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PatMustard

Children's medical history & Visa medical exam

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I am shortly going to be beginning the visa (189) application process on behalf of myself and my family. Before doing do so, my wife and I wish to address a concern of ours in relation to one of our children. 

Our eldest daughter (now 7) was born with a form of pediatric cancer. She received all the usual forms of front-line treatment and she also received treatment in the USA that was not readily available here. From day one her treatment went absolutely perfect without any setbacks and we are pleased to say that she is fully in remission for almost 5 years. 

Currently she is a happy and healthy little girl who you would never suspect was ever ill for a day in her entire life. Although her treatment is completely finished as of about 3 years ago, she still attends an oncology clinic for a physical exam and check up every 6 months. 

We are just wondering how her medical history might impact on our visa applications?

Any help or advice at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Potentially seriously. Medicals are the only element that results in a one fail all fail principle. So, the system will consider the likelihood of her needing expensive treatment and what that treatment may cost. I would recommend you speak to a specialist migration agent such as George Lombard

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4 minutes ago, VERYSTORMY said:

Potentially seriously. Medicals are the only element that results in a one fail all fail principle. So, the system will consider the likelihood of her needing expensive treatment and what that treatment may cost. I would recommend you speak to a specialist migration agent such as George Lombard

Thank you for taking the time to reply. 

It’s a genuine concern for us obviously and we’re trying so hard to find a precedent or even someone who has heard of a similar case. 

Are you aware if people (adults and children) are refused visas because they have previously had cancer? 

As things stand right now, she is a perfectly healthy child that gets a twice yearly physical exam. Would this alone be considered a great burden on the state? 

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7 minutes ago, PatMustard said:

Thank you for taking the time to reply. 

It’s a genuine concern for us obviously and we’re trying so hard to find a precedent or even someone who has heard of a similar case. 

Are you aware if people (adults and children) are refused visas because they have previously had cancer? 

As things stand right now, she is a perfectly healthy child that gets a twice yearly physical exam. Would this alone be considered a great burden on the state? 

People who have had cancer previously do pass the medicals but would definitely agree to speak to a mara agent for advice. I think it seems to depend on type of cancer, how long in remission etc so each case would be different. George Lombard  mentioned above or I think @Richard Gregan  also said he had a medical specialist on retainer for advice so may be worth a chat. 

Good luck.

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9 hours ago, Amber Snowball said:

People who have had cancer previously do pass the medicals but would definitely agree to speak to a mara agent for advice. I think it seems to depend on type of cancer, how long in remission etc so each case would be different. George Lombard  mentioned above or I think @Richard Gregan  also said he had a medical specialist on retainer for advice so may be worth a chat. 

Good luck.

Thanks for your reply Amber.

I'll get in touch with a MARA agent and hopefully I'll be able to learn more. We're still in the very early stages so I actually was not aware that there was such a thing! Thanks again.

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