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Old 02-11-2014, 12:34 AM
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Hi there, I'd like to hear your views on my situation. I'm an Australian citizen who has lived in the UK over 8 years and since gotten his UK citizenship. To cut a long story short, I am now married to a Filipina and living in Manila. I've been here for the past year and we are now thinking of living either in Australia or the UK. But our dilemma is that my wife is a post kidney transplant recipient and we are concerned that her application will fail the medical section. She has been relatively healthy since her 2006 transplant operation with no major complications. Another concern is whether she can get her meds. I've read that we could apply for a medical waiver with submission of medical examination reports. Maybe applying for the UK is a better option? Is there anyone who has experienced a similar situation? What are the requirements and what will help in our application? And how long was the process? Your response will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 02-11-2014, 01:53 AM
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BreakerB, you really need a professional on this. A kidney transplant is one of those things that can definitely get you a refusal - even after going through the health waiver process. I would contact George Lombard or Peter Bollard (both in Sydney) as they are agents that specialize in the health waiver process and dealing with people with serious medical conditions that could get them denied. They will tell you honestly whether you have a chance. You'd likely be looking at 12-18 months before your visa is approved (if it is) because the waiver process takes an additional 6-12 months (or possibly even longer) on top of the normal visa processing time.

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Old 02-11-2014, 02:31 AM
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Thanks for your reply. How can I contact George Lombard or Peter Bollard?

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Old 02-11-2014, 03:44 AM
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I have had a very similar situation with a previous client. I can only comment in relation to Australia and not UK policy. However for Aus she will fail the health criteria and you will have to apply for a waiver. The cost of the medication for anti rejection drugs cannot cost more than $40,000 over a 5 year period. My previous client was approved a visa after extension submissions showing compelling and compassionate reasons why the health criteria should be waivered and the visa was granted. Due to your prolonged absence from Australia it will be more difficult to provide evidence. I would advise obtaining the services of an agent who will need to assess your personal situation and see if enough evidence can be gathered to support a waiver.

Owen Small - Registered Migration Agent #0214497 at Ferguson Cannon Lawyers.

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