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I submitted the medical for SMC visa for all my family members, but after few days I received email that need extra health information due to blood cells in urine for my wife. I did the required tests but now again I received the email that require further health information. Can anyone tell me is there any deadline for these extra medical test because currently borders are closed and they are not processing the SMC applications, even the application will proceed after that they only give the visa to principal applicant for searching the job. Then why they give so much importance to the other applicant medical test , even its very light infection shows in urine test. I consult with the local doctors and they said its not a big deal they should clear the medical because its very minor things and normally married women have some red blood cells in urine.

I am confused what to do now? because I already spend lot of money on this application and still no hope in application process because in website it still shows that they processing December 2018 offshore application. So what should i do now either wait for few months are do the medical test again.

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First of all I'd question whether or not it was wise submitting medicals for SMRV when, as you know, processing for said visa has been put on hold with no known date of when processing will start again. You have to understand that the medicals don't last and have an expiry for use in the processing so you may be asked to repeat them in the future if there's an extended period between you having the tests done now versus when Immigration actually get around to processing your visa.

Deadlines for any additional info requested by Immigration always come with an expiry date. This date or period is usually indicated on the notification, whether it is xx days or weeks from the date of notification or a specific date in the future, so please check the info that has been sent to you.

The answers to the Why questions don't really matter and it doesn't really matter what your own Doctor has stated or suggested even though they are a medical practitioner expert. Unfortunately they have no authority in the matter.
What you must understand is that Immigration will investigate ANY abnormality on the medical report from each individual. There's a set of criteria with lower/upper limits (that are tighter than general health limits I should add) and all abnormalities are investigated to try and establish the root cause and likely future prognosis.
You can apply for a deadline time extension if you are struggling for time.

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Thanks for your detail reply. I have received the following email but did not have any expiry date mention on it.

We need some more health information from you .You have had a health examination as a requirement for your New Zealand visa application. Immigration New Zealand (INZ) now needs some extra health information to complete our assessment.
How to provide your extra health information
Please contact an INZ panel physician to find out what extra information we need and how to provide the information. For a list of approved panel physicians see the INZ website.
When you contact the physician, you will need to give them the following information so they can confirm your identity:
Your New Zealand eMedical reference number: NZER: ---00--001--11
The details of the identity document you provided during your examination.

What if you decide not to provide the extra health information?
If you decide not to provide the extra health information we need, it may delay the processing of your visa application. You should still submit your visa application, if you have not done that already.
Once we have received your visa application, we will contact you if we have any concerns or need more information about your health.
If you decide not to submit a visa application, you can ignore the rest of this email.
How to submit your visa application
Please submit your visa application to INZ as soon as possible.
Important: You need to submit your visa application within three months of your health examination completion date. If you do not submit it in time, you will have to undergo a further health examination.
If you need more information about visa applications, see the INZ website.
You can request a copy of your health examination
If you want a copy of your health examination, contact the panel clinic where you had your examination and tell them your New Zealand eMedical reference number NZER.

[EOI Submitted] : 6 October 2019
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