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Reasons for Visa Denial? Cancer?

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I would like to ask, my mother got diagnosed with lung cancer around 2 years ago, she refused treatment and opted herbal instead. We already done our medical, we are just waiting for the results of sputum test. Is having cancer will be a problem during our interview and may be a reason for Visa denial?

 

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It could be a problem.


If your mom is likely to be a public charge, her visa application can be denied.  A likely public charge is someone likely to use welfare.  They US Embassy may consider your mom to be a likely public charge because she would need to use Medicaid to treat her cancer.  

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6 minutes ago, EandH0904 said:

Do you have insurance that will cover your mother's medical needs? It will likely cost a lot of money in the US

if you can get it at all....

 

if the cancer is in full remission (which if i remember right is 5 years after being medically cleared of ALL cancer growth and removal) and the sputnum test comes back clear, it will likely be fine.

 

if no to either, then I'd expect a denial


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I agree that cancer, in itself, is probably not a problem.  However, the public charge factor could be significant.......As a sponsor, you should be aware of the financial responsibilities you have as well as her well-being.


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More likely a money issue, show them how you will be funding her care.


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2 hours ago, aaron2020 said:

It could be a problem.


If your mom is likely to be a public charge, her visa application can be denied.  A likely public charge is someone likely to use welfare.  They US Embassy may consider your mom to be a likely public charge because she would need to use Medicaid to treat her cancer.  

What if it wasnt 100% sure it was cancer? Because all of her radiology reports were negative no malignant tumor found, she done per scans,  ct scans and blood test for cancer marker which was also negative. The only test that came positive was the histopathology done prior to all the radiology test, but the doctors was not 100% relying on the results, so thats why they’ve done ct scans and pet scans.

 

Thank you for respoding. We just really don’t know what we can do about this.

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1 minute ago, wellyellow said:

What if it wasnt 100% sure it was cancer? 

It doesn't matter.  Suspicion of becoming a public charge for ANY reason can cause a denial.  


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2 hours ago, debbiedoo said:

if you can get it at all....

 

if the cancer is in full remission (which if i remember right is 5 years after being medically cleared of ALL cancer growth and removal) and the sputnum test comes back clear, it will likely be fine.

 

if no to either, then I'd expect a denial

 

It was 2016 when she got diagnosed... Only around 2 years? My mom really has a complicated case, they cannot find the main tumor or mass. Or they cannot assure us if it was really cancer. 😔

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3 minutes ago, missileman said:

It doesn't matter.  Suspicion of becoming a public charge for ANY reason can cause a denial.  

 Her brother made an affidavit of support for her, how can we know that it is enough?

 

thank you for respoding.

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7 minutes ago, wellyellow said:

 Her brother made an affidavit of support for her, how can we know that it is enough?

 

thank you for respoding.

The interviewing consulate officer makes that decision.  You might want to make sure she has adequate medical insurance before immigrating.....that applies to all immigrants.....


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8 minutes ago, missileman said:

The interviewing consulate officer makes that decision.  You might want to make sure she has adequate medical insurance before immigrating.....that applies to all immigrants.....

Thank you for your help. ❤️

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4 hours ago, wellyellow said:

 Her brother made an affidavit of support for her, how can we know that it is enough?

 

thank you for respoding.

 

Ten years ago the nursing home care for my mother in the last stages of lung cancer was $12,000 per MONTH. All bills there were self pay.  We probably spent over $500,000 on her care over the years she had it. Since she would not qualify for Medicaid for 5 years, consider if you are able to care for a totally dependent, bedridden individual in your home 24/7/365.

 

Consider also finding the difficulty finding medical professionals to accept her as  a patient.  Why should they accept someone as a new patient who is unlikely to pay the deductibles and copays even with insurance

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Whether she actually has cancer or not (I hope not!!!) doesn't matter. Cancer isn't a cause for  a denial. Needing care that one cannot afford is a problem. Having a suitable sponsor to mitigate that concern is necessary...nobody knows your specific circumstances to know if that will satisfy the CO or not.

 

31 minutes ago, CEE53147 said:

Ten years ago the nursing home care for my mother in the last stages of lung cancer was $12,000 per MONTH. All bills there were self pay.  We probably spent over $500,000 on her care over the years she had it. Since she would not qualify for Medicaid for 5 years, consider if you are able to care for a totally dependent, bedridden individual in your home 24/7/365.

$180,000 over the last 2 weeks. ~$58,000 every 2 weeks.

$12,000 was a steal...which is absolutely insane.


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