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Offline younghopefulpoz

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HELP!
« on: January 08, 2013, 12:37:17 PM »
I got a letter from the Canadian embassy with regard to our application for permanent residence in canada. It say's on the bottom part of the letter that:

Before I make a final decision, you have the oppurtunity to submit additional information that addresses  any or all of the following:

*The medical conditions identified
*social services  required in canada for the period indicated above.
*your individualized plan to ensure that no excessive  demand will be imposed on canadian social services for the entire period indicated above and your signed declaration of ability and intent.


...please help me with regards to this. I dont know what to do. :(

Offline emeraldize

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Re: HELP!
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 04:56:21 PM »
Wait until Killfoile (joe) weighs in -- i'm betting he'll have some advice to share.

I sent a PM to him asking him to look up your thread.
Em
« Last Edit: January 08, 2013, 04:59:10 PM by emeraldize »

Offline Joe K

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Re: HELP!
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 05:25:39 PM »
Hey Young,

The reply you got allows you to clarify your HIV disease, whether your health is stable and if not, are you currently taking any medications for HIV.  If you are taking medications, Canada wants to be sure that you won't be relying on Provincial health care for your medications, for the duration of time noted in the letter.  If you are taking medications, Canada wants to know how you plan to receive your drugs, until you become a permanent resident.

What this all means is that if you are healthy, get your doctor to verify your health and to state that you do not require any medications, nor is it anticipated that you would require any "excessive" medical care until you become a resident.

So the place to start is to ask you if you are currently on medications and we can go from there.

Welcome to the forums.

Joe

Offline MilburnCreek

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Re: HELP!
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 06:34:33 PM »
WARNING:  If you are on HAART, you will almost CERTAINLY be rejected by Canadian immigration.  In spite of Canada's liberal reputation, immigration by those who cost the health system is extremely difficult.

I know, I've tried.

Offline Cojo

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Re: HELP!
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 11:51:28 PM »
Hey buddy,

I know that the AIDS Committee of Toronto has experts in the area of immigration law. I'd suggest you email them first and seek their advice.

www.actoronto.org
May 2011 - Tested Positive
June 2011 - CD4 330   16%   VL182,000 no resistance
Oct 6, 2011 - CD4 300  20%  VL 60,000
Oct 7, 2011 - start Truvada / Isentress
Nov 29, 2011 CD4 280 26% VL 54
Feb 7 2012 CD4 260 25% UD!
Mar 20 2012 CD4 400 28%
June 2012 CD4 330 26% UD
Sept 2012 CD4 450 32% UD
Dec 2012 CD4 310 28% UD
May 2013 CD4 500 32% UD
Oct 2013 CD4 460 33% UD
May 2014 CD4 360 33% UD
Aug 2014 swap out Isentress for Tivicay

Offline Iggy

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Re: HELP!
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 10:19:27 AM »
WARNING:  If you are on HAART, you will almost CERTAINLY be rejected by Canadian immigration.  In spite of Canada's liberal reputation, immigration by those who cost the health system is extremely difficult.

I know, I've tried.

I wouldn't think certainly (particularly in all caps) is necessarily true.  Joe who already answered the OP was on HAART when he was granted permanent residence.   *Nevermind - I was wrong!*
« Last Edit: January 09, 2013, 11:39:37 AM by Iggy »

Offline Joe K

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Re: HELP!
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 11:23:59 AM »
I wouldn't think certainly (particularly in all caps) is necessarily true.  Joe who already answered the OP was on HAART when he was granted permanent residence.

Hey Iggy,

I am Canadian born and a Naturalized American, so my entry into Canada was as a citizen, not as someone seeking permanent residence.  My husband, who is on HAART as well, was allowed to enter, because we are married in Canada and spouses can be sponsored by their citizen spouse.

The OPs situation is entirely different.

Joe

Offline Iggy

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Re: HELP!
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2013, 11:39:03 AM »
^Oops.  Sorry I was wrong.  Thanks for correction!

Offline Valmont

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Re: HELP!
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 02:09:44 PM »
I was applying for a permanent visa and Canada when I discovered I had HIV.  When I had my medical visit, my CD4 were around 700 so I was not in meds.  I gave to the migration doc all the information I had in regard to my HIV and health and I received my Permanent Resident card.

Im not yet there because of personnal matter I have to solve before travelling.  From CIC, I received a letter for a medical visit I have to do in regard to TB (because Im coming from an endemic area).

The problem for Canada migration and HIV is the cost we may have for their health system (this is excesive demand, basically, they dont want migrate people that can cost clearly more that the average of the canadians), that can motivate the can deny Permanent residency.  If you have a private insurance that cover your medecine, it would be a good idea to tell them and send them all the information ; in my case I could get one (expensive and only because of my french nationality, but I did not have to send them)...

Good luck and take care...
« Last Edit: January 10, 2013, 02:14:42 PM by Valmont »
Apr 2011: Diagnotized
Jun 2011: CD4: 504  VL: 176.000
Dic 2011: CD4: 714  VL: 95.000
May 2012: CD4: 395 VL: 67.000
Jun 2012: CD4: 367
Agu 2012: Starting Emtricitabine 200 mg / Tenofovir 300 mg and Efavirenz 600 mg (2 pills) different brands or VIRADAY/ATRIPLA/Mylan....
Sep 2012: VL: 138
Dic 2012: CD4: 708 VL: <34  %CD4: 32%
Jan 2013: CD4: 707 VL: <20
May 2013: CD4: 945 VL: <34 %CD4: 33%
Agu 2013: CD4: 636 VL: <34 %CD4: 50%
Dic 2013: Latent TB, started Isoniazid

 


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