A4.74 Health requirements for mandated refugees and Refugee Quota Family Reunification Category applicants
Mandated refugees who have been put forward for consideration to be resettled in New Zealand under the Refugee Quota Programme (S3.5(a)(i)), and applicants for residence under the Refugee Quota Family Reunification (RQFR) Category (S4.20), can be considered for a residence class visa unless they:
- require dialysis treatment, or have an Immigration New Zealand medical assessor indicate that they will require such treatment within a period of five years from the date of the medical assessment; or
- have severe haemophilia; or
- have a physical, intellectual, cognitive and/or sensory incapacity that requires full time care, including care in the community; or
- currently have tuberculosis (TB) (any form including pulmonary and non-pulmonary TB, Multidrug-Resistant (MDR)-TB and Extensively Drug-Resistant (XDR)-TB) and have not completed full treatment for TB as outlined in the New Zealand Guidelines for TB Treatment; or
- have had a history, diagnostic findings or treatment for MDR-TB or XDR-TB, unless they have been cleared by a New Zealand Respiratory or Infectious Diseases specialist upon review of their file or review of the applicant as outlined in the New Zealand Guidelines for TB.
A4.74.1 Medical and Chest X-ray Certificates for mandated refugees, Refugee Quota Family Reunification category and Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship category applicants
- The following medical certificates must be provided by mandated refugees (S3.5(a)(i)), and Refugee Quota Family Reunification (RQFR) Category applicants (S4.20):
- Limited Medical Certificate (INZ 1201); and
- Chest X-ray Certificate (INZ 1096).
- Separate medical certificates must be provided for each person.
- A Chest X-ray Certificate (INZ 1096) may not be required until such time as one is requested by Immigration New Zealand.
- All applicants included in a Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship (CORS) category (see S4.25) must provide a General Medical Certificate (INZ 1007) and Chest X-ray Certificate (INZ 1096).
~ Pregnant women and children under 11 years of age are not required to have an X-ray examination.
~ The issue date of a Medical Certificate is the date of the declaration by the examining physician concerning the overall findings of the medical examination, or the date that the Medical Certificate was submitted to INZ if submitted by the physician electronically.
~ The issue date of a Chest X-ray Certificate is the date of the declaration by the radiologist, or the date that the Chest X-ray Certificate was submitted to INZ if submitted by the physician electronically.
- An immigration officer may request a further medical certificate and chest X-ray certificate, or other medical information, if they consider this is necessary to establish whether a mandated refugee, RQFR or CORS category applicant has a condition that means they are ineligible for the grant of residence under A4.74.