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hi everyone,

Please could any one answer a question i have ....... i am in the middle of discussions with a migration agent (the emmigration group, based in uk) and everything has been going great untill the mention of my son's condition. He has autistic tendancies on the autistic spectrum disorder, he needs no medication and receives no medical help with his condition , he does receive funding for support staffing at school but only receives 50% support and this is about to be reviewed as he is about to start secondary school so hopefully this will be reduced.

The emmigration group has responded to this by sending a letter saying that i should get a medical opinion ....quote(unfortunately your son's medical situation could have an adverse effect on a migration application -we have noticed in the last few months that australia and new zealand medical authorities are declining applications at lower levels of the autism spectrum than previously. Professional advice in this area is available from Dr . Baz at www.visamedicalopinion.com I understand that she charges around £400 etc.)

My question is... does this sound like a con to anyone else as i would only be paying for an opinion not a medical and is this statement true as from what i have read on this subject it depends on each individual case etc. ?????

Any information on this subject would be gratefully accepted :confused:

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hi everyone,

Please could any one answer a question i have ....... i am in the middle of discussions with a migration agent (the emmigration group, based in uk) and everything has been going great untill the mention of my son's condition. He has autistic tendancies on the autistic spectrum disorder, he needs no medication and receives no medical help with his condition , he does receive funding for support staffing at school but only receives 50% support and this is about to be reviewed as he is about to start secondary school so hopefully this will be reduced.

The emmigration group has responded to this by sending a letter saying that i should get a medical opinion ....quote(unfortunately your son's medical situation could have an adverse effect on a migration application -we have noticed in the last few months that australia and new zealand medical authorities are declining applications at lower levels of the autism spectrum than previously. Professional advice in this area is available from Dr . Baz at www.visamedicalopinion.com I understand that she charges around £400 etc.)

My question is... does this sound like a con to anyone else as i would only be paying for an opinion not a medical and is this statement true as from what i have read on this subject it depends on each individual case etc. ?????

Any information on this subject would be gratefully accepted :confused:

 

From what you have posted it appears that you have been well advised.

 

Provided you are being advised and represented by the very experienced migration agent associated with company you mentioned, you do not have to worry about being conned.

 

Unlike self-appointed gurus who have never run a case and would not know how, a registered migration must give a frank and candid opinion about the prospects of visa success. From the Code of Conduct:

 

2.6 To the extent that a registered migration agent must take account of

objective criteria to make an application under the Migration Act or

Migration Regulations, he or she must be frank and candid about the

prospects of success when assessing a client’s request for assistance in

preparing a case or making an application under the Migration Act or

Migration Regulations.

 

2.7 A registered migration agent who is asked by a client to give his or her

opinion about the probability of a successful outcome for the client’s

application must not hold out unsubstantiated or unjustified prospects of

success when advising clients on applications under the Migration Act or

Migration Regulations.

 

We always pose the question:

 

If any person in your immediate family (spouse or child) or any dependent relative residing with you, even if not to be included on your visa application, has a significant medical condition, please give the details.

 

The minister for immigration has called for a report on how visa health test for handicapped individuals might be amended.

 

As matter stand, you can expect to have issues satisfying the medical authorities that the cost of (classroom) support, the use of scarce resources and the lifetime support costs will not be excessive.

 

The fact that you child is receiving 50% support is, per se, irrrelevant. Is this because more support is unavailable or too costly, or just not needed? Expected lifetime support costs will be assessed.

 

You should note that the DIAC must accept the opinion of a Medical Officer of the Commonwealth as conclusive and unless there are waiver provisions an adverse medical assessment for any dependant, even if not migrating, will result in visa refusal for all applicants. YOU must make the case and from what you have posted it seems that your advisor is proceeding correctly.

 

What you have done by posting on this forum is akin to seeking an opinion from a top gun QC and then asking the garbage collector for a second opinion.

 

I will not advise you further.


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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hi everyone,

Please could any one answer a question i have ....... i am in the middle of discussions with a migration agent (the emmigration group, based in uk) and everything has been going great untill the mention of my son's condition. He has autistic tendancies on the autistic spectrum disorder, he needs no medication and receives no medical help with his condition , he does receive funding for support staffing at school but only receives 50% support and this is about to be reviewed as he is about to start secondary school so hopefully this will be reduced.

The emmigration group has responded to this by sending a letter saying that i should get a medical opinion ....quote(unfortunately your son's medical situation could have an adverse effect on a migration application -we have noticed in the last few months that australia and new zealand medical authorities are declining applications at lower levels of the autism spectrum than previously. Professional advice in this area is available from Dr . Baz at www.visamedicalopinion.com I understand that she charges around £400 etc.)

My question is... does this sound like a con to anyone else as i would only be paying for an opinion not a medical and is this statement true as from what i have read on this subject it depends on each individual case etc. ?????

Any information on this subject would be gratefully accepted :confused:

In answer to your question,we have just had ewxactly the same issues with our son,,and used exactly the same agent. I have to be careful what I say in open forums but I did all the donkeywork myself regarding my sons meds as the agent did not seem either enthusiastic or capable.

You do not need to go spending fortunes on independant reports etc,this can be soted by keeping things simple and concise.

When you go for your medicals ,these are the golden rules.

1 make sure the panel doctor is aware of your childs condition well in advance.

2 get an up to date psych report,talk to your psych and ask them to make it possitive.

3 get a report from school, all possitives

4 trust your instinct as a parent and not the shonkey advice of people that charge you to look at you.Apart from the costs of the medicals themselves,there is no reason why this should cost you any more it didnt for us but it could have if we did not listen to the right people at the right time.

I have pm'd you my number,we have been through this,its not as tricky as you would think and on friday we got our visa. Before you put your faith in people who are guessing,take the time to talk to us,,,,and its absolutely 100% free of charge lol.

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Guest Jing

To Taffordbark:

 

Pardon me for my ignorance, Im a newbie here..and for now haven't explore the forum site (esp. how to post questions.) . And thru the search tab I found this discussion, and thought might help me.

 

Me and my family is about to collate necessary documents and forms to be submitted for lodgement of our permanent residency application. Currently we are holding 457 and fortunately my husbands employer will be sponsoring our residency application (is this what you call ENS?) All the forms are given to us by the company's migration lawyer. We have a son who has been diagnosed of PDD-NOS in the Philippines, upon arriving here and seeking advise from one of the specialist developmental peadiatrician..at the moment he diagnosed it as "mild-moderate austism" and would have to see him for another assessment this time in a more detailed assessment. Upon initial medical examination..should we submit ALL the necessary reports including diagnosis from the Philippines (it was dated Dec 2007)? I am planning to have a schedule with my sons developmental peadiatrician and plan to discuss about our application. Ive learned that "autism" has a great deal with Immigration Dept. And learning about the German Doctor's case.

 

Hope you could share some of your experience dealing with this kind of situation. Thank you.

 

Jing

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hi jing,

we are in the same situation and from what i can gather ....as long as you don't exceed the estimated price ($21,000 at the moment but apparently they may be looking at this )of extra expentiture on your childs education and medical expense you should be fine, but i'm no expert. Gollywobbler is a great help in all aspects of immigration so perhaps you should try to get in touch with her as she has helped me with a number of things, at the moment this is all the advice i can give you .

regards leighanna

 

Taffordbark has already emmigrated and hasn't been on here for a while as he's living the dream......he gave me great hope and advice so don't lose faith

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