CraigTPE wrote:I didn't think you needed the medical check for the visa, only for the ARC.
Also, I thought people studying here first came on an extendable visitor visa, and after some period of successful studies (6-months, maybe?), a resident visa could be obtained. Then, you get your medical check done locally, and take it with your paperwork from the school to the NIA for an ARC. Has that changed?
dan2006 wrote:wangxilei, are you getting a letter from your doctor from your home country?
I would just go to another doctor (a walk in clinic for example) if you don't want this letter being attached to your file.
Sorry if I misunderstood you.
spaint wrote:Why are you getting a medical in your home country? Every other foreigner I've ever met gets the cheap and completely superficial medical in Taiwan. It's only good for filtering out people with HIV and horrendous skin disorders that might be mistaken for leprosy, so why deal with the hassle in the UK (unless you are HIV+ or have horrendous skin disorders that might be mistaken for leprosy)?
sandman wrote:I'm not even sure bulimia is even considered a mental health issue here. I think they just call it "dieting." But if you're applying to the Taiwanese authorities in the UK rather than here, a covering letter like that might be a bit of a hurdle. Your GP must be pretty seriously concerned about your current state to take such a step, though.
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