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Hi there,
I am in quite a confusion whether I shall submit visa fee and do medical for us, family of 4. It?s due to medical history of child.
He was 2, he got brain inflammatory disease, a rare condition similar symtoms as MS, which caused temporary lower body paralysis. After 2 weeks of hospitalization, he was much better and able to walk with physio therapy to rehabilitate and gain strength back. Since then we continued his physio therapy, he now runs and living normal life. Although there is slight deficit, he cannot yet jump on both feet.

When he was 3, we noticed speech delay as well due to what he wdnt through at age 3. We have been doing speech therapy ever since. Currently, there are words where he makes mistakes in pronouncing it wrong or struggle making clear sound.

He is now school goer and take care of himself, runs, eats, dress up, etc by him self. He is living without any support. He is doing well in school.

He is 6 now, we had him examined by same pediatric doctor, he said he is much better. He suggested, child still need physio and speech therapy to recover completely. May be 1/2/3 years.

The kid is healthy and study in main stream school. His iq level is assessed as average.

Please advise me whether I should pursue visa application and pay the fee? Realistically, is it meant to be rejected due to medical history of my kid?

Appreciate your feedback.

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If I were you, I would get advice from an immigration consultant. I am not sure, but I think Maggie-May24 somewhere had posted about a few who specialise in medical cases. You should go through her recent posts on this forum and find out.

Have you also considered doing medicals before visa application? I believe that it would be much safer to apply (pay for) the visa after the medical results are positive. I did not do this, so am not sure how exactly the results from medical tests done prior to visa application can give an indication, but in general, if the status reads "provided" (or "finalised" I guess) and "no further action required" then you should be good to go. It won't be easy though as you will be declaring about previous medical conditions for your kid in the declaration forms and they will assess your child's health closely accordingly, so best to get professional advice.
 

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I already have an invitation so cannot do medical in advance. I?ve applied through registered firm.
They told me they came across a case with speech problems and applicant was rejected.
In my case, the child have slight speech deficit due to past medical history.
So I am not entirely confident and not sure about if it?s worth taking risk and apply or shall I refuse invitation.
 
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