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Hi

This is my first post on this forum and I was wondering if anyone has had an experience where they were refused a spouse visa due to Hypopituitarism (or if they were granted their visa and have this conditon). My husband, who has this condition, is currently applying for his spouse visa (I am Australian and we are planning to move there permanently from the UK). He has undertaken his medicals and we just got an email from our case officer saying: 'Your medical reports were referred to the Health Operations Centre (HOC) in Australia for an opinion on whether you meet the health requirement for the grant of the above visa because a health concern was identified

by our panel doctors during your medical examinations.' I am only assuming that they are referring to his Hypopituitarism, unless he has something else we don't yet know about!

What I am wondering is - is this just a normal response for someone who has an existing medical condition? Do all/most medical conditions need to be referred to HOC? My husband's condition requires him to take medication everyday, which we are obviously willing to pay for ourselves in OZ (he gets it for free here) and he does not require any hospital treatment or any other type of medical treatment apart from his daily medication.

Many thanks in advance to anyone who can help :cute:

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Hi Nel,

 

If there is an existing condition then yes, it is quite normal that it is referred to the HOC. They may come back asking for more information from your husband's GP or a specialist in relation to the condition and the long term prognosis.

 

If the condition is, as you described it, one that just requires and will just require a prescription in the future, then it should be fine, but the DIAC (with the help of HOC) need to make sure that the condition is not being caused by an underlying serious problem and that it will not be of a significant cost to the Australian Government.

 

I've never had a client with the conditionto be honest, but I've just looked it up and I can see why they would want to make sure that there is no long term underlying problem - sometimes it seems to be caused by an underlying tumour.

 

So I think that is all it is about.

 

Best of luck!

 

Cheers,

Veronika


Migration Consultant

Registered Migration Agent Number: 0301155

info@sortoutmyvisa.com

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Guest Nel

Thank you very much for your reply Veronika, you have reassured me. My husband did have a tumour (which caused the condition) but it was successfully removed about 14 years ago and he has had no problems since - he just needs to take the medication every day. He used to have to have yearly MRI scans but these even stopped a few years ago as his specialist said there was very little chance of another tumour developing.

I am sure everything will be fine - it is just a worrying time as the thought of him not being allowed to live in Australia would crush us both. We have had enough of England and are very keen to move there and I am keen to go back after 5 years in the UK!

Many thanks again for your advice :)

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This is 11 years old, so a complete long shot haha! Did you ever get the visa? My girlfriend and I are planning a move to Aus but she has hypopituitarism due à tumour (macro prolacrinoma if you're interested!) 14 years ago. She is on HRT, but everything is managed well and there are no concerns (her prolactin levels have dropped too). There is barely anything on the net about this condition when applying for a visa so if you get this we'd love to know if you got in! 

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You should obtain a specialist's report in a format that addresses the medical and legal issues involved. 

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Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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