Changes to the Health Conditions – HIV

Just announced –

The cost of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) treatment will no longer considered significant by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) and the Ministry of Health.

Immigration New Zealand has therefore removed HIV infection from the list of high-cost health conditions used to assess resident visa applications.

Immigration New Zealand will still consider the medical circumstances of applicants with HIV but will not automatically determine that an applicant with HIV does not have an acceptable standard of health [“ASH”], which could lead to the decline of a visa application. 

PHARMAC, National HIV and AIDS Forum, UNAIDS and New Zealand AIDS Foundation supported the proposal to update the list.

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