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Hepatitis B and immigration

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Patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) can be denied a permanent visa because they fail to meet the health requirements

set by the Department of Home Affairs. The main reasons for failing the health assessment are related to the significant

health services and/or community care costs, or prejudice to access of Australians to some health services, in particular

access to organ transplants. Depending on the type of visa the applicant has applied for, they can be provided a ‘natural

justice’ opportunity that will allow the applicant to apply for a health waiver (see table 2). The provision of a ‘positive’

medical report in a migration case is very important, and can contribute to a favourable outcome for the patient. In

addition, the range of other discretionary issues, such as cost mitigation or strongly compassionate and compelling other

reasons can contribute to whether or not a health waiver will be granted. These issues should be made by the applicant and

his/her migration advisors.


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