Has your immigration case been refused because of medical inadmissibility?
Have you received a procedural fairness letter?
At BLG we specialize in immigration medical inadmissibility cases.
Who is inadmissible? A foreign national is inadmissible on health grounds if a health condition:
- is likely to be a danger to public health [A38(1)(a)]; see also R31.
- is likely to be a danger to public safety [A38(1)(b)]; see also R33.
- might reasonably be expected to cause excessive demand on health or social services [A38(1)(c)]; see also R1 and R34.
S. 2(1) of the IRPA defines who a “foreign national” is, who is a person who is not a Canadian Citizen or a permanent resident, and includes a stateless person.
Unrepresented individuals are not aware of the legal significance of a medical inadmissibility finding and how this can be prevented. Contact us today to learn more!
We work on medical immigration cases daily with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Immigration Appeal Division and the Federal Courts. We have successfully presented plans to IRCC for conditions which include, but are not limited to:
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Cardiac Disease
- Autoimmune Disease, i.e.: HIV, Lupus
- Learning Disabilities to Pervasive Development Disorder requiring special education
- Cerebral Palsy
- Down Syndrome
- Psychiatric Disorders
- Hepatitis B and C and Liver Disease
- Blood Disorders
- Brain Disorders
- Rare Diseases and Conditions
- Total Knee Replacement
Many medical and psychological conditions, including developmental delays, can lead to an immigration visa refusal. It is critical to respond with a medical legal immigration plan that is well researched, supported and presented in a convincing and substantive manner for the best immigration results.
We have fought hard, as high as the Supreme Court of Canada, to bring Officer’s considerations to where they are today, i.e.: taking into account an applicant’s individual circumstances, ensuring consideration of an applicant’s plan and their resources, and ensuring that the appropriate Officers undertake the appropriate steps and make decisions they are empowered to make. See Hilewitz, Colaco, Sapru.
Don’t wait until your immigration visa is refused. Instead, be proactive. If you or your dependent family member has a medical condition, contact us to discuss. Timing is critical as steps can be taken before a decision is made to alter the outcome.
At the end of October 2017, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care has announced that as of 1 January 2018, all babies, children and youth, up to 24 years who have OHIP coverage will be covered by OHIP+. OHIP+ coverage stops on the patient’s 25th birthday. Enrollment in OHIP+ will be automatic and all eligible medications will be covered at no cost if they are available through the Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) program. This includes more than 4,400 drug products listed on the ODB Formulary/Comparative Drug Index and additional drugs eligible for funding through the Exceptional Access Program (EAP), when approved. Accordingly, the OHIP+ appears to be offering much of the same coverage they do to individuals over 65 years. Therefore, the costs associated with medication for children will now likely be factored in on a medical admissibility assessment.
Latest Immigration Court Decisions
For the latest immigration court decisions on immigration medical cases, please click here.
I would like to deeply thank Ms. Keely Anderson, Mr. Mario Bellissimo and their team. With their dedication and effort, they successfully defended my son’s medical fairness letter regarding our permanent residence application. My wife and I are greatly thankful for their professional help.The specific plan they carefully prepared for my case accurately targeted the potential weakness in immigration arguments. We won the case within 14 month. My wife and I are really happy that we chose Bellissimo Law Group. Thank you again and again Ms. Keely Anderson and her team for helping us succeed in our case.
– Janaka Kiringoda and Nalini Weerasinghe
I used Bellissimo Law Group’s services to assist me with sponsoring my parents and my disabled sister. I started the sponsorship process on my own in 2007 and hired Bellissimo Law Group in June 2013 after receiving the Fairness Letter of Medical inadmissibility for my sister. Yesterday my parent’s case got approved and they are getting their immigrant visas next week. It took Bellissimo Law Group only 2 months to complete the process. After having been waiting for 6 long years it seems unbelievable. I am very impressed by the exceptional quality of service provided by Keely Anderson, Case Director, and her team.
– Elena Bassova