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    Hi, I tried to search the immigration website for a list of illnesses that is considered not acceptable. Somehow, I couldn't find such a list. Does anyone know in terms of medical/health conditions, under what circumstances would they reject your PR application?
    Will fatty liver be rejected? Anyone had experience with fatty liver?

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    I had this saved from the old INZ Operations Manual which has since been revamped. Haven't tracked the new one down yet but this might give you some idea of what they are looking for. Fatty livers have proved to be a bit of a worry to quite a few people on here in the past but it can just mean more tests and a change in dietry habits. It certainly doesn't rule you out completely from proceeding with the application.

    Appendix 10: 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, with abnormal liver function
    Hepatitis C, RNA positive, with abnormal liver function
    Malignancies of solid organs and haematopoietic tissue, including past history of, or currently under treatment

    Exceptions are:
    a) treated minor skin malignancies (not melanoma)
    b) malignancies where the interval since treatment is such that the probability of cure is > 90%, e.g.: early stage (I & IIA) breast cancer at 5 years; low risk prostate cancer at 5 years; early stage (Dukes A & B1) colorectal cancer at 5 years; childhood leukaemia at 5 years
    Solid organ transplants, excluding corneal grafts more than 6 months old
    Chronic renal failure or progressive renal disorders
    Diseases or disorders such as osteoarthritis with a high probability of arthroplasty in the next four years
    Central Nervous System disease, including motor neurone disease, complex partial seizures, poorly controlled epilepsy, prion disease, Alzheimer’s and other dementia, and including paraplegia and quadriplegia
    Cardiac disease including ischaemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy or valve disease requiring surgical and/or other procedural intervention
    Chronic obstructive respiratory disease with limited exercise tolerance and requiring oxygen
    Genetic or congenital disorders: muscular dystrophies, cystic fibrosis, thalassaemia major, sickle cell anaemia if more than one sickle crisis in 4 years, severe haemophilia, and severe primary immunodeficiencies
    Severe autoimmune disease, currently being treated with immuno-suppressants other than prednisone
    In a person up to the age of 21 years, a severe (71-90 decibels) hearing loss or profound bilateral sensori-neural hearing loss
    In a person up to the age of 21 years, a severe vision impairment with visual acuity of 6/36 or beyond after best possible correction, or a loss restricting the field of vision to 15-20 degrees
    In a person up to the age of 21 years, a severe physical disability, where they are unable to stand and walk without support, and cannot independently dress, eat, hold a cup, or maintain their stability when sitting.
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    Thank you very much MB. Glad it doesn't cause rejection of our PR application. We've been given 1 month to retest, so right now we've put ourselves on a strict diet and aggressive exercise routine to decrease the fatty liver and get ready for the retest.

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    Here is the link to the Appendix 10 in the current Operations Manual.

    Another link of interest may be that of the Residence Review Board (the link leads to the FAQ page), in case an application, and a subsequent Medical Waiver, is rejected and review may be required.

    Best of luck, I hope you manage to satisfy the MA's requirements and get the go-ahead soon !

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    Hi

    What actually is a medical waiver?

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    A medical waiver means that someone has been deemed to not have an 'acceptable standard of health' (see A4.10 of the Operations Manual), but has been granted a Permit anyway. Here is some information about Medical Waivers from the Operations Manual (A4.60 of the Operations Manual).

    Hope this helps clarify it a little bit ?

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