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chest x ray

Postby afreen » Fri, 04 Dec 2009 6:10 pm

hi all

2 years back i got infected with some lungs infections,after taking some months of medication it got resolved,at the end of medication my doctor said scar will be remained on lungs for full my life time.now i applied for dependent visa in singapore they have given me ipa letter with some medical form,there they mentioned chest xray,will it cause any problem to my dependent visa processing due to those scars.

please help regarding this.

eagerly waiting for your replies

thanks in advance

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Old PTB

Postby jan10 » Sun, 03 Jan 2010 8:50 pm

Hello Afreen,

I got interested in your post because I think we are on the same situation.

How was your visa application? Was the result favorable to you?

I am planning to work in Singapore but a bit worried because of this medical condition.

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Postby Marikina » Mon, 11 Apr 2011 1:54 pm

Hi! I got a P2 pass and it doesn't require me to go under medical examination. However, I should declare that I did not suffer PTB (tuberculosis) before. I suffered a PTB last three years ago and after medication, I got healed though it left a scar on my right lungs and the doctor said that it won't disappear. I have with me my medical history, xray and medical certificate (which says that I am fit to work) from the Philippines. Do you think, I'll have a problem getting my EP?

What should I do? Should I consult a doctor here in Singapore before going to the MoM and report that I suffered from PTB?

Thanks!

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Postby marine0352 » Mon, 11 Apr 2011 4:13 pm

I've worked on both a P1 and P2 EP in Singapore. Only the first time I got an EP did I have to take a medical exam. That was just a simple HIV blood test and TB xray. When I changed jobs and got a new EP, the requirement was waived because I had the test for the last EP. They just had me sign a waiver that my medical condition hadn't changed.

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Medical Exam

Postby Saurheledion » Wed, 06 Jul 2011 1:41 pm

Hello, I'm coming to Singapore in mid August and I was hoping for some tips on getting my student pass without incident. I understand its easier and cheaper to get the exam done in Singapore, but honestly I'm arriving a bit later than recommended and its worth it for me to get the test done in the United States where I live before hand, even if its a few hundred more to do so, saving myself an extra day would be very beneficial to me.

It would be a nightmare however, if I went to this effort and paid the extra money, only to have my medical form rejected...resulting in having to do it in Singapore anyway...and rescheduling my appointment and thus delaying my ability to find accommodation. That would be bad news bears, indeed.

So I suppose my question is, what are these officials looking for? Is there anything I need to tell my doctor in the states? Some sort of stamp or seal I need them to provide?

The form in question can be found here:

http://www.ica.gov.sg/data/resources/docs/Visitor%20Services/MedicalReport.pdf

Thanks so much.

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Postby boffenl » Wed, 13 Jul 2011 3:54 pm

Damn, I just changed jobs here in Sg and had to get a medical clearance! Blood, urine and chest x-ray. When I arrived I also had to do the same three (done in Indiana before I arrived on WP). Been here 4 years and haven't heard of anyone who has gotten in waived. Maybe I just hang out with a bad crowd. :)

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Medical Examination for Completion of PR

Postby curious0ne » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 7:06 am

Hi all

My wife received her PR comfirmation a while ago and have plans to go back to complete the formalities next month.

It is stated she needs to do a medical examination (either in singapore or overseas)

As we are currently overseas we took the obvious option of having the medical examination locally.

Do anyone know what is the requirement for this medical examination? I have received conflicting information from various parties. The form states HIV and X-ray. I rang up ICA and they just referred me back to the form. A search on google reveals some people suggested a basic physical medical examination including the HIV and X-ray should be done.

Anyone with similar experience can shed some light please? If a basic examination is needed what sort of checks should be included?

Many thanks for any advice.
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Re: Medical Examination for Completion of PR

Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 8:58 am

curious0ne wrote:Hi all

My wife received her PR comfirmation a while ago and have plans to go back to complete the formalities next month.

It is stated she needs to do a medical examination (either in singapore or overseas)

As we are currently overseas we took the obvious option of having the medical examination locally.

Do anyone know what is the requirement for this medical examination? I have received conflicting information from various parties. The form states HIV and X-ray. I rang up ICA and they just referred me back to the form. A search on google reveals some people suggested a basic physical medical examination including the HIV and X-ray should be done.

Anyone with similar experience can shed some light please? If a basic examination is needed what sort of checks should be included?

Many thanks for any advice.


I would trust what ICA told you over "some people from a google search"

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 9:02 am

What is the difficulty with simply doing what is required on the ICA form?

And secondly, why not wait until back in SG where every doctor knows what is required anyway?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:24 am

One bit reason is the fact that maybe they KNOW they have a medical problem and want to be able to use a local doctor that can be bought off. (Sorry, if this doesn't pertain to the poster, but has happened and for that reason I believe you HAVE to have it done in Singapore) Another reason to want to do it there is so if you find out you have something that would stop you from working here, you don't have to spend the airfare to find that out.

Two-sided coin. MOM/ICA don't care about your costs. So it's up to you if you want to fly here to find out. Me? I've never been required to take a medical, but I'd want to know BEFORE I spend 2K to fly here to find out, even if I had to repeat the test here. I think the medical here is only $70, by the way.

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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:25 am

JR8 wrote:What is the difficulty with simply doing what is required on the ICA form?

My thoughts exactly. The Medical Examination Report form has two sections for the doctor to complete (plus their signature and other details), both of which are check boxes. The first is to confirm that a chest X-ray has been done and to indicate whether any evidence of TB was detected. The second is to indicate the results of an HIV test (positive or negative). The form also states that if the tests are done outside of Singapore then the original X-ray and laboratory reports must be attached to the form.

The fact that curious0ne is unclear about this suggests to me that he doesn't have a copy of the Medical Examination Report from to look at, since the requirements are blindingly obvious when you do have one in front of you. If that's the case then I'd suggest the first action would be to obtain the Medical Examination Report from from the ICA. In my case the form was sent along with the letter confirming PR approval and I was under the impression that this is what ICA normally do.

@ curious0ne, did your wife not receive the set of forms (Medical Examination Report, IC input form, REP application, etc.) together with her approval letter?
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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:35 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:One bit reason is the fact that maybe they KNOW they have a medical problem and want to be able to use a local doctor that can be bought off. (Sorry, if this doesn't pertain to the poster, but has happened and for that reason I believe you HAVE to have it done in Singapore) Another reason to want to do it there is so if you find out you have something that would stop you from working here, you don't have to spend the airfare to find that out.

The form states "The original copy of the laboratory report and the X-ray report must be attached to this Medical Examination Report only if the medical examination and testing is carried out overseas."

Two-sided coin. MOM/ICA don't care about your costs. So it's up to you if you want to fly here to find out. Me? I've never been required to take a medical, but I'd want to know BEFORE I spend 2K to fly here to find out, even if I had to repeat the test here. I think the medical here is only $70, by the way.

We just had ours done in December and the total cost was just under $100 for each person (including the lab / X-ray fees and GP consultation)
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Postby Mi Amigo » Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:53 am

Just to clarify - my PR was obtained under the PTS scheme, whereas in the case of curious0ne's wife, this would appear to be under the family ties scheme. I guess it's possible that procedures are slightly different in that case?
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