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PMV Lodged: 26th October 2017
Country: India
Medicals and PCC requested: 24th February 2018
Medicals done: 28th February 2018
Police submitted: 1st March 2018
Additional Medical Requested: 1st March 2018
Treatment Duration: 11th April 2018 - 24th October 2018
Final Medical Report Submitted (sputum + one more X-ray): 20th December 2018

I applied for 300 pmv on 26th Oct 2017 and was asked to undergo treatment for 6 months. I successfully completed my treatment on Oct 24th 2018. Post treatment, I was asked to undergo a round of sputum test and an x ray where the reports were negative and was declared fit by my panel doctor.

After submitting the final reports I had a status on immi saying - "The required health examinations have been completed and submitted by the panel clinic to the department. This person's case will be processed or referred to the department's migration medical services provider, Bupa Medical Visa Services, for further assessment."

However, my status now changed to what it was earlier - further information required. I quickly called my Panel doctor and they said I HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED BY BUPA TO DO A 3rd XRAY AFTER 12TH MARCH 2019! Basically, they want me to wait for a total of 1 year to do my Xray again, although my reports are negative.

Inspite of all the reports being negative why do I have to wait for another 3 months... what guarantee do I have they won't ask me to do another round of sputum then, which will further delay my application by several months.

Has anyone faced or heard of a similar scenario? I have completed my 6 month treatment, waited for further 3 months for my sputum results, and now they expect me to wait for another 3 months to do a 3rd X-ray.

Also, does anyone know if I can contest against BUPA or talk them into letting me enter Australia and carrying out my remaining tests there?

Please share your thoughts if you have faced this situation or have heard of someone going through this?

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You have no guarentee. They will keep asking until such time as the medical examiner is satisfied or issues a negative decision.

Immigration have a duty of care to Australia to prevent infectious disease. One shadow on an x ray is all it takes to ask for further imagery.

Can you contest yur medical findings to get onshore to complete further tests...no.

Wait your time out and prove you are eligable to enter Australia as opposed to hunting a back door.
 

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Thanks for your reply. Their concern for tb I am aware of...However, I have been declared fit by the panel... with my X-ray report being cleared off and all sputum reports being negative post treatment.

Don't understand the need for more wait, is this the usual protocol/ process or are they just suspicious about this particular case.

Also need to understand about Health Undertaking form, and whether I can ask my medical officer/case officer if I can sign the health undertaking form and do the remaining medical process in Australia.

You have no guarentee. They will keep asking until such time as the medical examiner is satisfied or issues a negative decision.

Immigration have a duty of care to Australia to prevent infectious disease. One shadow on an x ray is all it takes to ask for further imagery.

Can you contest yur medical findings to get onshore to complete further tests...no.

Wait your time out and prove you are eligable to enter Australia as opposed to hunting a back door.
 

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Your problem is the accuracy of the testing. A negative sputum test does not mean you are TB clear. Likewise an X ray with shadows may or may not be TB. Without actually seing the clinical file it would be impossible to give you an opinion. At the end of the day you need to be proven clear or waived.

One convinced doctor may not satisfy another. If ypu are concerned about the medical processing of an aplication you would be advised to speak to a migration agent that specialises in health issues.

The case officer will ask you to sign one if required.
 

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My wife had a similar problem with suspected TB when we applied for her PMV, she had to take repeated xrays and sputum test before she was approved, and even then she had to attend the infectious diseases hospital when she arrived in Australia. As far as a Health Undertaking, I cant imagine they would be prepared to allow someone to enter the country who is suspected of having an infectious disease.
If you need a Registered Migration Agent who specialises in Health issues, George Lombard is highly recommended by others in this group.
 
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