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Hello everybody,

I hope all is good with everyone. I had a query regarding medical clearance for a job visa to Australia, my husband is the primary applicant but I am the one with a medical condition called trigeminal neuralgia or chronic neuropathic facial nerve pain. I am on regular medication for it and function normally because the medicines manage my pain, there is no other treatment for my condition except that I remain on my medication to stay pain-free. I work and I study, exercise, and do house chores, all things like a normal person because my pain is at bay with the medicines I take, thank god. My question is that will our immigration visa be rejected due to my medical condition even though it is controlled and manageable? I will obviously declare my medical condition during the medical exam, but can it stop us, my husband, and I from moving to Australia and then getting a PR later on? 

Anyone with information on this please do help and let me know what will be required of me for the immigration process.

Please and thank you.

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Your best bet is to talk to an agent who specialises in medical issues. It very much depends on how much your pain medications will cost the Australian tax payer. If you're on something that costs 10c a dose you should be OK but if you're on something esoteric which costs $1000 a dose then you're likely to exceed the threshold. That's something the agent will be able to assess. 

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Thank you for your advice. 

My medications require a prescription as they are controlled substances but they are inexpensive and cost around $100 AUD per month. Will it still be an issue that I have TN for our immigration? 

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4 hours ago, Enya said:

Thank you for your advice. 

My medications require a prescription as they are controlled substances but they are inexpensive and cost around $100 AUD per month. Will it still be an issue that I have TN for our immigration? 

Probably not if that’s the expected cost, but I’m not an agent. Only way you are going to find out for sure is to see what the outcome of the medical is. People get visas with low level chronic conditions requiring ongoing medication, all the time so just be up front and cross your fingers. 

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When I went for my medical (many moons ago), my son and I had a condition that would have required additional information.  I was advised to take consultant letters advising of: The condition, any investigations, treatments etc., and what the prognosis would be.  I was able to submit these at the medical and there was no further request for any other reports/investigations.  It helps to supply some additional information from your doctor at the time of the medical.

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On 20/07/2022 at 01:22, Quoll said:

Probably not if that’s the expected cost, but I’m not an agent. Only way you are going to find out for sure is to see what the outcome of the medical is. People get visas with low level chronic conditions requiring ongoing medication, all the time so just be up front and cross your fingers. 

Thank you so much.

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On 21/07/2022 at 03:27, ali said:

When I went for my medical (many moons ago), my son and I had a condition that would have required additional information.  I was advised to take consultant letters advising of: The condition, any investigations, treatments etc., and what the prognosis would be.  I was able to submit these at the medical and there was no further request for any other reports/investigations.  It helps to supply some additional information from your doctor at the time of the medical.

Yes, I will be doing that too. But thank you so much for the help and the extra information.

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On 19/07/2022 at 20:39, Enya said:

Thank you for your advice. 

My medications require a prescription as they are controlled substances but they are inexpensive and cost around $100 AUD per month. Will it still be an issue that I have TN for our immigration? 

One more thing, can you please suggest an agent who I can consult for my medical condition? Please and thank you.

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On 19/07/2022 at 17:33, Quoll said:

Your best bet is to talk to an agent who specialises in medical issues. It very much depends on how much your pain medications will cost the Australian tax payer. If you're on something that costs 10c a dose you should be OK but if you're on something esoteric which costs $1000 a dose then you're likely to exceed the threshold. That's something the agent will be able to assess. 

One more thing, can you please suggest an agent who I can consult for my medical condition? Please and thank you.

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10 hours ago, Enya said:

One more thing, can you please suggest an agent who I can consult for my medical condition? Please and thank you.

George Lombard is usually the chap mentioned in this context (no affiliation) but I believe there are others who now have medical specialists who give informed opinions. 

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You should have absolutely no issue with a visa application with this.

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