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Old Feb 6th 2020, 11:28 pm
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Can someone help and guide me with my health issue.. Currently i'm a student visa here in NZ and studying Healthcare i'm about to finish my course this coming March, though i am afraid when it comes to Post Study Visa that they will issue after finishing the course they will conduct a medical exams and i'm a Hepatitis B positive, would they grant me a visa if they find out? please please i need help..


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Old Feb 7th 2020, 4:34 am
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I would give Immigration a call as Hep B is in the Ops Manual https://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/42611.htm as,
A4.10.1 Medical conditions deemed to impose significant costs and/or demands on New Zealand's health and/or education services
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Does it mean i dont have the chance to get the post study visa and work for a year?
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sorry I dont know as I cant say what immigration will say about your on going care and what it would cost NZ, as I said you would need to speak directly to Immigration,
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One year should be ok, did you have a previous x ray cos they last for 3 years?

"If you will stay in New Zealand for less than 12 months, you normally do not need to have a medical examination unless the visa you apply for will allow you to stay for more than 12 months, or we ask you to have one."

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Yes! I do have xray prior going to NZ, still after the course they will conduct medical exams , to provide me a post study visa.. i dont know what to do, and i’m enrolling myself to CAP and become a nurse here
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theres no way round it, you need to talk to immigration
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I assume that as you are working in a health care role your organisation knows you have this condition?
Edit: in the UK health care workers are tested for Hepatitis B and if found to be infectious are quite correctly excluded from certain roles where there is a risk that they might infect a patient.
This implies you can test positive for Hep B but not classed as an infection risk.
So regardless of visa it looks as though you shoul be tested anyway before taking on your proposed role.

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