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Medical for Citizenship not PR

Old Jun 7th 2002, 12:03 pm
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Default Medical for Citizenship not PR

My cousin has been living in Australia for past 23 months and has only one month before he can apply for Australian citizenship.

Last month, he was detected with Tuberculosis Infection, not active.

Does anyone has any information if Australian citizenship also depends on any kind of medical condition ? And what can happen in such case?

I know permanent residency definitely depends on medical, especially tuberculosis, but not sure about citizenship.

Any kind of help will be highly appreciated.

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Old Jun 9th 2002, 11:20 am
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I'm not aware of any medical criteria for Australian citizenship.

Your cousin should be aware that there is a provision in section
116(e) allowing cancellation of a visa if:

(e)the presence of its holder in Australia is, or would be, a risk to the health,
safety or good order of the Australian community;

I've no idea how this is implemented in policy terms (it's not an automatic process)
or how your friend's condition would be viewed in this light. You would need to talk
to a good agent to find that out.

However, section 116 does not apply to the holder of a permanent visa in Australia,
provided he stays in the country. s117(2) of the Migration Act says:

(2)A permanent visa cannot be cancelled under section 116 if the holder of the visa:
(a)is in the migration zone; and
(b)was immigration cleared on last entering Australia.

So the bottom line seems to be that your cousin ought to remain in Australia until he
gets citizenship, and not consider going overseas without getting good professional
advice first.

Jeremy

    >On 7 Jun 2002 13:20:20 GMT, us141 <[email protected]> wrote: My cousin has
    >been living in Australia for past 23 months and has only one month before he can
    >apply for Australian citizenship.
    >
    >Last month, he was detected with Tuberculosis Infection, not active.
    >
    >Does anyone has any information if Australian citizenship also depends on any kind
    >of medical condition ? And what can happen in such case?
    >
    >I know permanent residency definitely depends on medical, especially tuberculosis,
    >but not sure about citizenship.
    >
    >Any kind of help will be highly appreciated.
    >
    >Best Regards,
    >
    >US141
    >
    >
    >
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