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    Cool has anyone had to be referred to the nz medical assessor??

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    I am in the process of applying for residency , and my immigration officer is concerned because of my high bmi , he has requested that i now supply a report from my gp showing my recent weight loss and then he will make a decison of wether i have to be referred to nz medical assessor, just wondering what that involves if anyone has had to go through that??
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    Hi,

    I think the limit on BMI is 35, so if you are over that then the NZ medical assessor will want to inspect your case. All it means is they will want to see if you are doing anything to reduce your BMI, and what medical risks you may have if not much is changing. They calculate your eligibility based on how much of a 'burden' you may be to the NZ health system.

    Many other people who apply for residency are in the same situation, and if you've not developed related illnesses such as diabetes then the solution is more often than not just a case of a diet!
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    Yes we had to do it due to diabities, if you have a letter from your docotr or a consultant it will be fine we had no hassles other than submitting the letter

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    oh, so you dont actually have to go ans see the medical assessor?? i imagined having to head down to london to be "assessed". I have done the "what am i doing to lose weight" so hopefully keeping fingers cossed , bmi has reduced by 5 so hopefully all in my favour. just want to get out there!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alan&moyra View Post
    Yes we had to do it due to diabities
    This is probably one of the things they're worried about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gigi View Post
    hello

    I am in the process of applying for residency , and my immigration officer is concerned because of my high bmi , he has requested that i now supply a report from my gp showing my recent weight loss and then he will make a decison of wether i have to be referred to nz medical assessor, just wondering what that involves if anyone has had to go through that??
    thanks in advance
    gillx
    Hi,
    I have the same problem.

    Hope you dont mind me asking, how did you get on?

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    When we applied for our medicals in jan ,my hubby Colin was quite a bit over.
    We were told we should have fasted,pity they never told us before we went for blood tests.
    Anyhoo got them done and a few weeks later,Colin got a call from his docs sec,saying that his was high,watch the diet,cut out booze etc.
    It then got refered to the medical assessor.
    We waited for ages and Colin or myself didnt really lose any weight.
    Dreading them sending us back.
    But they didnt. Colin got told in one of his many phone calls to immagration,that your medicals back from assessor and yip everythings fine.
    phew
    We were releived i can tell you.
    So hopefully things go same way for you
    Sure you,ll be ok,especially if you have lost weight,as we didnt
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    We had to submit information to the medical assessor after mentioning a recent not-so-major surgery. The warning lights went off at NZIS, and it took a while before they could tell us precisely what they needed and for us to supply it. What made things problematic was that the surgery was done in Canada, and the MA wouldn't accept a post-surgical evaluation from a local surgeon who didn't have quite the same expertise. Fortunately we made another trip to Canada, and the original surgeon was able to give my OH a clean bill of health.

    Good luck with yours. It sounds slightly easier...maybe.
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