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Old Sep 24th 2017, 9:21 pm   #31
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Oh ok - fingers crossed!
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Hopefully they understand the new criteria, do you know what visa they are going for?
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One small word of caution, we also thought there would be no issues as we are both fit and healthy, normal bmi etc but both our medicals were referred due to part of our blood result being slightly outwith the norm! They are also busy just due to a large volume of applications at the end of August, people applying before the changes took affect.

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Well as above we're all very fit and well but....

We completed the medical on Monday. They told us if any of the blood work fell outside of the normal range they would call us and if it wasn’t the medicals would be submitted to NZ immigration. My wife and daughter’s medical were submitted with no abnormalities. The dr called me today to advise my creatinine had come back slightly elevated (112 with the ref range 90-106).

He advised this was fairly normal for an athletic individual would does a lot of strength training. He put notes on the form to suggest this and submitted the medical but said it ‘may’ deferred simply because I’m out of the ‘normal range’.

Can anybody provide any insight into this and what it will likely mean? Is this likely to delay my visa?. The dr said they may want a retest.
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Well as above we're all very fit and well but....

We completed the medical on Monday. They told us if any of the blood work fell outside of the normal range they would call us and if it wasn’t the medicals would be submitted to NZ immigration. My wife and daughter’s medical were submitted with no abnormalities. The dr called me today to advise my creatinine had come back slightly elevated (112 with the ref range 90-106).

He advised this was fairly normal for an athletic individual would does a lot of strength training. He put notes on the form to suggest this and submitted the medical but said it ‘may’ deferred simply because I’m out of the ‘normal range’.

Can anybody provide any insight into this and what it will likely mean? Is this likely to delay my visa?. The dr said they may want a retest.
One of my husbands results were outwith normal our panel doctor suggested he do another test to back up the results which he done, this delayed his emedical being uploaded by a week. I had two results slightly out, however my panel doctor didn't see it being an issue.

Both medicals were referred, mine was uploaded on 31st August I was advised it had been referred on 6th September and it was completed without needing further testing on 15th September, my husbands was uploaded on 7th September, and didn't hear anything until he chased INZ up yesterday, they advised that it's with the health assessment team. They did say that generally medicals are completed 10days after the health assessment team have all the information they need.

I'm hoping and praying they don't want anything further and it's completed then we are all granted asap. We hope to fly 4wks tomorrow - fingers crossed!!

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Well as above we're all very fit and well but....

We completed the medical on Monday. They told us if any of the blood work fell outside of the normal range they would call us and if it wasn’t the medicals would be submitted to NZ immigration. My wife and daughter’s medical were submitted with no abnormalities. The dr called me today to advise my creatinine had come back slightly elevated (112 with the ref range 90-106).

He advised this was fairly normal for an athletic individual would does a lot of strength training. He put notes on the form to suggest this and submitted the medical but said it ‘may’ deferred simply because I’m out of the ‘normal range’.

Can anybody provide any insight into this and what it will likely mean? Is this likely to delay my visa?. The dr said they may want a retest.
ANY medical results that fall outside the stated normal limits will mean a referral of the medical report. Immigration officers are not medically trained. Immigration cannot decline a visa on medical grounds (for not having an acceptable standard of health) unless an MA has advised as such so it is the MA's responsibility to investigate any results to establish if the applicant meets the health standard guidelines.
Yes it will definitely delay your application....weeks / months....all depends on what the MA comes back with and if they want you to repeat a test or have anything further in addition to the normal medical.
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ANY medical results that fall outside the stated normal limits will mean a referral of the medical report. Immigration officers are not medically trained. Immigration cannot decline a visa on medical grounds (for not having an acceptable standard of health) unless an MA has advised as such so it is the MA's responsibility to investigate any results to establish if the applicant meets the health standard guidelines.
Yes it will definitely delay your application....weeks / months....all depends on what the MA comes back with and if they want you to repeat a test or have anything further in addition to the normal medical.
Well that's a bummer. I'm doubtful now that we'll be out in NZ for my intended start date (end October).
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Well that's a bummer. I'm doubtful now that we'll be out in NZ for my intended start date (end October).
Couldn't say one way or the other as it all depends on the MA and they don't rush. MA's aren't dedicated to Immigration. They are usually GP's who have been through the accreditation to also assist Immigration so don't expect them to be working full time on Immigration workload.

Which visa ?

You can always go for a medical waiver.
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Couldn't say one way or the other as it all depends on the MA and they don't rush. MA's aren't dedicated to Immigration. They are usually GP's who have been through the accreditation to also assist Immigration so don't expect them to be working full time on Immigration workload.

Which visa ?

You can always go for a medical waiver.
I am applying for a talent work visa and my wife will be on a partner of work working visa. I'm not going to lose sleep over it all it is what it is. If it delays things then so be it. The positive side I guess is there was certainly nothing major amiss on the medical.
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I am applying for a talent work visa and my wife will be on a partner of work working visa. I'm not going to lose sleep over it all it is what it is. If it delays things then so be it. The positive side I guess is there was certainly nothing major amiss on the medical.
The average 25 working days for processing is up for us on Monday so there's still time for us to be granted before then meaning the two referrals technically didn't hold us up, although I'm not holding my breath!! I am keeping my fingers crossed!
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The average 25 working days for processing is up for us on Monday so there's still time for us to be granted before then meaning the two referrals technically didn't hold us up, although I'm not holding my breath!! I am keeping my fingers crossed!
Yeah I'd take that statement with a big pinch of salt. The INZ website info stated those processing times years ago when we came through the system and they were rubbish then
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Yeah I'd take that statement with a big pinch of salt. The INZ website info stated those processing times years ago when we came through the system and they were rubbish then
Even worse when they don't spell an email address correctly now we are massively held up by an error on their part!

My advice would be question and chase everything!!!!
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I would buy appliances in NZ for the following reasons:

-You don't know what your situation will be - our rental has all appliances so it's ours are taking up space in the garage
-Warranty and parts availability
-Price difference isn't that much, I will only buy Korean or local (NZ or Australian) products as the European stuff is fragile and overpriced, same as Euro cars.

As for rentals, yes it's competitive but just fill in the blanks with anything - they never check or contact references anyway
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I haven't heard of a reference not being checked for rentals actually. All our references were checked and this is our third rental (should be our second, but the last house was misrepresented so we were there three nights and got all our money back from Ray Whites - long story).

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Maybe depends on the person, but I've never had them checked. Really can't see a young trainee doing the rental applications of dozens of people a week calling up references in the UK (most companies won't release details anyway)

I'm not saying to lie, just saying I wouldn't stress over who you put as references
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