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I’m applying for my husband green card ( he is going through consular processing) and I’m a permanent resident.

He has Crohn’s disease, which is not communicable, this is, it can not be transmitted to another person. However, my question is if he could be dinied his immigrant visa because of the possibility of public charge ( which would not be because he is being sponsor by me and I met the poverty guidelines).

Crohn's is totally under control, he has been out of simptoms for 4years now because he takes all the medication properly and follows all the care instructions, never had surgery. It is not considered a critical condition. 
Thank you in advance.

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2 minutes ago, dianamarcos said:

Hi 
I’m applying for my husband green card ( he is going through consular processing) and I’m a permanent resident.

He has Crohn’s disease, which is not communicable, this is, it can not be transmitted to another person. However, my question is if he could be dinied his immigrant visa because of the possibility of public charge ( which would not be because he is being sponsor by me and I met the poverty guidelines).

Crohn's is totally under control, he has been out of simptoms for 4years now because he takes all the medication properly and follows all the care instructions, never had surgery. It is not considered a critical condition. 
Thank you in advance.

Do you have excellent employer based insurance you can add him to?  Is he on infliximab/remicade for the Crohn's?  It is a very expensive drug, and even with great insurance, the out of pocket cost for each infusion can be >$500.

 

Even if he is not in infliximab or another injectable currently, you would want to consider those costs, as many Crohn's patients eventually need to be on one of those drugs.

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I have a friend with Crohn’s, she’s left the US now but I recall her saying the treatment was very expensive. 

 

Its possinle that the CO may ask you to show that you can pay the insurance/out of pocket. Only heard that kind of thing for parents so far, but with a chronic disease it’s not totally impossible that they’d double check on public charge grounds. Remember the income requirement for i864 is a minimum, sometimes they want to see more. Hopefully it won’t be a problem for you and the interview will go smoothly , but best be prepared in case they ask.

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Hmm, at the moment my employer's insurance is just a regular one, nothing special. And no, he is not on any of those medications, he is just taking imuran. As as said, it's been very controlled since the beginnig (6 years ago), no symptoms at all. 

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1 hour ago, sofia teixeira said:

Hmm, at the moment my employer's insurance is just a regular one, nothing special. And no, he is not on any of those medications, he is just taking imuran. As as said, it's been very controlled since the beginnig (6 years ago), no symptoms at all. 

I would call your insurance company and ask about their coverage for his specific meds.  Crohn's typically follows a pattern of latency and flares.

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1 hour ago, sofia teixeira said:

Hmm, at the moment my employer's insurance is just a regular one, nothing special. And no, he is not on any of those medications, he is just taking imuran. As as said, it's been very controlled since the beginnig (6 years ago), no symptoms at all. 

Hi he will not get denied for having crohn's disease. 

 

I have ulcerative colitis and I was on Imuran for 5 years when it stopped working. I just had my colon removed last November. I'm thankful I had premium insurance through my employer. I always enroll in the most expensive health insurance plan my employer offers. I will have to deal with more surgery in the future. Being chronically ill isn't cheap in the States. And irritable bowel diseases are anything but predictable. Just because he has been in remission for a few years won't mean he will stay in remission. There is ALWAYS a possibility of medication change and/or even surgery. Be prepared.

 

I wish you both good luck and him a lifelong remission. 

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2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2014-03-05 Biometrics
2014-03-24 Approved
2014-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-09-02 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 


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I appreciate your answer.. it’s good to hear you are doing ok. Yes, it’s not cheap at all. We never thought about my insurance because he always said he would look for a good health plan once he gets here. He also has a engeneering degree, so if he gets a good job he can get a good insurance. These are just some of our thoughts for now. 

Were you going through any kind of immigrant visa procedure before? 

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20 minutes ago, sofia teixeira said:

I appreciate your answer.. it’s good to hear you are doing ok. Yes, it’s not cheap at all. We never thought about my insurance because he always said he would look for a good health plan once he gets here. He also has a engeneering degree, so if he gets a good job he can get a good insurance. These are just some of our thoughts for now. 

Were you going through any kind of immigrant visa procedure before? 

Good health plans can still have large out of pocket costs. It’s good that you guys are researching now. 

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Yes, very expensive! 

Have you ever been through any immigrant procedure, because looks like you are very sure that he won’t be denied. Just curious, because it’s always good to find someone that has been through the same.

 

thank you! 

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1 hour ago, sofia teixeira said:

Yes, very expensive! 

Have you ever been through any immigrant procedure, because looks like you are very sure that he won’t be denied. Just curious, because it’s always good to find someone that has been through the same.

 

thank you! 

No one can be sure that someone won't be denied, for any reason.  I will say that I have not ever seen someone denied for a non-communicable disease like Crohn's.  The bigger issue is the public charge, so you will want to make sure to have a joint sponsor if you are close to the 125% of the FPL.

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Yes, I totally understand..and you got it right! Our concern wasn’t about the fact the is a non-comunicable disease, because we know no one gets denied unless they have a comunicable illness. It was mostly because of the fact of the public charge. That’s our main concern. And I made over the 125% poverty line this year, and we also are trying to save as much as possible, but I was thinking maybe getting a joint-sponsor just to go on safe side wouldn’t be a bad ideia. 

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8 hours ago, sofia teixeira said:

I appreciate your answer.. it’s good to hear you are doing ok. Yes, it’s not cheap at all. We never thought about my insurance because he always said he would look for a good health plan once he gets here. He also has a engeneering degree, so if he gets a good job he can get a good insurance. These are just some of our thoughts for now. 

Were you going through any kind of immigrant visa procedure before? 

I came on a CR1. My illness was mentioned at the medical exam but the doctor only said that regular follow ups with a specialist is recommended. 


Spoiler

2011-10-31 US Entry with CR1
2013-09-02 ROC filed
2013-09-12 NOA
2014-03-05 Biometrics
2014-03-24 Approved
2014-05-05 Green card received
2016-08-02 N400 filed
2016-08-12 NOA
2016-09-02 Biometrics
2017-05-04 Interview
2017-07-05 Oath Ceremony

 


s-event.png

 

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