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Old Oct 1st 2011, 7:46 pm
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Has anybody got any experience with NZI and their veiws on children entering NZ with mild learning difficulties, as I am having heaps of trouble with them at the moment. Thay have isseud my visa said my wife can have her visa but they are deliberating on my duaghters. Shes 13 with an educational age of 8-9. NZI seem to think she will need support when she's an adult. . .?? She is not disabled and has full movement and can certainly look after herself. So I'm wondering what they are looking for. Thay have made us jump through hoops to get our visa's.
We so much want to come to NZ, but as I say NZI are making things very difficult and if they dont issue a visa for my daughter then it's all off. Anybody got any ideas?
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What have you given NZIS so far to show that she will become an independent adult able to support herself.

Have they also questioned costs to support her education here in NZ. Would she need support? Is she statemented back in the UK.
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Has anybody got any experience with NZI and their veiws on children entering NZ with mild learning difficulties, as I am having heaps of trouble with them at the moment. Thay have isseud my visa said my wife can have her visa but they are deliberating on my duaghters. Shes 13 with an educational age of 8-9. NZI seem to think she will need support when she's an adult. . .?? She is not disabled and has full movement and can certainly look after herself. So I'm wondering what they are looking for. Thay have made us jump through hoops to get our visa's.
We so much want to come to NZ, but as I say NZI are making things very difficult and if they dont issue a visa for my daughter then it's all off. Anybody got any ideas?
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Hi Paul

It is very fristrating when anyone who has any form of disability is clumped into one large group and grand assumptions made. It seems that there is no differentiation between a learning difficulty, which though 'technically' classed as disability is nothing even close to a significant mental or physical disability where your child would need adult support.
Hopefully someone on here may have been through a similar difficulty and can give you a definitive answer.

One suggestion I would offer, if you haven't already gone this route, would be to get your daughter Ellie assessed by two specialists to prove that she will be without need for personal support as an adult. I have not used this in relation to immigration before however have successfully taken this route at Employment Tribunals where similar assumptions have been made. The reason I suggest two assessments is that two specialists concurring is less likely to be challenged by authorities.

All the best with this matter

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Old Oct 2nd 2011, 9:14 am
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Hi Bevs, yes she is statemented, we have given to NZIS her last peadeatricians report, her LA statement and her last review of her statement, also her last school review. All of them state that she is in dependant in her school days i.e. able to toilet herself, dress herself, organise herself, wash herself (altough at the moment being a teenager doesnt happen to often) and has no difficulties in moving around. All her statements say she needs assisstance in the classroom.
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