Guide on Medical Waiver

Has Immigration New Zealand raised a PPI letter regarding your health and medical condition?

If you want to learn about Medical Waiver, you've come to the right place.

This guide has everything you need to understand the basics of Medical Waiver. You'll also find links to useful resources from our blog and video throughout, so you can plan your next steps.

What is it?

Under the immigration instructions, all applicants must have acceptable standard of health (also referred to as "ASH"). An applicant is said to have an acceptable immigration medical if that person is:

  • unlikely to be a danger to public health; and
  • unlikely to impose significant costs or demands on New Zealand's health services or special education services; and
  • able to undertake the work or study on the basis of which they are applying for a visa, or which is a requirement for the grant of the visa.

How will it be decided?

Medical reasons for visa rejection in New Zealand

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Last modified on 9 September 2023 by
Michael Yoon
Michael has been working as a lawyer in New Zealand since 2006. Over the years, he has successfully helped thousands of clients to get their desired outcome. Clients find Michael knowledgeable, approachable and professional — a trusted expert.

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