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Hi All,

apologies in advance if this has been asked before.
I need some advice before we jump into applying for any of the visas in Australia.

I’ll come straight to the point, my wife has a serious medical condition, a lot of you might have not heard about it but it’s called MuscularDystrophy. We are afraid that although we might be eligible for the visa, we will most likely not be able to get though the medical assessment.
What is your option this matter, should we apply first then appeal or not apply at all.

thank you in advance for reading this and leaving a reply if you do.
 

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Hi All,

apologies in advance if this has been asked before.
I need some advice before we jump into applying for any of the visas in Australia.

I’ll come straight to the point, my wife has a serious medical condition, a lot of you might have not heard about it but it’s called MuscularDystrophy. We are afraid that although we might be eligible for the visa, we will most likely not be able to get though the medical assessment.
What is your option this matter, should we apply first then appeal or not apply at all.

thank you in advance for reading this and leaving a reply if you do.
We use per capita data about health and community service costs to work out what your condition is likely to cost over a period of time:
  • for temporary visa applicants, this is your period of stay
  • for permanent visa applicants this is generally 5 years, or 3 years if you are aged 75 or older
If you have a permanent or ongoing condition with a reasonably predictable course, the MOC will estimate what your condition will cost the community over your remaining life expectancy up to a maximum of 10 years.
Having a disease or health condition does not always mean you will not meet the health requirement due to significant costs. The likely costs will depend on what kind of disease or condition you have and how severe it is.
We will not grant you a visa if you do not meet the health requirement because your condition is likely to be a significant cost, unless a health waiver is available and exercised.
We regard costs of AUD 51,000 or more to be significant.

In all likelihood, the visa will be refused under the above clause
It will be waste of money, but if you still want to consult a Mara agent who specialises in medical cases
Let me know
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Hi NB,

Thank you for the reply. We would be open to consulting a MARA agent to discuss this further before we do a deep dive on the application. few more questions:

Is it possible to calculate these costs in advance
How hard to difficult is it generally to obtain a health waiver
Would this affect our future prospects of converting this to citizenship.
 

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Hi NB,

Thank you for the reply. We would be open to consulting a MARA agent to discuss this further before we do a deep dive on the application. few more questions:

Is it possible to calculate these costs in advance
How hard to difficult is it generally to obtain a health waiver
Would this affect our future prospects of converting this to citizenship.
may be worth consulting with MARA agents with a reputation for helping clients navigate the health requirement - just sharing their names, I haven't had anything to do with them:

George Lombard
Australian Immigration Agency - George Lombard Consultancy

Peter Bollard
https://www.lewisbollardmigration.com.au/
 
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