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    HI,

    Ive heard on another site medicals being refused for having over 35 on your BMI (body mass index). Has anyone else heard of the visas been refused for this ?

    Any light shed would be great
    Lara

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    I'm not sure that 35 is the threshold, but yes, there have been cases of applicants being refused for high BMI.

    The more common thing though, is that people with high BMI, and/or high waist measurement are referred to have extra blood tests.

    I think the guidelines are on the immigration website - probably under where you can download the medical forms (sorry - it's been a while since we did ours).

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    You can also see if your Doctor would add in a note saying that he/she doesnt have any concerns over your high BMI. I know this has added extra leverage for people I know who have had high BMI.

    A lot also comes down to which Immo Officer you get assessing your application they take them very much as individual applications and some will bypass it where as others stick to the red tape.

    Good luck!

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    thanks for your imput guys really usefull :)
    Lara

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