Correct, they are still dependant and can't be removed (3 previous applications I said no dependant children - you can imagine the questions I had to answer when all of a sudden I had acquired a 5 year old in this application). They just put the medicals on indefinite hold, that's how my agent described it to me.My understanding is that regardless of if the child is dependent on you or not they are still classed as a dependent for immigration purposes if under 16 (or could be 18, I can't remember). They are for medicals because then they could migrate at a later stage. I am unsure if you can just remove them. You may need to speak with a migration agent about that.