Applicants with Special Needs

Applicants with special needs include people with conditions such as autism, spectrum disorder, intellectual disabilities, blindness or deafness. Principal individuals with such conditions or those who have dependents with such conditions, stand a high possibility of being declared medically inadmissible to enter or stay in Canada.

It is best for such applicants to consult an immigration lawyer who has experience and expertise in dealing with such matters. An experienced immigration lawyer will have all the expertise to appeal or challenge medical inadmissibility in most cases. They can also assist you in making a strategy or a compelling submission to overcome a medical inadmissibility finding.

What to do if more Information is sought from you in case of Medical Inadmissibility?

Sometimes, immigration officers can ask you to take an additional medical exam or may ask you to provide additional information on the disease.

If a medical inadmissibility is found against an application, the applicant will be given a fair chance to respond to the medical finding and submit additional documents. In such cases, a response has to be drafted with extreme conviction and persuasion. Such a response must include a compelling argument to prove that the individual will not be an extra strain on Canadian national or social services. Such a submission can also include a detailed account of the doctors and hospitals you are hoping to consult in Canada and provide a proof of your financial status to demonstrate that you are capable of making the required expenses. This will establish that you are financially stable and will not demand any financial support from the Canadian government. Though financial stability of an individual does not guarantee clearance still in some cases it might be considered.

Medical inadmissibility can get extremely complicated in most cases. The best advice is to consult an immigration officer who can help you to make a successful strategy to counter a medical inadmissibility finding. An experienced Immigration lawyer can help you in establishing that there will be no extra burden on Canadian health services. A list of educators and medical experts in the field can also be submitted in such cases to demonstrate that you have sufficient medical assistance available locally.