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Hi All, as a parent of a child with medical condition, I have been through tough time with all anxiety about our PR visa application. I read a lot of posting in this forum from those who had same experience, and would like to share our experience for reference to those who still need it. 

- if your child have medical condition and you want to apply PR visa, please obtain specialist assessment on the condition, in terms of history, diagnose, as well as treatment plan, especially cost estimate in Australia.

- I got some advice from my agent to try to apply TR for my child first to see if any issue with the health assessment, though it is less strict than PR, it can reflect the attitude from department. So we applied 482 visa a few months ago, it was approved in 9 days after we submitted the specialist report together with health assessment.

- Don't lose faith, go find any visa with health waiver if necessary. I didn't go through it, but I prepared for it, as I could have applied for 190 visa (got invite last April) or 186 DE, but there is no health waiver available under them. Search from google or talk to professional agents to find out which have.

- lastly regarding health assessment status on immi account, I have been so confused: after we had physical exam, my child received referral, then MOC contacted me by email through BUPA centre to request specialist report on cognition and development plan. As I have Pediatrician specialist report already, I submitted to them on the same day when I received their email. Then in a couple of days, the health status changed to cleared no action required. I do not know whether CO would need any further report, so have been worried a lot what's next, as I seemed not to be able to provide any more report. Now I would think if its status is cleared, it would mean ok. 

Wish you all good luck.

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Occupation: management accountant

Birth Country: HR

Aplicants: 3

Stream: 186 TRT

Nomination and Visa logged: Aug 2019

Nomination: approved Sep 5th 2019

s56 for health: Sep 5th 2019

Clinic submitted health assessment: Sep 12th 2019, cleared Sep 18th 2019

Immi status: Finalized granted Oct 7th 2019


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The PIC (heath criteria) are one of the most complex areas of migration law and have recently undergone significant changes.

What applies in one case might not apply in an apparently similar case and the decisions sometimes appear to be somewhat arbitrary.

Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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