Does a history of Cancer cause a problem for someone applying to migrate to Australia?.
The general health rule for immigration into Australia is that: a visa will be refused if the applicant has a health condition that may require costly medical treatment, or services that are in short supply in Australia.
To meet the health requirement you must be free from any disease or condition that is:
- a significant healthcare and community service cost to the Australian community
- likely to limit the access of Australian citizens and permanent residents to healthcare and community services that are in short supply by placing demand on those services.
However, different rules apply for different visa groups.
One example of the rules:
Sometimes the health requirement may be waived for humanitarian visa applicants (e.g. refugees) or where the applicant has a close family relationship (spouse or child) with an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
Visa applicants with some medical issues are often advised to use an Australian registered Migration Agent, preferably with experience in getting visas for those with Medical issues.
Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance.