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SangkyuLEe

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Hi~ I`m 23 currently studying in accounting in Tasmania for 190 visa.

I studied at Uni of Melbourne for my first year, but I realized I need PR to survive in Oz and to get CPA opportunities, so I transferred to UTS.

I didn`t know about AS can be a potential problem to get PR, since I found out it can be problems, I`m having really hard time. I donno what to do..  

Mine is really early stage, discovered it 2 years ago and just taking oral medicine (NSAIDs)

Some people say it is hard with AS cuz it could potentially cost a lot of money to treat, and others it is fine with early stage. 

I`m really confused with my life. If I cannot get PR, srly donno what to do

  

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You need to talk to one of the agents who specialise in medical conditions. George Lombard or Peter Bollard are the two usually mentioned in this regard. If you can't get PR then you take your newly acquired  skills home. If that means you leave before you've finished your qualifications then you might get some recognition of prior learning when you continue studies at home.

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4 hours ago, SangkyuLEe said:

Hi~ I`m 23 currently studying in accounting in Tasmania for 190 visa.

I didn`t know about AS can be a potential problem to get PR, since I found out it can be problems, I`m having really hard time. I donno what to do..  

If you apply for PR, Immigration will look at the "lifetime cost" of your condition. That is, how much the government will need to subsidise the cost of your medicines and treatment over your lifetime.      There is a threshold, which I think is $40,000 - if your costs are likely to go above that, then you will not get PR.  

$40,000 is not a high threshold when you consider how many years you are likely to live, so I think you are right to be concerned.  As Quoll says, you need to talk to one of the agents who specialise in medical conditions and they will be able to give you an honest assessment of your chances.


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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There have been a few threads over the years around AS.

This was one i was involved with.

From my view - i never had any problems but was only on NSAID's at the time - good advice above, get an informed view from an agent .


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.Citizenship Applied 17/04/2019,  Test confirmed 09/07/2019 for 15/12/2019

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