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Old Jun 30th 2014, 7:13 pm
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Visa Application submitted and all ok except that my wife's medical has been referred to a medical assessor. She doesn't have any sort of chronic illness, only minor issues, so I don't see this been a problem, just more of a procedure that INZ face.

I have a question on medicines....

In the shipment of my personal goods etc, medicines imported into NZ need a prescription but if I were to take some in my hand luggage is this treated the same?

With the 28hr flight, we were planning on taking some medicines especially if the kids come down with any illness / stomach bugs plus my wife will have her clexane injections.

Any help would be appreciated, we are due to fly in less than a month, exciting times.....

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Old Jun 30th 2014, 7:23 pm
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my daughter was on medication for CVS and our Dr just wrote a letter stating what it was prescribed for. My asthma pumps went through all ok in hand luggage and some of my pumps in the suitcases.

My daughters and mine medical where both referred and took a couple of weeks to come back. so hopefully they come back in time as my understanding if something on the application needs more work then the process stops until that part has been cleared up.

have you booked return flights??
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Old Jun 30th 2014, 7:26 pm
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Hi, thanks for the speedy response, I think to be safe, just obtain a Dr's note for pure satisfaction reasons.

We have a one way tickets, leaving in 4 weeks so I am hopeful that all can be done in time as all applications are fine, they have all the required documents, they just need the MA report and we are good to go.
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Old Jun 30th 2014, 7:36 pm
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love your confidence, but if you don't get the visa approved in time you will not be able to enter NZ on a one way ticket.
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Old Jun 30th 2014, 7:39 pm
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I have to stay confident

The fact that my application is under the LTSSL with an Accredited Employer is kind of giving me some degree of optimism / hope.

If Visas don't arrive in time, I will shift the flights accordingly, I wont travel without visa security.
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Whenever I travel with prescription medicines, I make sure they're in the box that has my name on it. You should be fine with over the counter stuff, just keep it in the original packaging.
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The assumption has to be, what would you normally travel with? a supply of necessary meds would be normal if you were coming as a tourist?
a copy of a prescription would be useful, especially of something unusual/ controlled? (especially if routing through a middle eastern country).

Common sense applies.... enough to see you through with the obvious essentials on the basis you have needs covered until a GP etc can be arranged at the other end?
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I brought in a 3 months supply of medication that I had to buy privately with a prescription from my GP. He provided me with a covering letter for NZ customs stating what the medication was and why I was carrying it.
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