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What are the restrictions on medical conditions for potential immigrants?

My I-526 got approved and I am in the process of obtaining medical exam records for the purpose of an immigrant visa. However, I have genetic hypertension. I am wondering if this can impact my ability to get a visa.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    Genetic hypertension is not one of the health conditions that can bar being granted an immigrant visa.

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    This medical condition will not likely affect your immigrant visa application.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    No, that is not a condition that is excluded from admission to the U.S.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    They are primarily worried about infectious diseases and vaccinations. Chronic conditions, if being managed already, should be OK.

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    Belma Demirovic Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    Medical grounds of inadmissibility generally pertain to communicable diseases and public health concerns.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    It is not likely to have an impact, but it is best to discuss this with the civil surgeon. The consular officer will be primarily concerned that if you have a medical condition, you have the funds to pay for your treatment.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Possibly not. The main health conditions that tend to prevent potential immigrants from entering the U.S. are infectious diseases and hypertension is not one of them.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Genetic hypertension is not on its own ground of inadmissibility, but if you have a medical condition that results in you being a danger to yourself or others, then that can be an issue. Also, if this condition makes it such that you will be a burden and unable to support yourself, that could be a problem.

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