Applicant not meeting the Health Criteria

October 12, 2021 - Unreported Cases

Visa granted

The applicants were of a refused Primary Parent visa; their children and grandchildren are all Australian citizens. Due to the applicants having no remaining relatives back home they had a desire to reunite with their family in Australia.

The applicant was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma and thus, no longer met the health requirements outlined in the Public Interest criteria. In December 2012, the Medical Officer of the Commonwealth (MOC) felt that the applicant could not meet the health criteria and supported the decision to refuse the application in February 2013.

ISL on the applicant’s behalf requested intervention from the Immigration Minister. In November 2013, the minister intervened in this matter and granted the visa due to compassionate circumstances. The applicant’s illness needed to be monitored and there were no remaining family members back home.

Originally posted on December 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm