Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B

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Subject: Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B
  Hi, Please help. I am now arranging my requirements for immigration in Manitoba Canada. However, my common law partner is positive of Hepatitis B. Will this cause medical inadmissibility? His condition is not severe, his doctor just advise him to refrain alcohol.
Any feedback is so much appreciated especially those who experienced this kind of situation.

[11-02-2009,02:23]
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SuperV
(in reply to: Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B)
Overall, the process may take longer than usual but your common law partner will not be deemed medically inadmissible. For spouse/common-law partner only contagious diseases cause medical inadmissibility.
[11-02-2009,07:01]
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Samm
(in reply to: Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B)
Samm´s almost correct. Any disease, contagious or not, that overburdens the health system is cause for medical inadmissablity. For example, the need for a heart transplant is not contagious, but highly expensive, and may be cause. In this case, if Hep B is treatable within reasonable cost and not considered a threat to public safety, it´s probably admissible.
[11-02-2009,16:01]
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Anonymous
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Just to correct Anonymous, spouses and dependents (sponsorhip applications only) are exempt from excessive demand requirement, so, they can only be denied on the public safety issue i.e. contagious diseases such as Tuberculosis, Syphilis, etc. Furthermore, dependents (sponsorhip applications only) are usually not denied and are given a chance to complete the required course of medication and redo the medicals.
[12-02-2009,02:39]
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Samm
Thank you Samm and Anonymous (in reply to: Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B)
Thank you very much for the feedback. Appreciate it.
[12-02-2009,06:46]
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superV
(in reply to: Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B)
Correcting Samm here. The excessive demand component is waived under the Family Sponsorship category of Canada immigration for the spouse, common-law partner, conjugal partner and dependent children of the Sponsor. To be eligible for Family Class Sponsorship, individuals who wish to immigrate to Canada must have a close relative willing to sponsor them and that relative must either be a Canadian citizen or a Canadian permanent resident.

superV is indicating that he´s not now a resident of Canada, and is applying simultaneously under the same application as his common law partner, which means they´re co-applicants. This is not a family sponsorship situation. Therefore both applicant and co-applicant are subject to both the public safety and excessive demand provisions.

However, I still believe Hep B would not disqualify superV and his partner under either provision, and his application would be acceptable.

[12-02-2009,21:32]
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Anonymous
(in reply to: Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B)
Sorry, I misread the original post. I thought OP was already a permanent resident/ citizen of Canada and hence I included the sponsorship application in my second post.


[12-02-2009,22:35]
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Samm
in reply to Anonymous - Hepa B and Family Sponsorship (in reply to: Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B)
Hi Anonymous. I and my partner will actually apply under Family Class. I have my family and relatives in Manitoba Canada, which are citizens. I will apply as the principal applicant, my partner is my dependent.

Please clarify if I am not eligable for a Family Sponsorship. Please correct me.

Thanks.

[12-02-2009,23:52]
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superV
(in reply to: Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B)
Hi superV. Thanks for clarifying your application basis.

If one of your family members is legally able to sponsor you and your partner (as your dependent) under the Family Class category, then Samm is actually correct here. You and your partner would not be subject to the excessive demands provision, only public safety. Chances therefore are excellent that both of you will be accepted, more so especially in this situation.

[13-02-2009,00:53]
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Anonymous
MEDICALS Hepatits B posting (in reply to: Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B)
My wife is a caregiver in Canada for about a year and a half already. She´s gonna be applying for permanent residency comes this April 2010 and eventually sponsor me and our two kids.

I had a Hepa B when I was still a kid and I was able to recover from it. Unfortunately, everytime that I´m undergoing a HBsAg test until now it says "reactive".

I want to know how can this affect my wife´s application for permanent status in Canada. I read some articles pertaining to medical inadmissibility but it only says for as long as it is not a threat to public safety, and will not require excessive demand for government´s assistance then it is deemed admissible.

My wife and I were living together for almost 8 years before she went to Canada. She underwent the Immigration Medical Examination (IME) and successfully passed it. She even decided to have a test specifically for Hepa B because she is aware of my condition. Results showed that she´s negative from it and neither our two kids have it. Because of this, I´m assuming that I´m a "healthy carrier".

If this is the case, do we still have the chance to migrate in Canada?

Your detailed response to this matter will provide peace of mind to me and to my wife. Definitely it will be highly appreciated.

Thank you and God bless!

Pierre Seth

[27-06-2009,01:47]
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Pierre Seth
(in reply to: Please help - MEDICALS Hepatits B)
with this case were in same boat but diffirent style . my husband has hep b my daughter and i has is negative, in year 2010 i will apply for my permanent risidence with my husband and daugther after i completed my 24 months as a live in caregiver, i very worried that im will be denied and my family pelase help. by the way my husband has chronic and under medication in philippines the doc said liver is fine,

can immigration expert can help us please as what she said.
please help

[14-07-2009,22:37]
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THALIA