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A4.60 Medical waivers (applicants for residence class visas) (29/11/2010)

  1. Applicants for residence class visas in New Zealand who are assessed as not having an acceptable standard of health and whose applications meet all other requirements for approval under the relevant Government residence instructions may be considered for the grant of a medical waiver unless:
    1. they require dialysis treatment, or an Immigration New Zealand medical assessor has indicated that they will require such treatment within a period of four years from the date of the medical assessment; or
    2. they have active pulmonary tuberculosis; or
    3. they have severe haemophilia; or
    4. they have a physical incapacity that requires full time care.
  2. Medical waivers will also not be granted to people:
    1. who are applying for residence under one of the Family Categories; and
    2. who were eligible to be included in an earlier application for a residence class visa (or a residence visa or residence permit issued or granted under the Immigration Act 1987) as the spouse or partner of a principal applicant or the dependent child of a principal applicant or their spouse or partner; and
    3. were not declared on that earlier application.
  3. People who:
    1. were eligible to be included in an earlier successful application for a residence class visa (or a residence visa or residence permit issued or granted under the Immigration Act 1987) as the spouse or partner of a principal applicant or the dependent child of a principal applicant or their spouse or partner; and
    2. who were declared in that application but were not included in that application as non-principal applicants; and
    3. whose application for a residence class visa (or a residence visa or residence permit issued or granted under the Immigration Act 1987) under one of the Family Categories is sponsored by a person, or supported by a partner who was, included in the application for a residence class visa referred to in (i) above

    will be assessed for the grant of a medical waiver as if they had been included in the earlier application and as if the sponsor or supporting partner was not resident in New Zealand.

  4. Applicants (and dependants included in their application) who have been recognised as refugees may be granted medical waivers.

Note: These instructions do not apply to people applying for a permanent resident visa who currently hold resident visas.

Effective 29/11/2010

PREVIOUS IMMIGRATION INSTRUCTIONS

A4.60 Medical waivers (applicants for residence class visas) (15/12/2017)

A4.60 Medical waivers (applicants for residence class visas)(26/11/2012)

A4.60 Medical waivers (applicants for residence class visas) (30/07/2012)

A4.60 Medical waivers (applicants for residence class visas) (21/11/2011)

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