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Old Dec 8th 2007, 8:22 am
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I am looking to apply for an immigration visa via the skilled worker route. I have checked my points on the web site and I will have enough points but I am just a bit concerned about the medical. I was diagnosed 3 years ago with depression and have been on medication since. I am due to begin phsycotherapy in a few weeks to get to the route cause of my illness. Could this have a negative impact on my chances of getting a visa?

I have not had any time off work for it as my medication keeps me happy . I am thinking about not going for phsycotherapy as once it is on my medical records it could jepardise my chances of getting a visa. Has anybody else heard of problems with depressive related illnesses and entry visa's?

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Old Dec 8th 2007, 10:01 am
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Hi,

I too was stressed out for a while and ended up on medication, was worried that this would go against me, i was not going to say anything, but at time of medical, i decided to be honest and told the doctor. She was,nt concerned at all, noted it but that was it, no mention it since, and now have our visa.
Best of luck with everything.

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Old Dec 8th 2007, 1:51 pm
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Hi

I am looking to apply for an immigration visa via the skilled worker route. I have checked my points on the web site and I will have enough points but I am just a bit concerned about the medical. I was diagnosed 3 years ago with depression and have been on medication since. I am due to begin phsycotherapy in a few weeks to get to the route cause of my illness. Could this have a negative impact on my chances of getting a visa?

I have not had any time off work for it as my medication keeps me happy . I am thinking about not going for phsycotherapy as once it is on my medical records it could jepardise my chances of getting a visa. Has anybody else heard of problems with depressive related illnesses and entry visa's?

Thanks
Hi,

Have you been on any antidepressants or/and antipsychotics or/and mood stabilisers? If so, for how long?

You'll find quite a few threads here on depression, enclosing a few:

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=489781
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=252997
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=246257
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=147809

As you will read, be honest and declare any conditions. A letter from your doctor explaining your condition and treatment so far should be useful.

If you search, you will find stories of people having succeeded earlier - it will all come down to the severity of the condition. All the very best to you!
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Old Dec 8th 2007, 5:05 pm
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many thanks for your replys. i read the posts and it has filled me with confidence
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