Proof of living together and medical bmi

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We need to provide 12 months of proof that we've been living together. What forms of proof did you provide? My husband said we need proof for each month for the last 12 months is this correct?

I have searched this but didn't find anyone actually say they passed a medical recently with high bmi.
So we have our medical on Saturday. I am petrified 😬 I had lost 65lbs of weight then being away I slacked on the health front which caused me to gain heaps of weight so much so that my bmi had shot up loads, I was in shock with how much I had gained it went from bmi of 33.9 to bmi of 36.7 over a period of 2 months. I've lost a couple of pounds since being back my bmi now being 36.1 and if I lose 1 more lb my bmi will be 35.9. I doubt very much I will be able to get my bmi below 35 by Saturday. Is it still 35 your bmi has to be under? I'm so worried that I will fail the medical as I also have ankylosing spondylitis. I will be getting a letter from my doctor explaining the condition is well managed and that I would never need surgery and take over the counter anti inflamitry tablets meaning I wouldn't cost them money. Would it be worth getting my doctor to add that I have lost lots of weight and am continuing to do so?
My husbands job starts on July the 3rd I'm so worried I'm going to prevent us from moving. We didn't know this would be happeneing so soon after us coming back from visiting New Zealand. Will I be able to go away and lose more weight if it is is a weight factor that hinders my chances and join my husband at a later date? Will they be less hard on a W2R visa then a PR? Sorry so many questions!
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New conditions on visa were announced today so you should really check that you will qualify to come over as a family before outlaying any.money
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12 months proof would be bills in joint names, bills in seperate names but to same address. Holiday booking receipts, party wedding invites. Any social media chats, photos, council tax? Mortgage, rent documents. Etc
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Hi,
I'm a kiwi, my partner is English, we received his partner of a nzer temporary work visa only 7 days after posting it off! This was last month. To prove our relationship we did send in joint bank statements etc (we took to calling them "proofs") but also we basically spammed them by sending them copious screenshots of our Facebook posts, showing us together with various family members, on holidays etc. Also the post where we announced our engagement and something like 120 people commented their congratulations, think it swung it. Certainly didnt send in a "proof" for each month of our relationship! My partner has a really high bmi and is severely obese but does not have any other health conditions. As I say he got his visa no problem at all but I imagine a temporary one is easier to get than a permanent? Sorry didn't check which you are applying for.
I'm sure it will be fine. To a certain extent there is little you can do about it, we just had to decide to stop obsessing over the application and send it in. Good luck!!
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Thanks, don't think the new rules apply to us as we are not going for a SMC at the moment and applying for a work to residency visa for 30 months. But just check we would be ok even if we did apply for the skilled visa.

thats great, so we can send photos and invites as well as letters. We can use our deeds as we don't have a mortgage I guess also?
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Thanks, don't think the new rules apply to us as we are not going for a SMC at the moment and applying for a work to residency visa for 30 months. But just check we would be ok even if we did apply for the skilled visa.
On the subject of immigration policy changes. These are not just about the SMC and so could apply to you. It will depend on the details of your application and when the policy changes kick in.
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My husband said we need proof for each month for the last 12 months is this correct?
No. Just supply your evidence per the above posts .

Is it still 35 your bmi has to be under?
It has been pegged at 30 for a while now.
Quote from panel doctors guidelines" BMI in a normal range and less than or equal to 30, BP at or below the thresholds stated" Anything over is a medical referral to a medical assessor. The panel docotr has to flag it. However this would happen anyway with your spondylitis .

I'm so worried that I will fail the medical as I also have ankylosing spondylitis.
It is not a fail as such however it will not be automatically approved. It will go to an NZIS medical assessor.

I will be getting a letter from my doctor explaining the condition is well managed and that I would never need surgery and take over the counter anti inflammatory tablets meaning I wouldn't cost them money. Would it be worth getting my doctor to add that I have lost lots of weight and am continuing to do so?
Yes. I am not sure how a GP can state no surgery or change of meds as the condition is progressive.
Please do consider seeking a comprehensive specialist consultants report just in case. It carries more weight.
Further some meds here are subsidised so depending on the meds , it could be costing NZ money . It all depends how much and for what.
You need to be getting your ducks in a row with this to cover yourself.
If it turns out that all is OK anyway then no harm done. If your medical referral is refused then you are ready to appeal for a medical waiver.
If this happens and you have the money , I recommend Lane Neave Immy Lawyers to present your case.

My husbands job starts on July the 3rd I'm so worried I'm going to prevent us from moving
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Although all the visa applications are submitted together , they are in fact stand alone and are looked at individually. Your husbands visa could be approved , whilst yours is not.

Will I be able to go away and lose more weight if it is is a weight factor that hinders my chances and join my husband at a later date?
Yes. Far from ideal . However I do remember someone years back that had to lose a ton of weight to take up work here and made it in the end. If I have time later, I may look for that story.
Please keep comprehensive records of your weight loss , preferably through someone independant like your GP or perhaps a weight watchers programme where someone else keeps the records.

Will they be less hard on a W2R visa then a PR? Sorry so many questions!
No. This temporary work visa - for that is what this is - is a pathway to residency. They will want the acceptable standard of health.

Please do note my word of caution here. A WTR is a temporary visa. With policy changes being what they are, please do go straight for residency if you can , the minute you can in case the policy changes puts residency out of your reach.

Anyone here on our NZ forum see anything amiss in my post or has anything to add please do so. This lady needs our help and support.

WalfordNZ. Please know that I am not in any way trying to put you off. I am routing for you & hoping that your application will be one smooth ride and all of the above will be a whole pile of nothing...... but just in case , to be prepared may save the day.
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BMI:

Looking further I am now confused re the BMI.
It seems to be that 30 is the normal range, However it also seems that a BMI of under 35 might pass.

Anyone with any thoughts. I cannot find the actual height/waist/kg for the ethnic categories.
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This link might be of interest re. BMI on temporary vs residence visas: Blog.

Everything I've read is about BMI needing to be under 35.

My husband didn't even have height and weight measured at his medical, though maybe it's different because partners of an NZ citizen only have to get the Limited Medical? He is also very visibly not overweight...
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Thanks for all your replies 😊

With regard to needing surgery, I'm only 28 and have been trying to keep fit and get fitter since being diagnosed to slow down the progression. Which from being diagnosed to no pain has very much improved. I rearly even need over the counter drugs these days but it is medication that I do take if need be. It's very unlikely that I will ever need surgery and that If i do it would be a joint replacement. Which wouldn't occur until I'm much older, so not over the period of our visa. This is something that can happen to anyone of us with age. I don't see a specialist that often because it's very well managed. All my records from any appointments are at my doctors

Yes 😊 we will probably get our visas lodged at slightly different times any way, I'm worried that I may be declined a visa and my husband already be over there.

I think although I am fine health wise curently and have no concerns for the future with my health I worry that just having the condition is a red flag for them.


I guess I need to stop worrying and what will be will be 😁
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Smashing attitude.

Go girl !
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