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Anyone with Ankylosing Spondylitis managed to get an Australian Visa 190???

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My wife and I are wanting the dream move to Australia. However I have Ankylosing Spondylitis. I have read alot of old threads and wondered if there is anyone with recent experiences of obtaining a visa with this condition or similar conditions and if so, how hard it was.

 

I am 39, in an active job. I have run 3 marathons in the last 4 years. I dont see a consultant anymore as I was dischanged. I manage my condition with fitness and healthy living. I dont take any medication apart from pain killers once in a while. However I do have AS and for example cannot touch my toes!

 

I would be really interested to know if anyone has still obtained a perm visa under similar circumstances as I am unable to get excited we will achieve our family dream and worried AS will result in a refusal...

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I have AS but my medical was 4 years ago so not sure if things have changed. I was 47 at the time and you can do way more than I ever did (even when I was half your age). If you can show that you are active and taking limited medication you should be OK. My medical was referred before the visa was granted so expect that to happen but I wouldn't worry too much.

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I'm sure you will be fine. It may be worth getting a letter from your GP to take to the medical just stating you haven't seen a specialist in a long while. Like Bristle said it sounds like you are healthier than most of us on here. Personally I would contact @george Lombard as he is the expert when it comes to visas with medical conditions, he will be very honest with you and tell you whether you have a chance or not.

I can't see it being a problem but I'm not an expert. Please let us know how you go on.


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I have AS but my medical was 4 years ago so not sure if things have changed. I was 47 at the time and you can do way more than I ever did (even when I was half your age). If you can show that you are active and taking limited medication you should be OK. My medical was referred before the visa was granted so expect that to happen but I wouldn't worry too much.

 

Thank you for your quick reply.... its quite stressful knowing our sucess basically will come down to my medical! when you say you were referred, what does that mean and what happened next (if you dont mind me asking!) -

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I'm sure you will be fine. It may be worth getting a letter from your GP to take to the medical just stating you haven't seen a specialist in a long while. Like Bristle said it sounds like you are healthier than most of us on here. Personally I would contact @george Lombard as he is the expert when it comes to visas with medical conditions, he will be very honest with you and tell you whether you have a chance or not.

I can't see it being a problem but I'm not an expert. Please let us know how you go on.

 

Thank you Pom Queen! - Is @george Lombard a twitter contact? if so, i will certainly make contact, thank you. i have found one on twitter... its a man holding a pot plant... would that be him?!?

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Thank you for your quick reply.... its quite stressful knowing our sucess basically will come down to my medical! when you say you were referred, what does that mean and what happened next (if you dont mind me asking!) -

Basically, if anything is detected during the medical or you have a pre-existing condition you will be referred so that your condition can be further assessed by Immigration. They will then evaluate the cost of ongoing medical treatment should you need it. As The Pom Queen said I had a letter from my doctor giving an overview of treatment and, like you, that I was on minimal medication and had not seen a consultant for some time. This was added to my medical. I had to wait about 3 months for the referral but did not need to do anything further.

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Basically, if anything is detected during the medical or you have a pre-existing condition you will be referred so that your condition can be further assessed by Immigration. They will then evaluate the cost of ongoing medical treatment should you need it. As The Pom Queen said I had a letter from my doctor giving an overview of treatment and, like you, that I was on minimal medication and had not seen a consultant for some time. This was added to my medical. I had to wait about 3 months for the referral but did not need to do anything further.

 

Thank you! - I will get and appointment with my GP asap

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On 06/03/2017 at 22:53, Marts14 said:

 

Thank you! - I will get and appointment with my GP asap

@Marts14May I know how is your progress??

As I am also AS patient and trying to apply 190.

I am really worried as I was previously put on adalimumab and I was abstain from the medication for 2 years due to remission. I really hope someone could provide me some advice.

 

Thank you so much.

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Its a bit of an old thread - but you might get some response.

I have AS and was granted 190 with VIC 4 years ago - no problems whatsoever. I mentioned that i was still on minor NSAID's and the doc doing the medical made a note of it,.but thats the only time its been mentioned ever.

As long as its not seen as a potential high cost to Aus you will be fine.

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IELTS 08/06/13: 9.0. - ACS Assessment: 02/08/13. Result 13/11/13. VIC SS 20/11/13. EOI 20/11/13. VIC SS Resubmitted 20/06/14, Approved 02/07/14. Visa Application (190) 14/07/14. CO assigned, Meds/PCC requested 27/08/14. Granted 24/10/14!! Activated 31/03/15. Arrival 27/08/15

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