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    Question RFW EVE based on health issue: could it backfire?

    Hi everyone,

    I submitted a Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa (non-priority queue) 3 months ago.

    For the last year I've been suffering from some kind of severe chronic fatigue that has affected my life deeply at every level. Work is turning into a nightmare, especially because I've never liked it but I decided to stick to it until I get residency.

    Stressful situations worsen the symptoms. I would really like to take a long leave to treat it and recover properly but I am afraid that might affect my application.

    So I was considering requesting the escalation of my application based on this condition but I am afraid that it might backfire since you have to be in "good health" to apply for residency.

    What do you think?

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    I think it is unlikely that your application would be escalated for that reason. When you submitted the application for residence a few months ago, did you inform INZ that you had had a change in your health status over the past year? It seems like you would have been obliged to, and having done so, there wouldn't be any problem with 'bringing it to their attention'. However, I still don't think your application would be prioritised on that basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unkikonki View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I submitted a Talent (Accredited Employer) Resident Visa (non-priority queue) 3 months ago.

    For the last year I've been suffering from some kind of severe chronic fatigue that has affected my life deeply at every level. Work is turning into a nightmare, especially because I've never liked it but I decided to stick to it until I get residency.

    Stressful situations worsen the symptoms. I would really like to take a long leave to treat it and recover properly but I am afraid that might affect my application.

    So I was considering requesting the escalation of my application based on this condition but I am afraid that it might backfire since you have to be in "good health" to apply for residency.

    What do you think?
    If you have any of following disease/ condition and it will require $41,000 cost to public health system then your application will be effected.

    A4.10.1 Medical conditions deemed to impose significant costs and/or demands on New Zealand's health and/or education services

    HIV infection
    Hepatitis B-surface antigen positive and meeting criteria for anti-viral treatment in New Zealand
    Hepatitis C-RNA positive and meeting criteria for anti-viral treatment in New Zealand
    Malignancies of organs, skin (such as melanoma) and haematopoietic tissue, including past history of, or currently under treatment. Exceptions are:
    treated minor skin malignancies
    malignancies where the interval since treatment is such that the probability of recurrence is <10 percent
    Requirement for organ transplants (with the exclusion of corneal grafts), or following organ transplant when immune suppression is required (with the exclusion of corneal grafts)
    Severe, chronic or progressive renal or hepatic disorders
    Musculoskeletal diseases or disorders such as osteoarthritis with a high probability of surgery in the next five years
    Severe, chronic or progressive neurological disorders, including but not exclusive to:
    any dementia including Alzheimer's disease
    poorly controlled epilepsy
    complex seizure disorder
    cerebrovascular disease
    cerebral palsy
    paraplegia, quadriplegia
    poliomyelitis
    Parkinson’s disease
    motor neurone disease, Huntington’s disease, muscular dystrophy
    prion disease
    relapsing and/or progressive multiple sclerosis
    Cardiac diseases, including but not exclusive to:
    severe ischaemic heart disease
    cardiomyopathy
    valve disease with a high probability of surgical and/or other procedural intervention in the next five years
    aortic aneurysm with a high probability of surgical and/or other procedural intervention in the next five years
    Chronic respiratory disease, including but not exclusive to:
    severe and/or progressive restrictive (including interstitial) lung disease
    severe and/or progressive obstructive lung disease
    cystic fibrosis
    Significant or disabling hereditary disorders, including but not exclusive to:
    hereditary anaemias and coagulation disorders
    primary immuno-deficiencies
    Gaucher’s disease
    Severe autoimmune disease which may require treatment in New Zealand with immune-suppressant medications other than Prednisone, Methotrexate, Azathioprine or Salazopyrin
    Severe (71-90 decibels) hearing loss or profound bilateral sensori-neural hearing loss after best possible correction at country of origin, where significant support is required, including cochlear implants
    Severe vision impairment with visual acuity of 6/36 or beyond after best possible correction at country of origin, or a loss restricting the field of vision to 15-20 degrees where significant support is required
    Severe developmental disorders or severe cognitive impairments where significant support is required, including but not exclusive to:
    physical disability
    intellectual disability
    autistic spectrum disorders
    brain injury
    Major psychiatric illness and/or addiction including any psychiatric condition that has required hospitalisation and/or where significant support is required
    Those with a history, diagnostic findings or treatment for MDR-TB or XDR-TB, unless they have been cleared by a New Zealand Respiratory or Infectious Diseases specialist upon review of their file or review of the applicant according to the New Zealand Guidelines for Tuberculosis Treatment

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    Quote Originally Posted by DownSouth View Post
    I think it is unlikely that your application would be escalated for that reason. When you submitted the application for residence a few months ago, did you inform INZ that you had had a change in your health status over the past year? It seems like you would have been obliged to, and having done so, there wouldn't be any problem with 'bringing it to their attention'. However, I still don't think your application would be prioritised on that basis.
    Ok I exaggerated a bit with "severe", I was just trying to make a case. I guess that was a stupid idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unkikonki View Post
    Ok I exaggerated a bit with "severe", I was just trying to make a case. I guess that was a stupid idea
    Visit this link for more information around health requirements and medical waivers,

    https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/#46506.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toorsaab_001 View Post
    Visit this link for more information around health requirements and medical waivers,

    https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/#46506.htm
    Thanks, I've just been a bit burnt out from work in the last few months, I made it sound worse than it actually is because otherwise it wouldn't even sound like a case. I don't think INZ wants to hear about my stress...

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