Regardless of the country or visa they are applying for, your Spouse or Fiancée will face a rigorous medical examination which they will have to pass with flying colors if they are to be accepted. Medical examinations for the Philippines are more carefully considered than many other countries because of the high rate of infection, particularly contagious diseases like tuberculosis.
Take a look at the facts: According to a World Health Organization report in 2011, The Philippines has one of the highest rates of tuberculosis infection on the planet and certainly the highest in the SE Asian region. With 260,000 known cases, a rate of 270 infections per 100,000 people, it has an infection rate higher than Ethiopia, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Pakistan.
By contrast, the United States has an infection rate of 3.9 per 100,000 people and Australia has a rate of 6 per 100,000. So you can understand their concern!
The signs of tuberculosis are not always obvious as it is a complex disease, so it is entirely possible that people you meet are infected with the disease. It is even possible your Fiancée or spouse has an infection of some kind.
The last thing you want is to find this out during the official medical exam for your Visa, as it will result in the Visa being delayed for some time and a stringent process of medical treatment she must adhere to before the visa will be processed.
You must not leave anything so important to chance. If you’re not sure what to do about this or are worried your Fiancée or Spouse could possibly have a health challenge, it’s best to get in touch with a good Immigration Professional at the earliest possible time.
A good Immigration Professional can organize necessary checks and then advise you on the best course of treatment, to ensure the medical part of your Visa application sails through smoothly!