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*Contributory Parent Visa - Health Requirements? *

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Hi. I’m looking at getting a Contributory Parent Visa for my parents. They meet the balance of family test because I’m an only child and I’m sure they would meet the character requirements as well - based on the fact that they have no criminal records. The only thing that concerns me is the health requirements. 

My mother has previously been diagnosed with depression/social anxiety (this is under control) and is on a disability pension because of that. Besides this, she is quite healthy (although she has a high blood pressure, I believe). My father, however, has Hepatitis C due to a blood transfusion and has previously had other health concerns (gallstone etc.), but nothing too major. He has been on a temporary disability pension the past few months due to an infection in his heel (I can't remember the name of the condition), but this condition should eventually go away by itself. It seems that he will go back to work shortly. I'm unable to find out how strict they are with the health requirements and am therefore afraid that their visas would get rejected on these grounds. 

Do they only need a 'basic' medical assessment (chest x-ray, HIV testing) with the Contributory visa, or will the case officer look into their medical histories extensively? I am aware that they calculate $40,000 for medical costs per 5 years, but I'm still feeling quite uncertain regarding my parents' conditions and hope someone could give me advice. Would a physical medical check-up, with a migration agent specialised in health, before applying for the visa be the safest thing to do (I read someone else did this)?

I’m also wondering if people believe that the price of this visa will increase over the years? 

Thank you.

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Hi sgensen, I'm new here. Just came across your thread. I'm exactly in the same boat! I'm applying Contributory Age Parent Visa 864 for my parents. 

But unfortunately my dad has Hep B for many years, not just a healthy carrier. I know there is going to be medical issue at later stage of our application. Please update your situation and share your story. 

Many thanks!

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