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Guest alflilly

Hi everybody, I'm new to the forum, Can anybody help?

I'm really keen to migrate to Australia preferable New South Wales with my partner who is a nurse and my two kids. I'm a hard working electrician who has crohn's disease, and worry that we may face problems with entering the country. I have an ileostomy and take regular medications which require routine blood checks every three months. however I do lead a normal healthy life.

Does anyone know what steps to take regarding insurance/prescriptions ect. and most of all cost????

any help will be greatly appreciated.

David.

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Guest balindat

hi everyone,

 

i applied under 175 skilled migration and currently waiting for a CO.

i have hepa b will this be a problem? i heard about a waiver i'll get to sign promising to get medication once i get to Australia... is this true? please help me on this. im getting a little paranoid.

 

thanks.

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Guest GoldCoastMag

I am sorry to say from personal experience that some people do get refused due to medical conditions so my advice is get yourself an immigration lawyer who has a reputation for dealing with these cases.

 

On the boards here the 2 names that seem to come up most are "Peter Bollard" or "Alan Collet", when you have issues that may cause a problem it seems a false economy not to give yourself the best chance,

 

Hope this helps, good luck

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Guest mjcgito
Hi,

 

We have several members who have migrated with Crohns, you may find the following link to a thread useful reading.

 

http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/migration-issues/88133-medical-crohns-disease.html

 

Personally I have a heart condition that requires daily medication and visits to my GP and a cardiologist at the hospital and i got my visa.

 

Hello SRP,

 

May I know what kind of Visa you had applied for? I am happy that your visa was granted despite having a heart condition. I also have a heart condition called Wolff Parkinson White (Asymptomatic), and I am not required to take any medication. I am really hoping that I will get through the medicals despite having this congenital condition.

 

Hope to hear from you.

 

Regards,

mjcg

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Hi alflilly :biggrin:

 

I was wondering how your visa application went?

 

I am currently being sponsored for a job in Perth on a 457 visa, and I too have Crohn's. I see from other posts on this forum that some people are ok despite having Crohns, and some people are refused entry because of Crohn's. I am on Remicade medication which is expensive, but then again I am only applying for a 4 year visa, so I'm hoping it won't be an issue (fingers crossed).

 

I would be interested to hear how you got on?

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Hi mjcg

 

We are currently applying for Aus visa. My daughter of 4 months has WPW syndrome. Just wondered how you got on with your application or medicals?

 

Thanks,

Jenbowen

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Hi alflilly :biggrin:

 

I was wondering how your visa application went?

 

I am currently being sponsored for a job in Perth on a 457 visa, and I too have Crohn's. I see from other posts on this forum that some people are ok despite having Crohns, and some people are refused entry because of Crohn's. I am on Remicade medication which is expensive, but then again I am only applying for a 4 year visa, so I'm hoping it won't be an issue (fingers crossed).

 

I would be interested to hear how you got on?

 

hoons, how are things going? I have Crohn's too and am planning on emigrating to Australia, so of course, trying to figure out the best route. My doctor put me on Infliximab (aka Remicade/Revellex) almost a year ago now and from all the research that I've done, it's fairly apparent that there is no way I would get PR whilst on medication that costs $15k a year (I guess, no surprises there). As a result I'm going to be going off the Infliximab first chance I can get to see my specialist; there are other, less expensive ways of controlling this condition. Of course, with a temporary visa like a 457, Medicaid wouldn't be paying for your meds, but that would mean that you would have to pay for them (not sure if you could get insurance that would agree to pay from the get-go - I doubt it).

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hoons, how are things going? I have Crohn's too and am planning on emigrating to Australia, so of course, trying to figure out the best route. My doctor put me on Infliximab (aka Remicade/Revellex) almost a year ago now and from all the research that I've done, it's fairly apparent that there is no way I would get PR whilst on medication that costs $15k a year (I guess, no surprises there). As a result I'm going to be going off the Infliximab first chance I can get to see my specialist; there are other, less expensive ways of controlling this condition. Of course, with a temporary visa like a 457, Medicaid wouldn't be paying for your meds, but that would mean that you would have to pay for them (not sure if you could get insurance that would agree to pay from the get-go - I doubt it).

 

Hi there .. it's been a while since i logged into this forum, but got an email saying this thread was active again, so thought I'd check it out :-)

 

I had to scrap plans for moving to Aus due to massive uncertainties over the cost of putting myself through infliximab treatment. Never got a straight answer, but I worked out it would cost me minimum $40k per year. Don't want to come off infliximab either as it works so well, and once you stop treatment chances are you can't restart due to your body creating immunity to it.

 

Worked out well for me though, just finishing a barn conversion and started a new job. Looking back I'm kind of pleased I didn't move to Australia. Might reconsider in the future though if my circumstances change.

 

All the best.

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Hi there .. it's been a while since i logged into this forum, but got an email saying this thread was active again, so thought I'd check it out :-)

 

I had to scrap plans for moving to Aus due to massive uncertainties over the cost of putting myself through infliximab treatment. Never got a straight answer, but I worked out it would cost me minimum $40k per year. Don't want to come off infliximab either as it works so well, and once you stop treatment chances are you can't restart due to your body creating immunity to it.

 

Worked out well for me though, just finishing a barn conversion and started a new job. Looking back I'm kind of pleased I didn't move to Australia. Might reconsider in the future though if my circumstances change.

 

All the best.

 

Ok - thanks for responding. This immunity business is a bit of a worry now :daydreaming:. I fought with my doc about going on this stuff - at the time I wasn't aware that it's possible to control Crohn's with diet alone, and of course he didn't tell me this :mad:.

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