much our drugs and treatment are actually costing the government, so you may not realise just how much the bill would be. I found a research paper that says the average cost of care for a kidney transplant recipient is about $10,000 per annum and if that's true, then I'd be pessimistic.

Follow the advice given to the OP - consult one of the recommended agents who specialise in medical cases. They have dealt with many cases like yours..  

Actually her answer would be very helpful - in the 'just putting feelers out' part of the process.

I am post kidney transplant.  No two patients are the same but the treatment and cost is very very similar.  I am very aware of the costs etc etc.

 

Thanks for your reply though.

I am even more pessimistic about getting a reply from the OP as she seems to have only joined for this question. ?

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2 hours ago, Groundskeeper Willie said:

Actually her answer would be very helpful - in the 'just putting feelers out' part of the process.

I am post kidney transplant.  No two patients are the same but the treatment and cost is very very similar.  I am very aware of the costs etc etc.

 

Thanks for your reply though.

I am even more pessimistic about getting a reply from the OP as she seems to have only joined for this question. ?

The advice given originally is still correct. You need to speak to a good migration agent that has a speciality in visas with medical issues such as George Lombard 

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Just now, VERYSTORMY said:

The advice given originally is still correct. You need to speak to a good migration agent that has a speciality in visas with medical issues such as George Lombard 

The reason for joining this site was for some more solid advice and I appreciate those Sydney names.  Are they expensive to use just to get an answer my head probably knows the answer to? 

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1 hour ago, Groundskeeper Willie said:

The reason for joining this site was for some more solid advice and I appreciate those Sydney names.  Are they expensive to use just to get an answer my head probably knows the answer to? 

Hi @Groundskeeper Willie We can’t give “solid advice” there are only Migration Agents who can do that and if you are desperately wanting to come to Australia then you are going to have to talk to a Migration Agent for your options. Yes it may cost for a consult but it’s better than throwing thousands of dollars away on an application that may fail. Chat with George Lombard, @wrussell or @Raul Senise


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Just for reference, my transplant drugs cost approximately $400 per month max, mine are Liver and I pay the costs myself, no concessions.

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6 hours ago, kissofthegypsy said:

Just for reference, my transplant drugs cost approximately $400 per month max, mine are Liver and I pay the costs myself, no concessions.

Do you mean that they're not on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) at all, so you pay full price?  

The hurdle for people with a kidney transplant isn't just the cost of drugs, it's the likelihood of needing another transplant in the future.


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No they are subsidised so you dont pay full price but they are not concessional for me, ie centrelink, disability, veterans etc.  Script for one box of Anti Rej drugs is 39.50 which is max for a script.  Just I have a few of them.  Price without the subsidy is about 160.  I would imagine the risk of needing another transplant in the future would be the main concern not just the cost of the meds.

 

 

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it doesn't just depend on your illness and cost to treat it, it also depends on how valuable your particular skill is to Australia. Some of us have got visas, but its a very long journey, and your skills really need to be something that Australia is really short off. As well as the length of time you've specialised in your field, your level of experience. I dont know anyone who has done it without an agent. Personal experience, I wouldn't think twice about using one, a specialised one like the ones on here.


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29 minutes ago, kissofthegypsy said:

No they are subsidised so you dont pay full price but they are not concessional for me, ie centrelink, disability, veterans etc.  Script for one box of Anti Rej drugs is 39.50 which is max for a script.  Just I have a few of them.  Price without the subsidy is about 160.  I would imagine the risk of needing another transplant in the future would be the main concern not just the cost of the meds.

So, your meds are subsidised by the government, to the tune of about $120 per prescription - that subsidy would be a cost to the taxpayer which would add up to a significant amount over a lifetime, so they would certainly take it into account.

Edited by Marisawright

Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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On 22/07/2016 at 22:45, PomsToOz said:

There has to be someone out there who can help me? PLEASE!!

 

I am a 24 year old female who had a kidney transplant 5 years ago. I have been fit & healthy since! My partner and I are currently starting the process to apply for the Independent Skills Visa Subclass 189 and our agent recently informed us that my health could be an issue.

 

I am seeking ANYONE who has any advice, been through the same situation or can just give me some support..

 

Feel free to email me or message me guys

 

Ally xxx:wub::arghh:

Hi i have same case , can you please reply what happen in your case

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8 hours ago, Ekta Pancholi said:

Hi i have same case , can you please reply what happen in your case

The advice given was correct and still stands. Every case is different - your medical history and on going required treatment will not be the same as anybody else's. Hence the department take a case by case system. So, you need to speak to a specialist migration agent such as George Lombard 

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