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Medical PPI Case Study

Name : Shruti

Nationality : India

Problem : PPI letter received from INZ informing health requirements not met (Medical PPI)

Category : Post Study Work Visa (Health Requirements Not Met)

Shruti lodged her Post-Study Work Visa application on her own. Within a few days of lodgement, she received a Potentially Prejudicial Information (PPI) letter from Immigration New Zealand (INZ). This letter of concern from INZ informed her that she did not have an Acceptable Standard of Health (ASH). The letter of concern also mentioned the relevant immigration instructions requiring applicants applying for certain type of visas to have ASH. The relevant immigration instruction are A4.15 Acceptable standard of health (applicants for temporary entry class visas)

Shruti was undergoing treatment for a medical condition because of which INZ sent a letter of concern or PPI. The letter stated that she can provide more documents and if the final decision of the INZ Medical Assessor is that she does not have an ASH, the application may be declined.

Shruti got worried after receiving the letter and was not sure what documents she could provide to mitigate the concerns raised by INZ. She was anxious and nervous that if she was unable to provide the right documents, she may be required to leave New Zealand. This is when she decided to search online for a good and credible Licensed Immigration Adviser (LIA) and came across the profile of Vandana Rai. She contacted Vandana who went through the INZ letter and medical documents of Shruti. One more adviser from our organisation, Manmeet Grover also worked with Vandana on this matter and together they were able to guide Shruti on the further course of action. This involved requesting Shruti’s medical records from INZ, requesting a prolonged extension from INZ (by providing the required supporting evidence), advising Shruti to contact the relevant medical professional and doing some additional tests to alleviate the concerns raised by the INZ Medical Assessor.

Because of the medical condition involved, the medical consultation process was long, but a regular line of communication was maintained between Shruti, LIA’s and INZ. We submitted our response to INZ along with the supporting medical documents, based on which the Immigration Medical Assessors determined that Shruti now met the requirements of the health instructions and was considered to have an ASH status.

The time, effort and correct guidance provided by our advisors helped in mitigating INZ’s concerns and Shruti received her three-years Post Study Work Visa. Shruti was delighted to receive her work visa and continue her journey in New Zealand. We wish Shruti good health and the very best for the future.

Disclaimer: The name of the client has been changed to protect their privacy.

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