Can a Person with Hepatitis B Get PR in Canada?

This is a common Question - Can Hepatitis B will cause the rejection of their pr in Canada. First of all we will see that what is Hepatitis B?

From World Health Organization (WHO)
* Hepatitis B is a viral disease that attacks directly to the liver and can cause both severe and chronic disease.
* The virus is transmitted from side to side contact with the blood or other body fluids of an infected person - not through informal contact.
* About 2 billion people globally have been infected with the virus and about 350 million live with chronic infection. A predictable 600,000 persons die each year due to the acute or chronic consequences of hepatitis B.
* Approx 25% of adults who turn out to be chronically infected during childhood later die from liver cancer or cirrhosis (blemish of the liver) caused by the chronic infection.
* The hepatitis B virus is 50 to 100 times more infectious than HIV.
* Hepatitis B virus is a vital occupational hazard for health workers.
* Hepatitis B is avoidable with a safe and effective vaccine.

From Health Canada
Hepatitis B is a liver disease reason by the hepatitis B virus. The virus is carried in blood and body fluids. It can lead to severe liver damage, permanent infection, liver cancer, liver failure and even death. Luckily, there is a vaccine that can defend you against hepatitis B.

Can my Visa be rejected?
Now, with sign to medical inadmissibility rule, there are two concerns here. First, probable transmission to others and second, "excessive" claim in health services of Canada.

Then think what is being done during the medical examination. The medical examination includes:
* Complete physical examination for all family;
* Chest X-ray and a radiologist’s report for everyone aged 11 years and over;
* Blood test for everybody aged 15 years or over;
* Urinalysis for everybody aged 5 years or over;
* HIV testing for everybody aged 15 years or over, in addition to for children who have received blood or blood products, or have a known HIV mother.

You and every of your family members will have to complete your own copy of the Medical Report, where you must write your answers to the questions on the form IMM 5419.

Question No. 8 is about Hepatitis.
When there is a narration of hepatitis in those older than 15 years of age, the details from the candidate must include the date and type of hepatitis, if known.

Note: If the applicant is not extreme demand exempt, then the results of serum AST and ALT must be provided. If these are irregular (greater than 1.5 X normal value), then a specialist’s report including hepatitis C antibodies and hepatitis B surface antigen must be provided.

Now, to answer the question whether those with Hepatitis B will reason negative response of Canadian Permanent Resident Visa application, it will be treated on a case to case basis. There are many immigrants with Hepatitis but were issued visa. Lastly, read this discussion paper from Association of Chinese Canadian Professionals about Hepatitis B.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Dear All, I was here sometimes to seek clarifications before I went for my medicals for Canadian work permit/visa needed for my entry into Canada for a research fellowship in a university over there. I was afraid but I told the appointed doctor honestly that I am HBV patient but undergoing treatment. I also showed him my test results. I wrote same on their form. I prayed seriously for success and I got the visa/work permit for ten months. I am from Nigeria. Don't despair. You will succeed as I did

Anonymous said...

i have the same problem. somebody can help me? you can reach me in my email and we will discuss about my problem..
Hoping you can help me with my future canada immigrant application.

Anonymous said...

I have a friend which is hepatitis B patience, would you please refer me some medicine he can use for treatment and some cure.

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