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When a medical waiver cannot be granted

Immigration New Zealand will not grant a medical waiver to you or any family member included in your application if that person:

• requires dialysis treatment, or an Immigration New Zealand medical assessor has indicated that dialysis treatment will be required within five years from the date of the medical assessment, or

• has severe haemophilia, or

• has a physical, intellectual, cognitive and/or sensory incapacity that requires full-time care, including care in the community, or

• currently has tuberculosis (TB) (any form including pulmonary, non-pulmonary, multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant TB) and has not completed full treatment for TB as outlined in the New Zealand Guidelines for Tuberculosis Control, or

• has a history, diagnostic findings or treatment for multidrug-resistant or extensively drug-resistant TB, unless they have been cleared by a New Zealand respiratory or infectious diseases specialist upon review of their file or review of the applicant as outlined in the New Zealand Guidelines for Tuberculosis Control, or

• is applying for residence as the partner or dependent child of a New Zealand citizen or residence class visa holder, and was eligible for inclusion but was not included in their partner or parent’s earlier application for residence, or was withdrawn from that earlier application, or

• is applying for a temporary entry class visa as the partner or dependent child of a New Zealand citizen or residence class visa holder, and was eligible for inclusion but was not included in their partner or parent’s earlier application for residence, or was withdrawn from that earlier application.

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