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Old 03-03-2013, 08:55 PM
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Hi everyone, I just have a quick question I wanted some advice on please. I applied for a defacto visa 820 in September, and I am currently waiting for a reply. I am freaking myself out though because I keep thinking they are going to deny me because of my medical exam. I am perfectly healthy except I have benign heart palpitations (irregular heart beat) that I have had for at least 10 years. I told the doctor this and that they are controlled by medication and I noticed that she started writing noted in my file and asked me a couple more questions about it. I assures her that I had many tests in the USA where I came from and all of the docs assures me it was a very common problem and it would not cause me any issues, it's just something I will have to take meds for. They are very cheap meds, only about 7 dollars a month. I have been getting scared though because some websites are saying that Australian visas get denied because of heart conditions... Do you guys think that my visa could be denied because of this condition? Or am I worrying for nothing?? Any advise or help is much appreciated!!

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Hi Lauraleigh -

Chances are that will not be a problem, although it might delay your processing a bit with medical review. The standard for "significant cost" regarding health costs for a person is $35,000 over 5 years for permanent visa applications. If the condition is not expected to worsen and the total cost of treatment over the next 5 years is not expected to exceed AUD$35,000, and providing that treatment would not deny treatment to Australians (as it might if there was a special machine or highly specialised Dr involved), it shouldn't be a problem.

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