Dealing With Visa Application Processing And Autism Issues

When it comes to dealing with Visa Application Processing And Autism issues, many tends to be scared about the risks implication of denial on medical grounds. But that depends on the complex nature of the medical case in question.

Here is the scenario of Doc who is currently processing Visa application for PR for his family, which include his dependent child who has mild autism. He is applying outside Canada through PNP.

He stated that the last time they took the medical exam was August 2012. They informed the DMP that their son who is 8 years old has autism. Since then, there had been numerous requests and follow up reports that they were required to provide according to the request by the immigration, in connection to their son’s medical condition.

He added that they have actually received a “procedural fairness” letter and already accomplished and submitted documents showing the current status and condition of their son including various report results from developmental media, psychologist, school, and med exam from DMP. They were also required to sign a letter of ability and intent to prove they will shoulder financial support for their son, which had already been signed and submitted including financial records and individualized plan. Their Visa application was almost 2 years in the process due to the medical condition of their son. But till date, they are still waiting for the reply from the immigration office.

In this regard, Doc is seeking any candid opinion regarding the chances or their application status. Therefore, we would rather say that as long as they haven’t been denied yet, they have a chance, but have to do their best to prove that their child will not become a burden on health care and social services.

There is a similar case of one who had waited for his immigration for 5 years with his Down’s syndrome child or was waiting anyway last we heard from him. His child was born shortly after he applied and he had to add to his file so immigration may have wanted to wait until the child was older and they could see his future prognosis better. There is another member who applied with a Down’s syndrome child and was eventually approved.

Now autism is of course not Down’s syndrome but mild autism shouldn’t make Doc’s child any more of a burden on health care than Down’s syndrome would, so it is not a lost cause, there is a chance, but it can obviously delay his application as they look into it.