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I have MRSA. Can I still get a visa and permanent residence?

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Hi everyone,

I'm new here and I have been trying to find the answer to this question everywhere. I know communicable diseases are generally reasons for you to fail the medical exam and not get the visa, but I guess you can also get waivers for these. I have MRSA and I have had it for a while. I was wondering if this counts as one of the communicable diseases and if so, how does one go about getting a waiver? Thank you.

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*** Thread moved from K-1 Process forum to the Embassy/Consulate forum -- topic involves that phase. ***


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("MRSA" = methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)


This is a situation that hasn't come up, that I've seen. One would assume that the only excludable conditions are those that are specified. In itself, MRSA isn't really a disease, but it can complicate existing conditions. My only suggestion is that you phone and ask one or more of the doctors who performs the Canadian visa medical examinations (you can probably find their contact information on the consular websites, or look around the Canada regional forum on this site). Be sure to let us know what you find out.

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